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10/01/2017

MOTOWN - HOW SWEET IT IS

GOING LOCO DOWN IN FAREHAM… OH!

The cheeky chappies return with the

Motown show that has all the right moves!

 

 

The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of MOTOWN is now in its 17th successive year. The

stunning 100% live show combines first class music together with slick choreography and an

amazing band.

 

How Sweet It Is has been drawing audiences like no other touring Motown Show. It’s magic lies in

how these guys make you all feel you’re at the best party in town.

 

You’ll be ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, with songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The

Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five,

The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many more... so

Let’s ‘Get Ready’.... to ‘Go Loco... Down in Stoke... Oh! With the UK’s No.1 MOTOWN.

Guaranteed to have you dancing ‘All Night Long’ .

 

www.howsweet.co.uk

7.30pm 18th Feb 2017, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, Fareham Hampshire, PO16 7DB

Box Office 01329 231942 www.fernehamhall.co.uk

Tickets priced at just £23

 

Notes to Editors:

Press tickets available

If you would like more information on this topic or to schedule an interview, please contact Alan Jenkins at

the Theatre 01329 824864 ext 4863 or email AJenkins@Fareham.Gov.Uk or Jennie Vale email jennie@nettuk.com.

04/01/2017

PASHA RETURNS TO FERNEHAM WITH GISELLE SCHOOL OF DANCE

STRICTLY COME DANCING PROFESSIONAL DANCER AND

WINNER PASHA KOVALEV ANNOUNCES HIS BRAND NEW SHOW

‘LET’S DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY’

 

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS, LIVE SINGING AND INVOLVING THE

LOCAL DANCE COMMUNITIES!

AT FERNEHAM HALL 25 MARCH 2017

 

Winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2014, Pasha Kovalev, tours once again with his BRAND

NEW show ‘Let’s Dance The Night Away’. 58 performances are scheduled throughout

the UK from March - May 2017.

 

Pasha arrived in the UK in 2011 as one of the professionals on STRICTLY COME

DANCING. His first celebrity partner was Chelsee Healey and they became the nation’s

favourites when they were runners up to the coveted title.

 

In 2012 he danced with Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh and was once again Runner Up.

In 2013 Pasha danced with Countdown presenter Rachel Riley before finally winning the

trophy in 2014 with television presenter Caroline Flack.

 

After the huge success of his ‘Life Through Dance’ and ‘It’s All About You’ tours over the

last few years, Pasha will be joined again by his spectacular dancers including special

guest Anja Garnis in an evening of LIVE SINGING, DANCE, CHATTING AND FUN.

 

This brand new production features breath-taking choreography, sensational music and

stunning costumes leaving the audience supercharged with positive energy and emotion.

At Ferneham Hall he’s dancing with local dance school. Kids from the GISELLE

ACADEMY OF DANCE AND THEATRE ARTS will perform for 6 minutes in the first half

and 6 minutes in the second half. An incredible opportunity for them to appear in this show

with Pasha dancing with them, introducing them to the audience and chatting with them

afterwards.

 

He’s also offering competition winners a chance to ‘meet and greet’ him after the show,

and also Q&A sessions at the Theatres before the show.

 

It’s a hugely interactive show and reaches out to the local dance communities as well as

entertaining fans of Pasha, Dance and of Strictly Come Dancing.

 

Pasha Kovalev – Let’s Dance The Night Away , Ferneham Hall, Fareham Saturday 25 March 7.30pm

 

Tickets £25 from the Box Office on 01329 231942 or www.fernehamhall.co.uk

 

Links:

Media Dropbox with this year’s poster (5th picture down): CLICK HERE

Pasha’s website with link to TOUR DATES: CLICK HERE

Twitter: @PashaKovalev

Facebook: Pasha Kovalev

 

Interviews/PR/competition and any other Pasha related requests:

Abigail Holloway - Laurian Consultancy PR Ltd

abigail@laurianconsultancy.co.uk

07711 484494

01/12/2016

SCOUTS SPECIAL PANTO PERFORMANCE

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Celebrating 100 years of Cub Scouts and 30 years of Beaver Scouts in true theatre style!

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Cubs100 has been launched by the Scouting movement to celebrate the centenary of the launch of the Cub Scout movement, andnd the 30th Birthday of the Beaver Scouts.

Celebrations are taking place across the country in the lead up to the official birthday of the Cubs, 16th December. This was the day in 1916 when the Wolf Cubs were launched.  2016 is also the 30th birthday of the Beaver Scouts, launched in 1986. And Ferneham Hall in Fareham is holding its own Promise Party during a performance of its traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

Promise Parties will take place across the UK and each and every Cub will be invited to attend parties organised locally, and remake their Promise. The aim is to end the year with a huge nationwide Promise Party at 19:16 (7:16pm) on 16 December. Beaver Scouts are also being invited to take part as one of their 30 challenges to help celebrate the 6 – 8 year old section of the Scouting movement.

