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Welcome This summer we’ve programmed a season of festivals with something for everyone, including an opportunity for The Point to get out into the sunshine and bring some fantastic shows to you. We’ve created a colour coded pathway for you to find your way through the brochure: Pre-Festival Warm Up A chance to warm-up with some great dance, including premieres by Charles Linehan Company and Point associate artist Charlotte Spencer. Dance Festival Two weeks of enjoyable dance performances and events offer the perfect time to try something new, whether that’s taking part in a free workshop or watching some of the latest hip hop talent. Music Festival This year’s music festival welcomes Eliza Carthy Band, Stornoway and Deer Tick, as well as offering free performances and events for everyone. Watch This Space : Without Borders This season’s exhibition explores the theme of Without Borders.

Without Borders Festival A festival of new theatre that pushes the boundaries of performance. Including theatre in a vintage VW campervan and into the countryside of Itchen Valley Country Park for The Jungle Book. Family Festival There’s also plenty going on for our littlest audience members, including Landscapes – which takes place in a wonderful canvas dome; and Jumping Mouse - a fun-packed adventure for the whole family. We’re really proud of our summer festivals and hope that we’ve found a way of offering everyone a chance to get involved.

Sarah Brigham Director

The exhibition consider’s how we break down the boundaries of place and space. Featuring artists Steven Fraser, Susan Eyre, Platform 4, Gillian Trotman, Stuart Carter, Les Bicknell, Fiona Thompson and David Palacios. Front cover image: Laura Mugridge, Running on Air Photographer: Joe Martin

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Pre-Festival Warm Up

Charles Linehan Company presents

The Fault Index and The Clearing Wednesday 11th May 7.30pm

Following creation time spent at The Point, Charles Linehan Company returns to present the premiere of a new work, The Fault Index, as part of a double bill with The Clearing. Each work displays the understated eloquence and elegance for which the company is acclaimed. The Fault Index is a celebration of isolated events, a series of connected and unconnected incidents presented in a different order for each performance. At its heart are three ensemble pieces that weave together disparate and independent choreographic elements in a percussive and spirited tour de force.

Slow transformations evolve within a complex weave of interlocking melodies, off-rhythms and beautiful sonorities. Tickets: £12 Conc. £10 In association with South East Dance & The Point, Eastleigh

The Clearing features four dancers including long-term collaborators Rahel Vonmoos and Greig Cooke, with a commissioned score by Richard Skelton.

“As Linehan has proven for over a decade now the best things often come in the least hyped packages” – The Observer

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Pre-Festival Warm Up Charlotte Spencer presents

The Nature of Things Wednesday 18th May 6.30pm

Prior to Yael Flexer and Nic Sandiland’s The Living Room will be the chance to watch the premiere performance by Point associate artist Charlotte Spencer. Performed in the Creation Space and travelling to the Garden Stage, The Nature of Things evolves a new ecology of movement, sound and space by exploring

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the living patterning that can be found at every level of our existence. Together the dance and live acoustic soundscape creates a detailed, rich and spatially expansive world. Tickets: Free, however must be booked with box office in advance.

Photographer: Sara Popowa

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Pre-Festival Warm Up

Yael Flexer & Nic Sandiland/Dance and Digital Works

The Living Room Wednesday 18th May 7.30pm

The Living Room is an intimate dance set in what appears to be the bare bones of a living or rehearsal room. The performers interfere or seemingly assist each other’s solo moment, together inhabiting an imagined domestic space. The work cuts intricate movement with informal banter and wry humour, as the performers struggle to live through another show. Yael Flexer’s distinctive choreography effortlessly intertwines witty delivery with dance that is fast paced and emotionally driven. Music is by Nye Parry and cellist Karni Postel.

Lighting is by Michael Mannion and dramaturgy by artist Gary Stevens. A short curtain raiser will be performed by Hampshire Youth Dance Company who worked with Yael Flexer’s company for four days. The piece is based on the choreographic process and materials from The Living Room. Tickets: £12 Conc. £10

“dance that is unforced, unaffected, charming and smart” – Time out

Photographer: Chris Nash

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Dance Festival

Dance Festival The Point’s annual dance festival presents two weeks of performances, workshops and community celebrations.

Jump Out

Saturday 11th June 10.00am - 4.00pm A FREE fun-packed outdoor day of dance. Celebrate the start of this year’s festival by dancing into Eastleigh, with exciting activities and events for the whole family on Leigh Road recreation ground. From 10.00am there will be opportunities for all ages to take part in a variety of free dance classes, some of which The Point offers throughout the year, including hip hop, belly, tap, ballet and creative dance. Come along and try out something new.

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If you’d rather watch others do the dancing, take a stroll around the park and watch one of the many dance displays including breakdance, salsa and street dance. At 2.00pm grab an ice cream and watch Jump Out - a free outdoor performance on The Point’s Garden Stage that will showcase some of the best dance talent within the south east region. All events and activities are free; however booking for workshops is essential. Visit or call 023 8065 2333 for further details.

