Category: Events

Mysterious lights over Hedge End

A mysterious sighting of lights over Hedge End has intrigued local residents. Two panels of Christmas lights in St Johns Road have been seen illuminated in the evenings, despite the official switch-on of Hedge End’s Christmas lights being more than two weeks away. Contractors have recently been installing the lights in preparation for the big…

Olympic flame to pass through Eastleigh!!!

Eastleigh residents will be celebrating the News that the Olympic flame will be travelling through the borough next year in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics. The torch is being carried 8,000 miles by a relay of 8,000 people over 70 day period. The journey will at Lands End on 19 May and…

Giant asteroid to miss Eastleigh by miles

Eastleigh is due to have a ‘close encounter’ on Tuesday when a giant asteroid, over a quarter of mile long and said to be blacker than coal, will fly past BETWEEN the Earth and the Moon. The Asteroid named EU-55 is currently hurtling our way at 30,000 miles an hour and will be visible to…

Eastleigh salutes those who serve

Today is Armed Forces Day and communities all over the country will be staging events to show support for the nations service men and women. While some Councils will be staging parades with marching bands, noisy aircraft fly-pasts and parachutists, Eastleigh Borough Council instead opted for a quiet, private flag raising ceremony which took place…

Saving the story of Hedge End’s strawberry fields forever

Hedge End’s days as a strawberry-growing locality may be long gone but now a community project will help local people learn about their fruit-growing history. Thanks to a £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) people will learn of the time, in the 1860s, when over 20,000 tonnes of berries a day were loaded…

Gardeners Fayre comes to Eastleigh

Local green fingered folk from all over the Solent area will be descending on Eastleigh next Sunday June 5 for the 13th Rotary Club of Southampton’s annual Solent Gardeners Fayre and Craft show. As usual, the event will be held on the Southampton University Sports Ground on Wide Lane (opposite parkway station) and promises to…

Local girls dance success

Two young Eastleigh dancers are celebrating success at the annual Southampton Stage Dance Festival. Emelia Adams (8) and Lidia Slominski (9) won the gold medal for their age group dancing a character duet entitled ‘Peter Pan and his Shadow” which adjudicator Judith Vardy described as “well sychronised” and “charming”. The girls said they were thrilled…

Residents celebrate Royal Wedding

There was dancing in the streets of Eastleigh on Friday as the residents of Northlands Road, Newtown, threw a street party to celebrate the Royal Wedding. The road, a popular route with rat runners, taxis and rally drivers was closed from 9 am. Residents, who had run up 400 feet of union jack bunting, set…

JLS in special Eastleigh screening

Vue Eastleigh will be screening JLS: Eyes Wide Open, the UK’s first ever 3D concert movie, which was filmed on the band’s 2010-11 sold out tour, at 2pm and 7.30pm on Friday 3rd June at the Swan Centre.* The film, which was recorded live at the London O2 Arena in January this year, contains exclusive,…

Gurkhas celebrate New Year at Fire HQ

Last Sunday Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service hosted an event for the Eastleigh Gurkha Nepalese Association. At it’s Leigh Road HQ.  The group, which was established in 2008, invited members from the local Nepalese community together with local councillors and fire service personnel to the Nepal New Year celebration. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters…

Spitfire in Eastleigh skies again

A Spitfire will be taking off from Southampton Airport in Eastleigh this morning to commemorate the anniversary of its maiden flight. The iconic fighter plane, piloted by Carolyn Grace, will take off at about 11.30 am and fly out over the Solent returning over the site of the Supermarine factory in Woolston where many of…

I Luv Vue

Hopeful Romeos looking for a romantic way to pop the question on 14th February are in luck. For one night only, the Vue at Eastleigh Swan centre, is offering one person the chance to have their own magical movie moment by proposing to their Valentine, on screen, in front of a packed cinema audience. There…

Scrooge gets the Point

A new version of the Charles Dickens seasonal classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Neil Duffield and presented by the Point Youth Theatre, starts a run at the council owned arts centre on Friday. “It’s Christmas Eve and the snow is on the ground when miserable Scrooge is visited by a host of spirits who take…

Santa puts on Gala Performance for Mayor’s Appeal

Santa’s Circus is camped once again in a specially heated big top on Wide Lane playing fields for the Christmas season and on Sunday December 12 at 2pm there wil be a gala performace for the Mayor of Eastleigh with proceeds going to the Mayor’s charity appeal. Last years gala performance resulted in a donation…

Blue Lamp Trust Christmas Concert

Visitors to Winchester Cathedral last night were treated to a very special performance by Helena Blackman, who was a final contender in the BBC’s “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?”. She sang alongside The Band of Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir and Hampshire Music Service Massed Children’s Choir for the Constabulary’s…