This means that Cubs Scouts and Beaver Scouts watching the 6.00pm performance of Sleeping Beauty (which stars Hear’say’s Noel Sullivan and CBBC’s Kay Purcell) will be able to remake their Promise during the interval of the pantomime at Ferneham Hall, as well as enjoying a slice of the huge birthday cake baked for the occasion.

Many local groups have already booked to attend and the invitation is now going out to all Cub Scout and Beaver Scout groups, as well as past members of any age and indeed anyone in the Scouting and Guiding community to enjoy this fantastic spectacle.

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Sleeping Beauty is at Ferneham Hall, Fareham 9 – 31 December.

Tickets for 16th December at 6.00pm are just £14 each.

For all ticket enquiries call the Box Office on 01329 231942

or visit www.fernehamhall.co.uk

 

Notes to Editors:

Should you wish to send a reporter and/or photographer to the event please conatct Publicity Officer Alan Jenkins on 01329 824864 or email ajenkins@fareham.gov.uk

For further information on the Cubs100 celebrations, Beaver Scouts 30th Birthday parties and Promise Parties go to: https://www.cubs100.org/promise-parties and http://scouts.org.uk/home/

 

For further information on Sleeping Beauty go to:

 

http://www.fernehamhall.co.uk/whats-on/panto/sleeping-beauty-2/

29/11/2016

PASHA AND LOCAL SCHOOL

STRICTLY COME DANCING PROFESSIONAL DANCER AND

WINNER PASHA KOVALEV ANNOUNCES HIS BRAND NEW SHOW

‘LET’S DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY’

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS, LIVE SINGING AND INVOLVING THE

LOCAL DANCE COMMUNITIES! AT FERNEHAM HALL 25 MARCH

2017

London November 4, 2016:

Winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2014, Pasha Kovalev, tours once again with his BRAND

NEW show ‘Let’s Dance The Night Away’. 58 performances are scheduled throughout

the UK from March - May 2017.

Pasha arrived in the UK in 2011 as one of the professionals on STRICTLY COME

DANCING. His first celebrity partner was Chelsee Healey and they became the nation’s

favourites when they were runners up to the coveted title.

In 2012 he danced with Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh and was once again Runner Up.

In 2013 Pasha danced with Countdown presenter Rachel Riley before finally winning the

trophy in 2014 with television presenter Caroline Flack.

After the huge success of his ‘Life Through Dance’ and ‘It’s All About You’ tours over the

last few years, Pasha will be joined again by his spectacular dancers including special

guest Anja Garnis in an evening of LIVE SINGING, DANCE, CHATTING AND FUN.

This brand new production features breathtaking choreography, sensational music and

stunning costumes leaving the audience supercharged with positive energy and emotion.

At Ferneham Hall he’s dancing with local dance school. Kids from the GISELLE

ACADEMY OF DANCE AND THEATRE ARTS will perform for 6 minutes in the first half

and 6 minutes in the second half. An incredible opportunity for them to appear in this show

with Pasha dancing with them, introducing them to the audience and chatting with them

afterwards.

He’s also offering competition winners a chance to ‘meet and greet’ him after the show,

and also Q&A sessions at the Theatres before the show.

It’s a hugely interactive show and reaches out to the local dance communities as well as

entertaining fans of Pasha, Dance and of Strictly Come Dancing.

Links:

Media Dropbox with this year’s poster (5th picture down): CLICK HERE

Pasha’s website with link to TOUR DATES: CLICK HERE

Twitter: @PashaKovalev

Facebook: Pasha Kovalev

Interviews/PR/competition and any other Pasha related requests:

Abigail Holloway - Laurian Consultancy PR Ltd

abigail@laurianconsultancy.co.uk

07711 484494

21/09/2016

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

Grab a slice of cake at the Macmillan Coffee Morning

Fareham Borough Council and Ferneham Hall are teaming up this year for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, which takes placeon Friday 30 September.

The coffee morning will be held at Ferneham Hall from 10am to 2pm and will raise money for people facing cancer.

The Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Connie Hockley, will be attending the event from 10am. She said, “I invite everyone to come along for a slice of cake, a coffee and a chat to help us raise money for this worthy cause. Every penny raised will go to this important charity.  I look forward to meeting you all and tasting the cakes!” 

There will also be a raffle and competitions on the day with lots of great prizes and the Mayor will judge the best cake.

