Tag: The Point

Paint shop sponsors outdoor flicks

Eastleigh’s Outdoor Cinema Season has received sponsorship from a local decorating shop. The programme, part of The Point, Eastleigh’s Summer Social, invites audiences to grab a drink and some popcorn from the pop-up bar, pull up a deckchair and enjoy a line-up of blockbuster and classic film screenings on the Outdoor Garden Stage. The Outdoor…

Bugsy Malone bring 1920s to The Point

Bishopstoke based Musical Theatre group brings the gangster comedy musical to town  Bishopstoke based musical theatre group Spot On Productions are bringing the much loved gangster comedy musical Bugsy Malone to The Point this July………. but with a twist! Bucking tradition, Spot on Productions are presenting the musical with a mixed cast of adults and…

Eastleigh approves Local Plan

Eastleigh Civic Offices

Eastleigh’s councillors have agreed to submit the Local Plan for independent examination by the government inspector at last Thursday’s (18 October) council meeting at The Point.  The Local Plan determines the location and number of new homes to be built in the Borough up until 2036 and provides for over 5,000 new homes and a…

Eastleigh’s creatives look forward to a busy year

Members of Eastleigh’s artistic community filled the Studio Theatre at The Point for this year’s Creative Eastleigh Symposium, highlighted by internationally-renowned guest speaker Professor John Holden. The event also gave Eastleigh Borough Council’s Culture Unit, led by Dr Cheryl Butler, the opportunity to announce some of the exciting projects coming up in the year. 2016…

Mark Thomas: 100 acts of minor dissent

Mark Thomas will mean different things to different people. A bureaucrat working for the council might know him as that annoying man that won’t let them get on with things; corporations might know him as the man on a mission to bring them down to size; you might know him as that guy that features…

Love, Sex, Death and Opera

Serious illness can destroy or unite families, but for stand up comedian and self-styled ‘Libertarian Anarchist’ Mark Thomas, his father’s degenerative illness led to new insights into their relationship, an appreciation for an art form he once derided and a new touring show Bravo Figaro! which comes to Eastleigh’s Point theatre this week. Mark originally…

‘Hairspray’ tonight at The Point

It’s going to be ‘mash potato time’ at the point this weekend as the local ‘Stepping Out’ school of dance stage their own version of the popular cult 60’s musical ‘Hairsrpay’ at Eastleigh’s  ‘The Point’ dance studio. The Bishopstoke based dance troupe has over 50 students who perform in classes covering all major dance styles.…

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…

Point based dance company gets chop

“Shocked and saddened “was the reaction of Lucy Frazer, Director of Eastleigh based Hampshire Dance to the news that they will receive no funding from April next year as the Arts Council announced £100 million worth of cuts imposed by the Lib Dem coalition government. Hampshire Dance is based at the publicly funded Point theatre…

Empty shelves in Eastleigh shops?

Eastleigh residents could be faced with the prospect of no food in the shops and what little there is being prohibitively expensive – that is the stark warning given by local college lecturer and environmentalist Dr Andrew Ross who was speaking at a recent film night and discussion held by Eastleigh Transitions Network at the…

£7,000 to explore sexuality

An Eastleigh based ‘Theatre Company’, who ‘fuse cabaret and animation’ in order to ‘explore themes of gender and sexuality’ has received £7,000 from the arts council to fund its work. The company called ‘Milk Presents’, who are one of the ‘associate artist’ groups based at the loss making Point theatre, have secured the funding to…

Money to burn

In the last ten months Eastleigh Borough council has spent almost £600k on consultant fees and nearly £5000 on Chauffeurs it has been revealed Details of all council spending over £500 from between April – December 2010 have finally been put online by Eastleigh Council as: “Part of its requirement to demonstrate transparency in its…

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…

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,…