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Christmas at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

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The Spring in Havant is getting geared up for Christmas with a range of festive shows, and we are sure that there is something for everyone!

This year The Spring is putting on two special festive shows – one for the adults, and one for the children.

A Christmas Carol and Cabaret takes place from Wednesday 14 December – Friday 16 December, and is a night strictly for the adults to enjoy! Each evening, there will be a performance of A Christmas Carol by the hilarious (and slightly rude) Living Spit, plus a cabaret performance from a different artist each night before and after the show. We will be turning The Spring into our very own winter wonderland, with festive food from Tilly the Tram outside, Christmas cocktails, and even some bauble-making!

This year, we are very excited to announce that we have commissioned our very first Christmas family show exclusively for Havant, with the talented Commotion Dance. The show, Where is Christmas? is an enchanting, immersive performance for li…

Welcome autumn!

As it appears in Portsmouth View, November 2016 Welcome autumn; Guns N’ Roses November Rain was playing and the weather turned cold and wet when I wrote this. As it gets darker, I hope readers won’t stay indoors too much. There are comedy and theatre shows, as well as concerts in the many venues around the city to enjoy. The second chamber music concert by the Van Kuijk Quartet at the Guildhall was a reminder of how thrilling watching a live concert can be. It was also amazing to hear such world class musicians in Portsmouth. The next concert will be on 30 January with Ensemble 360. This was a very musical week with Dr George Burrows Head of the Centre for Performing Arts giving a talk about Monteverdi’s opera Ulysses’ Homecoming at the New Theatre Royal on Tuesday night. The next day, Dr Burrows launched the exhibition of Messiah and Portsmouth: Then and Now at the Guildhall, which outlines the research he has been doing for a special performance of the Messiah in March 2017. T…