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…

Free pet workshops for kids this half-term

Did you know that reflective materials can help drivers to see you and your pets up to three seconds sooner at night? This potentially lifesaving fact is just one of the tips that kids will learn this half term to keep their pets safe this winter. Pets at Home Eastleigh is once again hosting its…

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,…

Inspirational Project Brings Swap Shop To Eastleigh

Young people from Mencap’s Inspire Me project will be running an innovative fund-raising idea in Eastleigh this weekend, at the Holy Cross Church in Leigh Road Eastleigh. Their Swap Shop runs from 10:30 until 12:30 on Saturday 13th July, the innovation being that the proceeds, from a small admission fee of £3 and the profit…

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…

Three Times Over rocks The Talking Heads

Local band Three Times Over performed an electrifying set last Thursday at The Talking Heads in Southampton which left fans wanting more. In front of a packed venue, the lads performed seven new songs including a non acoustic version of their hit song Summer Lullaby. The guys were the second to last band to perform…

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…

Christmas comes to Eastleigh!

Eastleigh folk braved winds and rain to get the festive season off with a bang yesterday evening. The Mayor Rupert Kyrle, accompanied by his Mayoress Karen, was on the bandstand – along with Father Christmas, Eastleigh’s own Paralympian David Knott and MP Chris Huhne – to throw the switch on the towns’ new £30,000 low…

Mayor to switch on Christmas Lights tomorrow

      Eastleigh is getting set to enjoy a festive season of fun with the launch of the town’s Christmas celebrations and family fun day on Saturday 24 November 2012. The day-long celebrations, that each year attracts thousands of local people to the town, will culminate with Father Christmas and the Mayor of Eastleigh,…

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,…