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Hi AND Land and welcome to the final AND Guide of 2016. Unbelievably the next issue will see the start of our 4th year! Yes really! I don’t know where its gone? When I first told people I was going to bring out a newspaper, I was pretty much laughed at by many… young people, colleagues, printers, business men, venues. They reckoned print was dead, newspapers had been replaced by smart phones and ipads … everything I was proposing to do was already on the internet., apparently. Hi AND Land and welcome to the final AND Guide of 2016. Unbelievably the next issue will see the start of our 4th year! Yes really! I don’t know where its gone? When I first told people I was going to bring out a newspaper, I was pretty much laughed at by many… young people, colleagues, printers, business men, venues. They reckoned print was dead, newspapers had been replaced by smart phones and ipads … everything I was proposing to do was already on the internet., apparently.

Very recently I lost a good friend... and watched a great friend totally destroyed, as the love of his life was prematurely taken from him by the indiscriminate wrecker of lives, that is cancer. Sarah, you will be greatly missed by me and by many, as evident by the packed church at Otterbourne. The only thing I can say is that I am uniquely lost for words. They are just so inadequate. Can I just say that your passing has made producing this issue so terribly, terribly difficult. My heart goes out to your lovely girls Georgia and India and family and of course my dear mate Lou with whom you are both and the magic you had together, captured so perfectly in this beautiful picture by Dave Haden. If there is a God, I’m sure you’re up there with him right now preparing a roast dinner and helping him organise his next show.

But fortunately not everyone held that opinion. In particular most of the Southampton Ambassadors, a network of individuals and companies I had a approached to form an organisation of mutual benefit for ourselves and the city of Southampton. People I knew and trusted, both in business and as people. Most of them to be fair knew what a stubborn little chap I can be when I set my mind to something. Anyway many of them backed me with advertising to fund my first 3 issues and … here we are now 3 years later. Some of the Ambassadors still advertise. You can recognise them by the Southampton Ambassadors logo in their ad. Although to be fair I’ve left it out on some, where I thought it detracted from the ad. (That isn’t of course a fluffy way of saying “sorry Concorde I forgot to include it. But as you’ve never noticed I’ve just kept shtum”). If you want to know more about the Ambassadors you can read all about it on page 9 or by visiting southamptonambassadors.com which I’ve nearly finished … cough. Anyway (again) what I wanted to say to them all is “Thank you. Thank you for your support and words of encouragement. It’s easy to be supportive with a pat on the back, lots of people have done that to me, but you guys have done it with pound, shillings and pence. The good news is you were

right. We were right. Newspapers are most definitely not dead. Some are hideously inadequate and not worthy of the title, no names mentioned, no names mentioned (see what I did there?) but people still like the look, feel and to read a newspaper. Because it may all be on the internet (it’s not actually, just ask Tracey who does the Diary) but it’ll take you forever to collate the same amount of information in one place on your ipad than it will by reading the newspaper. Unless of course you’re reading the newspaper on your ipad? But that’s a bit chicken and egg isn’t it? Actually no, it’s just egg. You couldn’t read a newspaper on your ipad unless there was in the first place a newspaper. Unless it was purely an online newspaper I suppose? But that’s not really a newspaper is it? I mean, where’s the paper? Yep you’re right. Lack of sleep has fried my oh too small brain. Apologies if I’ve been a little deep. For reasons to your left, it’s been a difficult issue. Time for bed. Enjoy the issue! Do check out the new ARTIST DIRECTORY on page 23. If you need to book entertainment, make it the first place you look. It’s actually the first time that I can remember, where you can find Bands and Artists in one place. Yeah… yeah… internet Google I know. But you know what I mean. Anyway (thrice again), have a fantastic Christmas and a wonderful New Year! There’s so much to do I’m excited for you! In fact why don’t you come along to the annual Christmas Party of my band PS PERRYSTONE HILL at The Kings Head, Wickham Wednesday 21st, December? The other two are awesome!

www.facebook.com/theandguide Take very good care folks and thank you so much for supporting the paper. It’s put together with love and affection by: Paul Ridge, Louise Beach Steel, Barry Upton, Matt Black, Ellen Cotter, Ed Hailwood, Chris Barfoot, Russell Cook, Tina Wellman, Martin Boorman, Rosalind Fountain, Stuart Davis, Tony Wright, Jezz Phipp, Lucy McNeil, Tony Long, David Walker, Keith Curtis, Erin Mcmanus, Alan Buchanan, Rob Worley, my spiritual advisors Annie Philpott and Steve Ellis and my long suffering wife Tracey. I’d also like to thank my new delivery army of Loraine and everyone at The Frog & Frigate, PS super fan Maureen and Julie Ellis. I’ve never felt so spoilt!

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There are always choices in pretty much everything you do in life, whether it involves career, education, beliefs, television, music, football, or even who to elect as a prime minister or not. Though in some cases the choices may not always be that great, like in the recent US election for example. Thankfully, there are lots of good choices to be made when it comes to deciding which gigs to go and watch in the local region. So, what does Santa have in his festive sack of delights for gig goers over the next couple of months? The Joiners presents Canadian emo urchins ‘Seaway’ ex Crash Test Dummies frontman Benjamin Darvill, better known as ‘Son of Dave’ (I'd like to think he was actually the son of Dave from the aforementioned Chas n Dave but I guess that's just wishful thinking on my part!), laid back ultragifted Cat Empire vocalist ‘Felix Reibl’, psychedelic rockers ‘Du Bellows’, Brooklyn based hi energy DIY punks ‘The So So Glos’, emerging Portsmouth favourites ‘Kassassin Street’ and the spellbindingly superb ‘Tankus the Henge’. You may also want to dig out your spandex and eye liner for a night of retro 80's heavy rock with 'Saints of Sin' who will be plugging their new opus 'Wasted Nights' at the award winning venue. Amongst the copious amount of talent streaming into the Brook you'll discover French electro rock-

ROCK BOTTOM ers ‘Lazuli’, blues maestro ‘Aynsley Lyster’, Zombies singer ‘Colin Blunstone’, teddy boy revivalists ‘Showaddywaddy’, Paul Young fronted Tex Mex combo ‘Los Pacaminos’ (Wherever he lays his Sombrero, that’s his home!) and the Welsh Springsteen aka ‘Martyn Joseph' who has been lauded as ' one of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain today' by singer turned Radio 6 DJ Tom Robinson. The venue also maintains its reputation as the best place to go in the city for Tribute acts with homages being paid to The Eagles, T-Rex, Joe Cocker, David Bowie, Bob Marley, The Beatles, Dire Straits, Blondie, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Duran Duran, The Who and Motorhead (amusingly named ‘Motorheadache’! Worth the entrance fee alone surely)..And if that isn't enough to tantalise your musical tastebuds you can also boogie the New Year in with local Soul and Motown heroes ‘Rufus Stone’. Providing all the best gossip in town at the ever diverse Talking Heads will be Geordie soul powerhouses ‘Smoove and Turrell’, Brighton ska punks ‘The Bar Stool Preachers’, retro pop combo ‘China Crisis’, Seattle altrockers ‘Candlebox’, Star Wars themed metallers (yes, you read that right!) ‘Galactic Empire’, multi genre instrumentalist ‘Frank Carducci’, who promises to take you to an 'eerie musical universe where dreams are kings and emotions are queens’. Don’t worry though, you'll be back safe and sound at the Talking Heads when the show ends! Finally, you can do anything you want to do, but make sure you don't miss Southend’s finest ‘Eddie and the Hot Rods’ strutting their stuff. The now firmly established 1865 looks to remedy all your ailments with the brilliant ‘Dr Feelgood’ (with support from equally marvellous local blues rockers ‘Chicago 9’), one time Gazza collaborators ‘Lindisfarne’, exSpecials ska livewire ‘Neville Staple’, northern soul 12-piece ‘Strumpet Town’, 30 year old Liverpool ensemble ‘The Christians’, ‘Happysad’ and a superb party double bill featuring ‘The Fliks’ and ‘Madison Heights’. Whilst

REEF over at The Guildhall you can enjoy the Royal Marines Charity band concert (in aid of Seafarers UK), 5-piece vocal harmony group 'The Overtones' and a festive gala with ‘The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’ and ‘Inspiration Southampton’. Blues central The Platform Taverns welcomes ‘The Pete Harris Blues band’ and ‘Pete Leigh’ and the Union and over at head-banger heaven The Firehouse ‘Uprising’ and ‘Western Sands’ will be amongst those wigging out. The City's newest venue, the fabulous Notes cafe celebrate their first year with a vast array of lures including ‘The Wessex Chordsmen’, Indie covers band ‘Rock Bottom’, ‘The Explorers’ and ‘Tuba Libres’. Flying high at The Concorde will be Scottish pop duo ‘Hue and Cry’ and ‘The Red Stripe Band’ with their infectious boogie woogie rhythms. There is also Jazz a plenty (‘Solent City Jazzmen’, ‘John Maddocks Jazzmen’, ‘Dave Moorwoods Big Bear Stompers’ and the ‘New Orleans Jazz bandits’) and impersonators paying reverence to Pink, Lady Ga Ga, Simply Red, Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Take That, Black Eyed Peas, Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse, Little Mix and the Spice Girls…something to spice up the life of all pop fans there! Other recommended venues for some of the best nights out watching local live music in and around Southampton include The Frog and Frigate, The Orange Rooms, The King’s Head (Wickham), The Old George (Fair Oak), Mettricks (Southampton), The Alexandra, The Navigator (Swanwick), The Swan (Woolston), Strawberry Fields Tavern (Locks Heath), The Art House, The Hobbit, The Dolphin (St Denys), The Wheatsheaf (Shedfield), The Kings Head (Wickham), The Red Lion (Stubbington) and the Brewery Bar (Botley). Winchesters premier gig showpiece The Railway showcases I am Kloot's ‘John Bramwell’, one time Noah and the Whale bassist ‘Matt Owens’, ‘Josh Savage’, Americana purveyors ‘The Pete Bruntnell Band’ (whose records should be taught in schools, according

to music bible The NME), The vivaciously driving progressive pop of ‘Jingo’ and Andover alt-rockers ‘In Darklight’. You’ll also be well advised to witness festive sounding favourites Winter Mountain'...a band unsurprisingly tipped to reach great heights of success in the future. Just a short trip down the road (or ‘over to the dark side’ as Galactic Empire might say) in Portsmouth you can revel in the brilliance of 90s funk rockers ‘Reef’, ‘Embrace’, Goth punk legends ‘The Damned’ and the ever innovative and exciting ‘Primal Scream’ at the Pyramids whilst over at The Rifle Club ‘Rhythm of the 90s’, ‘It must be Madness’ and 7 piece ska collective ‘The Racketeers’ will be calling the shots. At the Wedgewood Rooms you'll find sublime US singer songwriter ‘Lissie’, Scots indie stalwarts ‘Frightened Rabbit’, punk buzz bombs ‘The Stayawakes’, veteran anthemic Welsh rockers ‘The Alarm’, ‘Turin Brakes’, rock super group ‘Dead Men Walking’ (whose current incarnation features members of The Ruts, Stiff Little Fingers and Spear of Destiny), fiery hip hop visionary ‘Klashnekoff’, Jay Mcalister aka Beans on Toast (who has just released a new album 'A spanner in the works' on December 1st ,as he does every year on the same date) and the utterly compelling and ever vibrant King Blues. ‘The Levellers’ (celebrating the 25th anniversary of the seminal Levelling the Land album), ‘Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls’ and Scott from Neighbours (aka ‘Jason Donovan’!) will all be appearing at The Guildhall where you can also cry with laughter at some of the best comedy around courtesy of ‘Jimmy Carr’ , ‘Jack Whitehall’ and the legendary ‘Reeves and Mortimer’ who are celebrating their ‘poignant moments’ from the last 25 years...they just wouldn't let it lie! Perhaps very fittingly, the King will be at the Kings Theatre! Well Europe’s most successful Elvis tribute, the aptly named Lee Memphis King will be anyway, along with Abba tribute act Waterloo as part of their 'one night of Abba extravaganza'.

THE CUBAN BROTHERS Portsmouth is renowned for its local live scene too and some of the best smaller venues to go to include The Jolly Sailor, The Auckland, The Old House at Home, The Bold Forrester, The Golden Eagle, The Fat Fox, The Admiral Drake, The Northcote, The Tap, The Eldon Arms, The RMA Tavern, The Edge of the Wedge, Little Johnny Russell’s, The Drift Bar and the Barley Mow. We go a little further afield for this issues new featured venue, the magnificent Mr Kyps in Poole who play host to Farnborough singer songwriter ‘Ben Montague’ Dorset Cowpunk legends ‘Proghorn’ , The Volatile Agents and the sexy, soulful, funky and fun sounds of ‘The Cuban Brothers’. Nearby Bournemouth also has many mouth-watering attractions too. The BIC welcomes nutty boys ‘Madness’, ‘Ne Yo’, ‘The 1975’, Piano king ‘Jools Holland’ and three chord boogie rock giants ‘Status Quo’ whilst The 02 Academy will have the mystical ‘Kula Shaker’, ‘Rizzle Kicks’, ‘ The Wonderstuff’ , ‘Busted’ and musical geniuses ‘The Super Furry Animals’ all treading their boards and at The OId Firestation you can enjoy intimate evenings with The Peep Show’s ‘Super Hans’ and ‘The Blossoms’. Other venues worth inhabiting for live music in Dorset’s premier seaside town include Chaplain’s Cellar, The Winchester, O’Neill’s, Smokin’ Aces, The Anvil and The Grove Tavern. And last, but by no means least, my band ‘Thinker’ will be playing our annual Christmas shindig at The Barley Mow in Southsea on Friday December 23rd, with support from the fabulous ‘Jonny Bell and the Veneers’, would be great to see you there for some festive fun and frolics. So as you can see there is once again a lot of fantastic live music out there to warm your cockles on these cold dark winter nights and most importantly, no matter what you are into musically, there is always plenty to choose from. Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year..and remember to keep music live.

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“WRITE ABOUT ANYTHING”

TH legal EAGLE

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My word is my bond, or is it? If you’re like many of the entrepreneurs I work with, you’ll be quite happy doing a deal on a handshake, saying your word is your bond. Most of the time, this works out just fine, but unfortunately things do go wrong from time to time and relationships break down. When this happens, one of the first questions my clients ask is how binding the agreement is. Depending on which side of the argument they’re on, they may want to hold the other party to the deal or they may be looking for a way out! So, is shaking hands on a deal legally binding or not? Unfortunately, there isn’t a clear cut answer because whilst a handshake is very symbolic, shaking hands means very little from a legal perspective. What we’re actually talking about here is a verbal agreement and for any contract (written or verbal) to be legally binding, five essential elements must be present. To help me explain, imagine you’re a graphic designer and a client comes to you looking for a new logo for their business.

By now, you and your client may be shaking hands thinking the deal is done. But we’re not quite there. The final element we need is certainty. Both parties must be crystal clear about the terms they have agreed to. In this case, this is where we may have problems. Remember that your client asked “Will you do my business cards as part of the price?”, but what does “do” mean? You may think you’re only designing the business cards, but your client may think they’re being designed and printed. What about the design process? You may think £400 is at the lower end of your scale of services, so you’re expecting to provide two concepts for your client to choose from and then make two further iterations. Your client, on the other hand, may consider £400 to be a premium service (compared to the previous design work they had done on Fiverr) and that you will prepare as many concepts and go through as many iterations as needed until they’re completely happy with the result. Clearly there’s uncertainty here and unless these details are worked out, there’s the potential for a dispute and the possibility that the “handshake” deal is unenforceable.

Hi, I'm Matt Black, Some of you may have heard my name (and some of those will have seen it on the side of a pot of paint!), but most will have not. I am a pianist/comedian/ songwriter/ record producer/columnist/gift guide ... (see below).

matt black’s alternative Christmas pressie guide! Well its almost upon us! AND if you’re like me, you still have atht list of people you’d like to get stuff for if only there was time! Well time is not good for me at this time of year as I’m out trying to make as much financially viable racket as I can to make up for the rest of the year ... doh. So no article from me! Instead here’s my personal list of this year’s must have (not) gifts to loved and less loved ones! I’ve labelled the less bleedin obvious. Toot, toot! Yes I’m coming! Where’s my piano? THINK ABOUT IT?

getting “the small print” right for your business is probably not very high on your list, but doing so can save you a great deal of time and reduce the risk of being sued The first element we need is an offer, but it doesn’t matter who makes it. You could make the opening offer saying “I will design your new logo for £400”. Alternatively, your client could make the opening offer saying “I have a budget of £400, can you design my new logo for that?” Whoever makes the offer, the other must accept it. This acceptance is the second essential element we’re looking for. If you made the offer and your client replied with “OK, £400 it is, but will you do my business cards as part of the deal?”, this wouldn’t be acceptance. This would be a counter-offer because your client changed the terms of your original offer. The ball is then back in your court to either accept your client’s offer or make another counter offer. This to-andfro will continue until there are no further negotiations. Let’s say you accept your client’s counter-offer. The next essential element is consideration, i.e., payment. The consideration in this agreement is £400. Even if your client doesn’t pay until the work is complete, you both know what the consideration is and have agreed to it. The fourth essential element is an intention to be legally bound by the agreement. In any business dealings this is automatically presumed, so if either party doesn’t want to be bound by the agreement they must make this absolutely clear. So far so good!

