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ISSUE 8 NOVEMBER 2013
FESTIVE PARTIES AND DINING GUIDE
E SOUTH COAST PANTO GUID HE’S BEHIND YOU... OH NO HE ISN’T!
BUMPER INTERVIEW ISSUE
STATUS QUO CHASE & STATUS GABRIELLE APLIN UNION J SCOTT MASLEN DEBRA STEPHENSON PATRICK O’KANE COLIN BAKER @ LIGHTHOUSE POOLE
MUSIC FAMILY THEATRE SPORTS ARTS COMEDY NIGHTLIFE EATING OUT HEALTH & BEAUTY
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Tue 12 – Sat 16 November
Sun 17 November
Mon 18 – Sat 23 November
Using actors and jawdropping 3D Bogglevision, this astounding show has all the awful answers. Guaranteed to thrill. Age 6+.
brilliance. Guaranteed to tickle parts you never knew you had! Age 16+.
Experience the drama, passion and excitement of Buddy Holly’s legendary story.
Fri 22 November
Sun 24 November
Fri 29 November
Sally bring her warm and bubbly personality and her ability to deliver messages with incredible accuracy.
Radio Show Live!
A ground-breaking new radio show stage production.
The rock icon and former Rolling Stones bassist returns to his roots with classic rhythm and blues.
Wed 20 November
Wed 11 – Tue 24 December
Fri 6 December – Sun 5 January
PanGottic Circus-Theatre explore the relationship between man, circus and contraption using a blend of clown, juggling, magic and invention.
Expect magic and excitement as a mouse sets off on a quest to track down Father Christmas. Ages 3–7.
Starring Debra Stephenson as Jack. Join our hero on this magical family adventure. A giant of a pantomime.
PSYCHIC SALLY: ON THE ROAD
LOGIC OF NOTHING
PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY An unforgettable evening of comic
THE HITCHHIKER’S BILL WYMAN’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY RHYTHM KINGS
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
0844 406 8666 www.lighthousepoole.co.uk
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
INSPIRATION FOR YOUR FREE TIME CONTENTS COMPETITIONS This issue is bursting with interviews, features and inspiration for your free time; we’re firm believers that there’s never a dull moment on the south coast! So dust off your running shoes and join in with the Poole Runners Winter Series, book a table at the Bournemouth Rock Café for a totally unique experience, get ready to laugh your socks off at Southampton’s Chortle Comedy Tour and get cultured at The Bridport Literary Festival. Gracing our cover this month is the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk (Debra Stephenson, Patrick O’Kane and Neil Smye) who come to Poole’s Lighthouse this festive season. We’ve rounded up our pick of the best Pantos across the south coast, packed with spectacle, adventure, magic, comedy and music – perfect for treating your little darlings! We’ve got some sparkling Panto interviews for you, including the cast of Lighthouse’s Jack and the Beanstalk, Eastenders’ hunk Scott Maslen who stars as Abanazar in Bournemouth Pavilion’s Aladdin and Dr. Who number six, Colin Baker who stars as Abanazar in The Anvil’s Aladdin. We decided to do one heck of a bumper interview issue – on top of the Panto interviews, there’s one with the tiny but talented Gabrielle Aplin, whose voice you’ll no doubt recognize from John Lewis’ snowman advert last Christmas. We also bring you exclusive chats with dynamic music duo Chase & Status and angel-faced Josh from Union J who found fame on last year’s X Factor. And last but by no means least, there’s a very special interview with the legendary Francis Rossi from Status Quo who opens up about his fear of failure, the band’s forthcoming tour and what it was like starring in his first movie.
WIN! A FAMILY TICKET TO SLEEPING BEAUTY @ KINGS THEATRE, SOUTHSEA 09 DEC – 05 JAN
Everyone likes a lie-in, but Sleeping Beauty takes it to a whole new level. We’re offering two family tickets to see the traditional Pantomime, Sleeping Beauty at the Kings Theatre in Southsea this festive season. Cursed by an evil Queen, Sleeping Beauty is doomed to slumber forever until she is awoken by true love’s kiss. But a song in your heart, a joke on your lips and a big sprinkle of fairy dust will help to awaken the magic and bring this classic tale to life. Sleeping Beauty stars Daniella Westbrook, Lynne McGranger, Christopher Maloney and Tony Adams. Simply enter online at www.domoremag.com/competition
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SOUTH COAST PANTO GUIDE
HE’S BEHIND YOU... ...OH YES HE IS!
