The Ticket

Arts and entertainment from in and around Petersfield

Laura Sheppard celebrates the arts across the Petersphere, talking to musicians, artists and makers, poets, dancers, thespians, composers; bringing together the talents in the area.

To share your creativity, email Laura Sheppard at team@shineradio.uk

 

Photo Credit: Phill Griffith

 

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The impresario launching Petersfield’s first fringe festival

The impresario launching Petersfield’s first fringe festival

Robert Ingram has just raised £7,000 for the Rosemary Foundation. His five day music festival featured eighteen bands and artists. Now he’s turning his attention to Petersfield’s first fringe festival which is planned for the end of August.

Local award winning violinist plays at St Peter’s

Local award winning violinist plays at St Peter’s

Alexandra Peel, from Steep, started learning the violin locally at the age of 6. Now at the Royal College of Music, Alexandra won the Concerto Award at the Portsmouth Music Festival and is playing in a free concert in St Peter’s Church Sunday afternoon.

Little Town Choir goes from strength to strength

Little Town Choir goes from strength to strength

Rebbie Wellwood Green is one of the founder members of the Little Town Choir in Steep. Formed just one year ago, the choir now has 40 members, and is performing all over the Petersphere. Rebbie chats to Laura Sheppard about what they’re up to and how you can join in. 

Jazz and myth combine at Petersfield Museum this week

Jazz and myth combine at Petersfield Museum this week

There are just a few tickets left for the enchanting You Give me Fever: The Phaedra Cabaret presented by Lynchpin Productions Theatre Company at the Petersfield Museum this week. Pippa Winslow chats to Shine Radio’s Laura Sheppard.

You’ve seen the face all over town – and the show is this week!

You’ve seen the face all over town – and the show is this week!

You’ve seen the face all over town (we’re looking at you, Joff!), and now it’s the time. The Lion & Unicorn Players are in performance this week with their sell out performances in Nyewood Village Hall, Petersfield Museum on a balmy summer’s evening, and in the roundhouse at Butser Ancient Farm.

What are the town’s three theatre groups getting up to?

What are the town’s three theatre groups getting up to?

The 27 March is World Theatre Day, and what better way to celebrate it than to find out what the Petersfield Theatre Groups are getting up to.
Laura Sheppard spoke to members of the Winton Players’ production of Charley’s Aunt, which is being performed at Petersfield Festival Hall 20-22nd April; to the cast and director of The Lion and Unicorn Players’ production of the Canterbury Tales, touring the Petersphere in June 2023; and to the cast, costumier and director of Petersfield Theatre Group’s production of 9 to 5: The Musical, which is being performed at Petersfield Festival Hall in May 2023.

Gyles Brandreth brings novelty knitwear to Petersfield museum

Gyles Brandreth brings novelty knitwear to Petersfield museum

In 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Gyles Brandreth shared a poem a day on Twitter, and was encouraged to wear his famous jumpers while doing so. There followed a collaboration with Petersfield Museum, via the poetry of Edward Thomas, which resulted in the Fun and Fabulous collection of jumpers on display at the museum. 

Gyles chats to Laura Sheppard about the stories behind some of the jumpers.