Now, this is obviously an oversimplification, but I hope you understand the point I’m trying to make. So what are the options? There’s no reason why all of these details couldn’t be talked though and agreed so a handshake deal is binding. The problem is, this will take up a huge amount of time and you will need to do this over and over again with each new client. You will spend all of your time in meetings and never get anything else done! As an alternative, I recommend that you use written standard terms and conditions of business. Now, I fully accept that getting “the small print” right for your business is probably not very high on your priority list, but doing so can save you a great deal of time and effort in the long run. They can also reduce the risks your business is exposed to and help prevent you from being sued if things go wrong. If you would like more information about how using standard terms and conditions can help your business, or a no obligation review of your current terms, please feel free to get in touch via email to dwalker@gridlaw.com.

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Launched in 2012, Southampton Ambassadors is my project to encourage the city’s elite, big and small, to join together for mutual benefit and the good of the Southampton area. AND its working! Our aim is to inspire and galvanise business and pride within Southampton and interest from outside. Whatever you need, I recommend checking out a Southampton Ambassador first. This isn’t any of those ‘buy a badge’ to say how good you are. They are there because I am convinced they are very good at what they do. AND I value my reputation! This issue I’ve decided to feature two of our patrons, Lawrie Macmenemy and Matt Le Tissier. Together with Francis Benali, another of our patrons, they both work tirelessly, usually wihtout recognition in the media, championing local good causes and attending charitable functions. Dear old Lawrie’s wife thinks he’s actually busier now than when he was manager of the Saints! Indeed they’ve not asked for, or expecting to

see this, in The AND Guide. To be honest I think they’ll both be a little embarrassed to have the attention. Sorry guys, the families were very happy to have the pictures printed. So I’ve included it as a ‘thank you’ to them and to my fellow members who continue to support me in this project. I’ve recently thought that keeping the Southampton Ambassadors going was perhaps a job I could do without. But seeing the joy Lawrie and Matt brought to the patients and staff at the Countess Mountbatten Hospice following a call to me from the charity, has given me new energy. Without the Southampton Ambassadors there simply wouldn’t be the structure to knit all these people, places, causes, events, ideas and businesses together.

So look out 2017! I am back on the case and looking to politely (sometimes) kick our city up the backside! If you’d like to get involved. You can start by LIKING our Facebook page at: facebook.com/Southamptoncity or visiting www.southamptonambassadors.com which I’m only just finishing building, so don’t be too harsh! Yet :) If you’re interested in joining ... to qualify you need to be emotionally sympathetic or connected to Southampton, proposed by an existing Ambassador, seconded by another, agreed by me and pay the fee. Oh and of course, you and whatever you do, needs to be proven as recommendable. Which is why I personally vouch for all the people and business on the right. So if you are looking for anything in Southampton from financial advice to a new kitchen, a second hand car to a new website, or new windows and a wedding entertainer ... try them first. They will not let you down. Tell them I sent you. Email me at: theandguide@mail.com www.southamptonambassadors.com

ANDY LAI

Lawrie and Matt visit saints fans at Countess Mountbatton Hospice Saints icons Matt Le Tissier and Lawrie McMenemy made a suprise visit to Countess Mountbatten Hospice recently. They’d gone to see legendary former Saints steward of 43 years Derek Brewster, who had been fighting cancer for the last few years. Derek who sadly passed away just a few days after, was said to have been delighted to have received the visits and spent some

time reminiscing and joking with them. Also delighted was lifelong Saints fan Alan Gransden, although instead of discussing football, the two former guardsmen spent most of the time discussing how the uniforms of various guardsmen differed! After he’d proudly showed off his treasured collection of every Saints shirt since the early 60’s on his ipad. “Have you seen Matt Le Tissier before?” he was asked. “Of course,” he beamed. “But never from this close!”

Left: Derek Brewster reminisces with Matt Le Tissier and Lawrie McMenemy. This: Derek in happier times. ( God bless Derek. I remember you always giving me that ‘look’ about my free tickets! You’ve got some posh gates to look after now Martin )

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Above: Lawrie with one of the lovely Countess Mountbatten nurses and Saints fan. Right: Discussing buttons with Alan Gransden


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Film Review Paul Ridge ARRIVAL (12A) Thought-provoking sci-fi drama about first contact with an alien race, who arrive in ships strategically placed around the planet simultaneously. Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker, and directed by Denis Villeneuve. What would happen if aliens landed on our planet? Have you ever stopped to think about it? I mean, really stopped to think about it? How would it affect you and the people around you? How would the media react? Or the military? Or the various governments, world leaders, conglomerates, corporations and captains of industry? Would there be mass hysteria or mass apathy and an impending sense of doom? Maybe there would there be a swelling of hope and positivity? Perhaps religious fervour would take hold as some interpret it as the second coming? Arrival is a profound tale that asks all of these questions and more. It answers a few of them too, but like 2001, Close Encounters and Interstellar before it, Arrival leaves its audience thinking. I like that in a sci-fi movie. Based on a short story called The Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang, the plot revolves around the eponymous arrival of twelve alien ships, each of which has "parked" - for want of a better word - hovering above the earth’s surface. In various locations around the world, they hang silently suspended : Australia, China, Denmark, Japan, the Black Sea and so on, though the story focuses on rural Montana, USA. Like a smooth pebble stood on one end, the giant pod-like vessels are eerily beautiful but strangely menacing at the same time, with one story arc looking at the way they are perceived around the world. Maybe that’s why they were put where they were? Perhaps the aliens wanted to see as diverse a view of our world as they could? Or maybe it was completely random. We don’t know yet. What we do know is the world has ground to a halt as we sit and wait to see what’s going to happen next ... TENSION. IGNORANCE. CURIOSITY. FEAR. WONDER. The mind races as the possibilities abound ... Surely they could have wiped us out already if they’d wanted to, so why are they here? What is their purpose? Questions. So many questions. We need to be able to communicate with them.

Enter linguistics expert Louise Banks (Adams), recruited by the US military to help decode whatever messages the aliens plan on sending us. Alongside her, physisist Ian Donnelly (Renner) has been selected to cover the science side of things, with Colonel Weber (Whitaker) eager to speed up the process by playing them off against each other from the get-go. They’ve not even landed at the alien ship’s location before they’re arguing the potentials and debating the what-ifs, with Weber smug that his devil’s advocacy may just work. Similar scenarios are taking place all over the world and the twelve nations involved all quickly agree to share information and pool their collective resources in order to work out what’s going on. Live feeds are installed overnight with teams of interpreters working over time, banks of computers whirring and teams of data analysts and various experts all doing their best to unravel the mysteries before them. What happens next sees Banks and Donnelly communicating with the aliens inside the ships themselves, slowly at first but increasingly rapidly as the two professors team up to figure it all out. The scenes inside the ship are incredibly atmospheric and beautifully filmed, ramping up the tension with each session spent face to face with beings from another world. The language itself is completely different to any on earth and without the aid of computers Banks would’ve taken years to even get the merest foothold of a chance of understanding it, such is the complexity of it all. Arrival is very much a modern take on the first contact premise with none of the usual "Take me to your leader" style clichés and you’re conscious of the feeling that this film could not have been made twenty years ago. Time itself plays a massive part in the story and - as in Interstellar - a suspension of belief is required to go with it all, kind of like a leap of faith, before everything falls into place. The payoff is deeply emotional : for the lead characters, for the planet and for you, the audience. ... but to say any more than that would be spoiling the sci-fi picture of the year. Amy Adams gives the performance of a lifetime here and will surely be nominated for an Oscar. Jeremy Renner surprised me by showing some real acting chops - though admittedly I’ve only ever seen him in action movies till this point - and the chemistry between the two of them was well paced and organic. Forest Whitaker makes an excellent colonel : a strong leader, good people manager yet under immense pressure to get results. The cinematography is stunning in places, while the effects are all too real Villeneuve deserves a lot of credit for making Arrival so believable. If you want laser guns and monsters, action and machismo, forget it. If you like cerebral sci-fi and wished Interstellar had had a female lead, you need to see this picture.


Russell Cook

BOOKS red & rit The year is nearly over, and what a year! Brexit! The exit from the EU and when article 51 is triggered we shall be all on our own, a little Island floating amongst the countries still in, also probably at the beck and call of Donald Trump. Then again, he is 70, by the time that fifty first trigger happens only his hair will probably remain, preserved like a discarded tumbleweed for future generations to admire in some silly Museum of Congress. What has this got to do with books for Christmas? Nothing, just sayin’.

When I was a child way back in the last century I liked nothing more than to disappear into a Famous Five adventure. Enid Blyton wrote 21 books featuring the intrepid Julian, Dick (I know), Anne, George (Georgina, I know) and Timmy the Dog. Actually the books were terrific, real page turners for the twelve and under generation and when all the books were read, you started again and it was back to Kirren Island in search of more treasure and trouble. Enid Blyton knew how to tell a story. Now, the estate of the late author courtesy of Hodder and Stoughton, has licensed writer Bruno Vincent to create The Famous Five for us adults of now, once the children of yesteryear. Coincidentally five titles have been released and the kids tackle issues that are very much on peoples minds. In FIVE ON BREXIT ISLAND (QUERCUS £ 7.99) the four plus hound decide to bring independence to Kirren Island with no real plan in mind. Sound familiar? If it does, have a look at when they go Parenting, try to understand the ins and outs of the benefits of a Gluten Free lifestyle and take part in a strategy away day where they come

itself to hook the reader. The author introduces the aforementioned DI Kate Swanson and Sergeant Joseph Keane into the story of a kidnapped Judge who will only be released if all prisoners are set free. A game of hunt the kidnapper begins. However Kate has her own secrets that she dare not reveal, and then her boss disappears… Charge up that device, battery life required, it’s a corker for the eReader. They say that a dog is for life and not just for Christmas. Quite right, Monty Don is proof of this and in NIGEL. MY FAMILY AND OTHER DOGS (TWO ROADS £ 20.00), tells the story of his dog Nigel plus previous dogs that he has owned. I think this tale from the pen of the always eloquent Mr. Don is my book of the year; it is a truly wonderful read, like having a smile safe in your hands, a smile that never fades. Nigel has become a

across arch rivals The Secret Seven! The book that will hit home most is FIVE GIVE UP THE BOOZE; don’t read this one over the Christmas holidays! They are written in the traditional Blyton style and go beyond parody to offer a few little not so subtle digs at the politically correct, supposedly healthy, and safety conscious world we live in today. Rumours that Aunt Fanny is changing her name by deed pole are at the moment, unfounded. For those who get a kindle for Christmas, time to recommend an eBook. MATT BROLLY’S first Kate Swanson mystery ZERO (CANELO £1.98) is a real rollercoaster of tension and is set in a dystopian world that could be now but in reality, a rather more gritty alternative to the present day. The scenario of being found guilty of a crime however big or small is punishable by death should be enough in

GREEN COLUMN Amongst all the billions of planets known to man, there is still only one known to support life. It’s this one. Let’s look after it ... be stupid not to?

Martin Perry

Are you a barstool moaner? Or do you actually want to do something? Then do it! Turn a light off. Hell... go mad and turn 2 lights off! Turn standby plugs off, boil less for a cup of tea. Recycle. Turn your heating down a touch and put on a jumper. Don’t insist on bleedin’ fresh fruit everyday from another continent! It aint healthy, it’s actually going to kill our kids. Don’t let your children ask you

“Hey Mum, why did you and Dad let them kill our planet?” This issue I thought I’d let some incredibly clever adverts do the talking. And giving blood? Well that just might be the greatest gift you could give anyone ... ever. My thanks as always to your friends at Greenpeace. FIND YOU LOCAL SESSION NOW. NO... IT DOESN’T HURT, YOU BABY!

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star in his own right, appearing regularly at his owners’ heels on Gardener’s World and if he receives more fan mail than the presenter it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. This is Nigel’s book and there is along with the joy this story brings, the harsh reality of how seemingly short in human years a dog is with us for. There is the moment when a dog and its owner will know when their time together is up. These things have to be confronted and understood and when they are, that it is a fact of life, a greater understanding of the bond between man and dog emerges. Written around life in Longmeadow the garden that Monty and his family have created, the narrative as it unfolds clearly suggests that the golden retriever is the boss, it’s his territory. You could say that Monty has only ever been making plans and plants for

Nigel. The cover of the book alone shows the joy that dogs bring, they are the greatest of friends, and are the most devoted of companions; healing and protecting both the inner and outer spirits of their owners. Bringing comfort and joy, just like the festive season. Merry Christmas. Russell’s Blog Brave New World is at www. therewriteman.wordpress.com


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with Lucy McNeil of Travel Counsellors Ooh now hasn’t winter most certainly come in full frosty force?! It took me about 10 minutes this morning to get my car defrosted and even then it was touch and go down the road as it kept freezing back over! I do love those kind of mornings though especially when the sun is shining (albeit very low in the sky and somewhat blindingly when you’re trying to get across the main road during the school run!) But I am not complaining because that is one (of the many) things I love about living in the UK….the seasons! I know they can all mould into one another sometimes when we’re experiencing wet summers or mild winters but at least we get to see the beauty of the autumn trees, the cold fresh air in the winter, the beautiful yellow daffodils in the spring and the hazy summer days. I think living somewhere in the world that has only one climate and little variation to it just wouldn’t suit me, I like the different

excitement that each season brings. It got me thinking about all the different holidays you can experience around the world at this time of year and I thought I’d bring you a few that gave you a taste of the different seasons experienced by other countries as we head into the depths of our winter! I thought I would start with some warm sunshine as a contrast to our cold frosty days and take you Down Under to Australia. Being on the opposite side of the world to us Australia’s seasons (not surprisingly) are the opposite of ours! So they are well into spring down there heading right into summer. The country is so vast however the East of the country can be quite different in temperature to the West. Perth on the South West coast generally gets hotter weather and it can be around 25-30° at this time of year. The other side of the country can be ever so slightly cooler but still beautiful weather and if going up North along the Gold Coast and visiting the Great Barrier Reef the weather is simply stunning! If Australia’s not on your list for winter treats then how about somewhere nearer to home and well a bit more wintery? Why not try Lapland and maybe even a glimpse of the

Northern lights? Lapland has become hugely popular in the last 10 years with lots of tour companies offering trips for people to see Santa and his elves, take reindeer and husky sleigh ride and feel the magic of Christmas. You can even do day trips if time is short and you want to shoehorn a quick ‘authentic’ Santa visit in between school carol services and nativities! Hang on a minute if you’re reading this in January you might be sick to the back teeth of Christmas so let’s move on to somewhere else! Let’s go South to Cape Town….now that’s on my bucket list. South Africa is beautiful in our winter the temperature is just beginning to rise and the stunning scenery along the garden route is out of this world. You can call in to Franschhoek or Stellenbosch and try some of the best wine in world (can you see why this is on my bucket list!) then carry on to Port Elizabeth then onto a safari at Shamwari game reserve…..am I whetting your appetite??? Finally I think any winter holiday run down wouldn’t be the same without the beautiful Caribbean Sea…but instead of heading to one of the more well-known hotpsots for winter sun holidays like Barbados or Antigua why

not head to Aruba the little Island in the South of the Caribbean just off the coast of Venezuela. Aruba was once colonized by Spain but now is in the Kingdom of the Netherlands which is made up of four Islands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and St. Maarten. The tourist economy in Aruba has grown steadily and with it being a popular stop for cruise ships the demand for good quality hotels grew and so it is a great alternative to some of the other popular islands in the Caribbean. So what do we think guys….fancy heading off? Or maybe just stay here with this beautiful bright blue frosty sunshine!?! As we approach the end of the year and hurtle quickly into 2017 I just wanted to send all the AND Guide readers huge festive cheers and wish everyone the very best for a happy, successful and peaceful 2017. And don’t forget if you are looking for help planning a holiday or travel arrangements in 2017 contact me for the best service, advice and experience in the local area! Call me today on 01489 858270 or e-mail me on lucy.mcneil@travelcounsellors.com

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the world, go see it! MOVE OVER VEGAS Macau is the newest, blingiest kid on the casino block! If you’re not familiar with Macau it’s a small area in China about 65 kilometres West of Hong Kong. With new hotels opening up most months and some of the biggest and most luxurious hotel chains already welcoming guests and high-rollers

Macau is firmly on the map as millionaires and billionaires playground. Billionaire Stephen Hung has opened the most expensive hotel in the world ‘The 13’ (right) with rooms reportedly costing £7m just to build and decorate, the smallest being 2,000 square feet! Hhhmmm think a major lottery win would be needed for a trip to Macau!

SNOW, SNOW, SNOW! The French Alps have seen unprecedented levels of snow in the last few weeks meaning many of the higher resort have opened early for the 2016/2017 ski season. Alpe D’Huez opened its lower lifts for the weekend skiers on 12th & 13th November which is incredible and bodes well for a great ski season. If you’re still considering

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TOM DYER OF CLUB PSYCHEDELIA BEING WELCOMED TO THE JOINERS BY PROMOTER RICKY BATES

Martin Boorman

Imagine There’s No Lennon’s When was the last time you went to a gig? Not one of these massive star studded £100 per ticket off to the smoke larging it VIP O2 stadium gigs but one at a local venue, here in Southampton, featuring an up and coming band where the cost of entry is often less than a tenner? Recent events in Southampton suggest its not often enough. Here’s a thought for you. Did you know that in recent years you could have seen Adele sing at Hamptons Wine Bar in the High Street, danced to the vibrant folk tunes of Mumford and Sons in the Old Talking Heads in Portwood or maybe have experienced the energetic rock anthems of Royal Blood and the 1975 at Lennons? Three gigs that have quite a few things in common, they were at small, local intimate

venues run by enthusiastic music fans and they didn’t cost the earth to attend. The other thing they all have in common is that all three of those bricks and mortar venues have closed. Hamptons is now a Thai restaurant. The Talking Heads has been converted to flats, although the name lives on over in the Polygon. But what of Lennon’s? Lennon’s has been a musical institution for

many years, and one of the highlights of the venue was The Club Psychedelia night which has featured acts from The 1975 and Royal Blood, to current exciting up and coming bands like Spring King. With the announcement of the closure of Lennon’s what now happens for the bands and the people who take the risk to put these bands on? I spoke to Tom Dyer who promoted the Club Psychedelia night.