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Dance Festival

En Pointe Sunday 12th June from 5.00pm

Pull on those pointe shoes and enjoy an evening of ballet at The Point. This beautiful dance form has this year seen an overwhelming rise in popularity and to mark this, we’d like to invite you to take part in a ballet workshop before enjoying the critically-acclaimed movie Black Swan. You could even make an evening of it and enjoy a delicious meal from our café bar to refuel after your class. 5.00 – 6.30pm Beginners ballet (adults, for ages 16+) Perfect for those who have always wanted to try ballet but didn’t know where to start. This friendly class will offer participants the chance to have a go at learning the basic ballet steps and sequences. 5.00 – 6.30pm Advanced master-class (adults, for ages 16+) Test your ballet skills with an advanced masterclass taught by one of The Royal Ballet School’s highly experienced teachers. A challenging and technical class for those with a good standard of previous ballet experience. Special workshop and film offer: £8

Black Swan 7.30pm

The multi-Oscar award winning movie starring Natalie Portman as Nina, a ballerina who, driven by her former ballerina mother, is obsessed with dance. As a new production of Swan Lake approaches, how far will Nina take her attempts to connect with her own dark side to take the role of the black swan? Film screening only tickets: £6 Conc. £5

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Dance Festival

“an altogether gripping little slice of dynamic intelligence”

Lîla Dance presents

In Our Blood

Thursday 16th June 7.30pm

– Donald Hutera, The Times

A collection of three striking works that illustrates Lîla Dance’s exceptional gripping and emotive dance vocabulary. Inspired by the potential of dance to communicate the most intangible and emotional of human experiences, Point associate Lîla Dance presents A Readiness, Tracker and Not About Love, choreographed by Yael Flexer. Propelling the work forward in all three pieces is Lîla’s ability to combine intense dynamic physicality with raw emotional sensitivity, in turn drawing audiences into a world created on stage. The performance will feature a special curtain raiser performance by Hampshire Youth Dance Company, commissioned by Hampshire Dance and choreographed by Lîla Dance. Exclusive opportunity to work with Lîla Dance We are looking for adult dancers (aged 21+) to take part in a choreographic project with Lîla Dance. Participants must have previous dance experience and be able to commit to four workshop days leading up to a performance prior to In Our Blood. This unique project costs £30. For more information contact Supported by Arts Council England, South East Dance, The Point Eastleigh and University of Chichester. Tickets: £12 Conc. £10 Come along from 7.00pm and seek out some unexpected dance in and around The Point.

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Friday 24th June 7.30pm

Following the success of last year’s Streetz Breakin’Beatz event, we are delighted to announce its return. Last year, dance crew Peridot stole the show and, with audiences shouting for more, we thought it was only fair to invite them back to present a whole night of hip hop talent. Previous UK Hip Hop Champions Peridot wowed TV audiences across the country in Britain’s Got Talent and even performed at the MOBO awards. This performance will feature Hampshire’s hottest hip hop youth company NoCo. Tickets: £10 Conc. £8

Fashionista 6.30pm The Point, in collaboration with Winchester School of Art’s fashion students, is delighted to present an exciting pre-show event with a twist. Point associate artists and members of The Point’s Youth Dance Company will showcase the school of art’s cutting-edge fashion designs to the sounds of a live DJ. The catwalk show forms part of South Hampshire’s Creative Industries Festival.

Dance Festival

Streetz Breakin’ Beatz with Peridot

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Dance Festival

Dance In A Day Sunday 19th June 10.00am – 4.00pm Join professional company Commotion Dance to create a new dance piece in a day. This fun workshop will be a chance to express your own ideas and work creatively with other young dancers culminating in a performance at The Point’s Hothouse community dance showcase on Saturday 25th June. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Ticket: £10 Suitable for ages 8 - 16

Commotion Dance presents

Ready or Not…

Tuesday 21st June 1.30pm & 7.00pm

For children aged 3 – 7 and their families. Join Commotion Dance and take a peek at a world of hide and seek. With dancing, music and all things round, where things are lost and then are found. Point associate company Commotion Dance presents a fun and lively world of movement and creativity. Perfect for Key Stage 1 children, this performance offers an engaging and stimulating way for children to learn through dance. School workshops are also available. For more information about the workshops, contact or call 023 8062 7804. Ticket: £3.50 (School bookings buy 10 tickets get 1 free) 10 |

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Dance Festival

It’s a Small World Tuesday 14th June 1.00pm To celebrate the opening of The Berry Theatre in Hedge End, primary school pupils from the south of the borough will perform theatrical dance pieces on The Point’s outdoor Garden Stage. Pupils have been working with students from Wildern School in weekly dance clubs to create this special performance, which this year takes on a fairytale theme. Free event, just come along to The Point’s Garden Stage on Leigh Road recreation ground.

Class Moves Saturday 18th June 7.30pm Dance students of all ages take to the stage in this annual favourite – a spectacular showcase of the latest dance productions by local schools and colleges. Tickets: £8.50 Conc. £6.50

Hothouse Saturday 25th June 7.30pm Bringing the festival to a close will be Hothouse, a spectacular dance showcase that brings together youth and community groups from across the south east to perform. Come along and support our local dancers. Hothouse promises to be a night to remember. Tickets: £8.50 Conc. £6.50

Pointing the Way – Careers Day Thursday 16th June 3.00pm – 6.30pm Are you wondering what to do after your GCSE, A Level or Degree in dance, drama or music? Then come along to The Point’s Careers Day where you will have the opportunity to take part in practical workshops, receive advice from our team of professionals, browse information stalls from national universities and arts institutions and potentially take that next step towards your dream job. Free event but booking is essential. Contact Jilly Hurden on 023 8062 7804 or School and group bookings are encouraged. While here why not stay on to watch Lîla Dance’s stunning performance of In Our Blood for the special discounted price of £8.