For more information please contact Ferneham Hall on 01329 231942.

ENDS

For further information contact:

Becca Bennett, PR and Marketing Support Assistant, Tel: 01329 824609

fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk

This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council’s website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases

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21/09/2016

THE RUBETTES

RUBETTES featuring Alan Williams, John Richardson & Mick Clarke.

 

‘AN EVENING WITH ‘ U.K. Tour 2016

 

Ferneham Hall, Fareham Saturday 1 October 7.30pm 

 

 

 

Do you have your ticket for the ultimate pop glam band of the 70’s?

 

If not, then don’t delay any longer as this may be the last chance you’ll ever get to re-live up close and personal the nostalgic experience of one of the few, if not the only, virtually all original 70s chart bands that are fast becoming an endangered species! 70s hit makers The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams, the original vocalist and guitarist John Richardson and Mick Clarke, also both 70s originals on drums and bass guitar respectively, complete this Rubettes line up with Steve Innes Etherington on Keyboards and guitar and will be touring the U.K. for only the second time since they first took the world by storm when their number one hit ‘Sugar Baby Love’ topped the charts selling over 10 million copies. With the ever increasing continuing demise of our 60s and 70s pop heroes, this is a chance not to be missed. Pop history waits for no person and ‘tributes’ aside, there really is nothing like the real thing. The upcoming ‘An Evening With’ Tour visits 20 theatre venues throughout England, Scotland and Wales and promises something entirely different to a usual concert experience.

 

All the hits, of which there are many, will naturally be featured plus a selection of songs that hold special significance to the band members before and during the success years together with some album tracks that they have never before performed live. All this during a totally new first half acoustic set interspersed  with recollections and often hilarious anecdotes surrounding the early years, including the real reason the ‘caps’ were adopted and what ‘Showaddywaddy’ and another famous American band had to do with the Rubettes’ success, make it the 70s show of 2016 that you won’t want to miss.

 

As tribute bands are steadily replacing their original counterparts in perpetuating Rock’n’Roll legends, the authenticity of the Rubettes featuring Alan, John and Mick is unique. Most of the original band members who actually played and sang on such 70s hit classics as ‘Sugar Baby Love’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Juke Box Jive’, ‘Baby I know’ and many more are still there in the band which means the songs don’t just sound the same but they are the same. It makes the whole concept of time travelling to the heyday of pop music an imminent possibility.

 

The Rubettes will be appearing at Ferneham Hall, Fareham on Saturday 1 October at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at just £20. Call the Box Office on 01329 231942 or visit www.fernehamhall.co.uk

 

 

 Links:

 

http://www.rubettes.com/

http://www.rubettesfeaturingalanwilliams.com/

https://www.facebook.com/The-Rubettes-featuring-Alan-Williams

 

Notes to Editors:

 

For interview request please email Alan Williams at catchall@rubettes.com

20/09/2016

THE THREE DEGREES

THE THREE DEGREES

UK Tour Autumn 2016

Ferneham Hall, Fareham Thursday 13 October 7.30pm

Celebrating 50 years in the business and first new studio album in 25 years!

The Three Degrees need no introduction. Featured in the Guinness World Records as the longest-running female vocal group in history, they were, without doubt, the most successful female soul/disco outfit of the 1970’s, scoring hit after hit for Philadelphia International Records, including the enduring classic, ‘When Will I See You Again’, ‘Year of Decision’, ‘Take Good Care of Yourself’ and the UK Top 10 hits, ‘Woman in Love’ and ‘My Simple Heart’.

Currently celebrating 50 years in the business, original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday along with new arrival Freddie Pool (who joined in 2011), have been wowing clubland with their amazing live performances and recently released ‘Strategy (Our Tribute to Philadelphia) on SoulMusic Records’, their first new studio album in twenty-five years.

Having sold out a 28 date UK tour earlier in the year, due to public demand, The Three Degrees are pleased to announce a further 15 dates this Autumn, kicking off at Porthcawl Grand Pavilion on the 15th September. As the earlier tour dates will testify, the threesome has retained all three of their major qualities; their beauty, their sparkling choreography, and their precise vocal harmonies.

“For us, it is still exciting and we still enjoy our work,” says Valerie Holiday. “We are blessed with a wide age group appeal….from fifteen to sixty-five.” Scott goes on to add, “We have opened a lot of doors for other entertainers. In some cases, we may not have always succeeded but we have never given up. It still amazes me when we see teenagers singing along with our songs. And yet we still have the fans who have grown up with us.”

