Category: Events

‘Stop arms sales to Saudi’ pleads Bishopstoke church

  Members of St Mary’s and St Paul’s Church Bishopstoke are calling on the Government to act for peace and suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia as it takes part in Christian Aid’s ‘Be A Peacemaker’ appeal. More than half of Yemen’s population live on the brink of famine due to war. Church members have signed…

Eastleigh prepares to remember

Eastleigh’s remembrance sunday service marking the centeneary of the Armistaice on the 11 November will feature two new additions to the town’s war memorial – two granite and marble monoliths bearing the names of Eastleigh’s “Glorious Dead” – all those who fell during the First and Second World War. Last year Eastleigh Local Area Committee…

Beer and Skiffle at St Mary’s

Beer was flowing and toes were tapping at St Mary’s stadium for the return of the annual Southampton Beer Festival (June 8-9). The festival organised by the South Hampshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is now in its 22nd year and this is the second year it has been held at St…

Fryern frys in Funtastic sunshine

Thousands of Chandler’s Ford residents made the most of the Bank Holiday heat-wave at Fryern Recreation ground on Sunday by visiting the annual ‘Funtasia’ May-Fair. Declaring the event open, Mayor Mrs Maureen Sollitt urged the crowd to have ‘fun in the sun’ – in recent years the event hasn’t been blessed with the best weather…

Fair Oak Art and Craft Society Spring Exhibition

The Fair Oak Art and Craft Society (FOACS) is holding its Spring Exhibition this weekend, 14th and 15th April 2018, at Fair Oak Village Hall. As always, there will be a mixture of stalls, displays, and demonstrations. It’s a great opportunity to see all sorts of arts and crafts, and to meet some of the artists. The exhibition…

Eastleigh Lights Switch-On and Fireworks start Christmas

Eastleigh Bandstand Christmas fireworks 2012

The Christmas countdown in Eastleigh town centre officially starts on Saturday 18 Novemberwhen Santa joins the Borough’s Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Thomas, to switch on the yuletide lights – and get the festive season under way. The grand Eastleigh Christmas Lights Switch-On & Fun Day brings a spectacular light parade to the main shopping centre and culminates in a dazzling firework display…

Fair Oak Art and Craft Annual Exhibition 2017

The Fair Oak Art and Craft Society (FOACS) Annual Exhibition is returning this weekend, 11th and 12th November, at Fair Oak Village Hall. As always, there will be a mixture of stalls, displays, and demonstrations. It’s a great opportunity to see all sorts of arts and crafts, and to meet some of the artists. The exhibition is open…

Open Studios Exhibition in Fair Oak 19/20th August

Fair Oak Art and Crafts Society is holding an Open Studios Exhibition on 19th and 20th August, at Fair Oak Village Hall. There will be a wide variety on show, including: Oil, acrylic, and watercolour paintings Mixed media Textile, mixed media and hanging crafts There’s something to suit all tastes, with subjects including Landscapes Seascapes…

££££’s up for grab in Quiz Festival

Local quiz teams are invited to rub shoulders with celebrity TV quizmasters during a one day summer quizzing spectacular event organised by Quiz Britain at Beaulieu’s National Motor Museum on July 29. There will be £3,500 worth of prize money up for grabs as a galaxy of TV stars will be hosting the rounds including…

Favourite breezes to Eastleigh 10k win

Pre-race favourite Joshua Grace breezed to a win in Sunday’s Hendy Eastleigh 10k race on his first attempt despite the windy conditions. Grace started the race as the runner with the quickest personal best over 10k and had taken the lead by the 6k feeding station which he had managed to stretch out by Fleming…

Southampton Beer Festival gets new venue

A must for all Beer fans – after 20 successful years at Southampton Guildhall, Southampton Beer Festival  2017 is set to return on the 23rd and 24th June with a brand new look at a brand new venue – the home of quality premier league football – Southampton Football Club. Organisers CAMRA – Campaign for…

Solent Gardeners Fayre returns to Eastleigh

If gardening or arts and crafts is your thing then there is treat in store for you when Southampton Rotary Club bring their annual Solent Gardeners Fayre and Craft show to Eastleigh on June 4. As usual growers and nurseries will be selling plants and all manner of things horticultural alongside busy craft stalls. There…

Common People announces line up

Common People, the ultimate bank holiday bonanza is back on Southampton Common for our third two-day metropolitan adventure, uniting the community through music, art and good times. Produced with love by the creators of Bestival, Common People 2017 is set to kick off the festival seasonal with a proper party this 27th & 28th May.…