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Music Festival

Eastleigh Festival of Music Four days of exceptional music performances and events This year’s music festival looks a little different with celebrations now running for four nights and events taking place not only on Leigh Road recreation ground, but also inside The Point. So there’s no need to worry about the British summertime ruining the fun. As always there’s a great mix of acclaimed professional artists and local emerging artists combined with a host of free daytime entertainment and workshops for the whole family.

Thursday 7th July 6pm

Friday 8th July 6pm

Eliza Carthy Stornoway + Band + guests guests A truly inventive singer and fiddle player, Eliza is arguably the most impressive and engaging folk performer of her generation. The daughter of music legends Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson, she is firmly an artist of her own making, winning two Mercury Music Prize nominations and innumerable other accolades over a glittering 15-year career. The release of her new album in May promises a performance of new material that is visceral, exciting, intense and emotional. Ticketed standing event at The Point.

“Effortlessly confident, wildly varied and almost impossible to categorise. Magnificent” – The Guardian

Oxford indie-folk band Stornoway headline the Friday of this year’s festival with the North Sea Radio Orchestra. The band’s captivating sound combines idyllic melodies, beautiful harmonies, swelling strings and charming lyrics that exude a youthful, wideeyed view of the world. Stornoway’s first album Beachcomber’s Windowsill received outstanding reviews and, following appearances on Later… With Jools Holland, the band was shortlisted for Radio 1’s Sound of 2010.This spring they release their eagerly anticipated follow-up album and embark on a series of festival appearances including Isle of Wight Festival and Glastonbury. Ticketed standing event at The Point.

“Stornoway tug at every emotional fibre in the body” – NME

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Saturday 9th July from 11am

Home Grown: Emerging local talent Saturday 9th July 6pm

Sunday 10th July 6pm

Deer Tick + guests

Bollywood Brass Band + guests

Saturday sees an eclectic, not-to-be-missed, line-up of alt-country/rock, featuring the beautifully crafted songs of Deer Tick. Deer Tick’s sound is distinctive with obvious rock, blues, country and folk influences, brought together by lead singer John McCauley’s yearning, whisky-tinged vocals. Ticketed standing event at The Point. Ticketed evening events: £18 Conc. £16 Buy tickets for more than one performance and receive a special discounted multi-ticket offer. 2 nights £32 Conc. £28 3 nights £46 Conc. £40

The festival will be brought to a close with the uplifting and compulsively danceable sounds of The Bollywood Brass Band. Wielding saxophones, tabla, dhol drums and a colossal sousaphone, the band will present its unique sound, splicing exuberant Bhangra beats, Punjabi rhythms and Bollywood tunes. Ticketed standing event at The Point.

“Some of their most joyous performances so far”

– The Sunday Times on BBB’s new album Chaiyya Chaiyya.

Music Festival


Throughout Saturday daytime Leigh Road recreation ground comes alive with free performances by talented local bands and musicians, stalls and workshops for young people. Free event on Leigh Road recreation ground.

Sunday 10th July from 11am

Eastleigh Mela In association with the Eastleigh Asian Welfare & Cultural Association. A free spectacular multicultural celebration that last year welcomed record numbers to take part in a host of free activities. Promising a great day out for the whole family, this year will feature the same combination of live music and dance from across the globe, workshops and stalls. Free event on Leigh Road recreation ground.

4 nights £60 Conc. £52

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Without Borders Festival

Without Borders Festival Pushing the boundaries of performance.

The Point Youth Theatre presents Rudyard Kipling’s


Adapted by Neil Duffield Tuesday 2nd - Sunday 7th August 7.00pm A magical, outdoor performance in the stunning surroundings of Itchen Valley Country Park. Join Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves, on an extraordinary adventure through the jungle with his friends, Baloo and Bagheera. As they set out on a quest to discover the deadly secret of man’s red flower, they soon realise that not far behind is the evil tiger Shere Khan. Can they escape their enemy’s clutches or will Mowgli discover the real danger isn’t within the jungle at all? The Point Youth Theatre performs this delightful tale in the stunning surroundings of Itchen Valley Country Park. Performed in promenade, audiences will see The Jungle Book in a new light as they are led through the woodland by actors and live musicians, meeting a host of curious critters and mischievous monkeys along the way. Tickets: £10 Conc. £8 Recommended for age: 5+ Please note the audience will follow the production on foot through a variety of locations, including some uneven ground. Itchen Valley Country Park, Allington Lane, West End SO30 3HQ.

The Jungle Book at Marwell Wildlife A reduced version of The Jungle Book will be performed at Marwell Wildlife as part of its summer entertainment and usual entrance ticket from Sunday 14th – Saturday 27th August.

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Without Borders Festival The River People present

Little Matter Tuesday 3rd May 7.30pm

The award-winning The River People present a magical story told in the unique setting of a gypsy wagon with a fold-out stage.

theory and is told in The River People’s unique style which blends storytelling, puppetry and live music.

Within the wagon are four storytellers who tell the tale of Little Matter, about a miserable man who spends his days working in the grey city. One day he is forced to face his demons and overcome them, or allow his lonely little world to fall apart.

