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Music Gig listings

What’s on throughout the midlands

April 2010

Easter Events

and things to do

Competitions Win with wow! Lots of prizes up for grabs

Not so Nude Fashions for summer WOW asks, ‘what colour is nude’?

Interviews

Blockhead Chaz Jankel and Trombonist Marcus Reynolds Talk to WOW

THEATRE • CINEMA • FOOD & DRINK • SPORT • FASHION • SHOPPING • ART • HOME & GARDEN

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THEATRE – We look at a few productions coming the stage this April.

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MUSIC – Gigs in the region.

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MOVIES – Previews of releases for this month

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ARTS – Creative stuff

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26 HAIR & BEAUTY – How to get the hottest looks. 30 INTERVIEW - WOW talks to Marcus Reynolds. 32 WOW KIDS –Going potty! 34 EVENTS – Things to do in April 39 FOOD & DRINK - WOW’s guide to where to eat. 48 INTERVIEW - WOW talks to Chaz Jankel of the

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Beijing Fundraising latest news 3PCFSU4NZUI+B[[#BOEBOE4PVM1BUSPMVQEBUF ThursdAy nd April Having recently chosen to represent the UK at the International Society for Music Education 29th World Conference in Beijing in August, the Robert Smyth Jazz Band and Soul Patrol are holding a fundraising concert on Thursday 22nd April at the Robert Smyth School to raise part of the ÂŁ55,000 needed for the trip. Tickets are on sale now and are selling fast at ÂŁ10 adults and ÂŁ5 Students. Entry price includes a raffle ticket and local businesses have been very generous with donations. There are some



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great prizes on offer. Also The students are bag packing in Sainsburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market Harborough on the Spring Bank Holiday, Monday on May 31.and they will also be playing some music in the entrance.

On Saturday, 3rd July will be holding an Auction at Robert Smyth School Main Hall with John Gilding from Gildings Auctioneers in Market Harborough. Donations for the Auction would be very welcome.

3PCFSU4NZUI+B[[#BOEBOE4PVM 1BUSPMBSFBWBJMBCMFGPSCPPLJOHT The Robert Smyth Jazz Band and Soul Patrol are available for hire at events and functions and have a CD for sale for ÂŁ10.99 through the school website. To watch the band in action, link to the school website at http://www.robertsmyth.leics.sch. uk/?p=5221 or better still get down to the Robert Smyth School on Thursday 22nd April and see them live.

CDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s available at ÂŁ10.99 A number of cash donations for the tour have also been gratefully been received so far from the following: Bernie Ecclestone; and lacally from: Jeacocks, Mr Ellement and SelfUnlimited.

Tickets available from Robert Smyth School ( 01858 440 770) ABC Music ( 01858 463 144) To find out more or to help with fund raising you can email office@robertsmyth.leics.sch.uk or check out the school weblink http://www.robertsmyth.leics. sch.uk/?p=1466


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C740CA4 WOW TAKES A LOOK AT SOME OF THE LATEST THEATRICAL HIGHLIGHTS

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seduced audiences all over the world for more than thirty years so whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a diehard fan or a Rocky Virgin, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to celebrate this infamous adventure like never before. Brush up on those pelvic thrusts, squeeze into that corset and slip back into those killer stilettos because the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll musical is

back with a vengeance! The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of engaged sweethearts Brad and Janet who are forced to seek refuge in a castle full of the maddest, baddest and sexiest people the world has ever seen. Featuring the timeless classics Sweet Transvestite, Damit Janet and The Time Warp, this is the craziest party youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever go to! Best known on stage for creating the roles of Satan/ Warm Up Man in Jerry Springer - The Opera, Holby City actor David Bedella plays the mad scientist Frank â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Furter. Taking the role of the Narrator is Nigel Planer, still most remembered

as the hippy Neil in the cult TV series The Young Ones. Playing the part of Janet the cast also includes Hayley Flaherty, who was in Royal & Derngateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of Follies. So dress to impress and get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity

the rOcky hOrrOr shOW is at the Royal and Derngate, Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 April For tickets call the box office on 01604 624811 or go online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk NOt sUitABle FOr chilDreN

