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The Old Curiosity Shop review

The Old Curiosity Shop by Common Ground Theatre Company The source novel for this production is an uneven, overly sentimental work that betrays its episodic origins. If you want to have a go at Dickens,… read more
Posted in Review, Theatre

I am Not Your Negro (12) - A Preview

Novelist and playwright James Baldwin is perhaps best known for his social essays on the deeply divided US society that surrounded him, not least his unfinished manuscript Remember This House, a personal memoir of Malcolm… read more
Posted in Film, Review

Finding Joy - A Review

Finding Joy – Vamos Theatre at the Corn Hall The ancient Greeks knew a thing or two. Mask theatre, when done well, manages to tap into something deeply emotional, almost primal, in a way conventional… read more
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Moonlight (15)- A Preview

Inspired by playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s postgraduate theatre project “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue”, Barry Jenkins’s second film is a remarkably assured portrait of three key moments in a young man’s life. Laden with… read more
Posted in Film, Review

NOTES ON BLINDNESS (U) - A Preview

Directed by Peter Middleton & James Spinney, UK, 2016, 90 mins With Dan Skinner, John Hull, Marilyn Hull When John Hill realised he was going blind, he started recording his thoughts and feelings on tape,… read more
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Dr Phil’s Health Revolution - A Review

Phil Hammond was quick to embrace the brilliance of universal healthcare, but also admit to its shortcomings, in his frank and candid talk on the NHS, how he came to work within it, and the… read more
Posted in Review, Word

Professor Robert Winston - A Review

Robert Winston made no concessions to the faint hearted with his fascinating talk that explored the ethical considerations increasingly brought to bear on a medical profession now able to make quite extraordinary genetic modifications to… read more
Posted in Review, Word

A Review: Saturday Club - Nick Cope

Last weekend I went to the Saturday club at the reopened Corn Hall, where I saw Nick Cope doing a performance for all the family! Nick sang a variety of songs that were all very… read more
Posted in Family, Review

A Review: Lady Maisery

Billed as a welcome return of folk music to the Corn Hall, Lady Maisery offered up something altogether richer and more varied. Hannah James, Rowan Rheingans and Hazel Askew showcased their considerable music talents with… read more
Posted in Music, Review

A Street Cat Named Bob  - A Preview

Based on James Bowen's bestselling autobiographical book, A Street Cat Named Bob is a heart-warming, yet surprisingly unflinching, examination of homelessness and drug dependency.  Bob, a ginger stray, comes into Bowen’s life, and in doing… read more
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