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Show of shoes CHILDREN’S puppet show Shoe Baby comes to the Bordon Phoenix on Saturday afternoon, in a singalong adventure about a baby who travels the world in a shoe. It is adapted from Joyce Dunbar’s book of the same name, with the music written by Tom Gray of the award winning band Gomez. The show runs from 2pm to 3pm.



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‘The most famous Stones’ THE Counterfeit Stones, one of the world’s most successful Rolling By Adam Flinn Stones tribute acts, return to The Anvil next Thursday. They have been playing the music of And even Rolling Stones lead singer the Stones since 1991 at venues worldwide, with previous performances at Mick Jagger has said that the CounBuckingham Palace, Chelsea Football terfeit Stones are “the most famous Stones band in England”. Club and the BBC.

Steve Elson, who performs as Nick Dagger in the group, said: “For those who haven’t seen the show before, the Counterfeit Stones is essentially a biopic on stage of the Rolling Stones’ career. “It’s all done very chronologically, so all the costumes and songs are in the order they were released, and it covers

RAYMONDO, described as a show about growing up for grown ups, is staged at the Proteus Creation Space next Wednesday. Playwright Annie Siddons weaves a dark, funny and lyrical narrative of love and survival, telling the story of Raymondo and Sparky who escape from a cellar they have been locked in for six years. It is suitable for ages 14 and over, and starts at 7.30pm.

Tribute disco AN EVENING of tributes to the soldiers of the First World War takes place at Hatch Warren Community Centre on Saturday, with a disco and the music of Rodney Dell. A vintage market will also be on offer during the evening, as well as displays of photographs from the war.

all six decades. “We’ve been doing it now for over 20 years, so I think we’re pretty good at it!” Steve fi rst began listening to the Rolling Stones’ music as a child, when he was introduced to it by his brother. It started a lifelong love affair with the Stones, with Steve learning to play the guitar soon after and began learning the group’s extensive catalogue of songs. When asked if he had a favourite song, Steve added: “I know it sounds corny, but I like all of them that we do, that’s why I’ve chosen them. “Songs like ‘Paint It Black’, ‘Honky Tonk Women’ and ‘Get Off of My Cloud’, you can play those anywhere in the world and people go mad when they hear them. “All of the records in the fi rst seven or eight years, they’re all very different. You can’t say one record was a ‘mark two’. “They were all so very different, and great because they were memorable songs, and unlike the Beatles you could dance to them.” Next Thursday’s show starts at 7.45pm. Go to to book. • Nick Dagger and the Counterfeit Stones perform at The Anvil next week

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