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tHur 15 - sAt 17 April Stop Messing About is set during a 1969 live recording of the hit radio show, packed with outrageously funny sketches, parodies and songs, which reunited Kenneth Williams with his Carry On co-star Joan Sims and Hugh Paddick, transporting audiences back to a time when comedy meant being funny, with scarcely a swear word in sight. This wonderfully entertaining show comes from the pens of comedy writing legends Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke, who were responsible for some of Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best-loved sitcoms including Man About The House, Robinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest, Father Dear Father and George and Mildred.

tue 20 - sAt 2 April Semyon is a desperate man, he lives off his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meagre earnings on the landing of a dilapidated building. With the daily grind, the guilt and his interfering mother-in-law itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all just too much, even his lastditch attempt at gaining some self-respect (by learning to play the tuba) is thwarted by fate. Better one less flea in the fleapitâ&#x20AC;Ś But word gets out, and suddenly he is besieged by people begging him to kill himself on behalf of their different causes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; do it for the party, for free-speech, the common man, for loveâ&#x20AC;Ś for meat! And after his vodka-fuelled suicide party, as the appointed hour draws close will he even go through with it? Well weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve bought the wreaths nowâ&#x20AC;Ś Buffiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s script is a free-

stOp Messing ABOut is at the Royal and Derngate, Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP, Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 April. For tickets call the box office on 01604 624811 or go online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk

translation from Nikolai Erdmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Suicideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (1928). Like many playwrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of the Stalinist era Erdmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creative freedom was brutally suppressed. The Suicide was banned on its dress-rehearsal performance and he was sent to prison and then exiled in Siberia. The play was revived in the 1970s by Radio 3 and then the RSC and Buffiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new translation was performed to much acclaim at the Almeida Theatre in 2007..

Dying FOr it is at The Playhouse on Clare Street tue 20-sat 24 april at 7.4 5pm. Tickets ÂŁ7 / ÂŁ6 concessions Box Office 01604 472020 also available on the door each night or from The Works, Adnitt Road, Northampton (Tue-Sat 10am-6pm) www.masquetheatre.co.uk nOt suitABle FOr CHilDren

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storytelling from one of the greatest writers of the last two hundred years. This vividly contemporary production of a rarely-seen masterpiece will open at Curve before embarking on a national tour, followed by a London run at Hampstead Theatre in June. sAlOMe is at The Curve, Leicester from 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 15 May . For tickets call the box office on 0116 242 3595 or visit www.curveonline.co.uk


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When Harry met Sally #JH4DSFFOGBWFIJUTUIFTUBHF Monologues) and Rupert Hill as Harry (Jamie Baldwin in Coronation Street). Further to the 2004 West End production and 2005 UK tour, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY will be visiting the Theatre Royal Nottingham for one week only from 26 April â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 May as part of an extensive UK tour. When Harry met Sally spans a dozen years - the hilarious tale of two New Yorkers and the friendship that develops between them as they date (other people rather than one another!) and share the trials and tribulations of relationships. Warm and wonderfully witty with all the wisecracking sassiness youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d

expect, this irresistible comedy has been faithfully adapted from the much-loved Academy Award winning film. The play features music by Ben Cullum and his brother, the jazz sensation, Jamie Cullum.

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and sparkle in each dying footprint. Spanning the spectrum of theatrical genres and visual techniques, utilising dance, puppetry, live music, interactive media projections and beautiful set pieces, this is a show not to be missed!

rOSeNcrANtz ANd GuILdeNSterN Are deAd Is at The Castle Theatre, Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XA. Wed 28 April. Tickets are priced £14 (£12) with a schools price available For tickets call the box office on 01933 270 007 or online at www.thecastle.org.uk.

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McVeigh, Sarah Jane Buckley and Ciara Janson. The tour returns to the Lighthouse in July. pOpStAr! the MuSIcAL is at the The Lighthouse Theatre Kettering Conference Centre Thurston Drive, Kettering NN15 6PB. For tickets, call the Box Office: 01536 414141 or Email: enquiries@ lighthousetheatre.co.uk www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk


