Category: Events

Thousands flock to see Xmas lights

Up to five thousand people gathered together round the bandstand on Saturday night to see Eastleigh’s Mayor John Caldwell turn on the towns Christmas lights assisted by Father Christmas and special guest of honour, town crier David Squires – from Poole in Dorset. This was followed by a magnificent firework display, the culmination of a…

For One Night Only: Bon Jovi!

For one wild night only, Bon Jovi fans are in for a treat with the screening of one of their biggest gigs to date and part of ‘The Circle Tour’, which was filmed live this May at their homecoming gig at The New Meadowlands Stadium, New Jersey. The Vue at Eastleigh’s Swan Centre has been…

We Will Remember Them…

The centre of Eastleigh came to a stop today (Sunday 14th November) as the community gathered together at the town’s ‘Angel of Mons’ war memorial to remember the fallen of two world wars. Led by his worship, The Mayor of Eastleigh John Caldwell and his chaplain the Reverend Ian Bird, representatives from all political parties,…

Police in Severe Weather Warning

With more heavy rain forecast throughout Hampshire today, and the high winds set to continue, motorists are being offered driving tips from the Roads Policing Unit (RPU). Driving in rain means a driver’s stopping distance will double on a wet road. Motorists should ensure that they maintain a safe distance and slow to a safe…

Fireworks: Stay Safe & Legal

This year’s Diwali, the ‘festival of lights’ celebrated by the Sikh Hindu and Jain communities, coincides with bonfire night today, November 5th, so we can expect more firework parties than usual. Hampshire Constabulary is urging people to be considerate to others and think about the laws surrounding fireworks. What should be a festive event can…

The Rising Cost of Christmas Cheer

The cost of Eastleigh’s Christmas lights have rocketed by over 30% in the last four years a recent Freedom of Information request has revealed. Eastleigh residents will be paying nearly £30,000 for their festive town centre decorations and Christmas tree this year compared to just over £20,000 in 2006. This increase in expenditure is in…

Police issue Firework and Halloween Warnings

Hampshire Constabulary is urging people who do not want to be disturbed by trick or treaters this Halloween to display a ‘No Trick or Treat’ poster at their front door. The poster can be downloaded and printed from www.hampshire.police.uk. Hampshire Constabulary’s Neighbourhoods and Partnership lead Chief Inspector Jerry Patterson said: “Every year Hampshire Constabulary’s force…

A Good Reason to Visit the Swan Centre

Stars of TV’s ‘X Factor’, accapella band ‘The Reason’; will be performing in Eastleigh’s Swan Centre this Saturday lunchtime between 12 – 1 pm. The popular Southampton boy band have agreed to appear for the launch of a charity calendar, the proceeds of which will be donated to Sophies Appeal – a charity founded by…

Halloween Events for Half Term

October half term holidays are here and there are plenty of local Halloween themed events to keep the youngsters busy next week. This Saturday, October 23rd there will be a Halloween fancy dress competition at the Swan Centre , Eastleigh with face painting, creepy crafts and spooky treasure trail. You can also meet Rodney the…

Council sponsor Goat Song show

Eastleigh’s Point theatre, owned and managed by the borough council, is co-sponsoring a 30 date national tour of major UK venues by a Polish theatre company called ‘Song of the Goat’. The Teatr Pieśń Kozła are bringing their unique interpretation of William Shakespeare’s ‘Scottish Play’ to some of the UK’s greatest cities – London, Brighton,…

Marwell for a Tenner

This Sunday, October 10th 2010 is 10:10:10 day – a day of worldwide action to begin cutting carbon emissions 10% at a time. To celebrate Marwell Zoo will be charging just £10 per person entrance ( a saving of up to £6 for on an adult ticket) At the same time the popular Wildlife Park…

Les Miserables Anniversary at Eastleigh Cinema

Vue Eastleigh will be screening the one-off 25th Anniversary performance of the World’s longest running musical, Les Miserables. The Cinema, located in the Swan Centre will be showing this stunning interpretation of  Victor Hugo’s on masterpiece on Sunday 3 October The special performance from the O2 arena in London, which sold out in record time…

Thousands flock to Eastleigh Mela

Brilliant sunshine teamed up with the Asian Welfare and Cultural Association yesterday to come to the rescue of Eastleigh council’s dead duck music festival as the annual Mela drew in thousands of local people. A carnival atmosphere prevailed with ethnic sounds to jig around to and stalls of ethnic food to sample – including Asian…

Dozens flock to Music Festival

Eastleigh council are predicting bumper crowds of up to 15,000 people will have descended on it’s controversial annual Folk Festival, Mela and open air drinkathon which is being held on Eastleigh’s recreation ground this weekend. This is despite clashing with Romsey’s annual Beggars Fair and total tickets sales of only 730 last year. Headlining this…

Huge fire on former Pirelli site

Up to 70 fire fighters from across Hampshire have been fighting a huge blaze at the site of the former Pirelli Social club this afternoon. At about 3 o’clock the fire brigade arrived on the scene at Dew Lane as smoked billowed out across Eastleigh. Both Dew Lane and Leigh Road were closed to traffic…