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A T W E S TQUAY… THE Stroke Association has teamed up with radio station the Breeze 107.8 to give Hampshire’s brightest stars the chance to shine in front of WestQuayshoppers on Saturday.
The charity is looking for talented people such as dancers, comedians, singers and magicians who are willing to take their turn on the stage – offering the chance to perform for free, while helping to raise vital funds for charity.
AT WINCHESTER DISCOVERY CENTRE… JOIN two leading ladies of crime fiction as they discuss their writing on Thursday, in an event to celebrate National Crime Writing Month.
Sophie Hannah is the internationally bestselling writer of seven psychological thrillers. Sophie’s novel The Point of Rescue was made into a two-part ITV drama called Case Sensitive, which aired to over 5 million viewers last May. Her writing features page-turning complex plots and what she calls the “gasping moment” or twist, creating sinister,suspenseful atmospheres.
Sophie’s latest title is Kind of Cruel.
Erin Kelly’s acclaimed debut novel The Poison Tree was selected for the Richard & Judy Summer Book Club in 2011. The Sick Rose is Erin’s second novel, a tense and twisted novel of dark secrets and dangerous desires.
This double bill of authors will talk about their writing careers, offering the audience a chance to ask questions, and signing copies of their books on the night.
AT Fareham SHOPPING CENTRE… Author Anthony Holt MBE will be at Waterstones in Fareham Shopping Centre on Saturday to sign copies of his new children’s book.
The former Royal Navy pilot and his dog will be in store to meet shoppers and tell them about his latest book Spoofy,aunique story centred on a tough, lovable, crafty and irrepressible black Labrador.
Spoofy is a true story from when Holt and his family were posted with his job to Australia. Having had to leave their own dog behind in England, the family felt there was something missing. Spoofy’s own family in Australia are posted to the UK so he needs a temporary home for a couple of years and this is where he joins the Holts. The book follows the family through the ups and downs of looking after the characterful four legged friend.
ALSO THIS WEEKEND… Charles Cole Funfair returns to Sholing’s Veracity Ground until Sunday and Music on the Bandstand in Palmerston Park on Sunday features Portsmouth City Brass.