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29 APRIL & 5 MAY To celebrate Dovesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; forthcoming best of collection â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Places Between: The Best Of Dovesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (5th April) and following the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest ever headline show at Manchester Central in December, a truly memorable performance at the BBC Electric Proms and last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s storming appearance headlining the John Peel stage at Glastonbury Doves have announced that they will be playing a few very special shows during April and May. Furthermore, as this tour coinciding with the release of their generation defining Best of collection â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Places Betweenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, fans can expect to hear Jimi, Jez and Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice of tracks from their twelve-year career. From the number 3 hit â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;There Goes The Fearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to the Motown thump of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Black and White Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, the kraut-rock inspired â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jetstreamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the anthemic morning after glow of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Cedar Roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to name but 1 track each from epochal debut â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lost Soulsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, the Mercury Music Prize nominated â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Last Broadcastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, widescreen masterpiece â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Some Citiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, and not least, last years critically acclaimed gem, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Kingdom Of Rustâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; - Doves truly have the

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Local legends return -BEJFToOJHIUTBUUPQ6,WFOVF MONDAY 26 APRIL After winning the regional Godiva Award for Best Live Performance Venue in 2009, The Assembly in Leamington has only been nominated for this year’s Music Week’s Best UK Venue Award, up against stiff competition from four other famous gig hotspots. Where better than this fabulous refurbed Art Deco temple for local Coventry legends The Primitives to return after an absence of too many years. In the 1980s Tracy Tracy was one of the NME’s indie darlings – and we’ll warrant the Prims still rock. Other top ladies’ nights include Wolverhampton’s

own R&B superstar Beverley Knight, and a highly recommended Brit-nominated singer-songwriter in Nerina Paillot – who doesn’t always dress up as a big fuzzy duckling. THE PRIMITIVES are at The Assembly, Spencet Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 3NF. 01926 523 001 www.leamingtonassembly.com

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TUESDAY 20 APRIL & FRIDAY 23 APRIL Best described as a green take on the white-collar blues of Springsteen, Ireland’s greatest rock band this month play Leicester for the first time in five years. Get along and shout for ‘Green and Red of Mayo’ and ‘N17’. And that’s right: ‘Ireland’s greatest rock band’ – not the usual penny-pinching ‘greatest pub band’ – out on tour to

promote their raucous new Greatest Hits CD. Like the bloke in the Times said: “If they could bottle the sort of bonhomie that can make an entire concert hall feel better, The Saw Doctors would have the medicine show to end them all…” THE SAW DOCTORS are at The Assembly, Spencet Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 3NF. 01926 523 001 www.leamingtonassembly.com

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JERRY DAMMERS SPATIAL AKA ORCHESTRA Royal & Derngate Theatre Northampton Sat 10 WHOLE LOTTA DC Sawyers Kettering ULTIMATE BOWIE The Stables Milton Keynes LETZ ZEP The Assembly Leamington Spa Sun 11 BAISAKHI BLAST TOUR 2010: HARBHAJAN MANN De Montfort Hall Leicester Tue 13 BRIAN KENNEDY The Stables Milton Keynes Thu 15 BRIDGET ST JOHN + MICHAEL CHAPMAN The Musician Leicester Fri 16 ALVIN STARDUST Bedworth Civic Hall Bedworth

Beverley bounces back 5IFTPOHT  UIFWPJDF UIF IFBSUSFOEJOH MZSJDT FRIDAY 9 APRIL Just when fans were beginning to doubt whether Beverley Craven would ever release another album, here’s the tour we’ve all been waiting for – in support of the all-new CD Close To Home. Beverley’s first release in 10 years, having seen her three daughters grow up, proves that this hugely successful singersongwriter is right back at the top of her game on her own record label – not only echoing the multimillion selling ‘Promise Me’ (was that really released as far back

as 1991?) but going on to explore new moods and textures in song, responding soulfully to her breast cancer scare of six years ago. All together now: “Promise me you’ll wait for me / I need to know you feel the same way too…”.

BEVERLY CRAVEN is at The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LU on Fri 9 April. For tickets call 01908 280800 or go online at www.stables.org

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Sat 17 ELKIE BROOKS Loughborough Town Hall ALBERT LEE Civic Theatre Bedford ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY The Stables Milton Keynes Mon 19 JOHN RENBOURN + ROBIN WILLIAMSON Taylor John’s House Coventry THE QUIREBOYS The Stables Milton Keynes Tue 20 N-DUBZ De Montfort Hall Leicester THE FUREYS & DAVEY ARTHUR The Stables Milton Keynes Wed 21 BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB The Assembly Leamington Spa

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FRIDAY 9 APRIL It can’t possibly be 50 years since Motown sold their first million selling record in 1960! And we’re still dancing to their hits - no family party would be complete without the cousins singing I’ll Be There! Coming to the Civic Hall in Bedworth on Friday 9th April will be THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN direct from the USA.

