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Alvin Stardust dies

Daily Echo: SMOOTHIE: Alvin Stardust

11:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Singer and actor Alvin Stardust died this morning aged 72 after a short illness, his manager said.

Casting calls for 'secret' Hollywood movie in Southampton

Daily Echo:

6:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HUNDREDS of people flocked to two casting calls for a secret Hollywood movie that is set to be filmed in Southampton in November.

X Factor winner and chart-topper to star in The Bodyguard in Southampton

Daily Echo:

9:11am Saturday 18th October 2014

X FACTOR winner Alexandra Burke is to star in hit musical The Bodyguard when it opens in Southampton, the Daily Echo can reveal today.

REVIEW: Gypsy, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

Daily Echo:

11:35am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ROSE had me hooked from the first number.

REVIEW: Taken at Midnight, Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Daily Echo:

12:33pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

It would be surely every lawyer’s dream: to put Adolph Hitler in the dock.

Which Hampshire star is this taking to the dance floor?

Daily Echo:

10:28am Saturday 11th October 2014

CAPTURED on camera, these are the first tentative footsteps onto the dance floor taken by Hampshire’s Strictly Come Dancing star.

New management at Winchester music venue

Daily Echo:

10:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

IT was a busy few days for a Winchester music venue, after appointing a new manager and cancelling three events.

Hampshire Olympian Ben Ainslie to marry Georgie Thompson

Daily Echo: Ben Ainslie

6:05pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

HAMPSHIRE Olympian Ben Ainslie is getting married.

VIDEO: Rapper Ned, the Fresh Prince of ...Totton

Daily Echo:

10:30am Friday 3rd October 2014

IT’S a song made famous by one of the biggest names in Hollywood.

REVIEW: Three Men in a Boat, Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Daily Echo:

3:14pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

ALOT of water has run under the bridge since the publication of Three Men in a Boat – 125-years worth to be precise.

City string group to support charity fundraiser

Daily Echo:

3:38pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

SOUTHAMPTON’S elegant electric string trio Cordelectra is supporting The Cystic Fibrosis Autumn Ball on Saturday October 18 at the Concorde Club.

Unset Boulevard - Mark Ponsford

Daily Echo:

10:58am Tuesday 30th September 2014

TAKING only a slightly-sideways step out of his comfort-zone, but still totally at ease, local am-dram leading-light Mark Ponsford treated a sizeable audience to a hilarious one-man show.

Three Men In A Boat at Southampton's Nuffield Theatre

Daily Echo:

10:53am Tuesday 30th September 2014

SOUTHAMPTON’S Nuffield theatre presents The Original Theatre Company’s production of Three Men In a Boat today and tomorrow as part of its visiting company season this week.

Radio star ready to rock on Strictly

Daily Echo:

10:54am Friday 26th September 2014

Tonight Hampshire’s Scott Mills will take to the Strictly dance floor for the very first time as the latest series of the award-winning show kicks off in an explosion of sequins and glitter.

Music trio quiz

Daily Echo: Take That.jpg

2:45pm Thursday 25th September 2014

NOW that Take That have become a threesome, test your knowledge on other successful musical trios from history.

Olympian takes on Falcon’s Fury

Daily Echo:

6:11pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Tom Daley dives from ten times his usual 10 meter diving board height on the world’s first face down drop tower of its kind, Falcon’s Fury at Florida’s Busch Gardens Tampa.

City star voted on to cover of Radio Times

Daily Echo:

11:48am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THEY haven't even made it onto the dance floor yet but Hampshire's Strictly star has already won the first public vote.

Tribute band Fleetwood Bac head to Southampton


12:14pm Friday 19th September 2014

FLEETWOOD Bac are coming to Southampton, writes Mehrnaz Karimi.

Concorde season is ready for the take off

Daily Echo:

11:17am Wednesday 17th September 2014

IT was nearly 60 years ago, from the back room of a Southampton pub, that the seeds were sown for a club which became an international jazz mecca.

Catch highlights of Bestival fun

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:39am Wednesday 17th September 2014

FESTIVAL fun continues tonight – at midnight – as Channel 4 stocks up on the glitter and sequins to present a dazzling Bestival highlights show.

Sell-out play is a two-man wonder

Daily Echo:

11:33am Wednesday 17th September 2014

STONES in His Pockets, the multi-award-winning comedy by Irish writer Marie Jones, comes to Theatre Royal Winchester tonight.

Lots of laughs with Shappi

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:26am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COMEDIENNE who has garnered numerous awards and television appearances is bringing the laughs to a Hampshire theatre tomorrow.

Unique take on Austen

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:24am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A fresh new stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice opens at Salisbury Playhouse tomorrow prior to a UK Tour.

Heroic efforts on first pier zip-wire

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:22am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Heroic efforts on first pier zip-wireTHE WORLD’s first pier to shore zip-wire has finally opened at Bournemouth with superheroes Spiderman and Wonderwoman front of the queue to try it out.

Hone your singing skills at the Vocademy

Daily Echo:

11:46am Wednesday 17th September 2014

X-FACTOR wannabees are being offered the chance to perfect their own audition songs and performances for free at a Southampton singing school.