Tickets: £10 Conc. £8

This exceptional performance includes inspirations from mythology to quantum

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“A master class in storytelling”

– British Theatre Guide on The Terrible Tales of the Midnight Chorus

Photographer: Dennis Huteson

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Without Borders Festival Laura Mugridge presents

Running on Air

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July 12.00pm, 2.00pm, 5.00pm & 7.00pm Performed in a vintage yellow VW campervan called ‘Joni’ parked outside The Point’s Garden Stage, Running on Air is an award-winning show by comedian Laura Mugridge. Recreating the beauty of the great outdoors inside the campervan, Laura invites audiences on an intimate journey from Land’s End to Edinburgh, sharing her experience of marriage, camping and her love of the good life.

With her own brand of quirky and charming comedy, Laura describes a journey that involves fell running and a performance in front of three kestrels: a joyful investigation into the beauty and complexity of domestic life. Tickets: £10 Conc. £8

“she is simply brilliant” – Metro

Photographer: Joe Martin

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Without Borders Festival

The Point presents

The Associate Showcase Thursday 19th May 6.00pm/7.30pm

An evening of new work by three of the region’s leading emerging companies.

The Propaganda Company

Milk Presents Bluebeard - a fairytale for adults Powered by pedalling and performed on pulleys – the classic fairytale of Bluebeard is retold for adults. Marriage, temptation and punishment collide with playfully anarchic storytelling.

The Propaganda Company King Lear (in terrorem) An exploration of control, state and power. Ideas and fragments for the development of a retelling of King Lear exploring the classic text through the contemporary lens of war in the 21st Century.

Public Attraction The Bandstand Breakfast Tour Food, music and plenty of fascinating tales! Public Attraction show you Eastleigh as you have never seen it before. Don’t forget your cameras and walking shoes. Capacity is just 20, so please book early.

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Without Borders Festival

Comedy with

Andrew O’Neill and Jim Smallman Saturday 16th July 8.00pm

Join two of the UK’s most popular and unique comedians for an evening of stand-up, prior to this summer’s Edinburgh Festival. Andrew O’Neill is known the world over as the only metalhead, vegan transvestite comedian around. He’s sold out shows at the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival and been on several UK tours and you may have spotted him on the new series of ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’.

Jim Smallman is a tattooed teller of tall tales from Leicester. He tells stories about his body art, his family, and the things he’s done in his colourful life to date. His stories are brutally honest, always true, and often unbelievable, and have won him an army of fans all over the world. Tickets: £10 Conc. £8

“hitting new heights of comedic brilliance” – Time Out on Andrew O’Neill

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Without Borders Festival

University of Winchester presents


Saturday 21st May 11am-4pm The Emerge Festival will once again visit Eastleigh; bringing together vibrant and imaginative street performances from emerging street artists in various outdoor locations around the town. Performances will include crazy walkabout shows in the town centre to acrobatics in the park. A second event will be held in Winchester on Sunday 22nd May. If you’re interested in taking part in the festival as a performer take a look at Emerge is organised by the University of Winchester in collaboration with The Point, Winchester Hat Fair and Wet Picnic.

Winchester Week Monday 6th – Saturday 11th June 7.30pm

The staff and students from University of Winchester, along with guest artists from Shenandoah University USA, present a week of exciting new work by emerging artists. The week will feature two nights of dance, two of drama and two of performance. Check The Point’s website to find out more about the programme. Tickets: £9 Conc. £6

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Intensive engagements for artists Saturday 21st May

Saturday 28th May


Charles Linehan

Join Maxine Doyle, Associate Director of awardwinning theatre company Punchdrunk, for a workshop on the company’s unique performance style. Participants will explore sitesympathetic performance and movement, and gain a real insight into the artistic practice of this innovative company.

10am-4pm £25 per participant To book, contact or call 023 8062 7802

25th - 26th May

Introduction to dance photography: Chris Nash

Celebrated dance artist Charles Linehan will lead an exploration of ideas from his latest works The Fault Index and The Clearing. In the workshop, Charles will play with existing movement phrases and experimental sequences. He is particularly interested in the personal contribution and movement qualities of the participants.

10am-4pm £25 per participant To book, contact or call 023 8062 7802. Book for the SFI and Charles Linehan Company’s performance for just £30 (see pg. 3)

6th - 8th June

Early Years Interactive

In partnership with South East Dance, awardwinning dance photographer Chris Nash will lead a two day intensive workshop in a studio environment working with theatre and flash lighting. Perfect for beginners to dance photography. Participants must provide their own Digital SLR camera with sync socket for external flash.

South East Dance, in association with The Point, is offering a training opportunity for dance practitioners to take part, learn, observe, and reflect on creating dance performance for early years (ages 0-3). Gain practical tools from lead artist Adesola Akinleye who creates inspiring work for very young audiences.

10am-5.30pm £80 per participant (accommodation options are also available).

9.30am-4.30pm £80 per participant (accommodation options are also available).

To book, contact South East Dance on 01273 696844 or

To book, contact South East Dance on 01273 696844 or

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Without Borders Festival

Space for Ideas

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Family Festival

Family Festival Family fun for all ages.

