City’s celebrities feature on coffee cups

Some pretty illustrious people either come from Portsmouth or have some connection with the city.

Tom Chaplin on Beachy Head road, East Sussex. Picture by Derek Hudson.

Former Keane frontman Tom Chaplin rides The Wave as he seizes his moment

As the frontman of Keane, Tom Chaplin has been to the very top of the music business tree.

Gigs and Music
Gino D'Acampo brought his show, Gino's Italian Escape Live to Portsmouth Guildhall

REVIEW: Gino’s Italian Escape Live at Portsmouth Guildhall

Gino D’Acampo – entertainer, great chef, Italian and very funny!! Gino’s Italian Escape Live rolled into Portsmouth Guildhall last night, bringing with it a breath of Napoli and loads of fun.

Shakin' Stevens. Picture by Graham Flack

Shakin’ Stevens: ‘Performing is how I started – singing is in my blood’

When Shakin’ Stevens’ record label first took his new album to the press, people were asking: ‘It’s great, but who is it?

Gigs and Music
Centre right, Alan Priddy with centre left, Bear Grylls and members of Team Britannia at Hayling Island

Portsmouth Cub gets a dream interview with adventurer Bear Grylls

RENOWNED adventurer Bear Grylls was ‘grilled’ by a young Cub Scout during a visit to Hayling Island.

Mr Bloom's Nursery Live

CBeebies star’s new show at the Kings, Southsea, promises to be blooming marvellous

If you’ve got a pre-schooler, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with Mr Bloom and his lovable talking veggies.

Bear Grylls

Portsmouth charity offers dream chance to camp with Bear Grylls

SURVIVAL superstar Bear Grylls is offering two lucky fans the chance of a lifetime as part of his bid to mark the 10th birthday of a Portsmouth-based charity.

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Reginald D Hunter

Reginald D Hunter: ‘All you have to give is an honest opinion about anything and someone, somewhere will be offended’

In the second decade of the 21st century, it almost seems you’re no-one unless you’re being offended about something.

Theatre 2

Stars return to The Kings Theatre, Southsea, for Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

SNOW White and the Seven Dwarfs will be this year’s panto at The Kings Theatre – and they’ve already announced a couple of familiar faces in its cast.

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Keith Chegwin and Basil Brush star in  Beauty and the Beast, an Easter panto

King Cheggers makes his Portsmouth debut in Beauty and The Beast

It’s been a long, strange career for Keith Chegwin.

Isle of Wight-born Irons lifts the spoils of film's greatest achievement

THIS WEEK IN 1991: Isle of Wight-born Jeremy Irons wins an Oscar

Isle of Wight-born Jeremy Irons was the toast of

Dame Vera Lynn

Portsmouth dancer to dazzle at Dame Vera Lynn tribute show

IT IS not every day that you get the chance to perform at a prestigious London theatre.

Thoroughly Modern Millie  - Joanne Clifton as Millie and Company. Picture by Darren Bell

From Strictly to stage, Joanne Clifton takes the lead in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Joanne Clifton is not quite the smalltown ingenue thrown into the deep end that is the title character of the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Joe McElderry is starring in the lead role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. With Lucy Kay as the Narrator.

Britain’s Got Talent star Lucy Kay tells how Joseph’s story is still helping beat the bullies

Lucy Kay has found that success has been the best way to show up those who bullied her at school.

Pete Tong playing at Mutiny in the Park, Victoria Park in Portsmouth, 2014. Picture by Melanie Leininger

It’s all going Pete Tong for music nights at famed Goodwood show

A TRIO of superstar acts have been lined up to play at Goodwood.

Whats on
Sue Perkins

Sue Perkins leaves The Great British Bake Off and prepares to make a spectacle of herself

Life has been good for Sue Perkins. Already one half of a successful comedy duo with Mel Giedroyc, she had also carved out a TV presenting career on her own.

Theatre 1
Robbie Williams with Danielle Howting, her partner Mike Bingham and their daughter Grace Picture: Andrew Whitton

WATCH: Robbie Williams gives Gosport superfan a Priceless Surprise

WHEN Danielle Howting was taken to do some filming in Chichester, she thought it was to be part of a documentary about superstar singer Robbie Williams’ biggest fans.

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Marcia Gay Harden

An Oscar-winner, a knight and a stand-up star in new CFT season

SIR Ian McKellen, Omid Djalili, One Foot in the Grave star Richard Wilson and Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden are the big names in the Chichester Festival Theatre 2017 summer season announced today.

Nigel Farage

Tickets on sale for dinner with Nigel Farage in Hampshire

RESIDENTS in Hampshire will have the chance to grill controversial politician Nigel Farage later this year.

News 5

LISTED: The Baftas winners in full

Hollywood musical La La Land beat a host of British films at the EE British Academy Film Awards to emerge as the leader with five wins.

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