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.

Winchester's hidden treasures: a look inside the city's art store

Romsey Advertiser: Aladdin's cave: inside the Bar End store.

12:20pm Saturday 17th August 2013

FROM the outside it's a dreary, bog-standard warehouse on an inconspicuous industrial estate.

Twyford man launches novel set in Winchester

Romsey Advertiser: Mr Gray decided to write about what he knows - music in Winchester.

3:47pm Tuesday 30th July 2013

IT'S a story of Winchester - but not quite as we know it.

Winchester theatre group perform in Parliament

Romsey Advertiser: Blue Apple actors with Steve Brine (left), speaker of the Commons John Bercow and Jane Jessop (right)

10:02am Tuesday 7th May 2013

A WINCHESTER theatre group put on a special performance in Parliament last week.

Village's first music festival a big hit

9:29am Friday 26th April 2013

ORGANISERS have declared Whiteparish’s first music festival a huge hit.  

Young director shoots first film in Winchester

Romsey Advertiser: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

9:00am Sunday 17th March 2013

GREAT filmmakers like Spielberg, Coppola and Scorsese all had to start somewhere small.

Chinese New Year brings taste of the orient to Winchester

Romsey Advertiser: The celebrations featured a traditional lion dance in the High Street.

3:33pm Friday 15th February 2013

IT may be the year of the Snake in 2013, but it was a lion that was turning heads around the city.

Mayor is "privileged" to showcase Winchester's artistic gems

9:00am Thursday 24th January 2013

A RARE opportunity to pore over some of Winchester's most treasured art works continues at City Space.

Book festival returning to West Meon

Romsey Advertiser: Villagers' bid to save library near Bridgwater

4:00pm Monday 21st May 2012

THE West Meon Festival of Books is returning in July and will be visited by a host of authors.

Summer of 'Discovery' in Winchester

Romsey Advertiser: The Owl and the Pussycat by the Hiccup Theatre will be amongst the summer attractions at Winchester Discovery Centre

10:40am Sunday 13th May 2012

THE summer programme at Winchester Discovery Centre has been revealed with a host of exhibitions, shows and workshops.

Charity shows added to music festival

10:30pm Monday 30th April 2012

TWO concerts have been added to the programme for the West Meon Chamber Music Festival to raise money for charity.

Packed programme for Best of British Festival

Romsey Advertiser: Robert Hardy will be visiting Winchester to take part in The Churchill Letters

5:30pm Thursday 26th April 2012

MORE details have been revealed about new events being planned in Winchester for the new Best of British Festival.

Extra evening shows for Hat Fair

Romsey Advertiser: Dutch performers Close Act will be bringing their latest show, Invasion, to Winchester Hat Fair in July, picture by Henry Krul

8:10am Thursday 26th April 2012

THREE extra eye-catching evening shows have been added to the bill for this year’s Hat Fair.

Winchester Festival line-up revealed

Romsey Advertiser: Juliet Stevenson to read opening narration at Anvil Philharmonia concert

5:00pm Sunday 22nd April 2012

THE full Winchester Festival programme for 2012 has been revealed and will see several famous faces coming to the city.

Famous faces in Winchester photography show

Romsey Advertiser: Exhibitions officer Kirsty Nutbeen with Jane Bown's images of Margaret Thatcher, Spike Lee and PJ Harvey

2:10pm Saturday 21st April 2012

UNLIKELY as it sounds, you can currently find The Queen, Richard Nixon and Mick Jagger all in the same place in Winchester.

Famous faces for Winchester Festival

Romsey Advertiser: The launch of this year's Winchester Festival with, left to right, festival director Carol Butler, literature consultant Victoria Shepherd, festival chairman Tony Revell and Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan

4:40pm Tuesday 17th April 2012

FAMOUS faces will be heading to Hampshire this summer to take part in the Winchester Festival.

Guitar festival will be a string to Winchester's bow

Romsey Advertiser: Matthew Robinson will be amongst the performers taking part in the Winchester Guitar Festival in June

8:40am Tuesday 17th April 2012

Winchester Guitar Festival will take place slightly earlier this year, and will run from Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17.

Winchester Film Festival 2012 line-up announced

Romsey Advertiser: Unusual venues to be pressed into service for this year's Winchester Film Festival will include River Park Leisure Centre, which is hosting a screening of The Swimmer

4:57pm Tuesday 10th April 2012

THE programme has been unveiled for this year’s Winchester Film Festival.

Dame Judi Dench confirmed for Best of British Festival in Winchester

Romsey Advertiser: Dame Judi Dench says she is not going blind

7:50pm Tuesday 3rd April 2012

DAME Judi Dench has confirmed that she is coming to Winchester this summer as part of the new Best of British Festival.






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