Mimika Theatre presents


Sunday 24th July 1.00pm, 2.30pm, 4.00pm & 5.30pm This unique and intimate show for ages 3+ takes children to four landscapes from desert to rainforest, from beneath the sea to Antarctica. Using elaborate puppets, music and stunning visual effects, the show is a non-verbal exploration of the remarkable atmosphere, rhythms and sounds of the natural world. Performed in a canvas dome, this is a journey that no child should miss. There will be a chance to meet the company and puppets after the show.

Tickets: £8 Conc. £6

Unpacked presents

Jumping Mouse

Saturday 30th July 1.00pm A revved up full-throttle adventure for ages 5+ and their families. Jump on the second bus! The driver’s saved you a seat. Come and meet a bullfrog blues band, a clapped-out bison who’s late and a wolf who’s in a hurry but can’t remember where to...and a most unusual little mouse, who’s about to have a very big adventure! Tickets: £6 (four tickets for £22, or five tickets for £26)

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This magical show is adapted from a well-loved Native American folk tale and features a lively combination of puppetry, music, songs and an inventive set made from parts of an old London bus.

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Family Festival

Saturday morning family fun A great way for children and their families to experience dance, theatre and play together in a friendly, fun environment. Saturday 21st May, 4th June, 2nd July, 16th July

Pl a 10.00am -10.45am Run away with your imagination! Enter a world of fun, movement and creative playtime with your child and let education dance company Commotion lead parents and children together to explore imagination in a safe and friendly environment.

11.00am -11.45am Funny stories, silly stories, spooky stories, tall stories, ALL STORIES! Join our Saturday Storytelling actors who will delight children and adults of all ages with their fun and entertaining stories. Come along to Saturday Playtime or Saturday Storytime for just ÂŁ3 each, or come to both for just ÂŁ5! Suitable for ages 3-8 years and their families

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Screening dates may change subject to release dates

Classic Monday Following the success of our first Classic Monday movie, we are delighted to continue the programme which offers the perfect chance to rediscover the silver screen starlets and heartthrobs from yesteryear. Classic Monday movies begin at 3.00pm, but whilst booking your film ticket why not add a cream tea booking and enjoy some live piano music from 2.00pm. Cream tea and music 2.00pm Film at 3.00pm Tickets film only £6.00 Conc. £5.00 Film ticket + cream tea £9.00 Conc. £8.00

Monday 25th July

Casablanca Monday 27th June

The African Queen (PG)

Set in Africa during World War I, this 1951 classic garnered Humphrey Bogart an Oscar for his role as a hard-drinking riverboat captain, who provides passage for a Christian missionary, played by Katharine Hepburn. Taking an instant, mutual dislike to one another, the two endure rough waters to finally fall into one another’s arms.

Baby time A great way for parents and carers to watch big screen hits without worrying about their babies disturbing movie goers. With nappy changing facilities and a safe area to leave pushchairs, this is an ideal way to see the best in cinema without having to get a babysitter. Low level lighting is left on, the film’s soundtrack is a tiny bit lower and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere means

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that you needn’t worry when your little one makes a noise.

Friday 13th May 11.00am

I Am Number Four (12A) Film Tickets: £6.00 Conc. £5.00 (babies 0 to 18 months free)


One of the greatest movies of all time, this romantic masterpiece stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid. Set during World War II, the movie sees an American expatriate torn between, in the words of one character, love and virtue.

In partnership with Winchester Film Society We are delighted to welcome Winchester Film Society to The Point for the very first time.

Tue 28th June 7.30pm

The Illusionist


A French illusionist travels to Scotland where he meets a young woman, changing both their lives forever. Based on a 1950s script by Jacques Tati, The Illusionist proves the perfect follow-up for Sylvain Chomet after his charming debut Bellville Rendez-Vous. Nominated for the Best Animated Film at the 2011 Oscars. Tickets: £6.00 Conc. £5.00

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Monday 9th May 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Saturday 4th June 2.00pm

Brighton Rock (15)

A Turtle’s Tale (U)

Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Andy Serkis and Sam Riley star in this recent adaptation of Graham Greene’s classic thriller. Set in the 1960s, the time of violent clashes between mods and rockers, Brighton Rock tells the story of Pinkie, a razor-wielding teenager determined to work his way up through the ranks of organised crime.

Family animated adventure that follows Sammy the sea turtle’s story, from hatching on a Californian beach, to his travels out to the sea where he finds, and loses, the love of his life and to 50 years on when Sammy swims the ocean, dodging the untold dangers of the sea, in search of his lost love.

Tickets: £6.00 Conc. £5.00

Friday 13th May (Baby Time Screening) 11am

Saturday 14th May 2pm

I Am Number Four (12A) This all-action thriller tells the story of a teen with extraordinary abilities who is on the run from ruthless enemies. John changes his identity and moves to a small Ohio town to stay one step ahead; here he encounters life-changing events, finds his first love and discovers others who share his destiny. Fri Tickets: £6.00 Conc. £5.00 Sat Tickets: £5.00 Conc. £3.70

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Monday 16th May 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Never Let Me Go (12A) Based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel about love, loss and betrayal. Tommy (Andrew Garfield), Ruth (Keira Knightley) and Kathy (Carey Mulligan) are children whose lives become inextricably intertwined after meeting at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school, but this isn’t any ordinary school and Tommy, Ruth and Kathy don’t have an ordinary purpose. When the friends leave the protection of their school behind, they must face the outside world and discover the haunting truth of their existence – a truth that threatens to tear their friendship apart. Tickets: £6.00 Conc. £5.00