Performing the music of The Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Martha Reeves, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, The Isley Brothers, Jimmy Ruffin and many more, this promises to be an evening packed full of Motown hits.

This is a popular family show with lots of hits which form the backbone of most of our record collections. Better explain what a record is! THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN are at The Civic Hall, Bedworth CV12 8NF on Fri 9 April. For tickets call: 024 7637 6707 or visit: www.civichallinbedworth.co.uk


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8JUIUIFTNPPUITPVMTUZMJOHTJTUFST TUESDAY 13 APRIL & WEDNESDAY 14 APRIL Bouncing back from 18 years off the rails with hubby Bobby Brown, the one-time church gospel singer gets back to her roots as a squeaky clean soul diva in the tradition of her entire exalted family of soul sisters – only now her bluesy R&B numbers have more of an edge of authenticity after her brushes with drugs and the law, lending her the more soulful, lived-in voice and outlook of godmother Aretha Franklin. The new album ‘I Look To You’ is Whitters’ first studio number one since 1987. Hallelujah. Five gold and five silver albums prove that our own

Joan Armatrading is every bit Whitney’s equal as a performer and singer, with the bonus of songs and arrangements that ever incorporate a wonderful frontier spirit, veering into selfanalysis, folk, blues, jazz and reggae. Her last album ‘Into The Blues’ debuted at number one in the US and was nominated for a Grammy.

Idle + wild 4XFFU4DPUDI SPDLBOE NFUBMDPSFJO /PSUIBNQUPO FRIDAY 23 APRIL On the road since 1995, Roddy Woomble and his mighty Idlewild truck into town in a long, late melodic phase of a dissonant, meandering career. Once described by the NME as “the sound of a flight of stairs falling down a flight of stairs”, the Scottish rockers went through a garage punk phase long before it started shifting units, and have toyed with Celtic folk, developing and maturing spectacularly into one of our most underrated melodic rock bands. Go find ‘em on YouTube. Glamour of the Kill are metalcore from York – think powerpop meets ‘80s metal. Death, Massacre, Carnage and Brutal are the lads in the band, sharing gang vocals and backing growls.

WHITNEY HOUSTON is on: Tues 13 April at LG Arena, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT 0121 780 4141. Weds 14 April at Nottingham Arena, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA, 0844 412 4624.

IDLEWILD are at the New Roadmender, 1 Lady’s Lane, Northampton, NN1 3AH on Friday 23 April. For tickets call the box office on 01604 230638 or go online: www.purplehaus.com

Kate Rusby SUNDAY 25 APRIL The defining voice of contemporary English folk Music, Kate Rusby’s exquisite interpretations of Traditional songs and finely wrought self-penned tunes have won her an audience that reached beyond the genre. Tickets £20.00. Show starts at 7.30pm.

Thu 22 SHOWADDYWADDY Tamworth Assembly Rooms Fri 23 T-REXTASY The Stables Milton Keynes GBH Sawyers Kettering BON GIOVI Wicksteed Park Kettering Sat 24 THE BLOCKHEADS Market Harborough Leisure Centre Mon 25 RUFUS WAINWRIGHT The Royal Centre Nottingham Sun 25-Mon 26 GO WEST! The Stables Milton Keynes Wed 28 UFO The Assembly Leamington Spa Thu 29 IAN HUNTER The Musician Leicester JOOLS HOLLAND Warwick Arts Centre Coventry LEVELLERS The Assembly Leamington Spa DOVES De Montfort Hall Leicester THE REAL THING Royal & Derngate Theatre Northampton Fri 30 JOHN WALKER + THE DAKOTAS The Stables Milton Keynes ______________________ CLASSICAL & JAzz Sat 3 KICO COWAN & EXPRESION CUBANA The Stables Milton Keynes Thu 8 THE JIVE ACES + KENNY BALL De Montfort Hall Leicester