‘Strategy (Our Tribute to Philadelphia)’ was recorded with full band and orchestra at Down In Deep Studios in Atlanta, USA, and features the trio’s own very personal tribute to timeless Philadelphia classic such as The O’Jays’ ‘Love Train’, The Trammps’ ‘Disco Inferno’, Billy Paul’s classic, ‘Me & Mr. Jones’ and the exciting title track, popularized by Archie Bell & The Drells, along with a new recording of the group’s own hit, ‘T.S.O.P’.

“This album holds a special place for me. I was raised in Philly and my exposure to the music of many Philadelphia artists was vast. T.S.O.P came from two talented musical moguls, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, who challenged the industry and put Philly on the map. Thanks guys! There is love and a message in the music.”, says Helen Scott.

David Nathan, founder of SoulMusic Records and SoulMusic.com says, "We're extremely proud to have this brand new Three Degrees album on the label, in particular because of my personal connection with the group which goes back to their UK success in the '70s and with their longtime manager, John Abbey, founder of 'Blues & Soul' magazine.  It's exciting to hear the group's interpretation of these truly timeless Philadelphia soul music classics."

The influence and popularity of The Three Degrees has played an important role in bringing Soul music to the world and they continue to be considered around the globe as one of the most important ambassadors of American Soul Music, more than five decades after its birth and they show no signs of slowing down.

The Three Degrees are at Ferneham hall Fareham on Thursday 13 October at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at just £25.

For more information or to book tickets call the Box Office on 01329 231942 or visit www.fernehamhall.co.uk

http://thethreedegrees.com/

Notes to editors: For more information and interview requests, please contact ian@9pr.co.uk / 0207 375 2725

20/09/2016

BODYROX HALLOWEEN SPOOK-TACULAR (1)

Fly, slither or crawl…. Our Halloween show has something for all!

 

The witching month is fast approaching, and with is comes the brand new show from Bodyrox Productions. An interactive monster of a Halloween show.

Come adorned in your best Halloween outfit & revel in delight at meeting the boo-tiful Pumpkin Princess. Why not have your photo taken at our spooky fun photo booth. Pop in to see Dracula for a selfie but be sure to keep your eye out for the spook-tacular face painter who’ll make you squeal with delight.

 

The Pumpkin Princess will pick best dressed (adults included!). We welcome you to bring your carved pumpkins to adorn the stage and you could win a prize from the Pumpkin Princess! This is an interactive show so don’t forget to collect your ghoulish *goodie bags on your way in!

 

Featuring classic Halloween show numbers – this is a fang-filled, wickedly satisfying family show. So don’t be haunted with regret enjoy some chills & thrills this October!

 

Bodyrox Fangstastic Halloween Spook-tacular - Ferneham Hall, Fareham - Sunday 30th October 5pm

 

Tickets priced at just £13 (U16/O60 £10 and Family Ticket £40) including Goodie Bags for all audience members,

from the Box Office on 01329 231942 or at www.fernehamhall.co.uk

 

Notes To Editors: For interview requests , more information and photos please contact Kirsten Skinner at bodyroxdance@yahoo.co.uk

03/09/2016

MUSIC HALL TAVERN RETURNS

MUSIC HALL TAVERN RETURNS TO FERNEHAM HALL THIS AUTUMN!

 

The funniest night out of the year is once again on its way.

 

Back by popular demand for its fourth successful tour of the UK , October and November 2016 are going to be sizzling hot with the return of this family friendly comedy drag show direct from the Canary Islands.

 

For those of you that have visited and watched this show on holiday in the Canaries, you will already know that a night with the “girls" of MHT will always leave you with a smile on your face and a feeling of happiness and the want for more. For those of you that have never seen the show, well this is certainly worth a look.

 

The show started 20 years ago when 2 ambitious young lads left their home and families in the UK to live out their dreams of finding a bar where they could simply entertain people abroad. 20 years later, the show is now seen by over 120,000 people every year across Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura and offers dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and live singing and dancing all night long.

 

Founder, Producer and lead cast member Paul Carroll says “its a real feel good show that entertains people of all ages. We have families and groups of work mates all enjoying the show from start to finish. The last 3 tours have sold so well that we just couldn’t resist returning for a 4th. I have been overwhelmed by the support we have had both in the Canarys Islands and in the UK. I really can’t wait for the opening night again, its the biggest show we have performed with a cast of 7 and will certainly have the wow factor like never before”.

 

The show will be touring for 2 months from the middle of October 2016 and will finish on the West End of London on the 27th of November.

 

Whether its a night out or a weekend away, there is a show in a place for everyone on this tour, just make sure you book seats as soon as possible so that you are not disappointed as we don’t want anyone to miss it.

 

To book your seats simply go to www.fernehamhall.co.uk or call 01329 231942