The Point is delighted that its film programme is supported by local solicitors

Tickets: £5.00 Conc. £3.70

Sunday 12th June 7.30pm

Black Swan (15) The multi award-winning thriller starring Natalie Portman, winner of the Leading Actress Oscar, as obsessed ballerina Nina. As a new production of Swan Lake approaches, Nina becomes increasingly haunted as she grapples to separate truth from reality whilst embracing her own dark-side and proving her connection with the character of the Black Swan. See page 7 to take part in a ballet workshop before the film. Tickets: £6.00 Conc. £5.00

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Youth Dance and Youth Theatre

Taking Part‌

The Point Youth Theatre is open to all young people age 8-20. This is your opportunity to work with professional directors and theatre practitioners to explore all aspects of theatre. Sessions take place weekly and performances are presented throughout the year both at The Point and elsewhere. For more information and term dates, contact 023 8062 7806

The Point Youth Dance Company is open to all young people age 8-18 who are serious about taking their dancing to the next level. This is your opportunity to work with professional artists. Sessions take place weekly and members get the opportunity to perform both at The Point and elsewhere throughout the year. For more information and term dates, contact 023 8062 7804

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Chandler’s Ford & Hiltingbury Festival 18th June – 2nd July The Chandler’s Ford & Hiltingbury Festival is a celebration of arts in the community with a packed programme of events that offers something for everyone, including music, dance, theatre, art and food. This year’s event also sees the return of the Barn Dance at The Hilt; Primary Schools Arts Week; Try the Arts Day at Sherborne House School; Thornden Hall concerts; various library events; and much more. Take a look at the full programme of events at

Enjoy Sharing Arts Enjoy Sharing Arts is a Creative Arts programme for the over 50s. Sessions take place in a relaxed, social atmosphere. New members are always welcome. From rag rugging to paper crafts and weaving, each term the programme offers another visual arts skill. This term will be acrylic painting. (Term begins week commencing 2nd May). Classes take place: Tuesdays at Ritchie Hall, Chandlers Ford 11.00am - 1.00pm Wednesdays at The Point, Eastleigh Town 10.00am - 12.00pm Fridays at Botley Community Centre 11.00am - 1.00pm Tickets: £4 includes all your materials and expert tuition. For more information or to book, contact 023 8062 7805

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Dance Classes

Taking Part‌ Here at The Point we run a wide range of dance classes for babies, young people and adults. If you would like to find out more about our classes and prices, please contact the box office or visit our website. Summer classes commence Tuesday 26th April, the second half-term begins Monday 6th June.

Babies and toddlers 3-18 mths Baby Boogie

3-5 yrs Mini Moves

Mondays 10.15 - 11.00am Enjoy movement, song and rhymes with your baby and learn baby sign language (babies and parents).

Mondays 1.00 - 1.45pm 1.50 - 2.35pm First steps into rhythmical movement.

18 mths - 3yrs Toddler Twist Mondays 9.45 - 10.15am Develop movement, confidence and make new friends (toddlers and parents).

Tap Tots Thursdays 10.45 - 11.30am An energetic, lively introduction to tap.

Ballet Tots Thursdays 11.30am - 12.15pm A fun, relaxed class that covers the basics of ballet.

Children and young people 5-7 yrs Mega Moves Mondays 4.00 - 5.00pm Great for developing confidence. Focusing on imagination and creativity.

Ballet Thursdays 4.00 - 5.00pm The next phase of development in this classic dance form.

8-11 yrs 11-16 yrs Hip Hop Wednesdays 4.30 - 5.30pm Wednesdays 6.30 - 7.30pm Learn the latest moves from the Hip Hop scene.

8-16 yrs Breakdance Wednesdays 5.30 - 6.30pm Become a B-Boy or B-Girl pro.

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Adults Contemporary

Belly dance

Tuesdays 7.00 - 8.30pm Based on release technique, suitable for those with good fitness and technical ability.

Tap Tuesdays 8.30 - 9.30pm Thursdays 12.15 - 1.15pm Fun and challenging. Tap shoes required.

Hip Hop Wednesdays 7.30 - 8.30pm Learn the latest hip hop moves.

Classical Ballet (intermediate) Wednesdays 10.15 - 11.15am Classical ballet taught in a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere.

Wednesdays 11.30am - 12.30pm Increase suppleness, improve posture, fitness and reduce stress.

Kundalini Yoga

Ballet (beginners) Thursdays 7.00 - 8.00pm A fun class for those with little or no experience.

Thursdays 6.00 - 7.00pm A great class that will increase flexibility and stamina, aid concentration and relieve stress.

Ballet (intermediate) Thursdays 8.00 - 9.00pm Experience and ballet shoes essential.

ACCESS Classes Jajouka Mondays 5.00 - 6.00pm Movement and creative dance for young people aged 14+ with learning disabilities.


Movers and Shakers Fridays 1.30 - 3.00pm Fun and lively creative dance for adults with learning disabilities.

Fridays 11.00am - 12.30pm Enjoy movement through the combined and creative use of visual, audible and tactile props, for adults with physical and learning disabilities.

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Elevate Summer School

Taking Part… Take your dance training to the next level with The Point’s intensive summer school. Elevate offers a taste of professional training and a chance to keep in shape over the summer holidays for young dancers aged 15 – 25 years old who are currently in, or aspiring to be in, professional vocational dance training.

