Moving Pictures

Mamma Mia madness

CHRISTCHURCH is going Mamma Mia mad this summer, celebrating the arrival of the eagerly-awaited follow-up to the smash hit 2008 movie Mamma Mia. The Regent Centre has been showing the new film, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, since 3rd August and the jollifications come to a climax on Saturday 25th August with a Mamma…

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Crossing the Sahara – at the Regent

THE Regent Centre in Christchurch is showing the British Backpacker Society’s documentary, Across The Safari, filmed by and starring three former Highcliffe School pupils on Monday 13th August at 7.30pm. The feature-length documentary film covers the team’s overland expedition through the world’s largest sand-desert in March 2017. The journey takes the team to Morocco, the Western…

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Dancing and singing at The Grange

STRODE Theatre joins forces again this summer with the Alfred Gillett Trust, based at the historic Grange in the centre of Street for a second year of Strode At The Grange outdoor cinema, from 9th to 11th August, with screenings starting at 8.45pm. On show will be three of the most popular musical films of…

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Silent classic revived at the EP

BRIDPORT’s Electric Palace has a special film and music event on Sunday 16th September, when a rare silent film, Beggars Of Life will be shown, with a live musical accompaniment by The Dodge Brothers, followed by a Q&A with three leading cinema experts. Beggars Of Life, made in 1928 by William A Wellman, and starring…

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August at Glastonbury Abbey

OPEN air events at Glas­t­onbury Abbey continue on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August the first of the outdoor cinema screenings will be War Horse,  the poignant Michael Morpurgo  story filmed Steven Spielberg. On the following night, the film will be the ever-popular Grease. And the final August event, on Friday 31st, is Night at the…

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Moviola in August

AUGUST is the quietest month when it comes to film, with many venues closed. There is quite a variety of films on offer at the few venues that are operating, with The Greatest Showman topping the list. Check out the FTR Arts Diary for weekly listings, and for full information on films and venues visit…

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Legendary DJ at Lyme Regis

MULTI-award-winning hip-hop DJ and producer DJ Yoda, who headlines at festivals and clubs around the world, is coming to the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on 4th August for a special warm-up show before Bestival. The versatile and innovative performer is not a typical club DJ – his interests lie in finding fresh and unique…

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Actiontrack at the David Hall

SOMERSET arts organisation Actiontrack has a summer school for eight to 18 year olds and creative lab projects at the David Hall at South Petherton in August. From Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August, the Actiontrack Summer School, a partnership with Actiontrack in Taunton and South Somerset District Council, will offer five days of…

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Billy and Steve at Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival

STEVE Knightley and Billy Bragg are among the musicians performing at this year’s Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, from 20th to 22nd July this year, a little later than usual to avoid a clash with the Durham Miners Gala. The programme is the familiar mixture of talks, radical films, comedy, workshops, and music. Other performers include Captain…

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