Tag: Leigh Ballroom

BGT’s Kai & Natalia – return to face exams!

It’s back to reality with a bump for local dance stars Kai and Natalia who are back in Southampton following their appearance in the Britain’s Got Talent finals.  Kai Widdrington returns to Barton Peveril College to today to sit an exam. A peak audience of over 14 million viewers saw dancing dog Pudsey land its…

Eastleigh dance duo star in Britain’s got Talent!

Fans of ITV’s ‘Britain’s got Talent’ will be glued to their screens tonight to see if local teenagers Kai Widdrington and Natalia Javed can get down to the last 40 contestants in this year’s popular talent show. Kai (16) grew up in Eastleigh attending both St Swithins Wells and Toynbee School in Chandlers Ford and…

Cabinet Minister and Mayor make cuts

Chris Huhne & John Caldwell

Eastleigh new Youth centre ‘Energy’ finally opened today following delays and controversy the town’s Mayor John Caldwell and Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne the Secretary of State for ENERGY cut the tape to officially open the facility that has cost £680,000 to refurbish after many years of service as the Leigh Ballroom. Eastleigh Borough Council in…

Lib Dems reENERGISE Eastleigh

“ENERGY that’s the new name of the exciting new scheme to transform a town centre location into a youth facility.” So trills the latest council handout on the former Leigh Ballroom – currently still looking exactly as it did 7 months ago when the Council evicted the Ballroom Dancers and padlocked the doors…this is probably…

Council’s ‘Good News’ budget

Details of Eastleigh Borough Council’s budget for 2010 have been revealed by the leader of the Council , Keith House.  In a largely ‘good news’ pre-election budget speech the Lib Dem Leader revealed he planned to make 50% efficiency savings without any cuts to services or staff redundancies and that Council Tax increases would continue…

Going…going….gone!

The former Comrades Club on Leigh Road comes ‘under the hammer’ today as a sealed bid auction closes with a guide price of £380,000. Many members have said this is  a cheap price for the Social Club which closed last October when the club went into administration. The site occupies a prime 0.25 location facing…

Strictly No Dancing!

Eastleigh Ballroom fans have been told to ‘Foxtrot Oscar’ by their landlords, Eastleigh Borough Council, who are evicting them from the Leigh Ballroom after 30 years of competitive dancing which had placed the former Leigh Road drill hall on the international dance map. However the popular venue, home to current UK Professional Latin Dance Champions…