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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.

Vintage films to be broadcast at city cinema

Daily Echo:

3:49pm Monday 4th August 2014

FILM buffs can look forward to a series of vintage films at Southampton’s Harbour Lights Picturehouse throughout August.

New summer exhibition sheds light on island life

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

2:56pm Monday 4th August 2014

Quarr Abbey at Ryde, Isle of Wight, is hosting a new summer exhibition that focuses on life living on the island.

Youth theatre heads to Edinburgh

Daily Echo: The Point in Eastleigh

2:52pm Monday 4th August 2014

Members of the Point Youth Theatre are taking part in the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Hampshire dancer in six-hour charity tap dance

Daily Echo:

4:29pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

WINCHESTER helped launch Hampshire’s very own Billy Elliot.

Lion King is a roaring success

Daily Echo:

4:25pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King has much to celebrate here in Southampton and in the capital.

Stomp set for five-day run

Daily Echo:

4:03pm Friday 1st August 2014

Combining percussion, dance, theatre and comedy, Stomp remains one of the most original shows in the world.

City to celebrate 50 years with musical highlights

Daily Echo: Southampton marks 50 years of city status

4:06pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE BEST of musical show business will be hitting stages across Southampton to celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary.

City gallery showcasing premium London art

Daily Echo:

6:22pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BACK in 1913 a group of artists came together in a protest against the stuffy world of the Royal Academy.

Archers star to appear in Ayckbourn comedy

Daily Echo: EPS LEISURE: Ex-Archers actor headlines Playhouse in an evening with Graham Seed

4:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

GRAHAM Seed, best known for playing Nigel Pargetter in The Archers for nearly 30 years is to appear in a classic Alan Ayckbourn comedy in Salisbury.

West End star supports city youth theatre

Daily Echo: Earl Carpenter

9:38am Thursday 31st July 2014

AS Southampton-born West End star Earl Carpenter prepares to make his debut on Broadway as Javert in Les Miserables, Mayflower Theatre has announced his appointment as patron of its Musical Youth Theatre.

Stars turn out for gala performance

Daily Echo:

9:33am Thursday 31st July 2014

STARS of stage and screen gathered in Chichester at the newly reopened Festival Theatre for a gala performance of the critically acclaimed production of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus starring Rupert Everett.

City set for stellar 50th birthday

Daily Echo: Former Saints Matt Le Tissier and Francis Benali inpsect a model of The Saints

3:07pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

It will be a 50th birthday party like no other.

Cricket legends coming to city

Daily Echo:

3:15pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

POPULAR cricket commentators Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew (Aggers) will take to the Mayflower Theatre stage on Monday, September 22.

New Saints play delayed due to technical glitch

Daily Echo:

2:23pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A GROUNDBREAKING play showcasing the highs and lows of being a Saints fan has been delayed due to a major technical glitch.

Hampshire university worker takes on Great British Bake Off

Daily Echo:

9:46am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A HAMPSHIRE man is one of 12 taking part in this year's Great British Bake Off.

Music festival certain to return to Hampshire next summer

Daily Echo: Let's Rock 2014 on Southampton Common

11:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Let’s Rock Southampton! is definitely returning to the city in 2015.

Ex-soap star ready for Saints play

Daily Echo:

11:12am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FORMER EastEnders actress Scarlett Alice Johnson, best known as Vicki Fowler in the BBC soap, is phenomenally busy rehearsing for the newly-commissioned Nuffield Theatre play The Saints, which opens on Friday.


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