KATE RUSBY is at The Lighthouse Theatre Kettering Conference Centre Thurston Drive, Kettering NN15 6PB. For tickets, call the Box Office: 01536 414141 or visit: www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk

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Sun 11 DJANGO BATES TRIO The Stables Milton Keynes Sat 17 GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND The Castle Wellingborough

The Rat Pack, Frank, Sammy and Dean Live From Las Vegas

Sun 18 SINATRA LIVE AT THE SANDS TOUR 2010: STEPHEN TRIFFITT Royal Spa Centre Leamington Thu 22 GARY POTTER TRIO The Castle Wellingborough Thu 29 KENNY BALL & HIS JAZZMEN The Stables Milton Keynes Sun 30 May ALL ENGLAND MASTERS INTERNATIONAL BRASS BAND CHAMPIONSHIP & GALA Lighthouse Theatre Kettering

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MONDAY 12 APRIL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SATURDAY 17 APRIL The Rat Pack are set to bring the glamorous, glitzy nights of Las Vegas to Leicester, when they stop off at Curve on their 10th anniversary tour. Travel back to the 1950s and early 60s when the famous rubbed shoulders with the politicians and partied hard, the

music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr. and Dean Martin was brand new and had yet to become the sound which defined an era. This spectacular, Olivier Award nominated production celebrates the incredible talent of three legendary performers and some of the finest music ever recorded. The shows sees a talented cast and 15-piece

orchestra recreate a night at the famous Sands Hotel.

the US singing his praises. The Los Angeles Daily News was emphatic when saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;Schofield has produced the best blues guitarist from any country in decades.â&#x20AC;?

MATT SCHOFIELD is at The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LU on Tuesday 27 April. For tickets call 01908 280800 or go online at www.stables.org

THE RAT PACK, FRANK, SAMMY AND DEAN LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS are at The Curve, Leicester from 12 Apr - 17 Apr. For tickets call the box office on 0116 242 3595 or visit www.curveonline.co.uk

Matt Schofield Tours .BUU4DIPäFME #SJUBJOoTNPTU FYDJUJOHDPOUFNQPSBSZ#MVFT HVJUBSJTU UPVSTUIF6,JO"QSJM.BZ BIFBEPGBEFCVUOBUJPOBMUPVSPG "NFSJDBJOUIFTVNNFS TUESDAY 27 APRIL The UK has a long history of producing influential guitarists, Eric Clapton and Peter Green to name just two. Schofield joined the list when Guitar & Bass Magazine recently added him to their Top Ten Greatest British Bluesmen of All Time. America is recognising Schofieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talents. He is the first British guitarist to produce

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an instructional DVD for the iconic American publishing house, Hal Leonard. The DVD releases in June to coincide with Schofieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s USA tour. Taking his cue from the great American blues guitarists and mixing it with rock and funk influences, Schofield has developed a distinctive style that has had the music media here and in


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Debbie Reynolds SAtURDAY 17 ApRil MGM legend and star of Singing in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, That’s Entertainment, The Bodyguard, and Will and Grace, Debbie Reynolds celebrates an amazing 50 years of show business in this awardwinning one woman show. Featuring original MGM footage, Debbie salutes her glittering career, dishes the dirt on her many husbands and shares stories of her incredible life in song and dance. Winner of The American Comedy Award, Nominated

for two Golden Globes and an Academy Award, Debbie Reynolds comes to the UK direct from America, where she has become a national institution. Don’t miss this hilarious, touching and uplifting evening of music and comedy.

Debbie ReYnOlDS is at De Montfort Hall, Granville Road Leicester LE1 7RU on Saturday 17 April. For tickets call the box office on 0116 233 3111 or visit www.demontforthall.co.uk

Joan Armatrading MOnDAY 19 ApRil Joan Armatrading, whose unique voice has deservedly built her a huge following, takes to the road again and will be coming to Leicester in April. Joan’s strong rhythmic acoustic guitar playing and her melodic electric solos help to make her the consummate musician. The three-times Grammy nominated British singer

songwriter has stood the test of time with songs including Love And Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Lovers Speak. JOAn ARMAtRADing is at De Montfort Hall, Granville Road Leicester LE1 7RU on Monday 19 April. For tickets call the box office on 0116 233 3111 or visit www.demontforthall.co.uk

