Moving Pictures

Kitty Macfarlane and more at the David Hall

THE David Hall at South Petherton has an eclectic March programme, continuing with Somerset’s rising folk star Kitty Macfarlane on Saturday 16th March. Kitty’s songs combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries, driven by her own fingerpicked guitar. Handbags and Glad Rags, on Friday…

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Cold War at Wiveliscombe

THE 2018-19 season of Exmoor’s adventurous film society, Cinema Obscura, continues on Sunday10th March with the brilliant and Oscar-nominated Polish film, Cold War, directed by Pawel Pawlikowsk, at 7.30pm In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France. Pawlikowski follows his…

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Nine to Five for Women’s Day at Wincanton

A FILM that preceded the #MeToo movement by nearly 40 years is the choice for an International Women’s Day screening, on Friday 8th March, thanks to the locally based Where West Begins film organisation. Nine to Five is a comedy starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton as secretaries who abduct their tyrannical boss…

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Films to get the adrenalin going

BANFF Mountain Film Festival returns for the tenth year, with screenings at many of this area’s arts centres and cinemas, starting at Poole Lighthouse on 13th February and Weymouth Pavilion on 15th February. The festival tour features two different collections of new films from some of the world’s most intrepid film- makers, starring pioneers and…

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New film nights at the Marine

FILM historian and Lyme Regis resident Karol Kulik and David Johnson, a leading light of Lyme Regis Film Society and former manager of the town’s Regent cinema, have got together to organise film nights at the Marine Theatre, starting on Tuesday 12th March with Blade Runner. Tuesday Night at the Movies is a new regular…

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Festival returns with stellar programme

IF you missed Salisbury International Arts Festival last year, the news of the first festival under the Wiltshire Creative is that it’s back and it’s bigger, better, more inventive and more exciting than it has been for years. Running for 16 days from Friday 24th May to Sunday 9th June, with more than 120 events,…

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Get with the rhythm at Honiton

THE February nostalgic cinema event at the Beehive Centre at Honiton will be the 1951 classic musical, An American in Paris, on Thursday 28th at 2pm. The film was inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition An American in Paris by George Gershwin.  Directed by Vincente Minnelli, with Gene Kelly in probably his greatest role, it…

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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) continues 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 and Wiltshire will be taking…

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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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