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“The Venue itself wasn't really struggling, the owners just wanted a change,” Tom explained about Lennon’s closure. “It's the fact that the new owners want to turn it into a tattoo shop and some flats and thats a real shame.” I asked Tom why having music venues like Lennons is so important? “Lennon's was such a big part of Southampton's music scene. It had been for a very long time. Most of my good friends I’ve met there. It felt like a local pub at times, that had been host to some of the biggest bands in the UK.” It's not the end for Club Psychedelia though as it's found a new home at the Joiners. How did he feel about that? “Sad as I was about Lennon's closing, I can't help but feel excited about Club Psychedelia's future at the Joiners, a venue that needs no introduction. Its not a venue that's really been associated with club nights, but myself and the team at the venue are working on all aspects of giving it a more club feel. Club Psychedelia will remain much the same, the best touring bands in the UK playing late night set's, cheap alcohol, and DJ's after the bands, playing Indie, Rock n Roll, 50's, 60's, Punk, Ska & Soul ... want more can you want?” Indeed. The Joiners itself has been a musical institution for many years and is currently celebrating 48 years as a music venue, even though it too flirted with closure a few years back, being rescued by the generosity of Frank Turner and the Vaccines putting on benefit gigs. Now this is where you come in. It has been estimated that over the past ten years, a huge 40 per cent of London’s music venues have closed, reflecting similar patterns around the UK. There are many reasons for these closures; a combination of soaring rent prices, tough licensing scrutiny, property developers changing the use of the building and not enough people going through the doors. Small venues are the lifeblood of the British music scene. Without them, new acts have no place to develop their craft, to build a fan base and to eventually fill the shoes of some of the biggest names around today. Without small music venues, how can we expect any new bands to come out of the UK? Venues like the Joiners and nights like Club Psychedelia are good for culture, great for making new friends and brilliant for a good time. It really is time for all of us to stop sitting at home on a Saturday night watching X-factor and to go out and have some fun! (Totally agree Mart, and in a nutshell you've just quoted the reason I brought out The AND Guide! Ed) www.psychedelialimited.co.uk www.joiners.vticket.co.uk

Ed Hailwood

Ed is B.A.S.T qualified vocal coach and ex empresario of the much loved Fret Music.

1, 2, 3, doh! Harmony Singing Are you impressed with vocal harmonies? In awe at the likes of Manhattan Transfer and Boyz II Men, Take That or even your local choir? It might surprise you that the basics are easier than you might think. Its amazing how the most complex harmonies are usually the simple formula of 1st 3rd and 5th intervals. My generation think The Everley Brothers with Don usually 1 and Phil the 3rd. For those who do not understand the theory its actually very simple. A scale runs in intervals 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, - then it repeats - can be described as doh-ray-me-fa-so-la-te-do, so 1 3 5 is do - me - so. Then you can get intellectual (not) --put the intervals in different orders. Eg 5 - 3 - 1 The Beatles were great at that. One skill I really think is not so apparent with modern bands is the use of Harmony vocals. Just simple backing can start to sound so much more interesting with well placed vocal harmony arrangements. My mate Tony Collier from the well respected band Wishfull Thinking is a real tyrant at getting the vocal harmonies dead right. His favourite saying to me was “You shouldn’t be able to get a fag paper between them”. So there you go rehearse those simple harmonies and get them tight. You will not believe the difference they can make. If you want to learn how to sing or require coaching get in contact with me. You can message me on:

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I Wish It Could Be Xmas Every Day

Barry Upton Our resident pop guru Barry is a multi international hit songwriter/producer/performer. Initially a front singer with Brotherhood Of Man he’s worked with a multitude of household names including being creator of the lovable pop outfit STEPS, penning their massive hit 5678 and his mate and editor of this ‘ere paper previously co-hosting the AND Magazine Show on Radio Hampshire. In fact it was live on air that Martin suggested he go to Thailand. Now he’s a TV & radio presenter/producer in Pattaya and of course ... he’s still performing!

Christmas is rearing its’ ugly head again meaning the season of aggressive TV advertising, overspending, overindulging, overeating and over the top wishes of wellbeing (but only for the christmas period) is upon us once again. A cynical view I hear you say, but truthful as I usually see it. However I do have a balanced view on the subject and love the fact that it’s a wonderful excuse for families to get together once a year, giving each other stuff they don’t really need apart from kids who quite obviously need everything. So there are some winners at the festive game and I realise from those who like to call me ‘bah humbug’ (what does that really mean?) that those few days at the end of December, mean so much to so many people. As my dear friend, your esteemed editor, knows only too well, I have always got into the Xmas spirit of partying and ensuring Xmas audiences at my band gigs are well entertained, even going as far as dressing up all the members of my band in Xmas attire including some sexy Xmas attire for the girls (as seen in my ‘HotPantz’ video hit from a few years back ‘I’d Like To Give U One 4 Xmas’ - ref YouTube) and a very fetching snowman outfit. Every year the same old Xmas songs get reeled out and, despite many attempts at new Xmas hits by various artists and wannabees trying to take advantage of a possible loophole in the Simon Cowell chart domination mafia, Noddy (look to the future now - it’s only just begun) Holder, Mariah (I don’t want a lot for Xmas) Carey and Roy (I wish it could be Xmas everyday) Wood are still the main protagonists. I really cannot believe that Mariah, being a girl (so I’m convincingly lead to believe), really doesn’t want a lot for Xmas. If it was only ‘you’ that she wanted and you didn’t buy her a present, a red card would be the most likely outcome. Noddy’s specialist subject is the ‘bleedin’ obvious’ after his prediction that the future starts now. No need to buy him a watch as a present. It’s ‘ker-ching’ time for him anyway so he can get what he likes. But the Arch Bishop Wizzard, Roy Wood has a point. If it was Xmas every day, for a start maybe the world could suddenly be at peace, everyone would be kinder than

usual to those they might not normally be so to, the soaring costs of celebrating December 25th can be spread out across the year more evenly, plus… the Queen would speak directly to us more often… although finding new motivational speeches everyday might be challenging? Nobody would have to suffer the depressing prospect of taking down brightly coloured Xmas decorations in early January. There would be at least 365 public holidays in a year and we can all eat Xmas dinners for evermore. Well done Roy. If you were a politician and these were your main policies, even Trump would struggle to put up a fight for supremacy over that. (Oh and talking of Trump, do check out Matt Black’s Trump underpants present in his column. Brilliant!) But where did all this musical lunacy start? Music was an early feature of the Christmas season and its celebrations from the Middle Ages. The English combined circle dances with singing and called them Carols. Later, the word Carol came to mean a song in which a religious topic is treated in a style that is familiar or festive. From Italy, it passed to France and Germany, and later to England. Christmas Carols in English first appear in a 1426 work of John Audelay, a Shropshire priest and poet, who lists 25 ‘Caroles of Cristemas’, probably sung by groups of Wassailers, who went from house to house. Music in itself soon became one of the greatest tributes to Christmas, and Christmas music includes some of the noblest compositions of the great musicians. (Are you all still with me?) The tradition of singing Christmas Carols in return for charity began in England in the seventeenth century after the Restoration. Town musicians or ‘Waits’ were licensed to collect money in the streets in the weeks preceding Christmas. The custom spread throughout the population by the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries up to the present day. Also from the seventeenth century, there was the English custom, predominantly involving women, of

taking a ‘wassail bowl’ to their neighbours to solicit gifts, accompanied by Carols. (I don’t believe they were all called Carol though) [You couldn’t do it could you? Had to stick a gag in eventually. Must admit I was impressed. Reminded me of our old Radio Show, when I would be informative and you would take the pi**. Ed] Music is, of course, a big part of the festive season and this year I intend to enjoy watching the many Xmas ad breaks which intensify as Xmas day approaches. I will be mostly looking out for the ‘Peacocks Online Clothing’ ad as I am extremely thankful they have wisely chosen my song 5,6,7,8 as the music to accompany their dancing gnomes at their virtual online warehouse. For an ad to run your song in connection with their product, the company or advertising agency has to seek permission through your publisher or royalty administrator because of the possibility of you not wanting your material to have a connection with what is being promoted. I received the advert pictorial storyboard a few weeks ago and struggled for at least 5 seconds to come to the decision that ‘Peacocks’ are indeed a fine clothing provider for men and ladies and that I would be very pleased to let them pay me the highest rate royalty and licensing fee in return for a helping hand in their Xmas contribution to high season advertising. So, he says smugly, it looks like I will be one of those winners this Xmas and you can forget everything I previously cynically and hypocritically said at the start of this article. I actually wish it could be Xmas everyday!!! Have a fab one everybody and here’s hoping (need to always hope) for a peaceful New Year. I will be celebrating it all on a beach somewhere 7 hours in the future, which by the way, has only just begun.

JUST A FEW FESTIVE PICS TO UPSET THE EDITOR! TOP TO BOTTOM: WHERE I WILL BE ONCE AGAIN TRYING TO MAKE THE BEST OF CHRISTMAS. YEP ITS HARD BUT SOMEONE’S GOT TO DO IT. THE RECORD THAT HE ACTUALLY WOULDN’T REVIEW IN AND MAGAZINE! YEAH... UNFAMILY FRIENDLY OR SOMETHING? I STILL DON’T GET IT? CHRISTMAS? GIVING? NAH ... NOT GETTING IT? MY OLD UK BAND. YEP THAT’S HIM AND LEWIS EITHER SIDE. YOU CAN SEE WHY I NEEDED KATY & SAM AS THE EYE CANDY! AND AT THE BOTTOM A PEACOCK AND MY LOVELY CHRISTMAS 2016 KERCHING! (DID YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE MARTIN?) [ BAZZA YOU ARE AS SUBTLE AS AN ELVIS SANTA! WHAT YOU LEFT OUT THOUGH IS THAT I THOUGHT WE WERE POSING FOR A NYE IN DUBAI AS PROMISED. NOT SOME CLUB IN HASTINGS AS IT TRANSPIRED! ]


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THE SOCIETY OF ST JAMES RAISES 16,000 AT SLEEP OUT IN SOUTHAMPTON TO HELP VULNERABLE AND HOMELESS YOUNG PEOPLE

Top: Sleep Out Promo Shot courtesy Daily Echo Top right: Chief Executive Trevor Pickup and Exservice user and volunteer Sammy Houghton Below: Southampton Ukulele Jam playing the event Inset below right: Xan Phillips from Voice Fm Bedding down for the night Left: SSJ Operations Director Mike Taylor bedding down for the night Below: Group photo of sleepers

On Friday 11th November, over 300 people attended the annual SSJ ‘End Youth Homelessness’ Sleep Out in Southampton. Local businesses, community organisations, local musicians and charity supporters all came together to raise £16,000 to support around 250 local, disadvantaged, young people out of homelessness and onto brighter futures. SSJ’s Southampton Sleep Out, was one of 11 events held nationally, under the “End Youth Homelessness” initiative. The End Youth Homelessness partnership, is a collaboration between 11 regional charities, which gives a national voice for young, homeless, people. Throughout November, around 2,500 people across the country braved wet and windy weather to raise vital funds for vulnerable and homeless young people. Around £500,000 will be raised by the End Youth Homelessness partnership, from this year’s Sleep Out events and to date, £16,000 has been raised as a result of the Southampton event, with more expected to roll in, including £1000 in sponsorship from local businesses, including South Coast Port Services, Stewart Signs, Solent Stevedores and Bull-it Jeans. Chief Executive Trevor Pickup, formally opened the event with ex-service user and volunteer Sammy Houghton. The Mayor of Southampton also supported the event, attending later in the evening to meet participants and wish them good luck. Two stages of musical entertainment were on offer with local blues legend Bob Pearce kicking things off in style, whilst The Real Raj welcomed partici-

pants. The SSJ Music Group, formed in conjunction with SoCo Music Project, played a lively set followed by Southampton Ukulele Jam and Denyzen, whilst a more intimate, acoustic programme, of local musicians JB Raw, Dan O’Farrell and Sean McGowan performed in St Mary’s Church itself. Just before bedtime, local poet, Issa Farrah recited spoken word about his own experiences of homelessness; reminding everyone of the imminent challenge of SleepOut; bedding down for a night, outside in November. Those that took part in Sleep Out experienced some of the stark realities of homelessness – the biting cold, the damp, the noise and the difficulty of carrying on your day with little sleep – things most people do not have to deal with in their everyday lives. This enabled ‘sleepers’ to understand some of the practical realities of being homeless, like those faced by the 83,000 young people across the UK, who have no safe space to sleep every night. This year SSJ saw greater community support at Sleep Out than ever before, with Girl Guides from Hedge End 6th manning the reception, students from University of Winchester assisting with the running of the night and Southampton Sikh Seva providing a warm evening meal. Dominos Southampton generously donated pizzas for participants later in the evening and refreshments were provided by Ahmed Tea, The Notes Café and served by the Denmead Belles WI. Breakfast was also kindly donated by McDonalds and Hampshire Disco Dome Hire. A video of the evening has been generously created by Wow Video Productions and MBE Events Management company assisted SSJ with ensuring the event ran smoothly. Senator Security South donated security staff for the event and Voice FMs “The Business” presenter Xan Phillips, who was talked into signing up to Sleep Out live on air, made a fantastic 50minute broadcast of the night’s events. Sam Bax, from SSJ, comments: “The money raised at this event will be used to support our accommodation for young homeless people and will help to provide a full, enriched, ‘Life Skills’ programme, which will assist the young people we support to access training, education and employment. All of the money raised at this event will help us to support hundreds of local, young people who are vulnerable to homelessness, to make the steps they need to transform their lives. “ If you would like to make a donation towards SSJ’s End Youth Homelessness Sleep Out, you can do so here: www.justgiving.com/campaigns /charity/societyofstjames /sleepout16 Or make a text gift of up to £10 by texting “ZZZZ16” and the amount you wish to donate to 70070. Eg ZZZZ16£5 to 70070 to donate five pounds


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LIVE STUFF Paul Ridge

decided to cross a venue off my bucket list for this issue. Fancied sydney opera house but dear old scrooge wouldn’t sign off my expenses. That’s despite us featuring australia in the travel guide and his son working in a live music bar in melbourne! “Winchester for you nip, they’ve got an ice rink, go fun yourself.” or at least that’s what i think he said?

THE RAILWAY INN, WINCHESTER FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2016

THE LITTLE UNSAID JELLICOE WINS TEMPLES OF YOUTH LUCAS & KING Another night and another new venue for me. I can't believe I've lived in the area so long and never been to Winchester’s The Railway Inn before, when there it is, a minute from the station.?

LUCAS AND KING We'd come to see The AND Guide favourites Temples Of Youth and anything else would be a bonus so it was amazing to hear Lucas and King start playing about five minutes after we'd taken our places in the intimate live room at the back of the pub. The duo are Hayleigh King on lead guitar and backing vocals and Bo Lucas on lead vocals and occasional acoustic and to say they harmonise beautifully is

at various sites like YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook and Bandcamp and in truth some of the videos don't do them justice as they're a little amateurish. That's part of the charm when a new act starts off but you can hear a real difference in quality when you listen to the audio-only files on SoundCloud in particular. It's there that you get the real Lucas and King as they appear on stage. Live, they're good fun and there's plenty of banter with the

It was good to catch up with Paul and Jo of Temples Of Youth ahead of the release of their new single, Divide, available on Apple Music and Spotify from 1 December. They do love a oneword title, these two, but like everything they do it shouts of a certain unique style which is one of the things I love about them. The song itself was a stand-out, with the customary dramatic lyrics, almost like a call-to-arms which is no bad thing in these uncertain times. Since seeing them last, they've been showcased by Lucy Ambache on BBC Radio Solent on their "Introducing" slot which you can see for yourselves on the Solent website. It's a great interview if you want to get to know the band and find out how they came together. They've also been nominated for this year's Best of British Unsigned Awards, one of ten acts from six hundred who were under consideration. The crowd had swelled considerably by the time they took to the stage tonight, which was to be expected given it's a home gig for them. As ever, they were epic live and they just sound better every time I see them - keep up the good work, guys !

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as a matter of fact they have got an ice rink in winchester, beautufully and festively situated in a christmas market in stunning winchester cathedral. so, go fun yourself too! Merry christmas and happy new year everyone!

