Winchester artists' work displayed at National Gallery

Romsey Advertiser:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

NOT every artist can boast their artwork has been exhibited at London's National Gallery alongside the great masters.

Winchester's Billy Elliot to tap dance in the High Street once more

Romsey Advertiser:

3:16pm Monday 28th July 2014

WINCHESTER helped launch Hampshire’s very own Billy Elliot.

Winchester's Florian dancers stage sell-out show

Romsey Advertiser:

4:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WINCHESTER-based Florian School of Dance’s sell-out show And The Clock Struck XVII had a cast of more than 330 local children, aged five to 18 years.

Winchester performer pulls rabbit out of hat with Scottish festival slot

Romsey Advertiser:

9:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

HE has proven he has the magic touch, and now a Winchester performer is set for the bright lights of a Scottish festival.

Choral Society in fine form

9:29am Friday 11th July 2014


Dive into Blake at Mottisfont

Romsey Advertiser:

9:25am Friday 11th July 2014

ONE of the nation’s best-loved artists will soon come to Romsey for an exhibition of children’s illustrators.

Dancing in the streets

Romsey Advertiser:

9:22am Friday 11th July 2014

ORGANISERS are promising entertainment for everyone at Romsey’s Beggars Fair this Saturday (July 12) Chairperson of tomorrow’s free summer music festival Delsia Bartlett said this year’s show had a wide-range of acts that would appeal to young and old alike.

True love ways

9:24am Friday 4th July 2014

Romsey Decorative and Fine Arts Society are delighted to welcome Peter Medhurst and his colleague, Philip Salmon, to the United Reformed Church on Thursday (July 10) for an evening entitled The Course of True Love.

Mark's a single-minded entertainer

Romsey Advertiser:

9:21am Friday 4th July 2014

Romsey Festival brings back happy memories for performer Mark Ponsford.

The force is with them!

Romsey Advertiser:

9:18am Friday 4th July 2014

It was a case of cowering cornets and trembling trombones in Timsbury this week as Darth Vader dropped in on Michelmersh Silver Band’s rehearsal for their festival g concert. The menacing light-sabre wielding (and tuba-toting) visitor from the Dark Side put in an unannounced appearance, much to the surprise of players Katie Topp and Connie and Meg Boler, as band members busily rehearsed the theme from Star Wars.

Echoes of the Great War ring through festival

Romsey Advertiser: Echoes of the Great War ring through festival

9:21am Friday 27th June 2014

Many of this year’s arts festival hark back to the Great War and matters military.

Abbey and URC at the heart of festival

9:24am Friday 13th June 2014

WITH 30 different venues for the 100 plus events being held during the forthcoming Romsey Festival, organisers have been able to spread the festival across a large part of southern Test Valley, writes festival chairman, Dick Hewett.

Church says it with flowers

9:09am Friday 13th June 2014

HOUGHTON is holding its annual flower festival at All Saints’ Church tomorrow (June 14) between 2pm and 6pm. The garden of the Old Rectory next door will also be open to visitors. Entry is £4 and all money raised will go towards the upkeep of the church.

Constabulary band on the beat in the Abbey

9:02am Friday 13th June 2014

Serving and retired police officers and staff are taking part in the Band of Hampshire Constabulary’s first-ever concert in Romsey Abbey at 7.30pm next Friday (June 20). Cash raised at the Midsummer Duty Calls Concert will be shared between the Countess Mountbatten Hospice and Naomi House Children’s Hospice, as well as the band.

Winchester School of Art graduates dazzle with their fashion show

Romsey Advertiser: A model on the catwalk at Winchester School of Art's graduate fashion show

1:00pm Monday 2nd June 2014

IT was a day of monochrome prints, stark lines, bold colours and even tartan at this year’s Winchester School of Art graduate fashion show.

Thousands expected at steam rally

8:53am Friday 16th May 2014

STEAM engine lovers will gather in full force next weekend to raise money for a cancer charity.

Prodigies return to perform at festival

Romsey Advertiser: The Delmege Quartet featuring former Romsonian, Hannah Rose Innes, 21 on cello

8:52am Friday 25th April 2014

An array of home-grown classical musicians are among artists who have signed up for this year’s Romsey Festival in July.