Elevate: Train 8th – 12th August £110 for one week An invaluable week of classes taught by some of the country’s top teachers. Sessions cover a variety of styles including contemporary, ballet and hip hop.

Elevate: Create 15th – 19th August £110 for one week A great opportunity if you have ever thought about being a choreographer but didn’t know where to start. Working with a number of high profile contemporary choreographers, you will learn to choreograph your own dance pieces.

Elevate: Integrate 22nd – 26th August £110 for one week Integrate allows dancers the opportunity to work with StopGAP Dance Company, the UK’s leading integrated professional company, in a week focusing on creating integrated performance. Please note that places are limited and a selection process will take place. To apply for a place or find out more visit or phone 023 8062 7815. Supported by Hampshire County Council and Arts Council England.

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Community performances The following events are presented and promoted by hirers of The Point. The Point cannot therefore accept responsibility for the content of these events or for production values and performances.

Eastleigh Operatic and Musical Society

Kiss Me Kate Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 7th May Evenings 7.30pm Sat mat 2.30pm In this Royal Wedding year EOMS are proud to present Kiss Me Kate by Cole Porter. A lively lyrical tale of a theatrical company playing Shakespeare’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’. Kate and Petruchio are mirrored by Lilli and Fred’s tempestuous, capricious love life, the original plot themes as used by The Bard himself. Add into the mix two violin playing gangsters singing ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’ and the contemporary illusion is complete. Other well know Cole Porter numbers include ‘I Hate Men’, ‘So In Love’, ‘Wunderbar’, ‘Too Darn Hot’, ‘Always True to you in my Fashion’ and ‘Why Can’t You Behave’ Tickets: £12 Conc. £10 2 for £18 on Tues eve and Sat mat

E Minor Pop Academy In Concert Sunday 8th May 7pm E Minor Pop Academy will once again put their unique stamp on a range of current and classic pop songs all with live vocals and choreography. Expect to be thrilled by this group of young performers who will never cease to surprise you with their raw energy of rock, pop and soul music. Now recommended by R & B singer Lemar.

British Red Cross

Dance for Life Thursday 12th May 7pm Make your move and get your ticket today to watch Hampshire dance groups compete in one of the biggest youth dance projects in the UK, helping the British Red Cross raise money for people in crisis. Support your local dancers as they battle it out for their once in a lifetime chance to perform in the national final at London’s IndigO2, O2 Arena. Tickets: £6 Conc. £5

Southampton Classical Guitar Society

Craig Ogden

- The Guitarist Saturday 14th May 8pm Australian Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation and by popular request makes his third appearance here. BBC dubbed him ‘a worthy successor to Julian Bream’. In 2010, Classic FM released ‘Craig Ogden The Guitarist’, a fascinating collection of popular favourites and new works. It spent five weeks at the top of the classical charts. Tickets: £12 Conc. £10

Tickets: £7

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Rock Challenge

Centrestage Productions Youth Theatre

Wednesday 25th May 7.30pm

The Wizard of Oz

The Rock Challenge® is a unique and exciting opportunity for young people to take part in a dance, drama and design spectacular where the young people are the stars.

The Wizard of Oz - a great family production!

Rock Challenge is a national competition, involving over 27,000 young people. Youth Division Rock Challenge focuses on young people outside of mainstream education and is set to be an evening of outstanding achievement. Tickets: £3

2011 Southampton Stage Dance Festival Saturday 28th May – Friday 3rd June 9.00am each day Southampton Stage Dance Festival offers dance performance opportunities to young people in a friendly competitive environment with encouragement from a professional dance adjudicator. There are solo and group classes in Ballet, Modern and Tap. Some of our past performers are today’s West End stars – come and see new talent at The Point. Spectators welcome – tickets at the door. Tickets: £3.50 per session or £8 per day

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Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th August Evenings 7.30pm Sat mat 2.30pm Join Dorothy and her friends on the yellow brick road as they journey to the Wizard of Oz to get their life changing wishes. This full musical production has all the great Wizard of Oz songs, so get the summer holidays off to a great start with this warm hearted musical! Tickets: from £7.50

Razzmatazz Academy of Dance Friday 12th August 7pm Come and see this magnificent brand new family show for all ages! Ex minstrels updated with scenes of Disney World, the 80s, a mixture of musicals and a pulse raiser to lift you off your seat! Colourful creative costumes to bring lots of fun for everyone. Tickets: £8 Conc. £6

If you are interested in hiring The Point for your event or performance please contact Paul Munday, Operations Officer on 023 8062 7820 or

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■ The Concorde Club boasts live music five nights a week from international jazz artists to tribute bands and DJ evenings ■ Other highlights include a la carte dining, cabaret dinners, fashion shows, charity nights and much more ■ For details of what’s on during the summer season or to find out about business networking opportunities and conference and meeting room hire please visit

       at the Concorde Club & Hotel ■ The Moldy Fig is open seven days a week* serving excellent food, fine wines and local real ales ■ It’s an ideal meeting place to call in for a drink, enjoy lunch or dinner with friends or colleagues ■ Non members are welcome during the day while the evenings are reserved exclusively for members and their guests

*Closed Sunday evenings

Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9HQ Tel: 023 8061 3989

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Coming soon....

