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Tuesday, 06 January 2015 09:33

New ITV Show Wants You

ITV are making a new series about holidays and you could be part of it.

Calling families, friends & couples who know what they want from a holiday, Studio Lambert, the television producers behind such TV programmes as Gogglebox, Undercover Boss & The Great Interior Design Challenge are producing a new series about holidays for ITV.  

They want to speak to families, couples and groups of friends from across the country who might be interested in taking part. 

Thursday, 11 December 2014 00:00

MCC Christmas Carol Concert

You haven't experienced a carol concert until you've been to a Wessex Chorus Carol Concert at MCC!

Christmas Carol Concert - Presented by Pokesdown's Wessex Chorus, this Saturday 13th December @ 7.30 pm - Entry is free!

A collection for Help & Care in Pokesdown will be received.

You are warmly invited to join us at the MCC Church on Hannington Road in Pokesdown in Bournemouth this Saturday evening for our Christmas Carol Concert presented by Wessex Chorus at 7.30 pm.  There will be a mixture of traditional carols and modern Christmas songs, along with familiar Bible passages as well as a mix of traditional and modern readings.

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 00:00

Oh Yes It Is! Panto Time

It's time to get out the outrageous costumes and don those tights. It's Christmas Panto time again and there are two classics on offer locally.

Bournemouth Pavilion has Peter Pan. Children’s favourite and Blue Peter Presenter Barney Harwood will be playing Peter Pan, and he is no stranger to pantomime having played the part several times previously including at the Pavilion in 2008. Barney is one of the best known faces on children’s television having presented many of CBBC’s top programmes including Smile, Totally Doctor Who, Prank Patrol, Basil’s Swap Shop, Basil’s Game Show, Bear Behaving Badly, Barney’s Barrier Reef, and Barney’s Costa Rica and of course Blue Peter amongst others. Mark Benton will be starring as Captain Hook in this year’s Pavilion Pantomime. Mark is fresh from the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing and is well known for his role as Mr Chalke in BBC1’s Waterloo Road.

Poole Lighthouse is running with Robin Hood. Join in with adventure, laughs and surprises this Christmas with Robin Hood and his band of merry men in our fun-packed traditional panto for all the family. You're going to love it - oh yes you are! Starring CBBC's Ed Petrie (All Over the Place, Marrying Mum and Dad) as Robin, Patrick O'Kane (Game of Thrones, Jamaica Inn) as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Tom Bright (who also writes and directs) as Friar Tuck. There are non-stop thrills and spills as Robin takes on the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and still finds time to catch the eye of the fearless Maid Marion in this classic tale for all the family. With a superb cast, sing-a-long tunes, stunning dancing, slapstick, silliness and lots of chances to join in, Robin Hood is the perfect festive entertainment this Christmas.

Stonewall is launching a guide celebrating older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) role models. LGBT Voices, kindly supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, features the stories of 25 people who have contributed to the campaign for equality in Britain and around the world.

Launched at the Bishopsgate Institute, who this year celebrate their 120th anniversary, the guide will ensure that the stories of a generation who have faced persecution and discrimination will live on. The event also marked the launch of the LGBT history archives at Bishopsgates Institute, with thousands of press clippings, pamphlets, magazines and campaign materials lovingly archived and preserved for a new generation to experience.

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 00:00

December Cabaret at DYMK

As Christmas fast approaches, DYMK has some top cabaret this December.

Check out live on stage:

1 DEC - EVA IGLESIAS

7 DEC - LADY IMELDA

21 DEC - SON OF A TUTU

28 DEC - CASSIDY CONNORS