WE’VE ROUNDED UP OUR PICK OF THE BEST PANTOS ACROSS THE SOUTH COAST DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CATSBURY @ SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE, SALI 04 DECEMBER – 11 JANUARY
ALADDIN @ VILLAGE URBAN RESORT, BOURNEMOUTH
Kieran Buckeridge is back as the dame after delighting audiences young and old last year. Tickets are already selling like hot cakes! www.salisburyplayhouse.com
07 AND 21 DECEMBER
Will the evil Abanazar convince Aladdin to enter the Cave of a Thousand Dreams? Will Princess Jasmine fall in love with Aladdin? This fantastic family show is preceded with a two-course lunch, and Santa joins you between acts one and two. www.VillageUrbanResorts.com
SLEEPING BEAUTY @ KINGS THEATRE, PORTSMOUTH
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK @ LIGHTHOUSE, POOLE
09 DECEMBER – 05 JANUARY
06 DECEMBER – 05 JANUARY
This fun-filled and spectacular show features Danniella Westbrook as Fairy Sparkle and 2012 X Factor finalist, Christopher Maloney. www.kings-southsea.com
The giant of a Panto comes to Poole, in which Debra Stephenson, star of Coronation Street and The Impressions Show takes on the role of hero Jack and climbs the beanstalk to defeat the giant. Debra’s joined by Patrick O’Kane and Neil Smye for a stellar cast. www.lighthousepoole.co.uk
RFS SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWA @ ROYAL MANOR THEATRE, PORTLAND 10-14 DECEMBER
Showcasing some of Portland’s finest acting talent, make sure you bring your darlings to this family extravaganza. Mirror mirror on the wall, is this the best Panto of them all? www.rmtcportland.co.uk
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ALADDIN @ PAVILION THEATRE, BOURNEMOUTH
11 DECEMBER – 05 JANUARY
07 DECEMBER – 05 JANUARY
Snow White escapes the clutches of her evil stepmother and meets seven crazy dwarfs who live in a cottage deep in the woods. She finds herself in grave danger; will the dwarfs be able to help? www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk
Scott Maslen stars as the wicked Abanazar, famous for his role in Eastenders and winner of the ‘Sexiest Male’ Soap Star Award for the past four years (attention ladies!) He’s joined by CBeebies favourite and local celebrity, Chris Jarvis. www.bic.co.uk
ALADDIN @ THE ANVIL, BASINGSTOKE 12 DECEMBER – 05 JANUARY
Complete with a magical Genie, the adventures include riding on a flying carpet and meeting a beautiful Princess. Taking the role of the wicked Abanazar is Dr Who number six, Colin Baker. www.anvilarts.org.uk
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CINDERELLA @ WEYMOUTH PAVILION, WEYMOUTH 12 DECEMBER – 05 JANUARY
The newly re-opened Pavilion Theatre is offering up a showstopper of a Pantomime this festive season, with their unique rendition of Cinderella. The question on everyone’s lips is – will she go to the ball? www.weymouthpavilion.com
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS @ OCTAGON THEATRE, YEOVIL
THE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULARURCH @ REGENT CENTRE, CHRISTCH
12 DECEMBER – 05 JANUARY
Packed with spectacle, adventure, music, comedy, magic and mayhem – this festive Panto will sparkle on stage like never before. www.octagon-theatre.co.uk
If you fancy a festive feast bursting with music, comedy and dance then this is the family show for you! It’s a fusion of up-beat dance routines, popular ballads, everyone’s favourite Christmas number ones and Irving Berlin showstoppers. www.regentcentre.co.uk
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK @ FERNEHAM HALL, FAREHAM 13 DECEMBER – 05 JANUARY
Fareham’s Panto stars Eastenders’ Nasty Nick as the evil Fleshcreep. You’re invited to join the intrepid Jack on the adventure of a lifetime as he bounds up the beanstalk. www.fernehamhall.co.uk
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS @ THE POINT, EASTLEIGH
CINDERELLA @ VILLAGE URBAN RESORT, BOURNEMOUTH
Join Snow White on the run from the wicked Queen, hiding in the forest with the seven dwarfs. Can the handsome Prince save the day? Brought to you by the award-winning Westfield Productions. www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk
14 AND 30 DECEMBER
Bullied by her two ugly sisters, Cinderella’s future looks bleak until her Fairy Godmother casts a spell and sends her to the ball. This fantastic show is preceded with a two-course lunch, and Santa joins you between acts one and two. www.VillageUrbanResorts.com
PIRATES ROBINSON CRUSOE & THE CARIBBEAN @ MAYFLOWER, SOUTHAMPTON 14 DECEMBER – 12 JANUARY
TREASURE ISLAND @ REGENT CENTRE, CHRISTCHURCH
This year promises another must-see Mayflower Panto, starring Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph. Will Blackheart the Pirate manage to steal the treasure map from the hero Robinson Crusoe? www.mayflower.org.uk
Prepare to buckle your swash in this New Year pirate adventure. All aboard the good ship as they set sail for a boatload of fun and frolics. The question is… who will find the treasure first? www.regentcentre.co.uk
ALADDIN @ TIVOLI THEATRE, WIMBORNE 20 DECEMBER – 04 JANUARY
The much-loved Genie in the lamp story comes to Wimborne this festive season, starring Bobby Bennett. He’s no stranger to Panto – with over 50 pantomime productions under his belt! www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk
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THE CAST OF JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Debra is excited to return to Panto at Lighthouse this year and admits that she is a proper local now that she lives in the area: “Poole feels like my backyard.” Taking the title role of Jack, she’ll be climbing the beanstalk to defeat the giant and retrieve the golden treasure. The magical adventure promises traditional family fun: “Jack and the Beanstalk is a fantastic Panto. I don’t like it when fairytale stories are dramatized and brought out in Hollywood as something very scary and not suitable for children.” She can’t wait for her children to see her performance: “My kids aren’t fierce critics – they love Panto!”
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Debra is joined by Patrick, who takes on the role of villainous Fleshcreep. This is his first Panto appearance: “It’s always been my ambition to do a Panto, although it’s taken a while to fulfill this ambition. I’m delighted to be involved!” It might seem like a far cry from his role in Game of Thrones, but Patrick feels it’s a natural progression: “It’s simply an extension of what I’ve been doing – if you look at the form of a Shakespeare play, it’s pretty similar. There are a lot of asides in Shakespeare, similar to Panto and there’s a comparable level of direct engagement with the audience.” He’s looking forward to being booed and hissed at: “The bad guys are so much more fun to play! I like to see them as misunderstood rather than as inherently bad.”
Let us introduce you to the stars of Jack and the Beanstalk, this year’s fun, action-packed Panto coming to Poole’s Lighthouse. Starring Debra Stephenson (Coronation Street, Bad Girls, The Impression Show), Patrick O’Kane (Game of Thrones, The Borgias) and Neil Smye, this giant of a Panto guarantees fee-fi-fo fun for all the family.
Neil is eager to return to Lighthouse stage as the King: “It really is such a great venue. The structure is so well designed; even the people at the back feel close to you.”
Jack and the Beanstalk runs at Lighthouse, Poole from 06 December – 05 January 2014. To book tickets, call 0844 406 8666 or book online at www.lighthousepoole.co.uk
Panto at Village Bournemouth is the only place to be this Christmas! Cinderella – 14th December & 30th December The Panto Company Present, Another Christmas favourite! “Cinderella” Let Buttons be your host for a slice of traditional panto fun. Full of modern songs, bursting with jokes and hilarity it really is very funny. And don’t worry, there’s plenty of parking space for your pumpkin!
