Dec 26, 2017 Bishop
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  The Bishop of Winchester – The Right Reverend Tim Dakin – has urged Winchester parishioners “to receive Him again.” In the packed Christmas Day Eucharist at the Cathedral in Winchester, the Bishop also talked about stories based on real events – and urged us to remember to say “sorry.” He says he asked his […]

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Dec 20, 2017 8A1A2481-20B8-4045-A708-28BF66EC3F13
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  The RMT Rail Union has today (Wednesday 20 January) confirmed further rail strikes in the New Year. The 24-hour action will take place in January, in a continuing row over Driver Only Operation. In Hampshire, drivers on South Western Railways through Winchester and Island Line have been instructed to take 24-hour action on the 8th, […]

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Dec 16, 2017 Jack and the Beanstalk
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  REVIEW: Jack and the Beanstalk Salisbury Playhouse. By Kevin Gover I’m sitting in the auditorium of the Salisbury Playhouse and my face is hurting. Aching. Tears are running down my face. And it’s just the interval. What on earth is going on? I have never laughed out loud so much during a pantomime before […]

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Dec 14, 2017 Peter Pan
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  REVIEW: Peter Pan, Theatre Royal Winchester By Kevin Gover It’s a well-known fact that children are often introduced to live theatre through pantomime. Give them a good experience here and you’ve got them for life. Well, so it was that as I looked around the auditorium at moments through the performance at the children […]

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Dec 14, 2017 Robin Redbreast
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  Little Robin Redbreast – The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse Reviewed by David Cradduck Billed as a ‘magical adventure’ and ‘the perfect introduction to live theatre for young children’, all I can say is that they have nailed it, both in terms of the description and of the show itself. The Salberg, a wonderfully atmospheric venue […]

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Dec 12, 2017 strike
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  South Western Railway has apologised for the chaos seen at Waterloo station yesterday, which saw some passengers face a six-hour journey to get back to Winchester. A South Western Railway spokesperson told Winchester Today: “We are very sorry for the disruption to passenger journeys on Monday 11 December and the inconvenience this caused. “An electrical […]

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Dec 07, 2017 slava
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  REVIEW: Slava’s Snowshow Mayflower Theatre 5 December 2017 David Cradduck asks: “Eccentric? Bizarre!” (with apologies for spoilers). There is something a bit creepy about clowns. It could have something to do with the exaggerated make-up and expressions but whereas one clown in a circus act is usually the fool, the jester, the funny man […]

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