Category: Events

Common People announces line up

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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.…

Christmas messages from the Bishops of Winchester and Southampton

   The Right Reverend Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester As Christmas shoppers wrap themselves in hats, coats and scarves, the bitter cold reminds us of those for whom the winter, and even Christmas-time is itself a struggle.  People without houses face more than usually inhospitable conditions, and many, many others struggle to pay bills for…

Christmas celebrations at Bishopstoke Park

Residents, staff, families and local school children enjoyed the Christmas celebrations at Anchor’s Bishopstoke Park retirement village near Winchester and Eastleigh this week, as it hosted a Christmas party. Stoke Park Junior school children met Santa and reindeer in his grotto and took photos on the sleigh, before singing Christmas carols in the Bistro. Residents…

Chandler’s Ford group perform Christmas nativity

Chandlers Ford youngsters will perform a modern-day Nativity to help support people in developing countries to break free from poverty this Christmas. On Tuesday 20 December, at 7.30pm, St Edward the Confessor Church in Chandlers Ford will be hosting a special performance of ‘The Gift: A Modern Nativity’ for one night only. The performance, arranged…

Botley set for Boxing Day Blood donation

Around Christmas blood stocks can drop and in  Botley there are still plenty of appointment slots available for their Boxing Day blood donation session.  The need for blood is constant including the festive season. Providing life saving blood and platelets to patients across the country doesn’t stop over Christmas. With the weather getting worse, people…

Fair Oak Art and Craft Exhibition 2016

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On 12th and 13th November, the Fair Oak Art and Craft Society (FOACS) is holding its 2016 Annual Exhibition at Fair Oak Village Hall. There will be a mixture of stalls, displays, and demonstrations; it’ll be a great opportunity to view a variety of arts and crafts, and to meet some of the artists. The exhibition is open…

Council promise “Christmassy” atmosphere for Eastleigh shoppers

Eastleigh’s council bosses promise the run-up to Christmas will be easier in the Town Centre this year with late night shopping, some free or discounted parking, entertainment and a “Christmassy” atmosphere with a new seasonal market. Town centre retailers, the Business Improvement District (BID) and Eastleigh Borough Council are joining forces to ease the burden…

A horrifying night at Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park’s ‘Fright Night’ official got under way on Friday in the build up to it’s annual Halloween event celebrating 14 years. Journalists, celebrities, annual pass holders and special VIP’s  were invited to a preview show a day before on Thursday – something that I was luckily enough to attend. As a VIP on the night,…

Mardi Gras proves to be great success in Eastleigh

This year’s Mardi Gras went off with a bang as hundreds of local Eastleigh people celebrated the 1945 themed day at Leigh Road’s recreational ground on Saturday. The glorious sunny day kicked off with former Southampton FC manager Lawrie McMenemy, former Saints defender Jim Steele and comedy impressionist Mike Osman all attending the event. Southampton…