Peter Pan JM Barrie’s

Fri 16th - Wed 21st December

The Point Youth Theatre is delighted to announce that following the success of A Christmas Carol, its Christmas production for 2011 will be the timeless story that has captured the imagination of children and adults for more than a hundred years, Peter Pan. This year’s production will be bigger than ever, as the Youth Theatre teams up with The Point Youth Dance Company. Featuring original live music and stunning sets and costumes, the magical story of the boy

who wouldn’t grow up will be the perfect Christmas treat for the whole family. Dates and times: Friday 16th – 7.30pm Saturday 17th – 2.00pm and 7.30pm Sunday 18th – 2.00pm Tuesday 20th – 2.00pm and 7.30pm Wednesday 21st – 2.00pm and 7.30pm Tickets: £8.50 Conc. £6.50

Be tempted by our range of delicious cakes freshly-made light lunches Mozzo coffees teas and of course no theatre would be complete without a delicious selection of ice creams!






We are now open Monday to Saturday 10am-3pm

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Concessions are available for under 18s, full time students, senior citizens, registered disabled, registered unemployed. Group Bookings: 1 free ticket for every 10 booked for the same performance. Changing Tickets: Tickets are non-refundable but can be changed for another performance of the same show incurring an administration fee of £1. Family Friendly: Children are welcome at The Point and each season we commit to programming shows and creative learning sessions that are suitable for all ages. Please ensure children under the age of 10 are accompanied by an adult for all shows. Some professional shows may allow toddlers under 18 months to sit on the parents/carers lap. Please check age restrictions at time of booking.


Opening hours are: Monday to Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm. On performance days our Box Office stays open until the performance starts. On Sundays we open 1 hour before performances start.



Bus Station

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In person or by post: The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DE




By Phone: 023 8065 2333



The Point



How to find us: The Point is within easy walking distance of Eastleigh’s train and bus stations and within a 5 minute drive of the M3 and M27 motorways. Parking is available at: 1. Swan Centre 2. Multi-storey 3. Romsey Road 4. Leigh Road

We’re accessible… Full wheelchair access The Point is fully wheelchair accessible. With flat level access to Box Office and all performance spaces, a lift to our conference facilities upstairs and wheelchair accessible seating areas. Infra red hearing system We offer two different types of infra red hearing sytems for enhanced hearing. 1. A Headset for anyone who would like the sound on stage amplified. 2. A necklace set used to amplify sound on stage for those who wear a hearing aid. Large Print and Audio The Point offers a large print and audio version of our season brochure.

Large Print

Touch Tours: The Point offers touch tours for blind and partially sighted people in conjunction with selected shows. Dates are available from Box Office. Carers: We are delighted to offer 1 free ticket to carers to enable disabled visitors to visit The Point.

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3rd T 3rd – 7th H 8th H 9th F 11th D 12th H 13th -14th F 14th H 16th F 18th D 18th D 19th T 21st CT 21st H 25th H 28th -31st H

Little Matter – The River People Kiss Me Kate – Eastleigh Operatic and Musical Society E Minor Pop Academy In Concert Brighton Rock– Film Screening The Fault Index and The Clearing – Charles Linehan Company Dance for Life – British Red Cross I Am Number Four – Film Screening Craig Ogden – Southampton Classical Guitar Society Never Let Me Go – Film Screening The Nature of Things – Charlotte Spencer The Living Room – Yael Flexer & Nic Sandiland The Associate Showcase – The Point Associate Artists Saturday Playtime & Saturday Storytime – The Point Emerge – Street Arts Festival Rock Challenge 2011 Southampton Stage Dance Festival

1st -3rd H 4th CT 4th F 6th -11th H 11th D 12th D 12th F 14th D 16th D/M/T 16th D 18th D 19th D 21st D 24th D 25th D 27th F 28th F

2011 Southampton Stage Dance Festival Saturday Playtime & Saturday Storytime – The Point A Turtle’s Tale – Film Screening Winchester Week – University of Winchester Jump Out En Pointe – Ballet workshops Black Swan – film screening It’s a Small World Pointing the Way – Careers Day In Our Blood – Lîla Dance Class Moves Dance In A Day Ready or Not… – Commotion Dance Streetz Breakin’ Beatz with Peridot Hothouse The African Queen – Classic Monday Film Screening The Illusionist – Film Screening with Winchester Film Society

2nd 7th 8th 9th 9th -10th 9th 10th 10th 16th 16th 24th 25th 30th


Saturday Playtime & Saturday Storytime – The Point Eliza Carthy Band + guests – Eastleigh Festival of Music Stornoway + guests – Eastleigh Festival of Music Home Grown: emerging local talent – Eastleigh Festival of Music Running on Air – Laura Mugridge Deer Tick + guests – Eastleigh Festival of Music Eastleigh Mela – Eastleigh Festival of Music The Bollywood Brass Band + guests – Eastleigh Festival of Music Saturday Playtime & Saturday Storytime – The Point Comedy with Andrew O’Neill and Jim Smallman Landscapes – Mimika Theatre Casablanca – Classic Monday Film Screening Jumping Mouse – Unpacked

2nd -7th 4th -6th 12th


The Jungle Book – The Point Youth Theatre (at Itchen Valley Country Park) The Wizard of Oz – Centrestage Productions Youth Theatre Razzmatazz Academy of Dance


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