Category: Leisure

A welcome visitor to Eastleigh…

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Steam will return to Hedge End and Eastleigh briefly on 5th December, when passengers can travel to Bath behind two ‘Black Five’ locos hauling The Cathedrals Express. The event is also likely to attract steam enthusiasts and train-spotters to all the other stations along the route, many of whom will find Botley a good vantage point as the…

The show goes on, at The Point…

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The Wikipedia Page for The Point in Eastleigh has been nobbled, in one of the more spectacular hoaxes that has affected the Council-run facility. Updated on 1st August, the page now describes The Point in the past tense, the first paragraph of which reads; The Point was a theatre and dance studios for contemporary performance and contemporary dance in…

Fire Services warn of wildfire risk…

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Heatwave conditions have prompted a warning over wildfires and the use of Chinese lanterns during National Parks Week (July 29-August 4). Every year, fire destroys thousands of acres of countryside, parkland and wildlife habitats and although some are started deliberately, Hampshire Fire & Rescue say that most of them are due to carelessness. The risk…

Big Night For Student Witches

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Eastleigh’s Barton Peveril College took student amateur dramatics to a completely new level this evening, raising the standard with one of the most spellbinding performances that the Nuffield Theatre has ever hosted. The opening night of Barton Peveril’s production of The Witches of Eastwick, which was also one of the first amateur productions of this…

Video footage from Hedge End Carnival

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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,…