Aladdin – 7th December & 21st December The Panto Company’s production of Aladdin is filled with lively characters, up to date chart songs and slapstick humour, with something to please everyone, romance and of course, a daring adventure. Come along for a wonderful day for all the family in our Inspiration Suite, starting with a two course lunch followed by the Pantomime. Santa will join you between acts one and two giving a great photo opportunity whilst he gives every child a Christmas gift.
www.villageUrbanResorts.com To book call 0871 222 option 2 7
CHILDREN TWO YEARS AND YOUNGER
Inspiration Bar opens at 12.00pm Lunch served at 12.30pm Panto starts at 1.45pm Interval 2.30pm Panto concludes at 3.30pm Adults £16.00, Children £10.00
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ALICE & TANYA MEET THE SEQUINNED SCOTT
SCOTT MASLEN SCOTT PLAYS THE EVIL ABANAZAR IN ALADDIN, THIS YEAR’S MAGICAL PANTO AT BOURNEMOUTH PAVILION THEATRE. HE’S BEST KNOWN AS JACK BRANNING, THE SMOOTH OPERATOR FROM EASTENDERS AND IS LOOKING FORWARD TO HIS FIRST STINT IN PANTO. So this is your first Panto – what prompted the decision to have a go? I’ve been asked to do Panto the last couple of years and it’s never really worked before, with regards to timing. A couple of the Eastenders boys that I worked with, like Steve and Shane, kept going on at me saying ‘You’ll love it, you’ll love it!’ Panto is one of those bucket list things – you’ve got to do it. Will you be staying in a hotel somewhere in Bournemouth? I’ve still got to find my digs actually - I’m looking at the moment. I have a dog so I was thinking that I might get an RV and just stick it in their car park! What does your son think about you being in Panto? Is he excited? My son’s telling everyone that I’m doing it for the money… He’s a bit of a chip off the old block; he’s 12 and he’s full of it. Tell us about your character, Abanazar. He’s the naughty one, the mischievous one. If you’re in Panto, that’s the one you want to be.
So you’re the one everyone will boo then? I assume so! He doesn’t like Aladdin… I read that you’re ready to move to LA and work in superhero and action films, is that true? Things aren’t written in stone when you’re an actor; that’s why I never say anything to anyone about what I’m doing. For me now, it’s important to step away from what I’ve been doing and not do anything like I’ve been doing. So, I’m turning quite a lot of stuff down at the minute. You’ve won the Sexiest Male Soap Award for numerous years… are you planning on giving Brad Pitt a run for his money? It’s so embarrassing! I mean it was embarrassing when I first got it, but then 4 years in a row… I actually pulled out of the last one! Aladdin runs at Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth from 07 December – 05 January 2014. Book your tickets by calling 0844 576 3000 or visit www.bic.co.uk
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facebook.com/DoMoreMagazine @DoMoreMagazine www.domoremag.com What’s the best bit about playing a baddie in Panto? Frightening children! It’s true. But frightening them to just the right point – you want them to enjoy the baddie’s come-uppance at the end. While they’re in the theatre they should be a bit scared; but when they leave they should be smiling.
COLIN BAKER ALADDIN IS THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS PANTO AT THE ANVIL, BASINGSTOKE STARRING DR WHO NUMBER SIX, COLIN BAKER AS THE EVIL ABANAZAR
What are your lasting memories of being in Dr. Who? Having the best time ever and having the opportunity to play an iconic character. I love the modern Dr Who too – what they can do now with special effects is phenomenal.
What brings you back to Panto every year? I get to share in a little bit of that essential Christmas ingredient – Pantomime! Over the years you’ve played the villain, the dame, the comic and the principal boy… which part do you enjoy playing the most and why? I have no favourites, quite honestly. I have always loved playing the dame but Abanazar is a good villain to play because he is more involved in the action and has to charm and cajole Widow Twankey and Aladdin – or at least try to.
Aladdin runs at The Anvil, Basingstoke from 12 December – 05 January 2014. To book tickets call the Box Office on 01256 844244 or visit www.anvilarts.org.uk
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WIN: TICKETS TO PINOCCHIO @ THE BERRY THEATRE, HEDGE END Enter a world of temptation this Christmas at The Berry Theatre with a new adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s much-loved tale Pinocchio.
WIN: TICKETS TO THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL @ THE POINT, EASTLEIGH
This Christmas, deep in the frozen forests of Denmark, comes a story rich with the power of imagination. The Little Match Girl is presented by The Point Youth Theatre.
This story of a wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy is packed with magical characters, cartwheels, circus antics and plenty of fun for all the family. Will Pinocchio ever find his way to becoming a real boy?
This charming and magical adaptation of Hans Cristian Andersen’s bittersweet tale delicately twists a story full of innocence and hope and wraps it into a festive and musical treat. To be in with a chance of winning, simply enter online at www.domoremag.com/competition
To be in with a chance of winning, simply enter online at www.domoremag.com/competition
Adapted by Toby Hulse Directed by Owen Calvert-Lyons
Suitable for ages 4 years + and their families
01489 799 499 www.theberrytheatre.co.uk
Illustration credit: Jez Long, jezlong.wordpress.com
12th - 24th December 2013 Tickets: £11 / £9 concessions
THEATRE PREVIEWS 02 NOV
NT ENCORE: FRANKENSTEIN @ LIGHTHOUSE, POOLE As part of the National Theatre’s fiftieth anniversary celebrations, Poole’s Lighthouse presents NT Live’s 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein, starring Johnny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch. Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, and the nature of good and evil are just some of the themes on offer within this thrilling and deeply disturbing gothic tale classic. To book visit www.lighthousepoole.co.uk or call 0844 406 8666
ALICE IN WONDERLAND @ THEATRE ROYAL WINCHESTER, WINCHESTER Why is a raven like a writing desk? You can answer that very question by plunging down the rabbit hole in Lewis Carroll’s exquisitely deranged tale of childhood, misunderstanding and adventure. This adaptation by Volcano Theatre focuses on a slightly older Alice, dealing with the strangeness and insanities of our modern culture and society. To book visit www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk or call 01962 840440
DRACULA @ THE BERRY THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
Sturminster Newton Presents...
Bram Stoker’s timeless thriller is given a contemporary twist, complete with live music and powerful ensemble performances, as the Blackeyed Theatre presents the world premiere of Dracula in this adaptation by John Ginman.
Sunday 17th November 7:30pm Tickets: £12, £10 U18s — Budapest Cafe Orchestra —
Thursday 19th December 8pm Tickets £20 All Tickets Include a pre and post show drink
To book visit www.theberrytheatre.co.uk or call 01489 799499
— Black Voices — Box Office: 01258 475137 www.stur-exchange.co.uk
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@ WINCHESTER GUILDHALL, Marvel at the work of 70 individual jewellers and silversmiths at this mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event being held in the elegant Winchester Guildhall. It’s an opportunity to purchase from emerging British talent as well as more established designer makers, all selected for their superb and innovative craftsmanship.
