Moving Pictures

Moviola in high summer

IF you wanted a dream duo to lead a film, you really couldn’t do better than Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley. So it’s no surprise to find Wicked Little Letters, with these two stunningly versatile and charismatic actresses in the lead, is the most in-demand film of the summer with Moviola audiences. Sad therefore, that…

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Moviola in June

A FILM about a grumpy classics teacher and a bereaved school cook, forced to spend Christmas at school with a few students with nowhere to go, doesn’t sound like a great premise – but The Holdovers has been a huge critical and box-office success, and will be Moviola’s most screened movie in June. Paul Giamatti…

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Poole’s new Pride festival

POOLE’s Lighthouse arts centre is hosting the first Poole Pride day on Saturday 8th June in celebration of our community and its many beautiful identities. As well as a full day of free events including a family-friendly daytime variety show hosted by Chris Jarvis, the extraordinary Proud Pooches dog show and a cabaret showcase of…

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Making mayhem in May at Bridgwater

THE inaugural Mayhem Film Festival, celebrating music in film, takes place at Bridgwater over the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May. The programme of talks, films, workshops and live music is being held at Bridgwater Arts Centre, The Engine Room and Scott Cinemas, while, During the day, outside in the town, attendees and…

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Travelling through time, music and literature at Bath

THE 2024 Bath Festival, running from Friday 17th to Sunday 26th May, will take audiences on an astonishing and exciting journey through some of today’s most exciting writers, challenging thinkers, hilarious comedians and brilliant musicians, with subjects that range from the climate crisis to silent horror classic Nosferatu, from the Sky at Night presenter Dr…

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Adventure films from around the world

ONE of the most consistently exciting film events around, the Banff Mountain Film Festival tour, returns with a series of new action-packed films, continuing at the Regent Centre in Christchurch on 10th April. The Festival returns to the south and west in  September. From mountain biking across America to terrifying freestyle mountain climbing or skiing…

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Double bill with Cinema Obscura

IT is great news to welcome back Cinema Obscura, the always-adventurous film society based at Wiveliscombe on Exmoor. Screenings at The Shambles Cinema – Wiveliscombe Town Hall – resume with a double bill over the weekend of 5th to 7th April. A Life on the Farm, being shown on Friday 5th at 7pm and Sunday…

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