Moving Pictures

Walking in the air at Poole

BOURNEMOUTH Symphony Or­ch­estra  and Poole’s Lighthouse have got together this Christmas to bring The Snowman and Little Red Riding Hood to their audiences on Sunday 16th December, at 3 and 7pm. Join the Snowman and James will be taking their magical journey through the winter sky in a special showing of the festive classic The…

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Moviola in December

IF you love books and bookshops, you won’t be able to resist The Bookshop, directed and adapted from Penelope Fitzgerald’s partly autobiographical novel, and starring Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy. It is the most requested film for Moviola in December. The Spanish director Isabel Coixet brings what some viewers have felt is a rather detached…

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Christmas film fun at Shire Hall

DORCHESTER’s newest museum in the historic Shire Hall – where the Tolpuddle Martyrs were tried – has three special festive films for families during December, beginning with the charming Arthur Christmas on Wednesday, 5th December at 4pm. Everyone knows that, each Christmas, Santa Claus delivers presents to every last child on Earth. What everyone doesn’t…

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Fantastic beasts and Mary Poppins

DECEMBER at Wareham’s historic Rex Cinema offers a mixed programme from family entertainment to international drama and the directorial debut of an acclaimed actor. The run-up to Christmas begins with the latest in the new JK Rowling series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, with the engaging Eddie Redmayne starring as the scatty and eccentric…

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Come as you are

POOLE’s Lighthouse arts centre celebrates diversity a weekend festival, Come As You Are, starting with Scratch Night on Thursday 29th November, in the Sherling Studio, from 6.30pm, with three 20 minute performances of new ideas in development by local trans, non-binary and gender queer artists. The festival continues to Saturday 1st December, with a range…

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Actually we love it now

POOLE’s Lighthouse arts centre has a special screening of Richard Curtis’ romcom Love Actually, with a live orchestral accompaniment, in the concert hall, on Friday 30th November at 7.30pm. With a stellar cast that includes Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant (of course! – this time as a Blairish prime minister), Martine McCutcheon, Laura Linney,…

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Aurore at Cinema Obscura

AURORE: I Got Life, the November film for Exmoor’s Cinema Obscura film society, on Sunday 11th at Wiveliscombe primary school, is a stylish and witty French film which looks at the way women face up to ageing. Directed by Blandine Lenoir and starring Agnes Jaoui, it is the story of Aurore, 50-something, and about to…

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Windrose archive film night at Devizes

FASCINATING archive film of Wiltshire and Dorset in the years around the First World War will be shown at Devizes Corn Exchange on Thursday 8th November, at 7.30pm, in an event presented by the Wiltshire Museum. The Flickering Light – An Evening of Archive Film features archive film collected by Windrose Rural Media Trust, showing…

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Moviola in November

BOOKS and Bill Nighy … sounds like the perfect recipe for the thinking woman’s night at the cinema! The Bookshop, which also stars Emily Mortimer and Patricia Clarkson, is the most screened film with Moviola in November, Partly filmed in Spain, where it has won several awards, The Bookshop, written and directed by Is isabel…

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Stars at the Rex

THERE is some serious star wattage at Wareham’s Rex Cinema during November, with the hugely praised A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, evoking the one and only Freddie Mercury and Queen, and Ryan Gosling fearlessly going in First Man. The month begins with The Wife, with Jonathan Pryce as a Nobel Prize winning author and…

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