By Mary Mary Jewellery
With jewellers working in gold, silver, platinum, palladium, aluminium, copper, brass, glass and bronze and incorporating felt, gemstones, seaglass, buttons, pearls, glass, enamelwork and beads, there’s sure to be something to catch your eye. It’s the ideal opportunity to commission a bespoke piece of jewellery or silverware, creating something that means so much more and is completely individual. Ask about remodelling old jewellery to give it a more contemporary feel.
Purchase direct from the UK’s leading designer makers
Opening hours: 12.30–5.30pm on Friday and 10am–5pm on Saturday & Sunday | Admission £4 www.desirefair.com The Guildhall, Broadway, High Street, Winchester, SO23 9GH
15-17 November www.desirefair.com Fe F st ea iv tu al ri Of ng Si lv er
Signposted • Admission £4.00 Fri 12.30pm - 5.30pm Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm Tel: 01622 747325
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DORSET LITERARY FESTIVALS SOME OF THE FINEST LITERARY MINDS WILL BE IN OUR REGION IN NOVEMBER, SHARING THEIR STORIES AND KNOWLEDGE. THE BRIDPORT LITERARY FESTIVAL
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WIMBORNE LITERARY FESTIVAL
10 – 17 NOV
01 – 9 NOV
Listen to Kate Adie as she shares recollections from the war zones (12 Nov), hear Melvyn Bragg as he talks about his book Grace and Mary (14 Nov) and see the celebrated author Fay Weldon (11 Nov).
The much loved Pam Ayres is in town (01 Nov), children’s author Catherine Wilkins will have you laughing (09 Nov) and learn how to improve your own writing skills (06 Nov).
@ WALFORD MILL CRAFTS, WIMBORNE
2nd November - 31st December 2013
Unique and individually handcrafted gifts, both affordable and collectable
Necklace by Emma Calvert
Bringing together the work of over 300 artisan makers, this is the place to go for innovative festive gifts, from stocking fillers to collectables. In the lead up to the exhibition the spotlight is on each ‘Mill Maker’ featuring work of different disciplines including silk weaving, embroidery, photography, jewellery and printmaking. On Thursday 28 November, go along to a very special late night opening – all of the ‘Mill Makers’ will be selling and demonstrating, and there’ll be entertainment, plus 10% off everything you buy.
Emma Calvert, Krishula, Caroline Parrott, Lucy Burley, Jane Bevan , Debby Kirby
Late night opening Thursday 28th November 5:30- 8:00pm 10% off everything! Stone Lane, Wimborne BH21 1NL 01202 841400
Free entry I www.walfordmillcrafts.co.uk
Walford Mill Crafts, Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset
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MUSIC INTERVIEW WWW.DOMOREMAG.COM/MUSIC
CHASE & STATUS SAUL MILTON AKA CHASE CHATS TO ALICE ROOK ABOUT THEIR BRAND NEW ALBUM, THE LEGEND THAT IS NILE RODGERS AND THEIR UPCOMING BOURNEMOUTH GIG… ‘Brand New Machine,’ your new album makes a nod to the 90s rave era. What is it about this music that inspires you? That period of time is very important to us; it’s the music that inspired us to make music in the first place. That whole wave of music and even the fashion was a movement – our album is a nod to those memories.
There’s Ed Thomas, Louis M^ttrs, Pusha T, Elli Ingram, Moko and Bo Saris. We’ve also got the legend that is Nile Rodgers on ‘What is Right.’ I don’t need to say much about Nile! He reached out to us, which was a real turn for the books. He’s an incredible guy – he played the guitar non-stop for two days. I was like ‘Nile, stop playing!’
‘Count on Me’ is your current single - why do you think this song has become such a firm favourite? It’s very nostalgic. Back in the day, you’d have heard this sort of song at 2am at Rave Nation! I think it’s doing so well because it’s uplifting, it’s got a good sentiment, as opposed to ‘forget it man, I’m never gonna be there for you.’ I mean that wouldn’t be very nice, would it?
You’re due to embark on your biggest arena tour to date. On a scale of one to ten, how excited are you about coming to Bournemouth? We’ve been coming to the south coast for a long time, and I used to DJ in really small clubs in Bournemouth. I did one of my first terrible gigs to like seven people in Bournemouth! We come from playing in small clubs back in the day, to doing an arena tour to thousands of people… it’s beyond our wildest dreams.
You’ve collaborated with numerous artists over the years, Delilah, Maverick Sabre and Tinie Tempah to name just a few. Who do you have collaborating on your new album?
