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BIG INTERVIEW Kate Rusby: ‘It’s been about achieving things we never thought we would’

By the time Kate Rusby gets to Wickham Festival, she’ll be done with her own annual festival back in her home of Barnsley, Underneath The Stars.
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Legend - the Bob Marley Tribute

Jerk Jam brings good food, good music and good vibes to Titchfield

It started with a bunch of friends enjoying their favourite food and music.
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Kings Youth Theatre in rehearsal for Loserville at The Kings, Southsea, from July 21-24. Imogen Thomas, centre. Picture by Anne Dobeson

Kings Youth Theatre asks: Who are you calling a loser? 

The year is 1971 and Michael Dork may be a computer geek but he’s invented something that could changed the world.
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Torpedoes are launching their new album, The Black Museum at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea on July 20, 2018. Picture by Samuel Bold

Portsmouth rockers Torpedoes take aim with their version of Eurovision

Six years after their last album, Portsmouth-based post-punk masters of gothic rock Torpedoes have returned with might just be their masterpiece.
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Allo Allo by the Portsmouth Players. Picture by Louise Lovesey

Portsmouth Players bring classic BBC sitcom ’Allo ’Allo to the stage

Based on the hugely successful British television series that ran for seven seasons, this uproarious comedy relates the adventures of a hapless cafe owner, Rene, in occupied France.  
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Portsmouth Guildhall after it was destroyed by German bombs in 1941

Portsmouth Guildhall wins £59,000 Lottery grant to look at its history

OVER 128 years its been the town hall, bombed during The Blitz on Portsmouth and played host to future music legends like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
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Portsmouth Comic Con at The Guildhall - Ghostbuster Lee Kiddie with the Slimer model and Proton Pack Projector he made and displays for charity. Picture: Vernon Nash (180382 -291)

May the 4th, and 5th, be with you for Portsmouth Comic Con

FOLLOWING huge success in its inaugural year, Portsmouth Comic Con is all set to return next May and tickets go on sale today.
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Jake Quickenden is starring in pantom as the Handsome Prince in Cinderella at The Kings Theatre, Southsea in December, 2018. Picture by Priti Shikotra

Jake Quickenden will be on the look-out for his Cinderella at The Kings Theatre

HE’S sung for Simon Cowell on The X Factor, survived the jungle in I’m a Celebrity… and earlier this year won the latest series of Dancing on Ice.
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James Alderson. Picture by Dave Dodge Photography

BIG INTERVIEW James Alderson: ‘You can think that you’ve made it quite quickly ​​​​​​in comedy’

Summer is a curious time for the comedy world.
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Wild Front are headlining the Follow The Sun festival at The Edge of The Wedge on July 7, 2018

Follow The Sun to a day packed with the stars of tomorrow – Wild Front, Marsicans, Lauran Hibberd and more

Fresh from playing the main stage at The Isle of Wight Festival, rising indie stars Wild Front headline the rather more intimate Follow The Sun Festival.
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Echo and The Bunnymen

Echo and The Bunnymen, Algiers, Goat Girl and more are added to Rockaway Beach festival  bill  

Rockaway Beach has announced its second wave of acts, including post-punk legends, Echo and the Bunnymen, cult stars Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, Desert Mountain Tribe, Algiers and Goat Girl, and rising talents Yassassin, The Spook School, and Winter Gardens.
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Senser performing live

Senser are back to fight the good fight at Talking Heads

When Senser exploded onto the British music scene in the early ’90s their heady mix of politically-charged rap and rock was a breath of fresh air.
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Seething Akira. Picture by Scott Chalmers

Portsmouth’s Seething Akira deliver a blistering wake-up call with debut, Sleepy Skeletor 

Despite setbacks that would have seen lesser bands calling it quits, Portsmouth’s electro-metallers Seething Akira are finally releasing their debut album.
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My Fair Lady is at The Groundlings Theatre in Portsmouth from July 12-22, 2018

Wouldn’t It Be Loverly to be onstage at The Groundlings?

Star of stage and screen David Burton’s friendship with Groundlings Theatre’s artistic director Richard Stride goes back many years.
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Wil Hodgson’s providing the real alternative at the Boutique Comedy Club

What is ‘alternative comedy’? What was alternative 40 years ago is now prime time entertainment. Stewart Lee is often considered the king of alternative comedy but when he’s selling out huge theatres can he still wear that crown? 
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Tyler Hilton is with Kate Voegele at The Wedgewood Rooms on July 4

Tyler Hilton is on fire and ready to come out and play at The Wedge

Ask sing-songwriter and actor Tyler Hilton about his forthcoming album, City on Fire, and you won’t get a word in sideways for the next few minutes.
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Free From Gravity. Picture by Aleksandra of Wavecatch photography.

Free From Gravity prepare to Step Into The Sunlight

It’s been a long time coming, but stalwarts of the local scene, Free From Gravity, are finally releasing their debut album.
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Matt Sackman (left) and Sam Townsend in rehearsal for SDMS' production of The Producers.

SDMS produces a show that’s all done in the best possible taste

Mel Brooks’ original 1967 satire of theatre-land, The Producers, is now considered an all-time classic comedy film.
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John Lydon, frontman of Public Image Ltd

BIG INTERVIEW John Lydon: ‘It has to be proper business with proper people who’ve come to see you be proper’

If you had to pick a single individual to personify ‘punk’, then a sneering Johnny Rotten circa 1976/77 would be right at the top of the list.
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Antony and Cleopatra by Titchfield Festival Theatre, until July 5, 2018

Titchfield Festival Theatre give Shakespearean classic a modern spin

Titchfield Festival Theatre’s Shakespeare summer season continues with the company’s first-ever performance of Antony and Cleopatra, The Bard’s tragedy of the two famous lovers set in Rome and Egypt.
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