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SHORT STORY FOR THE WEEKEND: Runaway by Chris Campbell

Here’s the latest in the series of short stories written by members of the 390-strong Portsmouth Writers’ Hub. Chris Campbell spent most of his working life as a driver. He is now retired and has taken up writing as a hobby

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REVIEW: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at Portsmouth Guildhall

Never have I wanted to laugh so much at a concert. But then Khachaturian’s violin concerto is pure theatre – or it is when young Romanian Nemanja Radulovic is soloist.

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Turin Bakes

REVIEW: Turin Brakes at Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

They may have been going since 1999, but Turin Brakes’ magic continues to captivate audiences.

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Emma Judd

It’s your chance to be a columnist in The News

DO YOU read newspaper columnists and think ‘I could do that’? Are you full of opinions and not afraid to share them with thousands of readers who may disagree with what you have to say?

Lifestyle

CLUBBING COLUMN: What’s on this week

While BuggedOut is the big south coast festival this weekend for house and techno at Bognor Regis, there is plenty happening in Portsmouth to keep you busy if you’re on a bit of a budget as we head into an inevitably expensive time of the year – Christmas of course!

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Nicki French (far left) with her fellow cast members

Nicki’s no ice queen, but she does love to play one

Nicki French is looking forward to getting her teeth into another baddie this Christmas.

Theatre

Return for rock supergroup

After almost a decade away from the UK club scene, Dead Men Walking have finally returned, announcing a massive number of tour dates for fans and newcomers alike.

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The Dark Knight rises to the occasion of Christmas panto

The city of Gotham is brought to life in a Hampshire theatre this Christmas.

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Johnny Coppin brings Christmas spirit to Havant

As Christmas steadily approaches, there are some artists who seem to thrive on the festive celebrations.

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Dreadzone

Dub-reggae pioneers to play in Portsmouth

Only a select few bands can claim to have had the same core line-up for over 20 years.

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Pumpkin makes a Christmas wish come true

The Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham has put together a production of Pumpkin - A Christmas Story written by Ian Hylands.

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Kevin Bloody Wilson

REVIEW: Kevin Bloody Wilson at Portsmouth Guildhall

Kevin Bloody Wilson has been bringing his adult Aussie singalongs to Portsmouth for30 years now, with his last visit being his alleged farewell tour, which took place back in 2012.

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Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer performing their new live stage show "25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer - The Poignant Moments," the UK tour continues until 16 February.

REVIEW: 25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer: The Poignant Moments at Portsmouth Guildhall

It’s been a year in the making due to Bob Mortimer’s heart surgery but it was worth the wait. Reeves and Mortimer provided a nostalgic journey of slapstick with familiar characters from their Smell Of... series to Shooting Stars.

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Frightened Rabbit. Picture: Dan Massie

REVIEW: Frightened Rabbit at Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

Scottish indie favourites Frightened Rabbit graced the Wedgewood Rooms with a masterclass in intelligent and insightful songwriting on Tuesday night.

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REVIEW: Sunny Afternoon at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

REVIEW: Sunny Afternoon at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

After their rise to fame in the sixties, The Kinks recorded several theatrical concept albums in the seventies.

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Peter Craddock conducting the Symphony Orchestra. PICTURE: Sandra Craddock

REVIEW: Havant Symphony Orchestra at Oaklands School, Waterlooville

Perhaps the most remarkable development since Jonathan Butcher became HSO’s musical director is the advance of players promoted to principal roles.

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REVIEW: Portsmouth Baroque Choir at All Saints Church, Portsmouth

REVIEW: Portsmouth Baroque Choir at All Saints Church, Portsmouth

A large audience turned out on Saturday night to hear Portsmouth’s Baroque Choir perform its Christmas set, and there were notable highlights.

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Lissie: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

REVIEW: Lissie at Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

Removing electricity from rock to leave just voices and guitars beckons assumptions that only a raw, atmospheric gloom will remain.

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Mutiny fever grips Portsmouth as thousands snap up tickets after 50 Cent announcement

TICKET sales for Mutiny Festival have shot through the roof as excitement builds over 50 Cent’s appearance at next year’s music spectacle.

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SPREAD victorious 2016 MUST CREDIT

From: Paul Windsor <paulwindsor1999@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 28 August 2016 at 08:57
Subject: The Levellers Victorious
To: "newsdesk@thenews.co.uk" <newsdesk@thenews.co.uk>, "simon.toft@thenews.co.uk" <simon.toft@thenews.co.uk>

Levellers revealed as headliners for Wickham Festival

THE organiser of Wickham Festival has revealed The Levellers as its first headline act for next year’s festival.

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