Chase & Status’ new album ‘Brand New Machine’ is out now. You can catch them at the BIC, Bournemouth on Wednesday 13 November. Book tickets by calling 0844 576 3000 or visit www.bic.co.uk
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LUCY SPRAGGAN @ O2 GUILDHALL, SOUTHAMPTON
These ex-X Factor contestants are relentless! Lucy Spraggan is proof of yet another successful singer and songwriter to emerge from the show. She won the hearts of the nation last year with her tomboy style and relatable material, all written by the songstress herself. From the emotional ‘Tea and Toast’ to the witty ‘Last Night’ in which she sings about having ‘beer fear’ when thinking about the night before, Lucy’s endearing and adorable persona make her an act you can’t afford to miss. To book tickets visit www.livenation.co.uk 12 NOVEMBER
GABRIELLE APLIN @ O2 ACADEMY, BOURNEMOUTH
A lot of you may link the name Gabrielle Aplin to the adorable John Lewis Christmas advert from last year. You know the one, the one that made the entire UK collectively ‘awww’ at the thoughtful snowman on their screens and made all the women wonder why their men couldn’t be as considerate. Flick over the page to read our exclusive interview with the lovely Gabrielle! To book tickets visit www.o2academybournemouth.co.uk or call Ticketweb on 0844 477 2000
AIDA @ PAVILION THEATRE, BOURNEMOUTH
From renowned award-winning opera producer and director Ellen Kent comes Aida, a new opera set amidst the splendour and mystery of ancient Egypt. Experience opera as you never have before with this emotional and tantalizing performance packed with jealousy, revenge, war and hopeless romance. You’ll witness temple dancers, cages of exotic birds and parrots, ballet sequences, Bedouin dancers and flames that cover the stage in a sensational production. To book tickets visit www.bic.co.uk or call 0844 576 3000
DIZRAELI AND THE SMALL GODS @ ELECTRIC PALACE, BRIDPORT
Dizraeli and The Small Gods epitomize the words ‘mash-up’ when it comes to describing their music. Is it folk? Is it rap? Wait… is it hip-hop? This seven-piece band has chucked a little bit of everything into a giant melodic mixing bowl and the result is delicious. To book tickets visit www.electricpalace.org.uk or call 01308 424901
AKALA @ THE CELLAR, SOUTHAMPTON
Dubbing himself as the Black Shakespeare, Akala (AKA Kingslee James Daley) is an intelligent rapper and poet (not to mention being the little brother of Ms. Dynamite!) Having released four albums since 2006 (the year in which he was voted best hip hop act at the MOBO awards), the London-born artist has a lot of experience under his belt and brings his unique talent to Southampton this month. To book tickets visit www.southamptoncellar.com or call 02380 710648
THE BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED GABRIELLE CHATS TO ALICE ROOK ABOUT HER BIGGEST UK TOUR TO DATE, HER DEBUT ALBUM AND HER PET FERRET. Let’s start by talking about your cover of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘The Power of Love,’ used for the John Lewis advert. How did it come about? It just kind of happened! I got asked very late on about two days before the deadline if I wanted to have a go at covering it. I was always a big fan of the adverts so obviously I went for it. It enabled me to go out to an audience I would never have been able to reach otherwise. John Lewis adverts are more of a ‘thing’ now as well as being adverts – I think people look forward to them year after year. You’ve worked really hard to get where you are today, so what do you think of shows like The X Factor and The Voice that can catapult artists into the limelight so quickly? I think those shows are great for a certain type of artist. Maybe if someone’s a bit older or they’ve had a record deal before - it can offer them another chance. For me it probably wouldn’t have been a great path, but I can certainly see how it can be great for other artists. What prompted the decision to call the album ‘English Rain’? We were recording the songs and they all had this English wartime feel, so it just sort of fitted. Also, when we were taking the photos for the album, we ended up using the umbrella picture – so that pretty much confirmed it! If you could collaborate with anybody, dead or alive, who would you choose? Probably Joni Mitchell, she’s definitely one of my all-time favourite artists. Is it true that you taught yourself to play guitar and piano? Do you have any pearls of wisdom for self-taught artists? You’ve really got to go for it with the guitar – you have to pick it up regularly and keep doing it. If you just pick it up and strum a few chords a week, you can’t expect wonders!
You’re about to embark on your biggest UK tour to date. What’s your favourite thing about being on tour? I might never have had a reason to go to all these places if it wasn’t for touring! It’s amazing that I get to travel so much and meet so many nice people. My band is really cool and they’re all like my best mates, so it’s like going on a little holiday. Have you been to Bournemouth before? I haven’t ever been to Bournemouth before; I’m so excited! I’ll have to make sure I leave time to walk along the beach. When you get some free time, what do you like to do? I love to paint; I’m always doing arty things. I’m away from my own kitchen a lot so when I get some free time, I love being in my own kitchen and cooking. You toured with Ed Sheeran earlier this year – what was that experience like? We weren’t best friends at the time, but we’d met each other a few times and both appreciated each other’s music. It just sort of happened! It was very random and spontaneous – but Ed is so chilled out! His team were fantastic and really looked after me, and of course it was amazing to visit Australia. Is it true that you have a pet ferret? Yes, his name is Ferris. He’s very cute! I take him for walks sometimes. You’re pretty active on Facebook and Twitter – how important do you think those mediums are for interacting with fans? I think it’s really important, especially now. It’s great for fans to know that they can send a message to the person they love listening to and look up to. It’s only fair to engage in that. If people buy my music, then I want to be able to say thank you to them directly.
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“I HAVEN’T EVER BEEN TO BOURNEMOUTH BEFORE; I’M SO EXCITED! I’LL HAVE TO MAKE SURE I LEAVE TIME TO WALK ALONG THE BEACH...” You can catch Gabrielle Aplin at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth on Tuesday 12 November. To book, visit www.o2academybournemouth.co.uk or call the Box Office on 0844 477 2000. Follow Gabrielle on Twitter @GabrielleAplin
FRANCIS ROSSI, THE CO-FOUNDER AND FRONT MAN OF ICONIC GROUP STATUS QUO CHATS TO ALICE ROOK VERY HONESTLY ABOUT LIFE IN THE BAND, HIS ROLE IN THE FILM BULA QUO, THE FORTHCOMING UK TOUR AND HIS FEAR OF REACHING THE DANGLING CARROT… For anyone who hasn’t seen Bula Quo yet, how would you best describe it? A sack of… No seriously, it’s one of those typical British spoofy comedies. Some people will like it and some people won’t; I should be telling you it’s a must see… but I can’t do that. How long were you shooting on location in Fiji for? Not long – it was a low budget thing, so it had to be done in a month. We worked every single day for a month and had a week of night shoots too! We’d be up at 5am – it was very full on! The idea is if it breaks even or makes money then they want us to do another one. If it falls flat on its face, then we get up and go onto the next project. I think that with us older bands, we get up and carry on, as opposed to the younger bands that in the end get punched numb. Did you feel out of your comfort zone whilst shooting Bula Quo? Very much so! Christmas is the only time when I enjoy doing nothing, and then the call for Bula Quo came in January and it was a real rush to the stomach, and then we went for it. What’s the reaction been like so far? Some of the fans thought the single we put out for it was just sacrilege and
some said ‘oh, what are they doing, haven’t they got enough money?’ as though we’re going to make millions and millions! They don’t even consider for a moment that we might lose! Something comes along and you go for it, and once you’re committed, there’s no turning back. It’s like yourself really, you didn’t think you’d be talking to that geezer from Status Quo but it’s a job – and you just get on and do it. Some of the hardcore fans were very upset we’d done it. Sometimes your fans can hold you down; they seem to have their own ideas about what one’s image should be. All these things about image can be crippling! In the end though, you are trying to protect this thing because it’s given my 8 children an education and it’s given me a great life, and all the mistakes we’ve made, all the cocaine addiction, the drinking… boats, planes, trains, all that stuff, it’s given us all that. Particularly now I have this fear of failure even greater than I had when I was younger, which is kind of weird. I feel that if I stop, then I’ve failed. But I suppose everyone has to stop at some time? Most people have the fear of failure as they start out, don’t they? As opposed to later on… Yes, well I think it was there initially too. It’s like what you were taught at school, that you’ve got a stick on your head, and then about a foot
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away, there’s a carrot that dangles there. And you’re trying to reach that frigging carrot… And all my life I’ve been trying to reach it, but what happens if I reach the carrot?
