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Partial Facsimile try to make sense in the age of information overload at The Wedgewood Rooms

Most performers would get exasperated if they saw their audience studying their mobile phones rather than what’s on stage in front of them.

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More than 150 acts added to Victorious bill

Victorious Festival has added more than 150 local and up-and-coming acts to its line-up.

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Remembering Charles Dickens

ON Friday, June 9, the local Dickens Fellowship members and friends will be heading up to Westminster Abbey, for the memorial service of the 147th anniversary of the great writer’s death.

REVIEW: Havant Chamber Orchestra – All Beethoven at Ferneham Hall, Fareham

REVIEW: Havant Chamber Orchestra – All Beethoven at Ferneham Hall, Fareham

In 1801, Ludwig van Beethoven was beginning to experience early symptoms of hearing loss that would ultimately lead to profound deafness some 14 years later. He wrote to friends of the difficulties it was causing professionally and socially.

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19/5/2017 (NEWS)  Royal Blood performing at the O2 Guildhall in Southampton on Friday 19th May.   Picture: Sarah Standing (170662-)

REVIEW: Royal Blood at O2 Guildhall, Southampton

Brighton’s rock duo Royal Blood came on to the scene in 2013 and have since become enormously popular.

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Kate Rusby

REVIEW: Kate Rusby at Kings Theatre, Southsea

This tour is something of a landmark for Kate Rusby as she celebrates 25 years on the road.

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Whatever happened to The Swans?

I wonder if any reader who is into music can help me?

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Console Corner: Injustice 2 review

Console Corner: Injustice 2 review

No sense of Injustice here.


‘I’ve already got a sequel’ says debut novelist

A WRITER from Bishop’s Waltham has a sequel to his first novel already written.


Fareham singer to launch second single

A FAREHAM singer/songwriter is about to release the second single for his new album.

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards

Eddie The Eagle flies high as he tells his life story

Unless you’re a serious ski jumping fan, I bet you can’t remember who won the 1988 Winter Olympics in the discipline.

SHORT STORY FOR THE WEEKEND: The Big Ship by Mick Cooper

SHORT STORY FOR THE WEEKEND: The Big Ship by Mick Cooper

Here is the latest in the series of short stories written by members of the 390-strong Portsmouth Writers’ Hub

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Val McDermid

Nothing is Out Of Bounds for queen of crime Val McDermid

Crime writer Val McDermid’s best-known book, the book that gave its name to a TV series, The Wire in The Blood, owes its genesis, in part, to her frustration at being unable to write what she suspected about Jimmy Savile.

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FOOD REVIEW: Beefy’s, Ageas Bowl

If I told you that we’d be eating in a restaurant inspired by cricket legend Sir Ian Botham, what would you imagine?

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Paul Rodgers

‘I think that All Right Now has probably got to be played’

He’s the man who started legendary rock act Free nearly 50 years ago.

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Club Scene with Sam Cherry

With Mutiny Festival only a week away, tickets are flying out and it looks to be their biggest year yet! As many will know, the heavyweight line-up sees the likes of 50 Cent, Chase and Status, Roger Sanchez, Pendulum and Roni Size heading to Portsmouth. Final release weekend tickets are £77.07 or £45 for Saturday only and £40 for Sunday only. Head to

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The former mayor of Gosport, Cllr Lynn Hook, centre, at the grand opening of the cinema

Successful lift-off for college-based cinema

IT was an idea that took very little time to put together – but staff at St Vincent College are proud to be putting on their very own cinema screenings.

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Charlie Hunnam IS King Arthur.

Cinema AND TRAILER: An old legend gets a new spin but it’s all about the ‘rhythm’...

After much hype, Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur is set for release. The director, and leading man Charlie Hunnam, talk to Susan Griffin about rules, rebelling and finding one’s rhythm

WATCH: Gorillaz announce Portsmouth - Twitter reacts

Fans reacted instantly as Gorillaz announced a date at Portsmouth Guildhall.

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John Stanley from Denmead at last year's Overlord

Military vehicle spectacular to return to the area on bank holiday

A military vehicle show is set to return to the area.

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