Murder mystery is a who-nun-it?

8:44am Friday 25th April 2014

Preview: Agnes of God, at the Plaza Theatre, Romsey

Singers keep it in the family

9:26am Friday 11th April 2014

IT IS a family affair for chamber choir, Romsey Singers, as they gear up for their next big concert.

War through artists’ eyes

Romsey Advertiser: Over The Top by John Nash.  Imperial War Museum

9:23am Friday 11th April 2014

new exhibition featuring the work of a group of British war artists has opened at Southampton City Art Gallery, before going on a tour of other county venues.

Still dancing 50 years on

Romsey Advertiser: Motown legend Martha Reeves

9:20am Friday 11th April 2014

IT is not only the signature tune of a legendary Motown girl band but it is one of the world’s most iconic pop songs.

New date for Tom

10:43am Thursday 10th April 2014

A GIG by budding Romsey singer Tom Martin in Winchester tomorrow (Saturday) has been cancelled and rearranged due to unseen circumstances. The gig in the Bar Room at the Railway Inn will now be staged on Wednesday, April 23 at 7.30pm.

New passion play at Abbey

2:19pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A new Passion Play dealing with Jesus’s encounters with women comes to Romsey Abbey this Friday evening (April 11).

Indoor Easter garden at church

2:13pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

CANADA Common Methodist Church will host an indoor Easter Garden on Saturday.

Jill takes the cake prize

Romsey Advertiser: Cakemaker, Jill Chant, with her metre-high cake, which won the Showstopper class at the Southwest Cake and Bake Fest

8:28am Friday 4th April 2014

They wanted a “Showstopper” and she certainly gave them one.

Meet the men and women of the cloth

8:24am Friday 4th April 2014

Treasures of the material world come to Romsey on Saturday (April 5).

Mills turn at Mortimer's comedy club

Romsey Advertiser: Bob Mills

8:46am Friday 28th March 2014

THE Comedy Club returns to the Mortimer Arms in Ower in April with a headline appearance from TV’s Bob Mills.

Nancy's school daze

Romsey Advertiser: Jennifer Hampton, as Stacey, Lizzie Harden as Maggie and Nancy Longland, as Kerrie, in Thick as a Brick

8:38am Friday 28th March 2014

RAODS’ latest production at the Plaza, Romsey, has been a confusing challenge for cast member, Nancy Longland. Her real-life father, Nick, plays her on-stage headteacher and, to add to the confusion, her real-life teacher, Steve Cosier, is playing her best friend’s dad!

Theatre Royal Winchester to host double bill performance

Romsey Advertiser: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

4:50pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE THEATRE Royal Winchester is set for an exhilarating double-bill performance tomorrow.

New physical theatre show will grace the stage of Theatre Royal Winchester

Romsey Advertiser: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

3:50pm Monday 17th March 2014

A WRITER and actor is set to return to the Theatre Royal in Winchester with a performance of his new physical theatre show The Russian Doctor.

Artist revisits inter-war Berlin

Romsey Advertiser: Artist revisits inter-war Berlin

9:35am Friday 14th March 2014

A WEEKEND exhibition of new paintings by Chris Gollon will be held at Stockbridge Town Hall.

Jazz brothers at Awbridge

9:32am Friday 14th March 2014

TWO young brothers hope to jazz up Awbridge next month. Jazz duo Cody Moss and his brother Jaz have performed at top London venues and on April 12 they will be appearing in concert at Awbridge Village Hall.

Palin play comes to Plaza

9:11am Friday 7th March 2014

THE next show at the Plaza Theatre in Romsey will be The Weekend.

Pub launches comedy club

9:47am Friday 28th February 2014

THERE should be plenty of laughs at a Hampshire pub next week.

Graffiti and graphic design artist to showcase works at Winchester University

Romsey Advertiser: The Way I See Things is a combination of graffiti and graphic design

9:03am Tuesday 25th February 2014

A BASINGSTOKE artist is set to showcase his graffiti-come-graphic design works at the University of Winchester next month.

Theatre to host first outdoor show in over 21 years

Romsey Advertiser: Performances of The Three Musketeers will be held in the gardens of Wolvesey Palace.