Bono can’t, George Michael can, Madonna can’t, Kylie can’t, Rod can… most of us can’t really sing; there are no trained voices out there. I don’t think any of us actually know what the ‘X’ factor actually is – we think we’ve seen it, but that’s actually why it’s called ‘X’ because nobody knows. Some people say that they want to do it for their family and for their mum, but no they don’t! We want to do everything for ourselves; we are all insecure little show offs. We do it because we want to show off, otherwise we couldn’t get up there in the first place.
And do you think you’ve ever reached the carrot? No! I still think it’s dangling there. I’m frightened of reaching it, because then what would I do? I’m always still trying to go somewhere because of the very nature of the business. You never reach the conclusion. So I think that whilst we need to have expectations for some things in life, we need to be careful because most things don’t live up to the expectations we set for ourselves. It’s the looking forward that leads to the downhill; it’s a pattern that goes on. There’s this fear inside me… and that’s what keeps me going.
When you’re not writing, recording or performing, what do you like to do with your time off? The only time that happens is the end of December and I vegetate for a couple of days. I’ll do puzzles and crosswords and enjoy sitting in front of a log fire. I do have a difficulty in putting down the band or the whole thing altogether, and my wife often complains about it.
If you knew then what you know now, is there anything that you would do differently? I’d probably learn to play a bit better! I was a cocky sod; I didn’t start really practicing properly until I was about 40. When I was young, I just thought that you become successful and then everybody likes you – but most of the time, people aren’t going to love you. You know if you look back in rock ‘n’ roll and pop history, the biggest people can’t sing – I can’t, Jagger can’t,
Bula Quo the soundtrack is out now and the movie is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday 04 November. You can catch Status Quo on their Bula Quo tour at the BIC, Bournemouth on Wednesday 11 December. To book visit www.bic.co.uk or call 0844 576 3000.
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You can catch Union J at the BIC, Bournemouth on Sunday 22 December. To book tickets, visit www.bic.co.uk or call 0844 576 3000. Follow the boys on Twitter @UnionJworld
ALICE ROOK CHATS TO UNION J’S JOSH CUTHBERT ABOUT THE BAND’S X FACTOR EXPERIENCE, THEIR FIRST UK HEADLINE TOUR AND THEIR NEW BOOK Are you still in touch with any of your fellow X Factor contestants? Yes, I’m still really close with James Arthur and speak to Rylan, Ella and Jahmene.
Congratulations are due ahead of your first UK headline tour! What are you most looking forward to? I’m buzzing to come to Bournemouth! A lot of my friends go to Bournemouth Uni and it’s one of my favourite places for a night out. I’ve been to Halo and also The Old Fire Station - both were very messy! I love Bournemouth, I wish I lived there!
What would be your advice to the contestants on The X Factor this year? Work hard, keep focused and be nice to everyone that you meet! And always remember where you’ve come from. Sam Callahan is my favourite; he’s a good lad and we know him quite well. How do you feel about missing out on Sharon being on the judging panel the year you were in it? We’re obviously gutted but we still got to meet her last year at Judges’ Houses. What was it like the first time you heard ‘Carry You’ on the radio? It was mental! I remember where I was when it came on the radio – I was driving along to football, and as I pulled up, it came on. I got so emotional!
Your book ‘Union J: Our Story’ has now been released… what can fans expect from your book? The book goes deeper into our backgrounds; I’m really excited for the fans to get to know us better. My mum got the book this morning and she texted saying ‘I’ve just read your whole section in Tescos and I was in tears, thank you for the lovely words.’ Are you sick of hearing One Direction comparisons or do you take these as a compliment? We look up to those boys; they’re hugely successful and have done so well for themselves and they’re lovely guys as well.
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PHILL JUPITUS @ NUFFIELD THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON Jupitus is perhaps best known for his role as a regular panellist on cult quiz show, ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks,’ where his spontaneous improvisational sequences reigned supreme. It is perhaps this element of experimentalism that keeps Jupitus’ fans excited and eager for more. His latest tour sees him enacting three different characters, including a 104-year-old version of himself! This refreshingly original approach also gives fans an insightful glimpse into Jupitus’ talents as an actor as well as stand up performer. Sit back, relax and let yourself be enticed into a wacky world of wonder where escapism is the name of the game! To book tickets visit www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk or call 023 8067 1771
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JACK DEE @ LIGHTHOUSE, POOLE It’s safe to say that the world has its fair share of problems at times. War, famine, finding a dunkable biscuit…the list is endless. The good thing is that comic veteran, Jack Dee is here to worry about them so you don’t have to! After a six-year break from the comedy circuit, November sees his hotly anticipated return to the stage, in what promises to be a show to remember. For this tour, Dee will be debating a range of everyday topics, from the purpose of love, to whether true happiness is really a goal worth fighting for. Let the gloomtastic giggle session begin! You can win a pair of tickets to the show online at www.domoremag.com/competition. To book tickets visit www.lighthousepoole.co.uk or call 0844 406 8666
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THE BEST OF CHORTLE COMEDY TOUR @ THE BERRY THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON When it comes to eclectic south coast venues, Hedge End’s Berry Theatre is something of an undiscovered gem. The intimate performance space aids the performer-audience relationship immeasurably, encouraging improvisational banter. Expect the cream of the comic crop from the UK stand up circuit, and you get the idea. The best part about multi-performer evenings is that there is something for everyone, with every type of comic taste being well and truly catered for. Now that’s what I call value! To book tickets visit www.theberrytheatre.co.uk or call 01489 799499
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QUE PASA SOUTHAMPTON Taking its name from the Spanish for ‘What’s Happening?,’ Que Pasa’s got your Christmas all wrapped up ready for you; it’s the ideal place to celebrate with family, friends or colleagues. Que Pasa offers a Christmas Buffet Menu, a Christmas Fayre Menu and also an under 5s Christmas Fayre Menu. The Buffet includes breaded mushrooms, pizza slices, wedges, selected crostinis and sausage rolls. 02380 235930 | www.quepasasouthampton.co.uk
CELEBRATE THE PARTY SEASON ‘HIGHCLIFF’ STYLE. For the ultimate joiner party, get together with friends, family and colleagues and enjoy one of our fabulous themed party nights guaranteed to entertain! Friday 15th November —Michael Bublé Tribute Party Wednesday 11th December —ABBA Tribute Party Wednesday 18th December—A Night with the Rat Pack Thursday 19th December—Casino ‘Highcliff’ To book or for further information, contact our sales team on 01202 200816.
