Author

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.
Gigs and Music

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

Theatre
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.
Theatre

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.
Theatre
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.
Theatre
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.

Gigs and Music
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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?
Gigs and Music
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
Gigs and Music
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.
Gigs and Music
Crowds at Victorious Festival 2017

Do you want to play at this year's Victorious Festival?

Bands and performers are being invited to apply for the chance to play at this summer's Victorious Festival.
Gigs and Music
Fatal accident on the A3(M) at 10.40pm on January 4, 2018. Picture by Hampshire Roads Policing.

Teenager dies in late night car crash

A TEENAGER has died following a car crash late last night.

Travel
Oh! Gunquit

Lightning likes them, and now you can discover Oh! Gunquit too

Anyone who caught Oh! Gunquit's last and only visit to Southsea to date, supporting Emptifish a year ago, will find it hard to forget the five-piece's intensely energetic blend of new-wave, vicious psych-surf, garage-punk, exotica and rock'n'roll.
Gigs and Music

Adam's route from busking in Gunwharf to starring on Sunset Boulevard

Adam's route from busking in Gunwharf to starring on Sunset Boulevard

More than a decade ago Adam Pearce could be found busking in Gunwharf Quays, belting out the Rat Pack classics, and doing quite nicely.
Theatre
Rehearsals for Murder in The Village Hall by Titchfield Festival Theatre

There are rum goings-on at the parish council for Titchfield Festival Theatre

The race is on to find a murderer in a tranquil corner of rural England in Titchfield Festival Theatre's first production of 2018.
Theatre
Suzi Ruffell

<!--NSTYLE=PSUB_Guide gig details--> Stand-up star Suzi Ruffell returns home for headline gig at Boutique Comedy Club

Boutique Comedy is a new comedy club run by local comedians Joe Wells, Hetty Austin and Sunjai Arif.
Theatre
Accident on the A3(M) shortly after midnight on January 5, 2018. Picture by Hampshire Roads Policing.

Motorist suffers life-threatening injuries in crash

A MAN has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries following an accident on the motorway.

Travel

Wild Beasts, The Horrors and Alabama 3 headline this year's Rockaway Beach

The independent, intimate Rockaway Beach festival returns for its third voyage this month.
Gigs and Music
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