7:00pm Monday 17th February 2014

A WINCHESTER theatre will host its first outdoor show in over 21 years this summer and is looking for volunteers to lend a hand.

Nomads panto will shiver yer timbers

Romsey Advertiser: Nomads panto will shiver yer timbers

11:21am Friday 14th February 2014

PIRATES are preparing to create mayhem at Woodley next week.

Hood fun at the Plaza

Romsey Advertiser: Emma Portlock as Robin and Gemma Asher as Marion.

8:39am Friday 10th January 2014

This year’s Plaza family pantomime sees Robin Hood returns to Nottingham after a stint in the crusades. He meets the Sheriff’s ward, Maid Marion, and falls in love only to find out that the Sheriff himself has designs on her, and the whole of Sherwood Forest is under threat because of his evil plans.

Iconic Winchester venue will go mad - but all in a good cause

Romsey Advertiser: Iconic Winchester venue will go mad - but all in a good cause

5:30pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

Winchester’s Guildhall is to host An Enchanted Evening Charity Ball presented by The Mad Hatters.

Eastleigh digital artist to take centre stage at The Point

Romsey Advertiser: The giant works draw on science fiction, films, video games, classical artwork and scientific illustrations.

1:36pm Saturday 28th December 2013

ARTWORK by an Eastleigh digital artist will take centre stage at The Point gallery space this spring.

Southampton theatre to host children's show

8:57am Monday 30th December 2013

MISERABLE rainy Saturday afternoons will soon become a thing of the past for Hampshire children when a popular show starts at a Southampton theatre.

Winchester theatre group's fundraiser brings in £20,000

Romsey Advertiser: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

6:05pm Tuesday 12th November 2013

A WINCHESTER theatre is celebrating after a fundraising night brought in £20,000.Staff from The Blue Apple Theatre said they were delighted at the result of The Blue Apple Ball at Winchester's Great Hall.

Winchester-based record producer spinning a new tune

Romsey Advertiser: The shop is Judy's vision.

5:44pm Friday 25th October 2013

SAT behind a desk in an office at the back of a shop, in a quiet Winchester side street, father-of-two Mike Peden is recalling the night he played bass guitar at a little nightclub in Edinburgh.

Breath of fresh Eyre

8:50am Saturday 12th October 2013

In Polly Teale’s new stage adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, the hidden depths of the novel, often omitted by adaptations, are all there.

"Definitive" guide to Winchester pubs is launched

Romsey Advertiser: Yates, Mayoress Barbara Jeffs, Mayor Ernie Jeffs, City of Winchester Trust treasurer Peter Radcliffe.

9:17am Friday 11th October 2013

IT’S the definitive guide to Winchester pubs.

Young dancers will perform for English Youth Ballet

Romsey Advertiser: Back row, left to right: Kitty Aldington, Simona Sassone, Charlotte Pitman, Abigail Sheppard, Connie Pidsley and Imogen Smith. Middle row: Rose Giffin, Emily Maynard and Rachel Leitzell. Front row: Samuel Rodd and Tilly Wightman).

1:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

A WINCHESTER-based dance company has led young dancers to be nominated to perform for the English Youth Ballet.

Norse mythology put to music

8:28am Friday 20th September 2013

There will be gods, dragons, curses and magic at the Plaza Theatre in Romsey this month when up-and-coming choir Voices of the Forest performs a new musical theatre piece by Fabian Lochner.

A taste of the exotic in Winchester as Indian traditional artistic rituals come to Discovery Centre

Romsey Advertiser: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

5:50pm Saturday 14th September 2013

A SOUTH-WEST Indian performance is coming to the Winchester Discovery Centre at the end of this month.

Festival at Mill

10:21am Friday 6th September 2013

The Mill Arms at Dunbridge is staging a music festival this weekend.

Winchester plays key role as academics launch book on history of English language

Romsey Advertiser: Prof Bill Lucas and Prof Christopher Mulvey have written A History of the English Language in 100 Places.

10:36am Tuesday 20th August 2013

WINCHESTER academics have released an in-depth look at the history of the English language as they push for a dedicated museum in the city.

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