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Bored of the same old turkey? There won’t be a turkey in sight at Turtle Bay. They’ll be serving up their usual menu with all your favourite dishes, including Mo’ Bay Chicken, Rastafari Run Down and Dipped Pork Steak.
Enjoy a menu of firm favourites in the run up to Christmas Day – dishes include bream fillet, ox cheek bourguignon, turkey breast and chestnut flour suet pudding for main course.
Happy Hour cocktails will be on offer every day as usual so that you can embrace the festivities whilst sipping a cheeky tipple!
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FESTIVE & FASHIONABLE GIFTS WITH CHRISTMAS SNEAKING UP ON US, IT’S TIME TO HAVE A THINK ABOUT WHICH UNIQUE AND INDEPENDENT FASHION AND HOME WARE STORES MAKE THE GRADE. My favourite gift stores for stocking-filler purchases, include Number 83 (Westbourne), The Candlebox (Southbourne), The Present Finder (Sherborne) and Woodruffs (Winchester). Number 83 boasts a wonderful variety of trendy gifts and it’s transformed into a chic grotto at Christmas, selling novelty gifts, cards, jewellery and home accessories. The Candlebox sells fabulous candles, home fragrances
and family-orientated gifts. The Present Finder stocks unusual and upmarket goodies, perfect for spoiling your loved ones. And last but by no means least, Woodruffs is great if you’re struggling to buy for the men in your family. Located next to the Cathedral, the shop stocks an eclectic mix of bath and body products for men, as well as gadgets and watches. By Katie Farley
THE CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH-ON AND IT MIGHT SEEM LIKE THEY GO UP EARLIER EARLIER EACH YEAR, BUT IT DOESN’T TAKE AWAY FROM THE MAGIC OF EACH TOWN’S OFFICIAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT ‘SWITCH ON.’ Here’s the schedule of official switch on events for the south coast: SOUTHSEA – 14 NOV WINCHESTER – 14 NOV PORTSMOUTH – 21 NOV SALISBURY – 21 NOV BOURNEMOUTH – 24 NOV CHRISTCHURCH – 30 NOV
SWANAGE – 30 NOV WIMBORNE – 30 NOV BRIDPORT – 03 DEC DORCHESTER – 05 DEC WEYMOUTH – 06 DEC
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GUY FAWKES NIGHT We’ve rounded up a selection of Firework Nights and displays across the south coast for you to take the family to… oooh-aaaaah!
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The Greyhound Inn offers a free fireshow and display along with live entertainment, street food and mulled wine.
Join the crowds of people that gather together year on year to enjoy the firework display over the moonlit Lyme Bay.
This spectacular evening combines firework displays with a host of street entertainers and live music.
Gather with all your family on Weymouth Esplanade to delight in the free firework celebrations. There’ll also be a beach bonfire and a high quality fun fair.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Lemur Landings, the indoor soft play centre in Poole is supporting the world’s largest children’s Christmas project, Operation Christmas Child. If you’ve bought back-to-school shoes for your children recently, hopefully you’ve still got the empty shoeboxes and you can fill them with simple gifts to give to children in need throughout Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
Visitors to Lemur Landings between 01-17 November can place their shoeboxes under the special Christmas tree. Father Christmas will collect the shoeboxes on Sunday 17 November.
The Diamond Faces team are regularly seen at events throughout the south coast – if you had your face painted this summer, it was probably with them! From the night club scene to family festivals, fundraisers to private parties and corporate events, Diamond Faces help turn face painting into an art form with detailed designs requiring skilled technique. Owner Ronnie Murray has many years of face painting under her belt, and is now celebrating 20 years with Diamond Faces.