TEMPLES OF YOUTH

THE LITTLE UNSAUD Already nicely busy, the drinks are flowing and there's a good crowd in the front bar unwinding after another working week. There's a pool table, some very generous prices given it's the weekend and an excellent coffee machine. The staff are good fun and there's a definite buzz about the place as we make our way through to The Barn at the rear of the building where we're about to see four bands play for the princely sum of a tenner. With Red Stripe on draught at £3 a pint it's worth jumping on a train to get here on Fridays. Failing that, do what I did and bring a teetotal friend who'll drive, happy in the knowledge you'll be plying them with some of that great coffee.

an understatement. These two click, I mean they really fit together and the sound they produce is astonishing. If you like anything in the folk/roots/country/Americana/acoustic pop area you will love them. If you like fiery torch singers like Peggy Lee, Patsy Cline or Julie London, you'll love Bo's voice. If you like slide guitar and duelling banjos, you'll love the instrumentation. If you appreciate the harmonisation of The Beach Boys or Simon And Garfunkel, you'll be blown away. We were left slack-jawed at one point, silently mouthing "Wow !" and "They're brilliant !" to each other. Since seeing them I've listened to everything online - you can find them

LUCAS AND KING

TEMPLES OF YOUTH crowd, but when they start playing and singing you know they mean business. The music they play is mostly originals - two standouts being the memerising Black And White Cat and the twangy Poor Little Girl, but everything they played sounded beautiful. They supported The Kinks' Ray Davies at The Royal Festival Hall last year and they've got a slot at Glastonbury coming up so it's clear they're going places. For something a little closer to home I'm looking forward to catching them when they perform at Cafe Reflections on Shirley High Street in early December supporting American alt country artist, Amy Rigby. Yes, that's right. Shirley High Street. Home of country music. You read it here first ...

LUCAS AND KING JELLICO WINS Jellico Wins were up next, a threepiece consisting of vocals/keyboards, bass and drums. I always find it a bit odd when the singer is sitting down, either on the drums or at a keyboard. I don't really know why, but it seems to change the dynamic for me somehow. Having said that, frontman Steve Petty has an arresting voice and good stage presence. Their music reminded me of Coldplay : ballad-heavy, piano to the fore and with an often falsetto vocal on top. The trouble is, Coldplay are like musical Marmite in that you either love them or ... Unfortunately, I'm not a fan. There were touches of Supertramp though, which I did appreciate and I have to


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LOCALLY CONNECTED REVIEWS say they were very good live with some strong, original material but I didn't enjoy them as much as I had the previous two acts, mainly because of familiarity in the case of Temple Of Youth and a love of country for Lucas And King.

Steve Howe HOME BREW 6 TOUR THE 1865 THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER 2016

THE LITTLE UNSAID Last up, headliners The Little Unsaid. Here's a curious outfit. I can best describe them as spiritual world rock music, if that makes sense. There's an almost overwhelmingly earnest feel to the room when they play, like it's some kind of religious ceremony and I know they have a strong following and tour relentlessly both here and across Europe. With a fourth album, Fisher King, about to be released, they're also heading to Glastonbury, among other festivals, next summer. Bob Harris loves them, Radiohead engineer Graeme Stewart has worked on the album and lead singer and multi-instrumentalist, John Elliott, has been compared to Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen. He is a veritable Roy Castle on stage, swapping keyboards and guitars, all the while holding the show together like a man possessed juggling musical plates. When I say possessed, I mean in the calmest, most serene way imaginable. This is a man who's got it together. Their material is a blend of electronica, folk and art rock with soaring vocals and strings, almost like a wave of sound washing over you. On the night, I found it a little too much for such a tight venue and felt almost overwhelmed by it all. Maybe it was an after-effect of having seen three very diverse artists before John took to the stage and my brain was just frazzled from switching genres, I don't know. Since then, I've investigated the band further and found I really enjoy what they do. I think in hindsight it might be a case of a band's sound growing on you, rather than being an instant, familiar high. Four albums in to an independent recording career free from the hype and constant machinery of "The Music Industry" suggests two things to me : John Elliott is hugely talented and he's also tenaciously dedicated to his craft. Both are admirable traits and I admire his pioneering spirit in forging a path this way. There's a definite style to the band, both in how they sound and their look, on stage and in their artwork, and I urge you to check out their website to have a rifle through their impressive back catalogue for yourselves. All in all, this was an excellent night and I laud all the acts as well as the venue itself for providing such great entertainment at such affordable prices.

As a lifelong Yes fan, the chance to see one of the greatest guitarists of all time up close and personal was too good to miss, so it was with much anticipation I made my first ever trip to The 1865 on Brunswick Square, just off Queensway in downtown Southampton. For those of you unfamiliar with the name Steve Howe, although not in the original line-up, he made his name as one of the mainstays of prog rock group, Yes, during the 70s along with Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, and was also a member of the 80s trans-Atlantic supergroup, Asia. Known equally for his virtuosity on acoustic, electric and the lapsteel variants of the guitar, Howe himself has been making solo records since 1975 and his latest release - Homebrew 6, which came out in March - is one of the reasons for the current tour. The 1865 is a great venue : big enough to hold a good crowd but small enough to remain intimate and give the atmosphere of a jazz club or speakeasy. Tickets both for events and drinks are reasonably priced and they have a varied selection of both. The interior is well laid out with a large-ish stage at one end, an open dance-floor (on this occasion, all seated) and booths around the edges of it and some stairs leading up to a good-sized bar with enough barstaff that you don't have to hang around too long to get a drink. All the staff were friendly and welcoming and my overall impression of the place was of a well-run joint full of passionate people - on both sides of the counter. Having seen Yes and listened to some of Howe's early solo stuff I knew more or less what to expect of the evening, musically : an acoustic interpretation of highlights from his impressive back catalogue. What I didn't expect was to hear him sing. As he shuffled on to the stage, I couldn't decide if he was nervous or nonchalent about the upcoming performance, but looking back on it I think that's just the way he is : man comfortable in his own suede loafers. He chatted a little between the various numbers but not too much, though he did crack a couple of jokes as he - and the audience - relaxed into the swing of the show later on. There was a fair amount of bluesy, more rootsy stuff on offer and his phenomenal fingerwork is still as fluid as ever despite his advancing years (he'll be 70 next year). He talked about being influenced by the likes of Chet Atkins in the early 60s when he first started playing seriously and

you could tell he had a real love for that country twang. It was during some of this more American style material that he attempted to sing and it was this that shocked me. His playing I knew would be astounding, but his singing was verging on the pitiful I'm afraid. I absolutely love the man and consider him not only my favourite but also the greatest guitar player ever to walk the planet, but somebody close to him really should suggest he either tours with a vocalist or he sticks to playing instrumentals. I hate having to say that, but I try to be as honest as I can about gigs I review and that's how I feel. The thing about it was though that it didn't really matter. I sat with a friend and we talked about it during the break but in the end we shrugged and said "Who cares. It's Steve Howe, he's thirty feet from us and he's in a room of about 150 people. He can do what he likes." Those people were mostly male and the majority were in their 50s or older. There were a few youngsters, presumably children brought up on Yes and Asia - good parenting if you ask me - but what struck me most about the crowd was the warmth. Every song was roundly applauded. Favourites were greeted with the whoops and whistles normally associated with a Bon Jovi stadium gig. Steve Howe is a big deal in these people's lives and they knew how privileged they were to see such a performance in such a venue as The 1865. The set included a cover of Mason Williams' Classical Gas, a few of his own solo pieces I alluded to earlier, a segment from Topographic Oceans called Leaves Of Green and a rousing version of Roundabout where most of the crowd were singing loud enough to drown out Steve's own admittedly better vocals, but there were

two massive highlights that really stood out for me. The first was an expanded and extended version of Awaken which was truly stunning. Having played on eleven of the Yes albums, he can pick and choose but I honestly couldn't think of anything else I would rather have heard him play than that and to hear a live "remix" of it was something else. Steve also talked about Chris Squire's sad passing last year and dedicated a song to him before launching into what everyone knew would be the closing number and the second highlight, Clap. Unusually, this speedy acoustic jig was released as a live track on a studio album 1971's seminal The Yes Album - and was actually written by Howe to celebrate the birth of his son, Dylan, in 1969. By this point, everybody was on their feet and doing exactly what the title suggested they might. This was a very special night spent with a very special man. For his musical legacy, for his work with Yes, for his solo output, his more commercial stuff with Asia, for his understated grace and charm, Steve Howe I salute you. I even forgive your singing. For The 1865 : thanks for a great night. I'll be back. Again!

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This year, we are very fortunate to be awarded the Celebrate grant from the Big Lottery Fund. We are also very thankful to the Southampton University Confucius Institute for co-organizing this event with us, as well as supports from the Southampton City Council, Southampton Solent University, West Quay Shopping Centre, Chinese Students and Scholars Association of Southampton, Portsmouth Chinese Association and various local Chinese restaurants and shops and of course The AND Guide. All this support has helped us to put together a large-scale 5weekend celebration from 14 January to 11 February. We also have four cultural exhibitions during 16 January to 10 February at the Solent University Andrews Concourse. The main theme of this programme is “Celebrating Chinese New Year Together In Southampton”.

ous Chinese New Year celebrations, cultural festivals and wedding ceremonies.

Why is Chinese New Year a different day to ours? The Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar, which depends on the cycles of lunar phases according to the movement of the Moon. This is different from Gregorian calendar, which is a solar calendar based on the revolution of the Earth around the sun. With the exception of February, each month in the Western calendar has 30 or 31 days, and there are 12 months every year. Since the months of the Chinese calendar are derived from the lunar cycle, which lasts 29.53 days on average, its months are either 29 or 30 days long. Like the Western calendar, the Chinese calendar’s ordinary year has 12 months, but a leap year, every two or three years, will include an extra

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So tell me about the Dragon and Lion dancing?

14 January 2017 will see Southampton’s enthusiastic Chinese community celebrate its biggest Chinese New Year Festival ever. Five weeks of events and activities across Southampton area are set to bond the community with the city, in a wave of friendship, inclusion, education and entertainment. I cornered Andy Lai, Vice Chair of the Southampton Chinese Association, to tell me why 2017 was going to be different to previous years and also about the background to it, for instance... what is that Dragon dance all about?

Lion dance is a very special form of traditional performance in Chinese culture in which performers manipulate as a legend-form of lion. The lion dance is usually performed during the Chinese New Year and other Chinese traditional, cultural and religious festivals. It may also be performed at important occasions such as business opening events, special celebrations or wedding ceremonies. The history of lion dance goes back thousands of years in Chinese culture. The lion, like the Chinese dragon, was only an animal which existed in myth, there were no actual lions in China. Before the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD), only a few lions had reached China from the west, due to Silk Road trade. At that time, people mimicked the appearance and actions of the newly arrived lions in a performance, which developed into the lion dance in the Three Kingdoms Period (220–280) and then became popular with the rise of Buddhism in the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420–589). In the Tang Dynasty (618–907), the lion dance was one of the court dances. The lion dance has spread across the world with Chinese immigration. Overseas Chinese in Europe, America, etc. have established many lion dance clubs, performing on Chinese festivals or big occasions, particularly Chinese New Year. Lion dance is sometimes mistakenly referred to as dragon dance. An easy way to tell the difference is that a lion is normally operated by two dancers, while a dragon needs many people to operate. Also, in a lion dance, the performers’ faces are only seen occasionally, since they are inside the lion. In a dragon dance, the performers’ faces can be easily seen since the dragon is held on poles. In addition, there is a person to hold a dragon ball to lead the dragon during the performance. In Southampton, we are very lucky to have Waterside Lion Dance Group which is found by Ricky Tang from Marchwood. Ricky has taught hundred of youngsters from all communities in Southampton and New Forest area how to perform a traditional lion dance. Waterside Lion Dance Group has performed in numerous occasions including previ-

13th month. The ordinary year in the Chinese calendar runs between 353 and 355 days; a leap year has from 383 to 385 days. As a result, the Chinese New Year Day would never be the same day as the Western New Year Day. The first day of the Chinese New Year in 2017 is on 28th January and it is the year of the Rooster.

Do Chinese people have a similar day to Christmas? ie with everyone giving presents etc? During the Chinese New Year cel-

ebration, which lasts for 15 days, married relatives will normally give out red envelopes (lei sze) to unmarried children. Traditionally, there are some monies inside the red envelops, which are meant for suppressing evil spirits. It is a custom for children to wish elders a year of happiness and good health before accepting the red envelope. In the modern world, Chinese people send lei sze through Internet transaction via social website like Wechat. In addition, friends and relatives will visit each other and exchange presents. Most of the presents are

sweets and expensive dry seafood. People would take this opportunity to give their relatives and friends their good wishes.

Is there the equivalent of a Chinese Father Christmas? There is no such character as a Chinese Father Christmas. However, we do have a God of Wealth. The 5th lunar day of Chinese New Year is the Welcome Day for the God of Wealth. Many families worship the God of Wealth in the early morning. After the ceremony, people explode firecrackers to invite the God of


with family members away from home. In the New Year’s Eve dinner, customarily, fish will be served. Dumplings are the most important dish in Northern China. These two dishes mean "prosperous." Other dishes are served depending on personal preference. The majority of the Chinese will gather together to eat New Year’s Eve dinner at home instead of a restaurant.

during the Spring Festival. It is a dish especially popular in East China: Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Fujian, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, etc. Spring rolls are a Cantonese dim sum dish of cylindrical-shaped rolls filled with vegetables, meat, or something sweet. Fillings are wrapped in thin dough wrappers, then fried, when the spring rolls are given their golden-yellow color.

Chinese Fish In Chinese, "fish" sounds like ‘surplus’. Chinese people always like to have a surplus at the end of the year, because they think if they have managed to save something at the end of the year, then they can make more in the coming year.

Chinese Dumplings

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With a history of more than 1,800 years, dumplings constitute a classic Chinese food, and a traditional dish

Chines cakes NiángÇo or Chinese New Year cakes (Glutinous Rice Cake). In Chinese, niangao sounds like “getting higher year-by-year”. In Chinese people’s minds, this means the higher you are the more prosperous your business is. The main ingredients of niangao are sticky rice, sugar, chestnuts, Chinese dates, and lotus leaves.

TÇngyuán Sweet Rice Balls Tangyuan is the main food for China’s Lantern Festival. However, in south China, people eat them throughout the Spring Festival. The pronunciation and the round shape of tangyuan are associated with reunion and being together. That is why the Chinese people favor them during the New Year celebrations.

Who is the most notable Chinese person in Southampton’s Mr Yiu Lam LEE. He is the oldest Chinese person at Southampton, at an incredible 93 years old. But we have a strong community of Chinese people in Southampton performing important roles for the city. Apart from working at restaurants and takeaways, there are many Chinese people working as university professors, medical doctors, police officers, lawyers, accountants etc. I myself was a policeman.

How long has there been a Chinese community in Southampton?

Wealth to enter the house. Nowadays, some big shopping centres hire people to dress as the God of Wealth and distribute lei sze (good luck offerring, usually money and usually in red envelopes) to their customers during the Chinese New Year period.

What acts are performing and where over the new year festival? In 2017 we will have 5 celebrations at Southampton as shown in We will have lion and dragon dances, kungfu displays, traditional Chinese/Asian dances, music and

song, traditional Chinese costume show etc. We would like to thank our sponsors and supporters: Yau Brothers, Lime Bar, Shanghai Bay, Sukee Market, Gourmet Kitchen, 88 Chinese Restaurant, Fusion Noodle Bar, the And Guide Magazine, TriExForces Group Ltd.

What is a typical meal for the Chinese on New Year’s Eve? The New Year’s Eve dinner is the most important dinner for the Chinese. Normally, this is the family reunion dinner, especially for those

eaten on Chinese New Year’s Eve, widely popular in China, especially in North China. Chinese dumplings can be made to look like Chinese silver ingots (which are not bars, but boat-shaped, oval and turned up at the two ends). Legend has it that the more dumplings you eat during the New Year celebrations, the more money you can make in the New Year!

Spring Rolls Spring rolls get their name because they are traditionally eaten

The known oldest Chinese family in Southampton is the Ngan’s family, who came to Southampton in the 1950’s. The senior Mr. Ngan came to Southampton and started a launderette business. Of course, Ngan’s family is getting bigger and bigger now! In fact, this is something that we want to develop and therefor the Chinese Association of Southampton will commence an oral history project in 2017. After this, we will have more information about the Chinese community in Southampton. It is something we want to learn more about and to share it with our Southampton neighbours. Our aim is to develop bridges and community within the city and this major New Year’s Eve Festival we hope will be a major boost to that. After this, we will have more information about the Chinese community in Southampton.

ARE YOU A ROOSTER? Sadly, if you are (and I am doh…) According to Chinese astrology, the year of one’s birth sign is the most unlucky year in the 12-year cycle, with fortune in all aspects of your life will not so good. (Which is great news as 2016 wasn’t all that brilliant! 2018 it is then.) The Rooster is tenth in the Chinese zodiac. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year cycle. Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029. Lucky Colors: gold, brown, yellow Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, and 8 Lucky Flowers: gladiola, cockscomb Personality: Observant, hardworking, confident, courageous, talent, frank and honest Roosters are loyal and make devoted friends. They always keep their promises and are always true to their word. Sensitive individuals may find it hard to get along well with Roosters, because they always brag about themselves and their accomplishments, which may make others uncomfortable. Most suited careers: Sales, restaurant owner, athlete, teacher, waiter, journalist and surgeon. (Crikey how scarily is that? Apart from the bragging of course. I like to think I am the world’s least bragger.)

For details visit: www.southamptonchinese.org.uk


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“We are closing!” I was told 15 months ago. The Talking Heads’ general manager, sound engineer, tea lady [Jack of no trades, master of all (his words)] reminisces the 2016 adventures of the iconic city venue.

