Chris Broom Reporter
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Chris Broom is The News's entertainments editor, who oversees our weekly what's on supplement, The Guide. He covers music, comedy, musicals, plays - if it's on a stage (and even if it's not) he'll write about it. And that includes everything from major touring acts and festival headliners, through to grassroots acts and the am-dram scene.

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848 Articles
5 days ago
portsmouth.co.uk

My Dog Sighs' new documentary and exhibition We Shelter Here Sometimes goes on show at Portsmouth...

It was three years ago in July that street artist My Dog Sighs convinced 10,000 of us to step through a busted down w...

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9 days ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Americana, soul and a trip to the dark side of life in The States with The Delines at The Wedgewo...

For the past three decades Willy Vlautin has been chronicling the underbelly of the American dream, telling stories i...

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about 1 month ago
portsmouth.co.uk

D-Day 80: EastEnders star Emma Barton to lead in Kings Theatre's armed forces fundraising commemo...

EastEnders star Emma Barton will perform at Kings Theatre’ D-Day 80 commemoration concert to raise funds for local ve...

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about 1 month ago
portsmouth.co.uk

D-Day 80: How to get tickets to Radio 2's Sunday Night is Music Night concert hosted by Vernon Ka...

​As part of D-Day 80, Radio ​is marking the occasion with a special Sunday Night is Music Night concert to be recorde...

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about 1 month ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Review | English Teacher at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea: "This was a different class"

​With the best will in the world we all go into things with preconceptions.

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about 1 month ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Grassroots music venues like Portsmouth's The Wedgewood Rooms could gain from proposed levy on ar...

Artists are facing a “cost-of-touring crisis” and venues are stopping live music or closing entirely at a rate of two...

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about 1 month ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Doctor Who and The Hobbit star Sylvester McCoy guests at Portsmouth Comic Con 2024: 'The fans are...

​​At this year’s Portsmouth Comic Con, we have not one but two Dr Whos joining the weekend during the long-running TV...

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about 1 month ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Review | Sons of Town Hall at The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth: 'Hilarious and heartbreaking in e...

George "Ulysses" Brown and Josiah “Chester" Jones’ first appear singing from the mezzanine balcony above the stage – ...

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about 1 month ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Review | A Certain Ratio at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea: 'Brimming with confidence'

For those of a certain age will remember with fondness the old Portsmouth Poly indie disco on a Friday night.

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about 2 months ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Review | Frank Turner at Staggeringly Good Brewery with Pie & Vinyl, breaking the record for the ...

It’s 9am. On a Sunday morning. In a packed brewery.

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about 2 months ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Explore the wild frontier with Sons of Town Hall's 'part concert, part performance art' gig at Th...

​​​It all started off when two 21st century singer-songwriters – one from the New York in the US, one from the UK – w...

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about 2 months ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Late Express FM DJ Adrian Collis is paid ultimate tribute of being hung alongside legends Roger D...

A popular DJ has been paid the ultimate tribute of being inducted into Portsmouth Guildhall’s Wall of Fame – which he...

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