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All the best photos from Swanmore College’s Swan Fest

Swan Fest showcases the best up and coming musical talent while raising funds for Swanmore College

The Tallis Scholars

REVIEW: The Tallis Scholars at Portsmouth Cathedral

Absolute flawless perfection! A glittering jewel! The finest choir in the land, the Tallis Scholars, produced a truly memorable evening of serene music at Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral as part of the Portsmouth Festivities.
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Gerry Cunningham and Rachel Kane at the 2017 Isle of Wight Festival

BIG READ: Drape yourself in gold and dance your cares away

Ever turned round and realised Beyonce is standing next to you, while Jay-Z brings out Kanye West  in front of thousands of people?  
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Rachel (46) and Steve (49) Griffiths from Telford head over for their first Isle of Wight festival.''''Picture: Sarah Standing (180531-7724)

Festival fever rising on the Isle of Wight

THOUSANDS will flood to the ferry ports today for the second day of the 2018 Isle of Wight Festival.

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Tom Bertram

Artists back school’s new festival to pay for new traffic calming measures

ARTISTS have backed a school’s festival to raise money for traffic calming measures in their village.

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Checking out the club scene this week with Sam Cherry

The big music event this weekend is of course the Isle of Wight Festival which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
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Fans have been queuing for hours to get into the Isle of Wight Festival. Picture: Ben Clements

Isle of Wight Festival labelled an ‘absolute shambles’ after ‘pregnant women and kids’ left queuing in sun for hours

Isle of Wight Festival’s fiftieth anniversary edition appears to have not got off to the best of starts with fans labelling it an ‘absolute shambles’ as thousands of people have been left queuing in the sunshine for hours.

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Isle of Wight Festival is this weekend Picture: Sam Taylor

Isle of Wight Festival: Full list of items that you are banned from bringing to this year’s festival

Isle of Wight Festival is one of the highlights of the summer and with the festival celebrating its 50th anniversary it is set to be one of the best yet.

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Youngsters command the Guildhall stage as Portsmouth Schools Music Festival returns for 2018

Youngsters command the Guildhall stage as Portsmouth Schools Music Festival returns for 2018

YOUNGSTERS began a week-long showcase of local musical talent as a popular city festival returned.

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Indie-rock star Miles Kane, who is playing at The Pyramids Centre, Southsea on June 28, 2018. Picture by Lauren Dukoff.

BIG INTERVIEW Miles Kane: ‘There’s been a lot of songs written to get to where we are now’

The fact that it has been five years since Miles Kane released his last solo album is something that caught the acclaimed indie-rock singer-songwriter by surprise.
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Kyle Jonathan, Headteacher at Swanmore College on New Road, Swanmore has planned Swanfest to raise funds for traffic calming methods in New Road ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (180613-7842)

Mum of Swanmore car crash boy backs festival funding for traffic calming

‘WE don’t want any other family to go through what we went through.’

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REVIEW: Solent Symphony Orchestra at Royal Marines’ Museum, Eastney

As a fitting farewell to the magnificence of the Royal Marines’ Museum, players from the well-respected Solent Symphony Orchestra performed a chamber concert featuring their own players as soloists.

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David Gostick leading Portsmouth Choral Union.

REVIEW: Portsmouth Choral Union at St Mary’s Church, Fratton

‘Behold, the sea!’ is the dramatic opening to Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony.

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O Duo

REVIEW: O Duo at Portsmouth Festivities

Two superb musicians and supreme showmen opened the Portsmouth Festivities with a memorable BANG! In an effervescent and innovative performance O Duo started with their own composition for drums, Bongo Fury, where every single part of the drums – including the stands – were fully utilised. The evening ended with a standing ovation!

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The Gorillaz helped record numbers of people flock to Portsmouth Guildhall

Portsmouth Guildhall rocks record numbers through its doors

PORTSMOUTH Guildhall has had a record number of people through its doors in the past year, with a whopping 266,000 using the city centre venue.

Soul singer Jimmy James being inducted in Portsmouth Guildhall's Wall of Fame

Ska star Jimmy James is inducted to Portsmouth Guildhall’s Wall of Fame

VETERAN soul and ska star Jimmy James has become the latest act to be inducted into Portsmouth Guildhall’s Wall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to the music industry.

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Isle of Wight Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year  Picture: Sam Taylor

Isle of Wight Festival 2018 headliners and full line up

Isle of Wight Festival is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary next week with a jam packed line up.

Comedian Stewart Lee

Comedian Stewart Lee to perform 80s routine at Nightingales gig in Portsmouth

FUNNYMAN Stewart Lee has been announced as the support act for The Nightingales ahead of their gig in Portsmouth.

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Circle, square, above your hair! What’s going on in clubland this week?

Kicking things off this weekend, Pryzm in Stanhope Road, Portsmouth celebrates its first birthday with a bang!
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Scottish folk act head to the south to play the praises of home

When the Beast From The East struck The British Isles earlier this year, most people either hunkered down or made the most of the snow.
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