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To book Diamond Faces for your event or to book a training workshop, call Ronnie on 07930471821 or visit www.diamondfaces.co.uk
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ANDY & MIKE’S TICK TOCK TIME MACHINE @ PAVILION THEATRE, BOURNEMOUTH BAFTA nominated children’s presenter, Andy Day (CBeebies) and his comedy partner Mike James will be bringing their fun-packed show to Bournemouth. This family-friendly adventure sees Andy and Mike whisked on a time-travel adventure; think ‘Bill and Ted’ crossed with ‘Back to the Future.’ To book tickets visit www.bic.co.uk or call 0844 576 3000. You can also win a family ticket for 4 people online: www.domoremag.com/competition
HORRIBLE SCIENCE @ LIGHTHOUSE, POOLE Birmingham Stage Company bring an exciting stage version of some of the popular Horrible Science books to Poole. The Horrible Science books have sold over 15 million copies in 27 different languages and now families can enjoy a whole lot of squishy adventures with this new show. Here are just a few Horrible Science facts for you… Did you know loud sounds can make your eyeballs shiver in their sockets? Did you know our mouths produce 50,000 litres of saliva/spit in a lifetime? Discover these and many more horrible truths… To book tickets visit www.lighthousepoole.co.uk or call 0844 406 8666
SUN 17 NOV
SANTA PARADE @ DOLPHIN SHOPPING CENTRE, POOLE The Dolphin Centre and Poole Town Centre Partnership Santa Parade is back, bigger and better than ever before (from 10am). It’s a free event which promises reindeer, chocolate treats, balloons, music, dancing and of course Father Christmas himself! What’s more, the Panto stars of Lighthouse’s Jack and the Beanstalk will be there. Be part of welcoming Santa into his enchanting grotto with his trusty elves where he will reside until his busiest night of the year. For more information visit www.dolphinshoppingcentre.co.uk
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BEGINNERS STARGAZING NIGHT @ INTECH SCIENCE CENTRE, WINCHESTER The Science Centre will have telescopes; display stands and astronomy activities open throughout the evening (7-10pm) for families. There’ll be astronomy talks, presenter-led stargazing activities, stargazing hints and tips on offer from members of regional Astronomy Societies and you can take home your own planisphere star-maps and INTECH’s very own stargazing guide. For more information visit www.intech-uk.com or call 01962 863791
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WINCHESTER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013
Calling all short filmmakers! The exciting annual Winchester Short Film Festival returns to showcase the talents of Hampshire’s best short filmmakers. The ethos behind the festival’s second year is ‘anything goes’ – comedy, romance, horror, drama, music video or animation – it’s completely up to you, so long as the film runs for less than 5 minutes. The festival takes place at the buzzing Art Café in Winchester with prizes awarded for various categories, including ‘Best Short Film,’ ‘Short Film with Greatest Emotional Impact,’ ‘Best Young Filmmaker under 22,’ ‘Best Young Filmmaker under 18’ and ‘Winchester Today Best Original Screenplay.’ The deadline for submissions is Friday 01 November but don’t panic if you miss it, you can still support Winchester’s talent. Download the Festival Pack from www.theartcafe.co
SOUTHAMPTON FILM WEEK
Celebrating film across the city, Southampton Film Week invites you to enjoy numerous screenings and take place in various workshops and masterclasses. Films, old and new will be screened throughout the week, including the 1925 classic silent Phantom of the Opera, Before Midnight and Samsara. Phantom of the Opera is screened at the O2 Guildhall, Southampton on Tuesday 05 November. The Youth Film Festival Challenge takes place on Saturday 09 November for teams of young filmmakers (aged 14-19 years). Think you’ve got what it takes to make a film in 8 hours? You’ll be given a word as a theme for your film and it’s up to you how you interpret it. Don’t forget about the closing night Film Quiz at The Alexandra Beer Emporium (8pm), perfect for film buffs and frivolous film fanatics. www.southamptonfilmweek.com
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THOR: THE DARK WORLD (12A) The Thunder God’s (Chris Hemsworth) first outing post-Avengers sees him returning to Earth to bring Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) back to Asgard with him. However, there is something far darker going on that the people of Earth are about to witness – something that even Odin (Anthony Hopkins) cannot withstand – Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), leader of the Dark Elves. To face this ancient evil race, Thor must unite with his treacherous half-brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to tackle the threat together – but can he be trusted? Dir. Alan Taylor
GRAVITY (12A) Probably one of the most interestingly shot films of the year (and already having the success in the US to prove it), Gravity tells the story of a medical engineer and an astronaut who work together to survive after an accident on a space station leaves them adrift in space. The interesting thing about this film is that parts of it are done as if it is one continuous shot, giving you the feeling of being a part of the action. Dir. Alfonso Cuaron
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (12A) Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) return to the Capitol as the victors of the 74th Annual Hunger Games, but winning means leaving their family and friends and going on a Victors Tour of the districts of Panem. After the first film, I’m a little hooked into this series as it’s a lot more serious than other “teen novel adaptations” and has a dark air of dystopian politics about it. A catch up of the first film is recommended before seeing this one! Dir. Francis Lawrence
CARRIE (15) Based on the original Stephen King novel, Carrie didn’t exactly need a remake after the 1976 version, but at least this one looks like it might have some more gravitas to it with Chloe Moretz as the teenage girl who goes on a telekinetic rampage after being pushed too far at her high school prom. It’s a shame this didn’t get released closer to Halloween, but from the look of it, it could go far enough on star power alone – also starring Julianne Moore. Dir. Kimberly Peirce
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BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY BU focuses on what really matters. You. The advantages of higher education are higher earning potential and a challenging and rewarding career path – but at BU, they will also help you develop as an individual and make connections that will get you ahead, both personally and professionally. BU values excellence, achievement, authenticity, creativity and responsibility. If that sounds like you, explore their campuses and get a flavour of what it’s like to study there:
TOP-UP DEGREE OPEN AFTERNOON
Ideal if you have a relevant HND or Foundation degree and wish to ‘top-up’ your qualification to a full Honours degree.
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www.bournemouth.ac.uk/explore | 01202 961916 16 NOV
Perfect for anyone interested in an undergraduate course – will give you a fantastic chance to experience BU as a whole.
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Already have a degree and looking to enhance your career prospects? Meet with an academic and find out more about postgraduate study.
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Explore our campuses and find out more about studying at BU Top-up degree Open Afternoon Wednesday 13 November, 1pm-4pm Undergraduate Open Day Saturday 16 November, 10am-4pm Postgraduate Information Sessions Wednesday 20 November, 1pm-4pm and 4pm-7pm
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POOLE RUNNERS WINTER SERIES The Poole Runners Winter Series 2013-14 enters its second heat on Friday 15 November with a 5k race, starting and finishing near Boscombe Pier. It’s a measured 5k course, leading you back to the pier. Runners should meet for 7.30pm at Coasters, located just 100m from the pier. Facilities available at Coasters include storage space for bags, hot/cold drinks and the usual menu. Race administration is also found here. The prize presentation will take place immediately after the last race. The Winter Series consists of 6 heats throughout October to March. People of all ages and abilities are welcome – there’s a small £2 fee to participate in the race. There are many age categories for both male and female entrants. For more information visit www.poolerunners.com
KATE GREENWOOD a local lass from Bournemouth who has set-up her own website, blog and videos with the aim of inspiring Bournemouth to make healthier food choices. The website offers a wide range of recipes, including salads, healthy meals, healthy and alternative desserts and most importantly smoothies and juices that rejuvenate and cleanse the body. Join Kate on her mission to get Bournemouth juiced and healthy; one glass of green juice a day can go a long way to being on your journey to a healthier you. Join the juice revolution! Here’s one of Kate’s favourite recipes:
MONSTER GREEN 4 APPLES 1 LEMON LARGE HANDFUL OF SPINACH ½ CUCUMBER 4 CELERY RIBS 1 INCH OF GINGER ROOT www.rejuvenatewithkate.com | Twitter @healthygirlkate | Facebook ‘HealthyGirl’
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