This time last year, I genuinely didn’t know if I would still be the same job within a two-month window. We knew the lease at Talking Heads in Portswood was steamrolling its way to an abrupt end, and despite viewing the Maple Leaff in the Polygon a couple of times, there was no lease in place. … and now here I am, about to write about the highlights for the last tenor-so months; I still can’t quite get my head around it. *Jager-Bomb*... here goes … Without a doubt, the biggest highlight must be the response we’ve had for the new venue. There were many sceptics…will it retain the atmosphere; how good will the sound be; what about the parking, we were asked? We still weren’t sure, right up until the first thud of a kick-drum for Submariner’s sound-check on the ‘reopening show’. The most important notion is that performers enjoy playing here; a happy performer means a happy crowd! The room sounds great, the stage is a good size and the venue’s intimate size makes every show feel special. One of the aspects that we were most excited about would be the development of the lounge bar. Having a generously-sized second bar that’s soundproofed from the noisy room opened opportunities for candlelit tables with jazz, acoustic and folk musical entertainment. Hayley McDonnell’s fortnightly-Friday acoustic session has been a revelation, while the Modern Jazz Club’s numbers

PAUL YOUNG FRONTS HIS FORTNIGHTLY SHOW

continue to grow. Southampton saxophone legend Paul Young fronts a fortnightly show, Golden Groove Entertainment host a monthly jazz jam, and we can’t forget Pat Begley’s weekly Traditional Irish Folk Session; a staple of Sunday afternoons at The Talking Heads since 1992. This room really adds a new dimension to the venue and contributes to our masterplan of being a true musician’s venue. Some of the musicianship we’ve seen this year has been phenomenal. Brighton-based Black Peaks have grown into one of the hottest bands on the touring circuit; The Lounge Kittens packed out the venue on a hometown show during their album launch tour; legends of folk-rock Fotheringay played an unforgettable set; progressive inspired Soft Machine, The Enid, Gryphon, Skyharbor and Kepler Ten have blown our minds; and UK Subs, Peter & The Test Tube Babies, The Vibrators have all proven that punk isn’t dead. Honourable mentions to Jah Wobble, Wille & The Bandits, Dodgy, The Rutles and Steve Mason. That’s not even half of what’s blown us away this year…and the best bit is, there’s loads more to come next year. It’s been an eye-opening year; the business has scraped through a tiring moving and refurbishment process, months of informing patrons that we’re not actually closed, and summer conditions that don’t favour music venues. But we’re being driven by positive feedback and we’ll endeavour to continue to offer a top-notch live music experience. Please keep supporting us; we love what we do, and we hope that you love what we’re doing www.thetalkingheads.co.uk


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WESTLANDS FARM SHOP Westlands Farm, Pricketts Hill, Shedfield SO32 2JW 01329 833832

JACKPOT CAFE Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2TD 023 8032 2079

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SWEET CORNER CAFE 19-23 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GF 023 8082 9189 SIDEWALK SOUTH 24 High Street, Southampton SO14 2DF 023 8022 2323 CXO Nelson Gate, Frobisher House, Southampton SO15 1GX 023 8023 8181 THE ADMIRAL SIR LUCIUS CURTIS Canutes Pavilion, City Centre, Southampton SO14 3JS 023 8038 8940 CAFFE MOMENTO Unit 2 Guildhall Square, Southampton SO14 7FP 023 8023 3717 THE SQUARE ARTISAN CAFÉ 157-187 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7NN 023 8031 9007 WHITE STAR TAVERN, Oxford Street Southampton SO14 3DJ0 023 8082 1990 CAFE VALETTA 421 Millbrook Rd West, Southampton SO15 0HX (Opposite Goals) www.cafevalettasouthampton.com RETRO CAFE 34 Bedford Place SO15 2DG 0782 890 8382 CAFE CREME 31 Bedford Place, Southampton SO15 2DG 023 8023 6616

TESCO Hamble Lane, Bursledon, Southampton SO31 8GN LILLY'S TEA & COFFEE HOUSE The Square, Wickham, Fareham PO17 5JQ 01329 830305

THE SPITFIRE 130-132 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DU Tel: 02380 225 464

METTRICKS GUILDHALL From 7:30 Mon-Fri, 9am Sat/Sun 1 Guildhall Place, Guildhall Square, Southampton SO14 7DU Tel: 02380 710583

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FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD 164a Southampton Road, Fareham, PO14 4PP 01489 589056 HALLADAYS TEA ROOMS 6 Bedford Place, Southampton SO15 2DB 023 8078 6921 THE RETRO DINER 281 Shirley Road, Southampton SO15 3HT 023 8078 6921 CAFE REFLECTIONS 25 Shirley High Street, Southampton SO15 3NL 023 8077 8878 GEORGE'S CAFE & RESTAURANT 9 Church Street, Shirley, Southampton SO15 5LG SAINSBURYS HEDGE END Tollbar Way, Hedge End SO30 2Uh SAINSBURYS SHIRLEY 1 Redcar Street, Southampton SO15 5LL

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SAINSBURY'S PORTSWOOD 224 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2LB

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NICOLA'S TEA SHOP 8 Latimer Street, Romsey SO51 8DG 01794 523009 WEST NICE NOSH 50 Rumbridge Street, Totton SO40 9DS 023 8087 0242 THE PILGRIM INN Hythe Road, Southampton SO40 4WU 023 8086 7752 THE HIDEAWAY 183 Hampton Lane, Blackfield 074 2907 86617 CAFE PARISIAN 64 High St, Lyndhurst SO43 7BJ 023 8028 4546 HOCKEY’S FARM SHOP CAFE South Gorley, Fordingbridge SP6 2PW (8am - 6pm) 01425 652542 EAST THE FORUM DELI Solent Busines park, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AD BAKERY Whiteley Shopping, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7PD 01489 564 445 THE ALMA (from 9am) Alma Lane, Upham SO32 1HE COFFEE HOUSE High street, Bishops Waltham SO32 1AA 01489 896990 VINEYS WHOLESOME FOOD 6 High Street, Botley SO30 2EA 01489 797781 THE BOAT HOUSE CAFE Swanwick Marina, Swanwick SO31 1ZL 01489 885745

BURGER/KEBAB VANS ETC Want your van in The AND Guide? Email me. Why is there only one in the list? Because he’s still the only one that’s asked me. And because they’re great kebabs, enthusiastically and carefully prepared and given to me and occasionally guru sax player Tony Wright free ... yum! OZZY KEBAB 2 Mansbridge Road, Southampton SO18 3HW 07481 763 300


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Confessions of a Sound Guy - the sound of the sirens Wow, I was blown away last night when I had the task of mixing for “Sound of the Sirens” at the wonderful Notes Café in Southampton last night. These two fabulous ladies, Hannah and Abbe are currently in that early ‘paying their dues’ touring stage when they are breaking out of their hometown Exeter haunts and spreading their wings across southern England and into Wales. This is hard work. Travelling by car with the gear in the boot... 2 - 3 hour journey home in the middle of the night after a gig... I really hope they break through the glass ceiling to festival headline act because I had probably the best night working at The Notes I have ever had, and I would have been happy to listen to them singing all night. Most of the songs were original compositions and they have created a wonderful mix of up tempo and slow haunting melodic songs within their set list. They joked at the beginning of the set that the show would be an emotional rollercoaster and damn... that was a good description. The harmonies were spine tingling. It’s one thing to sing well in close harmony (think The Corrs and Abba) but the completely perfect synchronisation with the phrasing of the lyrics was outstanding with this duo. It was as if one person had two voices. They rehearse in their kitchen at home. If the food turns

out as good as the music that must be one hell of a good kitchen. Apart from the utter joy of the music, they are two really nice humble people. Whether they will still be like that after they’ve played Glastonbury Pyramid Stage remains to be seen, but right now they are very self-deprecating and fun to share a gig with. Some great personal anecdotes were shared with the audience (for example about Mr Wilson the science teacher, who Abbe assured us she only loved ‘as a teacher’… yeah right!... So why name a song after him? Oh yes, that’s right, it had the word ‘chemistry’ in it ... hmmm.) They also get on so well and laugh together, and at each other, that it brought a smile to my face just to hear their banter between songs. Personal favourites from the evening? Their composition “All That I Could Find” was a brilliant, almost acapella, harmonic delight. You can find this on You Tube so judge for yourself. They also did a brilliant version of Sound of Silence which had the hairs on the back of my neck tingling. Good luck ladies, but in a selfish way I hope you never make it to Glastonbury because then I may get to mix your sound again at Notes Cafe!

Bournemouth boy Lee could be the cherry on your musical cake this Christmas

work with him but also come to see him at his live performances. Lee is professional in that he is playing over 150 touring gigs a year ranging from a local bar to large music festivals. This is key in showcasing his ability to be a master performer at even this young of an age. Another sign of Lee's calibre is that he has experience working with top level producers, which helped to excel his career even more. His single “ROSES” was produced by JON JACOBS (Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins). Many people are talking about him as the next big rising talent in the UK and with one listen to his album “Head In The Clouds” you'll hear for yourself what all the buzz is about. Having just completed a full 22 date UK tour of universities the 'Coffee House Sessions' following in the footsteps of The Shires and Izzy Bizu. The single of the same name as the album is a standout track with powerful verses and catchy meaningful hooks. Lee's voice guides you through the lyrics with a sense of command that you will find yourself falling into. The choice of instrumentation on the recordings is nothing short of beautiful in its composition. The EP has been included on many station playlists including BBC Introducing. The other accompanying tracks provide the same quality in content and are entitled “Pure”, a current semi-finalist position in UK Songwriting Charts. “Cynthia” and “Little Brick Wall”. “Lee Rasdall-Dove's Head in the Clouds is a joy to listen to. I am sure we will be hearing a lot more from Lee Rasdall-Dove in the future and I wish him every success.”

Get ready to sit back, throw on some of your favourite headphones and experience HEAD IN THE CLOUDS the new EP by LEE RASDALLDOVE. Lee is a singer/songwriter hailing from the Bournemouth. Lee brings an extensive level of experience to his music that would make you think he has many more years of life on this planet, but alas he is amazingly only 20 years old. The amount of life experience and passion that is poured into every song resembles that of a well-travelled seasoned musician. All these signs just point to a young man who is poised to expand and grow his career with every strum of his guitar. Lee released his first album “Unplugged”, to critical acclaim, which helped him to garner attention from a variety of music industry professionals from around the globe. With a sound like Lee's, one can see why he is commanding the attention of people who not only want to

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Stein Garten Bavarian Beer Keller & Restaurant

A VENUE WORTH KEEPING AN EYE ON Carrying on the theme of encouraging you to visit Southampton’s fantastic collection of eklectic venues, here’s one worth a vist. Stein Garten. Great atmosphere, fantastic beer, particularly if you’re a German and of course a hearty Bavarian menu. It’s right in the middle of the city center. High Street or Below Bar as I’ve always called it, round the corner from 1865, up the road from The Platform. Tell them I sent you! Ed.

“His vocal range is truly phenomenal and is showcased at every turn in the new song which has a soothing folk twang intertwined with a proper indie vibe. If the new hit is anything to go by, I would expect Lee to go far” Josh Thomas Vibe fm The new EP is out now all major online retailers. www.leerasdalldove.com www.facebook.com/ LeeRasdallDove twitter.com/LeeRasdall

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MAYFLOWER THEATRE Beauty and The Beast ART BERRY THEATRE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT A Christmas Carol PLAZA THEATRE COMEDY Two THE POINT, EASTLEIGH SHOWS The 12 Days of Christmas NIGHTCLUBS THE CONCORDE Olu Shola JUST CHILDREN BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Madness / An Audience with Jodi Picoult ANTIQUES & FAYRES PAVILION THEATRE, B'TH MARKETS & CAR BOOTS Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club OTHER EVENTS C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE A Room With A View PLEASE NOTE. We have tried to ensure HAYMARKET B’STOKE entries are correct, but If we’ve got the odd The Night Before Christmas one wrong, sorry... The AND Guide cannot TALKING HEADS, SOTON accept any responsibility for inaccuracies. China Crisis Some require tickets in advance. We advise telephoning the appropriate venue beforehand STAGE DOOR, SOTON Nine Lives on all occasions. LEPE C/P Festive Quiz & Supper Night HAROLD HILLER GDNS Autumn Scavenger Hunt MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell MOORS VALLEY C/P SIMPLY DISPLAY OUR FRONT Percy The Park Keeper COVER in a PROMINENT POSITION MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas at your venue. Send us a pic to NOTES CAFE, SOTON prove it and dada... you’re in! Mirrorman Promotions As long as you keep the poster up, THE RAILWAY, W'CHSTER John Bramwell we’ll include your listing. W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market How fair is that? METTRICKS, SOTON British Art Show 8 (Don’t forget to send us your listings though - simply pointing us to the website ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival won’t guarantee inclusion. It’s often very time consuming extracting it for our use.) PLATFORM TAVERN Paul King

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FRIDAY 2ND MAYFLOWER THEATRE Beauty and The Beast Golidlocks & The Three Bears TURNER SIMS, SOTON Music On The Mind BERRY THEATRE Mitch Benn: Don't Believe a Word PLAZA THEATRE Two THE POINT, EASTLEIGH The 12 Days of Christmas

THE CONCORDE Pink & Lady Gaga Tribute – Vicky Jackson PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Levellers C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE A Room With A View HAYMARKET B’STOKE The Night Before Christmas THE PLATFORM, SOTON Tim Paynes Platform Posse THE BROOK, SOTON Motorheadache THE ENGINE ROOMS Chas & Dave THE JOINERS, SOTON Felix Riebl STAGE DOOR, SOTON Burlesque & Cabaret BOTLEIGH GRANGE I Love 80's Xmas Party Night BLUE FUNNEL, SOTON Xmas Party Cruise HAROLD HILLER GDNS Autumn Scavenger Hunt HAROLD HILLER GDNS Autumn Scavenger Hunt MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas PAULTONS PARK Christmas at Paultons NOTES CAFE, SOTON Wood, Wires & Words 1865, SOTON Dr Feelgood THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER Mark Morriss HANGER FARM ARTS Liam & Tony White's Xmas Spectacular MR KYPS, POOLE The Police Vs The Replicators W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market METTRICKS, SOTON British Art Show 8 ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival SATURDAY 3RD MAYFLOWER THEATRE Beauty and The Beast TURNER SIMS, SOTON A Concert Band Christmas 2016 BERRY THEATRE Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children PLAZA THEATRE Two

THE POINT, EASTLEIGH The 12 Days of Christmas THE CONCORDE Red Mick as Simply Red Danny Foster & The Big Soul Corporation PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH The DJ shop 2016 Untouchables SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin S'BURY ARTS CENTRE Live Lunch: Ichabod Steam's Robotic Band C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE A Room With A View HAYMARKET B’STOKE The Night Before Christmas THE BROOK, SOTON No Jacket Required THE ENGINE ROOMS All Star Superslam Wrestling THE JOINERS, SOTON Club Psychedelia – Palm Honey RODDINGTON FORGE Danny Rivers MANGO – BASEMENT Xmas End of Prohibition Party THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Paul Richards Presents BLUE FUNNEL, SOTON Xmas Party Cruise MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Xmas Trail HAROLD HILLER GDNS Autumn Scavenger Hunt MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOORS VALLEY C/P Moors Valley Park Run MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas TUDOR HOUSE, SOTON Xmas At Tudor House / Visit Father Xmas PAULTONS PARK Christmas at Paultons NOTES CAFE, SOTON The Explorers BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Davy Jones Locker 1865, SOTON The Christians THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER Dave McPherson

HANGER FARM ARTS A Medieval Xmas MR KYPS, POOLE Definitely Mightbe Vs Adores W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market METTRICKS, SOTON British Art Show 8 ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival THE SOCIAL, SOTON The Mouse Outfit SOUTHAMPTON FC Crystal Palace – A EASTLEIGH FC Forest Green Rovers – H AFC TOTTON Wantage Town – H PLATFORM TAVERN Backwater Roll SUNDAY 4TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Katherine Jenkins – Celebration PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Soton Gymnastics 48th Annual Gala THE CONCORDE Hue & Cry PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Murder Mystery Dinner WEDGEWOOD RMS, P'TH Lissie SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin S'BURY ARTS CENTRE Big Band Brunch C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Adam Hills: Clown Heart MINERVA THTRE, C'CHST Joe Stilgoe: Songs on Film HAYMARKET B’STOKE The Night Before Christmas THE BROOK, SOTON Lazuli AGEAS BOWL, W'END Christmas Festival MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Xmas Trail HAROLD HILLER GDNS Autumn Scavenger Hunt MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell

LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas TUDOR HOUSE, SOTON Xmas At Tudor House / Visit Father Xmas PAULTONS PARK Christmas at Paultons NOTES CAFE, SOTON Wessex Chordsmen W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market METTRICKS, SOTON British Art Show 8 ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival AFC BOURNEMOUTH Liverpool - H MONDAY 5TH NUFFIELD THEATRE Writers in Converation – Helen Macdonald TURNER SIMS, SOTON The Gregg School Xmas Concert PLAZA THEATRE Strictly Christmas Plaza Ghost Walks O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Christmas with The Overtones PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Autumn Scavenger Hunt MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas PAULTONS PARK Christmas at Paultons W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market METTRICKS, SOTON British Art Show 8 ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival TUESDAY 6TH NUFFIELD THEATRE Fantastic Mr Fox MAYFLOWER THEATRE Sunny Afternoon

