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Foxer take aim with their Slingshot for Icebreaker

Featuring 150 acts performing in 11 venues, the unsigned music showcase Icebreaker Festival makes a welcome return at the start of next month.
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Boris Giltburg. Picture by Sasha Gusov

<!--NSTYLE=PSUB_Guide gig details--> Celebrate the Triumph and Passion with the BSO at Portsmouth Guildhall

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, under guest conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov, is set to perform a concert filled with triumph and passion.
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Hats off to Led Zeppelin performing live. Picture by Trev Earl

Doffing the cap to one of the all-time greats - Led Zeppelin - at The Spring in Havant

It’s 50 years since the members of the world’s greatest rock band first got together in a small room in London’s Gerrard Street.
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The Deslondes

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The Deslondes, from New Orleans, follow up their impressive debut album with the equally fine Hurry Home.
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Jack Edwards, who starred in the Kings Theatre panto as Sarah Spoilit, will host this year's Guide Awards

Guide awards night is getting closer – don’t forget to book your free tickets

There are only 10 days to go until our gala awards night, but there’s still time to get your free tickets to the event.

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Nik Kershaw. Picture by Steve Ullathorne

BIG INTERVIEW Nik Kershaw: 'Icons? We're just geezers who are still getting away with it'

At his commercial peak, over 1984-5, Nik Kershaw spent more time in the charts than any other solo act.
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Oliver! by Petersfield School in rehearsal before showing at The New Theatre Royal

Petersfield School is asking: 'Please sir can we have some more?' as it puts on Oliver! at The New Theatre Royal

When it comes to putting on a show, Petersfield School doesn't like to do things by half.
Theatre

Anton and Erin's new show Broadway to Hollywood heads for the golden era

Strictly Come Dancing stars Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag announce an exciting new show, Broadway to Hollywood.
Theatre
The Transports, with narrator Matthew Crampton in the foreground

Be transported by a story still resonating with audiences

A 40th anniversary revival of a folk opera has proved to be a timely success, with many of its themes resonating as strongly as when it was first written.
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Stephen K Amos keeps his eyes on the big issues in his new show, Bread and Circuses

Stephen K Amos keeps his eyes on the big issues in his new show, Bread and Circuses

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George Egg: DIY Chef

Things get messy when cookery meets comedy

George Egg, the comic who brought us Anarchist Cook, is back with a new show – DIY Chef.
Theatre
The members of UVG rehearsing for their Portsmouth Guildhall concert at The Wedgewood Rooms

THE BIG READ Urban Vocal Group: 'It's all about creating confident young people'

AS the voices swell as the song reaches its climax, you can see the rapt expressions on the choir members' faces.
People

Information overload for new theatre's debut

Nuffield Southampton Theatres opens its new Studio Theatre with Caryl Churchill’s theatrical kaleidoscope, Love and Information.
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Portsmouth's own The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue top the bill of tonight's LOL Comedy Club

The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue simply has to be seen to be believed, and you can do just that tonight when Portsmouth's own headline the latest LOL Comedy Club.
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Matt Rixon as Edna Turnblad with Norman Pace as Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray

BIG INTERVIEW Norman Pace in Hairspray: 'The audiences leave the show with big smiles on their faces'

From 1988, Norman Pace was, as one half of the comedy duo Hale and Pace, at the start of a decade-long run of a hugely popular prime-time ITV show.
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Kiri (Felicia Mukasa) and Miriam (Sarah Lancashire)

Talented Felicia, 9, stars in prime-time TV drama

SHE only went along to the taster class for an acting school because her big brother was interested.

TV
The audience enjoying a previous awards night at The Kings Theatre, Southsea in 2016.  Picture Ian Hargreaves.(160041-14)

You voted in your thousands – and here are The Guide Awards shortlists

We asked for your votes and you responded in your thousands – casting those votes to help pick the best in arts and culture from across our region for the past 12 months.

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Feeling Groovy for The Simon and Garfunkel Story at Portsmouth Guildhall

<!--NSTYLE=PSUB_Guide gig details--> Feeling Groovy for The Simon and Garfunkel Story at Portsmouth Guildhall

Has it really been 50 years since the most successful folk/rock duo of all time recorded their first number one hit single The Sound of Silence?
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This Is The Kit

<!--NSTYLE=PSUB_Guide gig details--> The time is right for a Moonshine Freeze with This Is The Kit

This Is The Kit - the musical project which holds exceptional Paris-via-Bristol songwriter Kate Stables close to its heart - have earned the adoration of peers including Guy Garvey, The National and Sharon van Etten
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The Black Feathers.

Getting intimate with some homegrown Americana

If you're a fan of Americana and you like to see the acts up-close and personal, there is a short series of gigs this month just for you.
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