Moody Blues flying in to south coast

Daily Echo:

5:23pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

ONE of the most enduring, creative and consistent groups in the world, The Moody Blues have announced that their ‘Timeless Flight 2015’ Tour will play the south coast with a Bournemouth International Centre date on December 15.

Paloma puts faith in BIC gig

Daily Echo:

5:22pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

HOT on the heels of Bestival glory Paloma Faith has announced a UK arena tour that includes a performance at the Bournemouth International Centre on March 15 .

Fright night show about a Victorian house of evil

Daily Echo:

5:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

NOT for the faint-hearted... that’s the warning as Hamble Players rehearse their latest production, The Haunting of Hill House.

Book now or lose out, warn film fest bosses

Daily Echo:

5:12pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE inaugural Eastleigh Film Festival kicks off in just under a week and organisers warn movie-lovers to buy tickets soon or risk disappointment!

Elocutionist helped Chloe to X Factor

3:38pm Friday 5th September 2014

CHRISTCHURCH-based drama and elocution teacher Tina Witham has revealed she is responsible for curing X Factor sensation Chloe-Jasmine Whichello’s lisp and helping her speak the perfect Queen’s English that got TV viewers talking this week.

Carl aims to kick start youth theatre programme

Daily Echo:

3:49pm Friday 5th September 2014

Theatre Royal Winchester has appointed Carl Woodward as its new Youth Theatre Manager.

THEATRE REVIEW: Sex and violence in the South Sea.

Daily Echo:

12:04pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Is paradise always an illusion? Can mankind ever escape from traditions of hierarchy, race and religion to found a society based on absolute equality? Not even when cut off from the world in an apparent Eden of plenty?

Festival organisers target world record

Daily Echo:

3:32pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

AS Bestival organisers gear up for their four-day Desert Island Disco at Robin Hill starting tomorrow, they claim they will have the biggest disco ball in the world.

Win tickets for film screening

Daily Echo:

2:14pm Friday 29th August 2014

MANY people will remember the Thatcher years with pride, but many will also look back on them as a dark time.

National Trust to mark autumn's arrival with series of country walks

Daily Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE National Trust is to celebrate the summer harvest and approaching autumn with a series of walks and wildlife activities.

Motown legend books southern gig

Daily Echo:

3:15pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FANS of Motown can delight with the news that one of its biggest and most popular stars is performing at a venue in the south on Tuesday, September 16.

Classic play to be beamed to cinema

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:02pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A classic play will be beamed from the heart of London to a cinema audience.

Festival of food and film at town restaurant

Daily Echo:

3:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AN Italian restaurant will be serving up tasty treats when it hosts a screening of a critically-acclaimed movie for a film festival.

Dizzee Rascal heads to Hampshire music festival

Daily Echo: HEADLINER Dizzee Rascal

12:10pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

THOUSANDS are expected to hit a Hampshire music festival today to see one of the UK's best-loved rappers.

Southampton's nautical extravaganza kicks off in style

Daily Echo:

2:12pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SOUTHAMPTON'S two-day nautical extravaganza celebrating the city's naval past is underway.

Celebrating our nautical past with festival

Daily Echo:

10:43am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE MAJESTY of Britain’s naval past is on show at Southampton waterfront commemorating the role the city played in the two World Wars.

Win tickets for film screening

Daily Echo: The Keeper Of Lost Causes

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

FANS of Nordic Noir will delight in the latest gritty foreign-language thriller to come from Scandinavia – The Keeper of Lost Causes.

Winnie-the-Pooh celebrates simple pleasures in New Forest

Daily Echo:

10:49am Wednesday 20th August 2014

WINNIE-THE-POOH sits in an idyllic New Forest scene, surrounded by his friends Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet and Christopher Robin.

Steam train to connect historic railways for the first time

Daily Echo:

5:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

TWO of the South's most popular heritage railways are to be connected by steam train for the first time.

Pop star and wife of ex-Saint to appear on Strictly

Daily Echo:

9:24am Wednesday 13th August 2014

The Saturdays singer and wife of a former Saints favourite, Frankie Bridge, is the first star to join the line-up for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

REVIEW: The Saints, Guildhall Square, Southampton

Daily Echo:

11:39am Wednesday 6th August 2014

AN innovative, ground-breaking and brave production, The Saints proved a winner last night.

Past and present Saints stars turn out for show

Daily Echo:

11:33am Wednesday 6th August 2014

SAINTS stars past and present turned out in force last night for a glittering reception to celebrate the world premiere of The Saints.


Daily Echo: Win family tickets to see Stomp in the West End

8:29am Wednesday 6th August 2014

AFTER last year’s successful Stomp run at Bournemouth Pavilion with more than 6,000 people attending the shows, this phenomenal production returns this week.

Young performers gear up for festival

Daily Echo:

12:59pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

TWO summer projects for young people run by the city’s two biggest theatre companies have started rehearsals this week for their performances as part of the Art at the Heart Festival.

Countdown to Shrek the Musical begins

Daily Echo:

2:50pm Monday 4th August 2014

THE first ever UK and Ireland tour of Shrek the Musical premiered last week in Leeds and will now tour a series of major cities before it reaches Southampton Mayflower next year.


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