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TURNER SIMS, SOTON Adam Kay's Smutty Christmas songs PLAZA THEATRE Strictly Christmas Plaza Ghost Walks THEATRE ROYAL W’STER Cinderella PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH 25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer: The Poignant Moments WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Frightened Rabbit SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Christmas Concerts BLUE FUNNEL, SOTON Xmas Party Lunch Cruise MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Autumn Scavenger Hunt MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market METTRICKS, SOTON British Art Show 8 ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival EASTLEIGH FC Gosport Borough - A

C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Christmas Concerts MINERVA THTRE, C'CHST Mr Poppers Penguins ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty HAYMARKET B’STOKE Who Killed Santa Claus? THE BROOK, SOTON Ultimate Eagles THE JOINERS, SOTON The So So Glos RODDINGTON FORGE Madison Heights MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Autumn Scavenger Hunt Xmas Supper & Theatre MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas PAULTONS PARK Christmas at Paultons NOTES CAFE, SOTON Pete Haris & Hugh Budden 1865, SOTON Happysad THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER John Otway Winter Mountain MR KYPS, POOLE Ben Montague NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM Xmas Illuminations W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market THE SOCIAL, SOTON Talib Kweli PLATFORM TAVERN Ace Trio KINGS HEAD WICKHAM TBC

WEDNESDAY 7TH NUFFIELD THEATRE Fantastic Mr Fox MAYFLOWER THEATRE Sunny Afternoon PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE CONCORDE Clare Teal Festive Fiesta PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Kevin Bloody Wilson WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Beans On Toast SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Christmas Concerts MINERVA THTRE, C'CHST Mr Poppers Penguins HAYMARKET B’STOKE Who Killed Santa Claus? STAGE DOOR, SOTON Aladdin – Adult Panto MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Autumn Scavenger Hunt MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market

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METTRICKS, SOTON British Art Show 8 ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival THURSDAY 8TH NUFFIELD THEATRE Fantastic Mr Fox MAYFLOWER THEATRE Sunny Afternoon TURNER SIMS, SOTON Ian & Claires Christmas Cracker PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE CONCORDE Its Time for Buble PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH BSO – Fireworks From Armenia WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Turin Braks

Breaking Bands SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S’BURY The Night Before Christmas C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Christmas Concerts MINERVA THTRE, C'CHST Mr Poppers Penguins ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty HAYMARKET B’STOKE Who Killed Santa Claus? THE ENGINE ROOMS The ORB THE JOINERS, SOTON Tankus The Henge MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Autumn Scavenger Hunt MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn

MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas NOTES CAFE, SOTON Mia Grace

1865, SOTON Lindisfarne HANGER FARM ARTS Lee Nelson W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market METTRICKS, SOTON British Art Show 8 ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival SOUTHAMPTON FC Hapoel Be'Er Sheva – H PLATFORM TAVERN The Dan Sowerby Band FRIDAY 9TH NUFFIELD THEATRE Fantastic Mr Fox

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Sunny Afternoon PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Royal Marines Charity Band Concert THE CONCORDE Navi as Michael Jackson BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Status Quo PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P'MOUTH Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk That'll Be The Day Xmas Show SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas

NUFFIELD THEATRE Fantastic Mr Fox MAYFLOWER THEATRE Sunny Afternoon PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE CONCORDE Liam White as Michael Buble Tony Lewis as Robbie Williams BIC, BOURNEMOUTH 25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer: The Poignant Moments PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P'MOUTH Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas S'BURY ARTS CENTRE L'Amour De Loin C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Christmas Concerts MINERVA THTRE, C'CHST Mr Poppers Penguins ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty HAYMARKET B’STOKE Who Killed Santa Claus? THE PLATFORM, SOTON Pete Leigh & The Union


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THE BROOK, SOTON T. Rextasy THE ENGINE ROOMS Memphis May Fire ++ THE JOINERS, SOTON Area II BLUE FUNNEL, SOTON Xmas Party Cruise & Xmas Party Lunch Cruise MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Xmas Trail VICTORIA C/P Santa Specials Christmas with the stick men HAROLD HILLER GDNS Autumn Scavenger Hunt Xmas Supper & Theatre Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood EXBURY GARDENS Christmas Postal Express MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOORS VALLEY C/P The Hunt for Magical Golden Pine Cones Santa Specials Festive Fun Weekend MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas LAKESIDE RAILWAY Santa Special PAULTONS PARK Christmas at Paultons NOTES CAFE, SOTON Melodaemons BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Nothing To Lose THE ALEX, SOTON Karl Phillips & Born In A Barn MR KYPS, POOLE The Great Pretender BEAULIEU M MUSEUM Xmas Illuminations THE OLD FORGE, BEAULIEU Santa Paddle W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival A FC BOURNEMOUTH Burnley – A PORTSMOUTH FC Grimsby – A AFC TOTTON Bideford AFC – A COMRADES CLUB, R’SEY The Soul Catchers KINGS HEAD WICKHAM The Aim

PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Murder Mystery Dinner Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P'MOUTH Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH The Milton Glee Club Xmas Concert WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH The Return of ….Dead Men Walking SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas S'BURY ARTS CENTRE Evolution Christmas Concert MINERVA THTRE, C'CHST Mr Poppers Penguins ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Xmas Trail VICTORIA C/P Santa Specials Christmas with the stick men HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood EXBURY GARDENS Christmas Postal Express MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOORS VALLEY C/P The Hunt for Magical Golden Pine Cones Santa Specials Festive Fun Weekend MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas LAKESIDE RAILWAY Santa Special PAULTONS PARK Christmas at Paultons BEAULIEU M MUSEUM Xmas Illuminations DIBDEN GOLF CENTRE Santa Dash W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival SOUTHAMPTON FC Middlesborough - H

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NUFFIELD THEATRE Fantastic Mr Fox 451 MAYFLOWER THEATRE Dickensian Christmas Crime – Murder Mystery Dining Event PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

NUFFIELD THEATRE Fantastic Mr Fox TURNER SIMS, SOTON Joglaresa/Carols of Nunnes & Roses PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE CONCORDE Jacke & The Beanstalk Solent City Jazzmen

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Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P'MOUTH Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty THE ENGINE ROOMS Who's Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas PAULTONS PARK Christmas at Paultons HANGER FARM ARTS Movie Monday – Absolutely Fabulous W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival

TUESDAY 13TH NUFFIELD THEATRE Fantastic Mr Fox MAYFLOWER THEATRE Panto Crime – A Comedy Murder Mystern Dining Event PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE CONCORDE Ladies Lunch Xmas Party with Liam White as Michael Buble Rule The World as Take That PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P'MOUTH Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Jimmy Carr SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin Carols by Candlight THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty THE ENGINE ROOMS Beartooth + Vanna + Trash Boat MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood

w w w. t h e c o n c o r d e c l u b . c o m MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival A FC BOURNEMOUTH Leicester - H WEDNESDAY 14TH NUFFIELD THEATRE Fantastic Mr Fox MAYFLOWER THEATRE Panto Crime – A Comedy Murder Mystern Dining Event PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Breaking The Ice THEATRE ROYAL W’STER Maddy Prior O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Afternoon Tea Dance THE CONCORDE Dr Chocolate BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Ne-Yo PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL,

P'MOUTH Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls Get Better Tour WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Birth & Other Plays SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty HAYMARKET B’STOKE St Agnes Fountain THE ENGINE ROOMS Uncle Acid + The Deadbeats THE JOINERS, SOTON Kassassin Street MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival SOUTHAMPTON FC Stoke City - A


BOYBAND SPECIAL

5IVE & 911 FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY Book online: www.theconcordeclub.com Stoneham Lane THURSDAY 15TH BERRY THEATRE The Little Red Hen PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Breaking The Ice THE CONCORDE Liam White as Michael Buble Rufus Stone BIC, BOURNEMOUTH David Brent & Foregone Conclusion: Life on the Road PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella PYRAMIDS, P'MOUTH Reef FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P'MOUTH Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk NT Live: No Man's Land WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Birth & Other Plays SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty HAYMARKET B’STOKE The Rat Pack Live Xmas Party THE BROOK, SOTON Aynsley Lister BLUE FUNNEL, SOTON Xmas Party Lunch Cruise MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas NOTES CAFE, SOTON Frayed Knot 1865, SOTON The Dylan Project THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER Peter Bruntnell Band W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival PLATFORM TAVERN Queen Creole & her Band FRIDAY 16TH BERRY THEATRE The Little Red Hen PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE CONCORDE Black Eyed Peas Tribute BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

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PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella PYRAMIDS, P'MOUTH Embrace FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH P'Mouth Beer Festival – The Christmas Sessions SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas S'BURY ARTS CENTRE NII! Featuring Frititi ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty HAYMARKET B’STOKE The Rat Pack Live Xmas Party THE PLATFORM, SOTON Blues Issue THE BROOK, SOTON Unchained – Best Of Joe Cocker Live THE ENGINE ROOMS Starsailor THE JOINERS, SOTON Sean McGowan Emmure + AGEAS BOWL, W'END Lunch with Bill Beaumont CBE THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Three Monkeys Acoustic Music BLUE FUNNEL, SOTON Xmas Party Cruise Xmas Party Lunch Cruise MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas ROMSEY ABBEY A Feast of Christmas Music PAULTONS PARK Christmas at Paultons NOTES CAFE, SOTON The Soulcatchers BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Skyline 1865, SOTON Keke – Trzecie Rzeczy THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER In Darklight HANGER FARM ARTS Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs MR KYPS, POOLE Rat Race & The Simmertones BEAULIEU M MUSEUM Xmas Illuminations W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival

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KINGS HEAD WICKHAM The Scary Biscuits SATURDAY 17TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood BERRY THEATRE The Little Red Hen PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE CONCORDE Tyler Jon as Gary Barlow Tribute to Elvis by Alvin BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Murder Mystery Dinner Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH The Southsea Alternative Choir SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas S'BURY ARTS CENTRE Live Lunch: Steve Page C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Peter Pan ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty HAYMARKET B’STOKE The Rat Pack Live Xmas Party THE BROOK, SOTON Jean Genie – Bowie Tribute THE ENGINE ROOMS Real Friends THE JOINERS, SOTON Real Friends + THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Sweetchunks Christmas Party BLUE FUNNEL, SOTON Xmas Party Cruise Santa Special MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Xmas Trail VICTORIA C/P Santa Specials Christmas with the stick men HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOORS VALLEY C/P Santa Specials Festive Fun Weekend MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas TUDOR HOUSE, SOTON Xmas Lantern Tour LAKESIDE RAILWAY Santa Special

PAULTONS PARK Christmas at Paultons NOTES CAFE, SOTON Rock/Bottom BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Strolling Stones 1865, SOTON Mod Xmas: The Fliks & Madison Heights PLATFORM TAVERN MJ Whipround HANGER FARM ARTS Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs MR KYPS, POOLE Cuban Brothers BEAULIEU M MUSEUM Xmas Illuminations W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival PORTSMOUTH FC Hartlepool – H EASTLEIGH FC Southport – A AFC TOTTON Paulton Rovers - H SUNDAY 18TH NUFFIELD THEATRE Seann Walsh: One for the Road MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood BERRY THEATRE The Little Red Hen PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Festive Gala – BSO THE CONCORDE Jazz Christmas Party with John Maddocks Jazzment & Guests BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink That'll Be The Day Christmas Show PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH The Osmonds Christmas Extravaganza WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Read to Road School SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Peter Pan ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty THE ENGINE ROOMS Mostly Autumn BLUE FUNNEL, SOTON Santa Special MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm VICTORIA C/P Santa Specials

w w w. t h e c o n c o r d e c l u b . c o m Christmas with the stick men HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOORS VALLEY C/P Santa Specials Festive Fun Weekend MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas LAKESIDE RAILWAY Santa Special PAULTONS PARK Christmas at Paultons NOTES CAFE, SOTON Wessex Chordsmen BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY The Gun Show HANGER FARM ARTS Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs BEAULIEU M MUSEUM Xmas Illuminations W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival SOUTHAMPTON FC Bournemouth – A A FC BOURNEMOUTH Southampton - H MONDAY 19TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Outlaw – The Story of Robin Hood THE CONCORDE Oh! What a Night BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Organ Concerts Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Jason Donovan WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH FATHER CHRISTMAS NEEDS A WEE SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Peter Pan ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty THE ENGINE ROOMS Devilment THE HOBBIT, SOTON 3 Guys 1 Egg MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm

ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Xmas Junior Forest School HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas PAULTONS PARK Christmas at Paultons HANGER FARM ARTS Malcolm The Magician's Magical Christmas Show The Albion Christmas Band W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival TUESDAY 20TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood BERRY THEATRE The Little Red Hen PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Outlaw – The Story of Robin Hood THE CONCORDE Abba Revival BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Peter Pan ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty HAYMARKET B’STOKE A Christmas Carol THE JOINERS, SOTON Du Bellows + Dull Knife MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Xmas Junior Forest School HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOORS VALLEY C/P Xmas Craft Den The Elves And The Shoemaker MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas ROMSEY ABBEY Gift of Sight Christmas Carol Concert


PAULTONS PARK Christmas at Paultons WHITE HORSE, NETLEY MARSH Christmas Carol Concert W’CHESTER CATHEDRAL Xmas Market SEA CITY MUSEUM Family Titanic Tour & Tea ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival WEDNESDAY 21ST

KINGS HEAD, WICKHAM PS_PerryStone Hill’s Xma Party! MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood BERRY THEATRE The Little Red Hen PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Outlaw – The Story of Robin Hood O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON The Circus of Horrors THE CONCORDE My Winehouse NYA King as Whitney Houston BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink The 1975 Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH The Big Fat Xmas Quiz SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Peter Pan ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty THE JOINERS, SOTON Submariner + MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOORS VALLEY C/P Xmas Craft Den The Elves And The Shoemaker MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas PAULTONS PARK Christmas at Paultons HANGER FARM ARTS Lily & The Little Snow Bear BEAULIEU M MUSEUM Xmas Illuminations SEA CITY MUSEUM A Galactic Christmas ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival THURSDAY 22ND MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood

BERRY THEATRE The Little Red Hen PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Outlaw – The Story of Robin Hood THE CONCORDE My Winehouse Rob Lamberti as George Michael BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk Its A Wonderful Life O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH BSO – Last Night of The Xmas Proms SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Peter Pan ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty THE BROOK, SOTON Showaddywaddy THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Groove Merchant MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOORS VALLEY C/P Xmas Craft Den MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas PAULTONS PARK Christmas at Paultons PLATFORM TAVERN Deadman NOTES CAFE, SOTON Cat Eliza T BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Jack Howson THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER Josh Savage BEAULIEU M MUSEUM Xmas Illuminations ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival FRIDAY 23RD KINGS HEAD WICKHAM Kneeslider MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood BERRY THEATRE The Little Red Hen PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Outlaw – The Story of Robin Hood THE CONCORDE Tide of Sound BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk

O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH TFO – The Founders of…. SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Peter Pan ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty THE PLATFORM, SOTON Family plus Support THE JOINERS, SOTON Saints of Sin MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell LONGDOWN DAIRY FARM Longdown Farm Christmas Barn MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas TUDOR HOUSE, SOTON Crafts From the Past PAULTONS PARK Christmas at Paultons BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Laura King 1865, SOTON Strumpet Town & Ska Dogs THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER WAM'S Chrimbo MR KYPS, POOLE RU40's Xmas Parts ABOVE BAR, SOTON Southampton Xmas Festival SATURDAY 24TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood BERRY THEATRE The Little Red Hen PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Outlaw – The Story of Robin Hood THE CONCORDE Christmas Eve Evening with Roy G Hemmings Lunchtime Santas Jazz Band BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Peter Pan ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MARWELL ZOO Christmas At Marwell MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER Dem Hungry Christmas DJ's PLATFORM TAVERN Head Sessions Reggae & Dub DJ's

DECEMBER

JANUARY

2nd: Dr Feelgood + Chicago 9 3rd: The Christians + Charley Macauley 8th: Lindisfarne *Up Close & Seasonal Tour* 9th: Happysad 10th: The Apocalypse Before Christmas – rock/metal club night! 12th: Academy of Music & Sound End of Term Gig 14th: Cabaret with Jonny Hannah 15th: The Dylan Project + Alex Hedley 16th: KEKE 17th: Move On Up *Mod* Xmas Party: The Fliks + Madison Heights! 18th: Record & CD Fair 23rd: Strumpet Town + Ska Dogs 31st: NYE: Madisons & Remix reunion: 89-92 Rave!

14th: Apocalypse – rock/metal club night! 15th: WOSP 16th: Emmure + After The Burial + Fit For A King + Oceans Ate Alaska + Loathe 21st: La Fiesta Que Te Da Esta - Spanish Party! 24th: David Knopfler founder of Dire Straits! 25th: Stranger Sessions: acoustic artists in our secret room! 27th: Neville Staple Band (Ex The Specials) + Orange Street + Bigtopp 29th: Hampshire Roots Blues Fest - the best of Hampshire’s blues artists!

