Category: Events

Paul Daniels: From Legend to leg end

Veteran magician and TV entertainer Paul Daniels will be appearing in Eastleigh this Friday night (October 25). Daniels and his glamorous assistant wife ‘The lovely Debbie McGee’ will be bringing their stage show to the more intimate, cabaret atmosphere of the Concorde Club. Paul and Debbie were a mainstay of BBC TV entertainment schedules throughout…

Fire Brigade Ready For Fun Day

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service will be hosting a Community Fun Day on Saturday 31 August at the Service’s headquarters in Eastleigh. Open to the public from 10am until 4pm and free of charge, HFRS promise it will be an ideal mixture of fun, activities and demonstrations to keep the holiday blues at bay. Children…

Video footage from Hedge End Carnival

Supplementing our previous post about Hedge End Carnival, some video footage is now available via YouTube, courtesy of Julie Plested of Chandlers Ford. You can also watch the video clip here. As per tradition, the proceeds from the Hedge End Carnival are to be distributed amongst various good causes in Hedge End. If you’re not already aware,…

Art Show at Barton Peveril

Eastleigh’s Barton Peveril College was very busy this evening, with a private, invitation-only viewing of the college’s Art Show. The show features art work created by the foundation course students and is further supported by a selection of work from Barton Peveril’s talented sixth formers. The college’s Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is an intensive one…

Colourful Carnival in Hedge End…

Colour flooded the roads around Hedge End’s village centre this afternoon, as thousands turned out to watch the annual carnival procession, a tradition which started in 1921 and is still going strong. Hedge End’s Carnival Queen, Olivia Fisher, was centre stage and very well supported by Carnival  Princesses Mia Gardner, Lily-Angell-Collins, Sidnie Killen and Sadie…

Carnival Fun in Fair Oak

Fair Oak’s annual carnival procession took to the streets in the glorious late June sunshine last Saturday, 29th June. The procession was very well supported by the local community and particularly by the local haulage firm AFS, who provided four vehicles for this event.  Without the contribution from AFS, Fair Oaks carnival procession would have…

Panto Season Continues…

With Panto season still in full-swing and productions of Dick Whittington and Cinderella due to take place in Eastleigh over the next couple of weeks, Eastleigh News has learned of some underlying frustration with the way that amateur/semi-professional productions are classified by The Point… Both of the forthcoming productions, by the Mountbatten Players and by Westfield Productions, are by well…

Velmore’s Christmas

The new Velmore Centre held its first Christmas Craft Fayre yesterday, 15th December. Stalls selling an assortment of festive products were located in the main hall of the building and a side room, with refreshments available in the new cafe area at the front of the building. With Santa indisposed, dealing with some troublesome Elves, a rather attractive looking Mrs…

Police launch Christmas drink-drive campaign

Think you’ve spotted a drink-driver? Save a life, text this number: 80999. That is the message from Hampshire Constabulary which is calling on members of the public to report suspected drink-drivers using the anonymous text service. The number which was launched last Christmas, will be used for this year’s Smashed Christmas drink-drive campaign which runs from today…

Tea with Santa

Due to popular demand the Eastleigh College Hospitality and Catering students and staff are again organising a fun-packed and entertaining ‘Tea with Santa’ for local children. Following on from the huge success of last year’s event, staff and students will be hosting three dates this year for children to take part in lots of festive,…