Moving Pictures

Best-selling author at Bridport screening

AUTHOR SJ Watson will be at Bridport Arts Centre on Thursday 21st February to answer questions and sign copies of his best-selling novel, Before I Go To Sleep, after a screening, which begins at 7pm. Watson’s first novel, Before I Go To Sleep, was a phenomenal international success, which won The Crime Writers’ Association Award…

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Festival of theatre and more

FEST West 2019 (formerly known as Theatre Fest West) is back from Thursday 14th February to Saturday 2nd March,  bringing some of the south west’s most exciting new theatre to Salis­bury, Corsham and Trow­bridge. This year film and dance  have been added to the mix with theatre performances. Companies and artists from Bristol, Devon, Som­er­set…

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Music students inspired by archive film

MUSIC students at Strode College, Street, have been working with Windrose Rural Media Trust to create new music for archive films of Somerset. The results will be seen and heard at Strode Theatre, Street, on Wednesday 13th February. The students have been using archive films of Somerset to inspire new creative work. They have been…

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EP celebrates Mike Leigh

MIKE Leigh is a towering figure in 20th and 21st century British cinema – for nearly 50 years, this creative inspiring man has been making memorable and original films. His work is being celebrated with a festival at Bridport, from 21st to 24th February, and the man himself will be there at all screenings. Mike…

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The women are the stars at the Rex

THE February programme for the Rex Cinema at Wareham is a dazzling line-up of female talent, with some of the most hotly anticipated and highly praised movies of the year, starting from 1st to 7th with Saoirse Ronan in the title role of Mary, Queen of Scots. This powerful drama looks at the parallels and…

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Moviola in February

SERIOUS drama and reboots of  two celebrated music movies dominate the Moviola programme for February – there are about 25 screenings in the area of The Children Act and several screenings of both Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and the latest remake of A Star is Born. The Children Act, which stars a never-better…

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Phantom on film with Artsreach

AN exciting new event on the Artsreach circuit, Bristol-based Minima brings Phantom of the Opera to Gillingham School on Thursday 14th February. Described as “a spellbinding and immersive screening” the event combines the classic 1925 silent film with live music. Beneath the sewers of the Paris Opera House dwells the Phantom, a hideously disfigured composer…

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And then they came …

THE story of Anne Frank never loses its power, and continues to be told through memories, drama, poetry, music and in  And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank, a multi-media play by the American writer James Still, at Dorchester Corn Exchange on Friday 25th January at 8pm. The title comes…

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The Last Witness at Lyme Regis

A NEW film which lifts the veil over one of the darkest secrets of the Second World War is being screened at the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on Friday 18th January, and includes a question and answer session with the director Piotr Szkopiak and producer Carole Harding. Set in 1947, The Last Witness is…

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Gaza Surf Club at Trowbridge

A POWERFUL and award-winning documentary, Gaza Surf Club, rounds off the third season of Getting Together Through Films, on Saturday 19th January at 2pm at Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge. The event also includes the premiere of  a short documentary, Six Days. Gaza is a strip of land with a population of 1.7 million, wedged between…

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