• High quality d&b audio PA system

• Chamsys controlled lighting rig

• Stage, dance floor & balcony area

• Two licensed bars

FEBRUARY 4th: King King + Broken Witt Rebels 10th: The Sweet Soul Sensation Band + DJ Paul Mico

11th: Apocalypse: Rock & Metal Club night! 12th: Modern Baseball 17th: Valentines special: TBC! 18th: Small Fakers + Ready Steady Who: MOD NIGHT! 24th: BOXING! 25th: Don Letts DJ Set + Soul 45

MARCH 3rd: Jo Harman 4th: La Fiesta Que Te Da Esta - Spanish Party! 5th: Tragedy: The ultimate metal Bee Gees tribute 10th: Hazel O’Connor 11th: Apocalypse: Rock & Metal Club night! 18th: Special Kinda Madness: a tribute to Madness & The Specials 22nd: Saiichi Sugiyama Band 25th: HEY


ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MOORS VALLEY C/P The Festive 2016 Quiz MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Scott Freeman MR KYPS, POOLE Proghorn PLATFORM TAVERN Chicago 9 SATURDAY 31ST

SUNDAY 25TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Peter Pan ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty AGEAS BOWL, W'END Beefys Xmas Day Lunch MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas MONDAY 26TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Peter Pan

ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm MOORS VALLEY C/P The Festive 2016 Quiz MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas A FC BOURNEMOUTH Chelsea – A PORTSMOUTH FC Newport County – A AFC TOTTON Salisbury FC - A TUESDAY 27TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE CONCORDE Ultra 90's BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Peter Pan ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty TALKING HEADS, SOTON The Solent City Jazzmen MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MOORS VALLEY C/P The Festive 2016 Quiz MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas MR KYPS, POOLE Dirty DC

EASTLEIGH FC Boreham Wood - H WEDNESDAY 28TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE CONCORDE Christmas Quiz BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Mark Morriss SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Peter Pan ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty THE FORGE, B'STOKE Big Boy Bloater's Lonely Blues MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MOORS VALLEY C/P The Festive 2016 Quiz MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas SOUTHAMPTON FC Tottenham Hotspur - H THURSDAY 29TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood PLAZA THEATRE PLAZA GHOST WALKS THE CONCORDE Rockaoke BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink

PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Kojaks Revenge SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Peter Pan ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm MISCHIEVOUS ELF AT THE FARM HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MOORS VALLEY C/P The Festive 2016 Quiz MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas PLATFORM TAVERN The Bluescaster FRIDAY 30TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Peter Pan

KINGS HEAD WICKHAM Who, What, Where’s *£20) MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks THE CONCORDE New Years Eve Gala Evening BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Sleeping Beauty NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Santa Claus The Musical KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH New Years Eve Party WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH The Bootlegs & Mojo Dollar SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY The Night Before Christmas A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Peter Pan ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty THE PLATFORM, SOTON Who, What, Where's THE BROOK, SOTON Rufus Stone New Year party THE ENGINE ROOMS Rock Vs Rave New Years Eve MANGO – BASEMENT Black Kat Boppers BOTLEIGH GRANGE Great Gatsby AGEAS BOWL, W'END New Years Eve THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON NYE party with Mary Jane MANOR FARM C/P Festive Fun At The Farm Mischievous Elf At The Farm ITCHEN VALLEY C/P Xmas Trail HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MOORS VALLEY C/P The Festive 2016 Quiz MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas WHITE HORSE, N MARSH NYE Fancy Dress BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Song Birds SOUTHAMPTON FC West Brom – H A FC BOURNEMOUTH Swansea – A PORTSMOUTH FC Yeovil – A WORTHIES CLUB, K'RTHY The Soul Catchers

PLATFORM TAVERN Papertrains & Still moving DJ & Hoe down fancy dress

JANUARY 2017 SUNDAY 1ST MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jack and The Beanstalk SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood New Years Guided Tour MOORS VALLEY C/P The Festive 2016 Quiz MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas EASTLEIGH FC Boreham Wood - A MONDAY 2ND MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Cinderella SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Sleeping Beauty HAROLD HILLER GDNS Pantomime: Bauble Hunt Robin Hood MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas SOUTHAMPTON FC Everton – A PORTSMOUTH FC Luton – H AFC TOTTON Winchester City - H TUESDAY 3RD MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Aladdin THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Moscow Ballet – Romeo & Juliet MOTTISFONT ABBEY The Twelve Days of Christmas A FC BOURNEMOUTH Arsenal - H WEDNESDAY 4TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood PLAZA THEATRE Plaza Ghost Walks BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink


NATHAN CARTER AND HIS BAND THE WANNA DANCE TOUR SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY Book online: www.theconcordeclub.com Stoneham Lane

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PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Moscow Ballet – Romeo & Juliet

EASTLEIGH FC Macclesfield Town – H AFC TOTTON Taunton Town – A PLATFORM TAVERN Blue Dog

THURSDAY 5TH

SUNDAY 8TH

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Moscow Ballet – The Nutcracker PLATFORM TAVERN Grizzly Rhys Morgan

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood THE CONCORDE John Maddocks Jazzmen BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink Jack Whitehall: At Large PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Moscow Ballet – The Nutcracker

FRIDAY 6TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Nature of Forgetting O2 GUILDHALL, SOTON Two Door Cinema Club THE CONCORDE Paul Mico's Soul & Motown Night BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Moscow Ballet – The Nutcracker THE BROOK, SOTON Dire Straits by Money for Nothing THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER Jingo PLATFORM TAVERN Time Payne's Platform Posse SATURDAY 7TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Robin Hood THEATRE ROYAL W’STER Fairport Convention THE CONCORDE Strumpet Town BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink Jack Whitehall: At Large PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy S'BURY ARTS CENTRE Nabucco C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Moscow Ballet – The Nutcracker THE BROOK, SOTON Atomic Blondie RODDINGTON FORGE Chris 'The Hombre' MANGO – P'WOOD, SOTON Mode Tracer BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Unwritten Rule PORTSMOUTH FC Doncaster – A

MONDAY 9TH BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Swan Lake – The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy TUESDAY 10TH BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy WEDNESDAY 11TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story THE CONCORDE Syjo Legacy Big Band BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH The Nutcracker – The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy THURSDAY 12TH NUFFIELD THEATRE Grapevine MAYFLOWER THEATRE Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story TURNER SIMS, SOTON Mitsuko Uchida BERRY THEATRE NT Live No Man's Land Encore PLAZA THEATRE Beauty & The Beast THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Aladdin BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

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O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH BSO – Sweeping Sibelius THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Red Tent NOTES CAFE, SOTON Write a Note – Open Mic Night PLATFORM TAVERN Junco Shakers FRIDAY 13TH (OOH!) MAYFLOWER THEATRE Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story BERRY THEATRE Treasure Island PLAZA THEATRE Beauty & The Beast THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Aladdin THE CONCORDE Red Stripe Band BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Gandini Juggling PLATFORM TAVERN Cuckooland

A FC BOURNEMOUTH Hull City – A PORTSMOUTH FC Leyton Orient – H AFC TOTTON Barnstaple Town – H PLATFORM TAVERN Dirty Diesel Outlaw Orchestra SUNDAY 15TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Icons of the 80's TURNER SIMS, SOTON Vienna Piano Trio PLAZA THEATRE Beauty & The Beast THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Aladdin THE CONCORDE Cuff Billets New Europa Jazz Band BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club BSO Eastern Promise KINGS THEATRE, P’TH One Night of Elvis – Lee Mephis King O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH The Bob Dylan Story THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy THE RAILWAY, W’CHSTER Karl Blau MONDAY16TH

SATURDAY 14TH NUFFIELD THEATRE The Comedy Bar: Big Gig MAYFLOWER THEATRE Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story TURNER SIMS, SOTON Laura Jurdis Dinosaur BERRY THEATRE Treasure Island PLAZA THEATRE Beauty & The Beast THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Aladdin THE CONCORDE Little Chicks & Spice Forever as Little Mix & Spice Girls BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Burglar Bill SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Come & Sing, the Pirates of Penzance THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE BBC Concert Orchestra MINERVA THTRE, C'CHST The Ovation Rock Show THE ENGINE ROOMS Vintage Kilo Clothing Sale BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Electric Eden MR KYPS, POOLE The Volatiel Agents SOUTHAMPTON FC Burnley – A

BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Lord Of The Dance THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy THE JOINERS, SOTON Emmure + TUESDAY 17TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Evita BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink UK Dance Championships PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Lord Of The Dance THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Childrens Concert

ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Tommy Emmanuel WEDNESDAY 18TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Evita THE CONCORDE Spats Langhams Hot Fingers BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink UK Dance Championships

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PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Lord Of The Dance KINGS THEATRE, P’TH The Tempest THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE I'm Sorry I Haven't Got A Clue ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra THURSDAY 19TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Evita THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Cinderella THE CONCORDE Nicola Marie as Lady Gaga, Shania Twain & Amy Winehouse BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink UK Dance Championships PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE The Pasandena Roof Orchestra THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE United Voices HAYMARKET B’STOKE T.Rextasy PLATFORM TAVERN Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow FRIDAY 20TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Evita PLAZA THEATRE Beauty & The Beast THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Cinderella THE CONCORDE The Rat Pack

BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Johnny Cash Roadshow FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM The Real Diamond Rocks Show KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Jackson - Live in Concert Starring Ben O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Lord of The Dance – Dangerous Games SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Down To Earth With Monty Don THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Clare Teal ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE I'm Sorry I Haven't got a Clue THE BROOK, SOTON Colin Blunstone THE JOINERS, SOTON Balance & Composure THE ARTHOUSE, SOTON Three Monkeys Acoustic Music NOTES CAFE, SOTON Tuba Libres PLATFORM TAVERN Stompin' Dave SATURDAY 21ST MAYFLOWER THEATRE Evita TURNER SIMS, SOTON Harvey & The New Wallbangers PLAZA THEATRE Beauty & The Beast THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Cinderella THE CONCORDE Soul & Reggae Party With Madison Heights & RU40 BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink

PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club An Evening with Aggers & Tuggers SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Elegie: Rachmaninoff – A Heart in Exile THE SALBERG, S'BURY A Little of What You Fancy S'BURY ARTS CENTRE Romeo Et Juliette C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE Lolanthe MINERVA THTRE, C'CHST Julia Bell HAYMARKET B’STOKE The Neil Diamond Story THE BROOK, SOTON Who's Who STAGE DOOR, SOTON Ryan Molloy NOTES CAFE, SOTON I.M.O.N. Music – Charity Fundraiser Alzheimers Society BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Paddy James A FC BOURNEMOUTH Watford – H PORTSMOUTH FC Crawley Town – A EASTLEIGH FC Sutton United – A AFC TOTTON Paulton Rovers – A PLATFORM TAVERN MJ Whipround

KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Waterloo – The Best of Abba ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Johann Strauss Gala TUDOR HOUSE, SOTON Crafts From The Past

ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Swan Lake HAYMARKET B’STOKE Dong Ding Murder Me On High THE ENGINE ROOMS Devil You Know ++

MONDAY 23RD

THURSDAY 26TH

BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE La Fille Mal Gardee SOUTHAMPTON FC Leicester City - H

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Cinderella THE CONCORDE Ramin Karimloo & The Broadgrass Band BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM The Elvis Years KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Some Guys Have All The Fun – The Rod Stewart Story O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH BSO – Back in The USSR C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE The Dresser ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Fisherman's Friends HAYMARKET B’STOKE Dong Ding Murder Me On High TUDOR HOUSE, SOTON Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War NOTES CAFE, SOTON Riddm-Drum & Bass Night PLATFORM TAVERN Sepia Swing Show Twins

TUESDAY 24TH NUFFIELD THEATRE An Italian Straw Hat MAYFLOWER THEATRE Ello Ello Enigma – Murder, Mystery Dining Event TURNER SIMS, SOTON Elias Quartet THE CONCORDE Shirley Morgan, Tony Day BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Rumours of Fleetwood Mac ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Coppelia THE JOINERS, SOTON Seaway ++ WEDNESDAY 25TH

SUNDAY 22ND PLAZA THEATRE Beauty & The Beast THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Cinderella THE CONCORDE Dave Moorwood's Big Bear Stompers BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink

MAYFLOWER THEATRE Cinderella BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink Donny Osmond WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH The Kings Blues C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE The Dresser

FRIDAY 27TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Cinderella Birmingham Royal Ballet PLAZA THEATRE Beauty & The Beast THE CONCORDE Zoe Schwarts Blue Commotion & The Rebecca Downes Band BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink

FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Fareham Careers Fair NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Fluvial: A Celebration of Neurodivergence C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE The Dresser HAYMARKET B’STOKE Dong Ding Murder Me On High THE BROOK, SOTON Fleetwood Bac RODDINGTON FORGE Ivan J & DJ Paul Mico BOTLEIGH GRANGE Burns Night BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Davey Jones Locker 1865, SOTON Neville Staple HANGER FARM ARTS Tiff Stevenson MR KYPS, POOLE Total Who Show PLATFORM TAVERN Pete Harris Blues Band SATURDAY 28TH MAYFLOWER THEATRE Cinderella TURNER SIMS, SOTON Magnus Ostrom PLAZA THEATRE Beauty & The Beast THE CONCORDE Funk & Soul Night Out with Diana Shaw BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Megaslam Wrestling NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P Fluvial: A Celebration of Neurodivergence KINGS THEATRE, P’TH House of Burlesque WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Icebreaker Festival


C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE The Dresser MINERVA THTRE, C'CHST Sons Of Kemet ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE That'll Be The Day HAYMARKET B’STOKE Dong Ding Murder Me On High

THE BROOK, SOTON Los Pacaminos HAROLD HILLER GDNS The RSPB: Big Garden Birdwatch BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY Nothing To Lose MR KYPS, POOLE Fleetwood Bac PORTSMOUTH FC Exeter – H EASTLEIGH FC Woking – H AFC TOTTON Shortwood United – H PLATFORM TAVERN Riverside Bluesband KINGS HEAD WICKHAM Andy Bad Robinson

PLATFORM TAVERN Blues/Folk Jam & Open Mic

FEBRUARY 2017 WEDNESDAY 1ST NUFFIELD THEATRE Monstrous Regiment MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Commitments THE POINT, EASTLEIGH Jonathan Pie live THE CONCORDE Jivin Miss Daisy BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Superslam Wrestling C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE The Dresser MINERVA THTRE, C'CHST Sensational ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Philharmonic Orchestra HAYMARKET B’STOKE Ruby Wax HAROLD HILLER GDNS Zero Nine

SUNDAY 29TH THE CONCORDE New Orleans Jazz Bandits BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Superslam Wrestling KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Sinatra, Sequin & Swing C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE The Dresser ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE The Band Of Her Majesty's Royal Marines THE BROOK, SOTON Martyn Joseph BOTLEIGH GRANGE Wedding Fayre HAROLD HILLER GDNS The RSPB: Big Garden Birdwatch TUDOR HOUSE, SOTON Tour & Tea MONDAY 30TH BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Superslam Wrestling O2 GUILDHALL, P'MOUTH Ensemble 360 C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE The Dresser TUESDAY 31ST NUFFIELD THEATRE Monstrous Regiment MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Commitments BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Superslam Wrestling C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE The Dresser MINERVA THTRE, C'CHST Sensational ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Jim Davidson HAROLD HILLER GDNS Zero Nine SOUTHAMPTON FC Swansea City – A A FC BOURNEMOUTH Crystal Palace - H

THURSDAY 2ND NUFFIELD THEATRE Monstrous Regiment MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Commitments PLAZA THEATRE Oh, What a Lovely War! THE POINT, EASTLEIGH National Theatre live: Amadeus THE CONCORDE Ladies Lunch with Mike Southwell BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Superslam Wrestling You Win Again – The Story of the Bee Gees SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Worst Wedding Ever C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE The Dresser THE ENGINE ROOMS Evil Scarecrow HAROLD HILLER GDNS Zero Nine Jane Austen Lecture Lunch FRIDAY 3RD NUFFIELD THEATRE Monstrous Regiment MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Commitments PLAZA THEATRE Oh, What a Lovely War! BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Superslam Wrestling Thank Abba for the Music SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Worst Wedding Ever C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE The Dresser MINERVA THTRE, C'CHST The Barber of Seville HAYMARKET B’STOKE Roy Orbison & The Travelling Wilburys HAROLD HILLER GDNS Zero Nine NOTES CAFE, SOTON Altantico: The Return AFC TOTTON Wantage Town - H

SATURDAY 4TH NUFFIELD THEATRE Monstrous Regiment Burglar Bill MAYFLOWER THEATRE The Commitments PLAZA THEATRE Constellations BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Superslam Wrestling Gary Delaney BSO – Best of British FERNHAM HALL, F'HAM Jamie Raven Live NEW THEATRE ROYAL, P John Shuttleworth: My Last Will & Tasty Mint KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Rule The World – Recreating The Magic of Take That WEDGEWOOD RMS, P’TH Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Worst Wedding Ever C'CHST FESTIVAL THTRE The Dresser MINERVA THTRE, C'CHST Pat a Cake Baby ANVIL ARTS, B'STOKE Ross Noble HAYMARKET B’STOKE Chas & Dave THE JOINERS, SOTON Menace Beach HAROLD HILLER GDNS Zero Nine 1865, SOTON King King & Broken Witt Rebels SOUTHAMPTON FC West Ham United – H A FC BOURNEMOUTH Everton – A PORTSMOUTH FC Wycombe – A EASTLEIGH FC Braintree Town – H AFC TOTTON Wimborne Town - A SUNDAY 5TH

open mic’s & regular events etc ...

METTRICKS Friday - Live Music every - check first Thursday - Metjam Thursdays Open Mic Night check first SIMON’S AT OXFORDS Fridays Live Music Saturday Night DJ Sunday Jam Night THE ARTHOUSE

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MONTHLY Tuesday - Southampton Songwriters Wednesday - Poetry Stanza Thursday - Origami, Story Club Friday Epilepsy Coffee & Chat WEEKLY Tuesday - Board Games Night Wednesday - French Language Cafe & British Sign Language club Thursday - Crafty Cafe

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PYRAMIDS, P'MOUTH Friday Nights on The Terrace - check first! THE FERRYMAN, WARSASH

TALKING HEADS Monday - The Candle Club Open Mic Every other Monday - Southampton Ukulele Jam

1st Monday every month - Jam Night THE SHOOTING STAR Last Saturday of the month - Reloaded

Sunday Afternoon - Traditional Irish Acoustic Session

THE TESTWOOD

THE DOLPHIN @ ST DENYS

Monday - Open Mic

Monday - Jazz Club - 8.30pm to 11pm Harry Young & The Guys Snug Poker Night - 9.30 pm to 12pm

Tuesday - Charity Quiz Wednesday - Rock’n Roll Bingo Thursday - Grumpy Club

Tuesday - Open Mic Night from 7.30pm

Friday - Theme Music Night

Wednesday Quiz Night - 7.30pm to 10.30pm Brewers Quiz monthly

Last Saturday of month - Disco/Live Music

Thursday Night to Saturday Night Live Music - 9pm to 11pm See website or Facebook for details Sundays 3pm - Live music on the Beer Garden stage

Sunday - Poker League THE ALEXANDRA Sunday & Mondays - Free Pool, and Retro Gaming Thursdays - Open Mic

BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Superslam Wrestling KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Swinging At The Cotton Club SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Worst Wedding Ever

METTRICKS GUILDHALL

MONDAY 6TH

Monday - Blues Open Mic night

BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Superslam Wrestling KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Dreamboats & Petticoats SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Worst Wedding Ever

Rogue Tuesdays

TUESDAY 7TH

Wednesdays - Quiz Night

Metjam Live music jam night with different leading local singers hosting each week at Mettricks Guildhall from 7pm 8th October- 8th December- British Art Show 8- Rachel Adams brings her Prog Morris photographic project to Mettricks Guildhall to explore one of England's oldest traditions. ORANGE ROOMS

WHITE HORSE, NETLEY MARSH Last Sunday of Month – Quiz Night Monday – All you can eat curry night DOLPHIN, Botley Last Friday of Month – Live Music SOUTHAMPTON ARMS, WEST END 1st Monday of month Open Mic -

Orange Wednesdays

RAILWAY INN, W'CHESTER

Cocktail Culture - Thursday

Fridays - Heartbreak Hotel

Mixtape Fridays

2nd Tuesday of month - Retrograde

Orange Saturday

Mondays - Roots

Retox Sunday

Sundays - The Late Train Comedy Club

BREWERY BAR, BOTLEY The Notes Café, Hanover Buildings,

NUFFIELD THEATRE Oliver MAYFLOWER THEATRE Billy Elliot – The Musical BIC, BOURNEMOUTH Cool Coast Ice Rink PAVILION THEATRE, B’TH Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Superslam Wrestling KINGS THEATRE, P’TH Dreamboats & Petticoats SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Worst Wedding Ever

Southampton SO14 1AE

2nd Tuesday of month - Open Mic Night 8pm Wednesday Open Mic THE HOBBIT Mondays - Games Night

8pm Thurs - Friday - Saturday Live Music!

Tuesdays - Weekly Card Club Night

DRUMMOND ARMS, Portswood

Wednesdays - Jam Night

Sunday Quiz

Thursdays - Tom Bombadil's Cabaret Open Mic

BRIGADIER GERARD, Horton Heath

3rd Monday of the Month - 3 Guys One Egg

Wednesday 8:30 Quiz

THE STATION, Eastleigh

FOX & HOUNDS, Fair Oak

Wednesday Quiz

Thursday Quiz 8:00


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Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and prosperous 2017!

The er... travelling

by Alan (Skip) Buchanan

MILBURYS CC sunday cricket, proper sport! I can’t believe it is December already! It feels like only yesterday that we were basking in the glorious warmth of a wonderful summer and now we are fast approaching Christmas and New Year, digging out warm jumpers and scraping the ice from our windscreens. Unless you are lucky enough to be on a tour to the Caribbean, cricket is probably the furthest thing on your mind at the moment! WINTER Our recent post season awards presentation evening was a great success, with much fun had and some much needed cash raised. Special praise to your editor who proudly received his award for three ducks in a row with good grace! After the excitement of our awards night it all goes quiet for us as a team until January when we are back in training at the indoor nets. We are unusual amongst our fellow teams in starting our nets so early in the year but it is an excellent excuse to get together once a week for a beer, to analysis the season gone and talk up the prospects of the season to come. We may have won only five games in 2016 (in case you are wondering, we also lost ten and tied one), didn’t play at all in August, and our clubhouse may currently be missing half of its roof, but relentless optimism is an essential ingredient of this pub cricket team. Next season things will be better! Traditionally we tend to lose a few players over winter but then gain a few more and optimistically we believe that players will come and go but the team will remain. Like Trigger’s broom in “Only fools and Horses”, we’ve had seventeen new heads and fourteen new handles but we are still the same broom after all these years! The collapse of our sister club though, the Flamingos, is a reminder that nothing can be taken for granted and the enthusiasm, dedication and hard work of our members is the lifeblood of our continuing existence. For example, this winter we desperately need to repair our clubhouse which has a seriously leaky roof (as mentioned, there’s a 10 metre hole in it) as well as various other structural defects, but I know we can count on the support of our players to muck in and get it sorted out in time for the new season.

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DUNCAN ETRIDGE. WINNER OF DICK OF THE SEASON FOR EATING THE UMPIRES COUNTING TWIGS BECAUSE HE THOUGHT THEY WERE TWIGLETS! AND YES I NEEDED TO LOOK SERIOUS FOR THIS ONE.

PUB CRICKET I was reminded recently about an old game we used to play on family car journeys called Pub Cricket. You play with two team, and one is chosen to bat first. As you pass pubs on your route the batting team score runs if the name of the pub has any legs in it or they are out if there are no legs. For example: The White Swan: 2 runs for the swan’s 2 legs Master builder: 2 runs for the builder’s 2 legs Coach & horses: 4 runs per horse for 16 in total But if the name of the pub had no legs – e.g. The King’s Head, The Southampton Arms – then the batting team scores no runs, is out, and the other team gets to bat next. Southampton hasn’t got a lot of high scoring pubs, mind you, the Cowherds is always worth a swing by if you’re deesperately short runs! It was great fun especially when your journey took you on plenty of A and B roads past lots of pubs… not so much fun on the motorway!

PUBS - THE MILBURYS! Talking of pubs just a quick word on the Milburys, because if you’ve never been then now is the time to go because it’s a very cosy place to go for a winter drink. It is a traditional old Inn and comes complete with original beams, 365 foot well, roaring fireplace, a varying selection of local ales, good quality pub food, an enormous cat and a – how can I put this - traditional landlord. Don’t go there if you just want to use the toilets, are the sort of person who likes to order off-menu, or you are in the mood for anything other than beer, wines and spirits. All else are welcome!

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MIC’s broadcast The ongoing adventures of durley boy doing good

A-Z of Southampton FC. Part 2. N-Z Mr Tein

Michael Kurn

a miic in the fan zone As we get to the end of 2016, its time to look back at another sporting filled twelve months and another busy year for me. It seems hard to comprehend how quickly it once again has gone by. It only seems like yesterday it was January 2016 and here we area approaching January 2017. Looking back on the year it all began with a busy indoor hockey season, culminating at the end of that month with the show piece at Wembley Arena. Once again hockey was a big feature in my year. National school and club finals to present and of course who could forget presenting out in Rio for the Olympic Games? As we approached May, the end of the football season, I closed my second full season as part of the on-air team presenting the Premier League world feed coverage. A season which saw many highs, more grounds visited and my first full season hosting Fanzone. It was a real privilege too to follow our rivals down the road Bournemouth, in their first season in the top division, and of course a real honour to often be at St Mary’s to keep an eye our beloved Saints. Another successful season! Its not very often you see your team finish behind Manchester United and Liverpool. (Pretty frequent actually Michael. Ah… see what you mean, just behind cough … Ed) Rio beckoned over the summer, an amazing adventure that will certainly live with me for a lifetime. As I wrote in my last piece being part of a major sporting event like that was an experience I will never forget. Lots of ups and downs but being there for the Olympics and Paralympics wasn't a bad way to spend my summer. One of the highlights of my year had to be the day before the Inter Milan Europa League home fixture. Working for the Premier League News Channel I was sent to cover training and the press conference. A day spent around the team, interviewing Claude Puel and James WardProwse, which culminated in me being LIVE inside the ground into the 6pm news. What a moment! As you can see from the picture above, the stadium was empty ahead of Inter Milan’s training session, as a boyhood Southampton fan what an honour! The night before one of the biggest games in our clubs history, I'm there in our club’s home and I’m the guy telling the world what’s going on. (Yep pinch yourself Mikey! ED) This is why I love my job. Im so lucky and privileged to be part of these once in a lifetime moments, something which isn't lost on me. Its been a long hard journey to get to this point, lots of disappointments to achieve that dream and goal. No one said it would be easy, but another year down more steps along that journey of life and 2017 is certainly looking bright. (So I’ll look forward to receiving your column on time in 2017 then wow! Ed) I wish you all a fantastic Christmas and every success in the New Year. Thank you to Martin for allowing me to share this journey and hopefully see you in 2017.

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In part 2 of this feature find out just what the letters Q, X and Z mean to the Saints (well to me as a lifelong fan) and its history and why relegation is the best thing that ever happened to us.

THE FACE THAT LAUNCHED A THOUSAND MEMORABLE GAMES! (WELL WHO’S COUNTING? HIS TEAMS DID PLAY SOME AMAZING STUFF.)

N IS FOR NIGEL ADKINS I love this guy. He took us from league 1 to the Premiership with style and grace and is a true gentleman. On twitter he still speaks highly of the club and that’s in spite of the awful way we replaced him. I can’t help but think it’s terribly tragic that he is the only Liebherr era Saints manager not currently working in the Premier league ,especially when you think how despicable some of our ex managers were to us. His most quirky moment at Saints was when he addressed a press conference with a poem which started “When you get what you want in your struggle for self And the world makes you king for a day, Just go to a mirror and look at yourself, And see what that man has to say.” Not quite up there with Cantona’s “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea” but it’s not far off. We shouldn't forget that apart from the double promotion in two seasons , Nigel also shattered a few records for the club. He broke one by leading Southampton to seven consecutive league wins for the first time in their history and then under his guidance, the Saints achieved a club record of clean sheets in one season, beating the previous record of 19 set by Peter Shilton in the early 80s. Let’s hope he is back in work soon!

O IS FOR OFFICIAL And by official I mean referee. And by referee I mean George Reader. George was originally signed as a player by Southampton FC but with limited success and so turned to refereeing, taking his first ever game on Southampton Common before eventually becoming the first English man to officiate in a FIFA World Cup Final and at the same time setting a record as the oldest official ever in World Cup history. Having retired from Refereeing, Mr Reader went on to become Chairman of Southampton FC and sat next to the Queen at Wembley in 1976. ( See Q below ).

P IS FOR PARRIS, ROLAND It’s not often that Saints fans get elevated into the history of the club but Roland Parris’s place is surely guaranteed. Up until the 1970’s the club emblem was adapted from the City crest when the club ran a competition for the design of a unique club crest, a competition Rolland Parris won. His badge included a halo in reference to the Saints nickname, a red and white scarf for the team’s colours, a tree to signify the nearby New Forest and a river for our maritime connections. The white rose is borrowed from the city’s crest and it’s all topped off with a football with the ball changing design a few times over the years. I hope Roland is still a fan but I guess he would be well into his eighties by now but Nice work Roland.

Q IS FOR THE QUEEN For many years The Queen would attend the FA Cup Final and present the cup to the winning team. What many people didn't realise is she reserved her place each year in the hope that The Saints would get to the cup Final and she could watch them play. And win it. The Mountbatten's of Romsey had alerted her to our great side and In 1976 not only did her dream come true but having presented the trophy to FA Cup winning Saints Captain Peter Rodrigues she

really saw no point in going to another Cup Final. And so never has.

R IS FOR RELEGATION In December 1973, Lawrie McMenemy took over as Saints manger and promptly got us relegated. From there we signed great players such as Peter Osgood, Jim McCalliog, Jim Steele and Peter Rodrigues and went on to win the FA Cup, play in Europe and come second in the old First Division and played some of the best football in our history. Then in 2005 we saw the start of two relegations rom the premier league down to division one and eventually the despair of Administration. But thanks to this and certainly without this we would never have seen the great turnaround of the clubs fortunes culminating in our recent and at least locally famous home victory against Internazionale. I am not voting for relegation, trust me, but it’s often brought out the best in the club.

S IS FOR SHIRTS AND SPONSORS Only ten companies have linked up with Saints to display their company name on our shirts and there have only been 7 official club shirt manufacturers. So can you recall who had the longest run as sponsor and who had the shortest? At nine years Draper tools come in as our longest serving supporter whereas Air Florida only managed a single season. Those more mature fans will recall our First sponsor was Rank Xerox. As for the people who made out shirts, well who remembers Pony and Patrick who between them were official shirt manufacturer for 13 years. Other notable names were Admiral ( The famous 76 yellow and blue shirt), Addidas, Umbro and Under Armour. Less notable was the largely forgotten Hummel, at least by me, who made our shirts for 4 years. And if I had to pick a favourite it would be the Patrick made Rank Xerox sponsored shirt, all red with a single front white stripe and famously worn By Kevin Keegan, Alan Ball, Mike Channon and co.. What's yours?

T IS FOR TROPHY CABINET If you ever want to lose an argument about whether Southampton is a Big Club. Just mention our trophy cabinet.

U IS FOR USHER Only one player has played for Saints who has a surname starting with the letter “U”. Don't rack your brain trying to think who it is though. The chap is Edward Usher and he made just the one appearance for us up against Bristol Rovers in 1904. Thanks to Gary Chalk, Duncan Holley and David Ball for researching that fact for me in their book ALL THE SAINTS. Hagiology Rules!

V IS FOR VIRGIL VAN DIJK When we lost Dejan Lovren it was how can we ever replace him. We did but then, having found Toby Alderweld, we lost him too. Careless. But we were £13m up on transfer fees, which the club used to take a gamble on Virgil van Dijk. What a gamble. A great defender, a leader, a creative midfield player and a goal scorer. I have heard a number of managers claim they took a

look ta him at Celtic and always saw his potential but never took the risk in buying him. Possible, after Ricky Lambert, and Fonte he is Saints best post administration purchase.

W IS FOR WEMBLEY We haven't had too many days out at Wembley. Best remembered were our FA Cup victory in 1976 and our Johnson Paints triumph in 2010. Two unforgettable days out for those who were there. We have in fact played in 4 FA Cup finals but only one was at Wembley — two were before Wembley was built and in 2003 we went to Cardiff while the iconic twin towers were demolished. We have also had 3 other cup appearances at Wembley but since we lost them all and I needed one of them for the letter Z lets skip over them.

X IS FOR THE POOLS Younger readers turn away now. The X in question was the mark you made on your pools coupon to try to win the treble chance, where you had eight chances to try to score 24 points with score draws and non-score draws and if you thought you’d won the jackpot you had to claim by telegram. Telegram? For youngsters still reading, the telegram , by todays standards would be a painfully slow email handed to you by a chap in a peaked cap. And at 5 O’clock on a Saturday we would all watch grandstand or listen to the radio to hear final score read out . Up to that point we were updated on match scores by a teleprinter, another lost piece of technical equipment. An interesting fact for those who remember final score at 5.00 on a Saturday. From its inception on Grandstand in 1958 till it ended in 2007 the scores were only ever read out by 3 people, one of whom was Mark E Smith of The Fall.

Y IS FOR YOSHIDA Players like Yoshida Maya are the heartbeat of the club. Not a first team regular and often, through no fault of his own, played out of position and yet he always gives 100%. I know he gets criticism but often that’s because he doesn't play regularly and often, through no fault of his own , is played out of position. Remember , he makes a lot less mistakes than Lovren did and his head is 100% saints.

Z IS FOR ZENITH DATA One of Saints few ventures to Wembley was to play in the final of this short lived trophy. Introduced due to the Heysal stadium ban on English clubs appearing in Europe, The Data Zenith Cup only existed for 3 years. Saints reached the final in 1992 in a match against Nottingham Forest which saw us lose 3-2. So sad were the organisers at us losing that the competition was ended there and then this was the last ever game. Bizarrely by the time the competition had started the company Data Zenith Systems had been sold to Packard Bell and so there was 3 years of sponsorship publicity for a company that no longer existed. Money well spent. The letter Z already and that seems as good a place as any to finish this short perspective on the history of the club we love. COYR.


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