From the Jam WeDneSDAY 21 ApRil From The Jam features The Jam’s Bruce Foxton on bass, Mark Brzezicki - founder member of Big Country - on drums and singer Russell Hastings. After The Jam split, Foxton pursued a solo career. He had a hit with the single Freak and collaborated with other musicians, until he got the call from Stiff Little Fingers’ Jake Burns, staying with them for 15 years. Bruce’s versatility is evident, taking lead vocals on David Watts (The Kinks) and News Of The World, which

was from his own catalogue of compositions. FROM the JAM are at De Montfort Hall, Granville Road Leicester LE1 7RU on Weds 191 April. For tickets call the box office on 0116 233 3111 or visit www.demontforthall.co.uk

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THURSDAY 22 ApRIl Strictly Swing - featuring the Jaz Belles. Set in a smoky New York bar, this show is an upbeat celebration of swing and encapsulates music of legendary artists such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby. This is the UK Tour Preview night and a contribution from all ticket

sales will go to a local charity. Tickets ÂŁ16.50 (ÂŁ15.50) Show starts at 7.30pm. STRICTlY SWIng are at The Lighthouse Theatre Kettering Conference Centre Thurston Drive, Kettering NN15 6PB. For tickets, call the Box Office: 01536 414141 or visit: www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk

The Manfreds FRIDAY 23 ApRIl & SATURDAY 24 ApRIl The Manfreds, with original â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;front manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Paul Jones, will be performing many of their hits along with a mix of Jazz and Blues songs from some of their bestknown albums. Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on lead guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass guitar and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute. All excellent musicians who will provide a full evenings entertainment with a few â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;surpriseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; renditions of their work, not only with The Manfreds, but with their individual connections.

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Tickets are priced ÂŁ17.50. THe lIgHTHOUSe THeATRe Friday 23 April at 7.30pm Book now by calling the Box Office on 01536 414141 or visit: www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk STAMFORD CORn exCHAnge Saturday 24 2010 at 7.30pm Book now by calling the Box Office on 01780 766455.

FRIDAY 9 ApRIl In October 1974, Killer Queen hit No 2 in the UK charts and the legend was born. At the same time, Magic formed, a harmony group performing covers of The Beach Boys, Four Seasons & ELO. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t long before they introduced the music of Freddie Mercury & Queen into their repertoire, performing Bohemian Rhapsody live in their stage show just as it reached No.1 in the U.K. charts. Magic, during their career, continued to perform many Queen covers in their stage show, including Killer Queen, A Kind of Magic, and, of course, the anthem Bohemian Rhapsody. Magic attracted more and more Queen fans to their shows and popular demand brought about an increase of Queen material into their stage performance. Since 1993, Magic have dedicated a full concert to the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen. There is no attempt to emulate Queen visually in their concert, but rather to celebrate the music of one of the greatest bands of all time by performing it superbly, live, and better than

anyone else, with the exception, perhaps, of the originals, Queen themselves! Magic have augmented their usual five piece line up with the addition of Dave Chapman, a sensational keyboard player, who reproduces the complex orchestral sounds of the ELO repertoire. Magic A Kind of Queen . If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already been to a Magic Concert, then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know. If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, do yourself a favour, come along, join their ever growing fans and enjoy Magicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarkable talents, bringing to you live Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest hits as no other group can. Tickets are priced ÂŁ16 (ÂŁ15) and members of The Castle Birthday Party get 15% off their tickets. Book now by calling the Box Office on 01933 270 007 or online at www.thecastle.org.uk.

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%POoUUBLFXIBUZPVDBOoUHJWFCBDL Release date: aPRil 23 In the futuristic actionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; thriller Repo Men, humans have extended and enhanced our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs produced by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay your bill, The Union

sends its highly accomplished repo men to take back its propertyâ&#x20AC;Świth no concern for your comfort or survival. Jude Law plays Remy, one of the best organ repo men in the business. When he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s topâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ofâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; theâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;line heartâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;replacementâ&#x20AC;Ś

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as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no longer in the job. He just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the ability to do the same thing heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spent his whole career working on. When he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former partner, Jake (Forest Whitaker) to track him down. Now that the hunter has become the prey, Remy joins Beth (Alice Braga), another debtor who teaches him how to vanish from the system. And as he and Jake embark on a chase across a landscape populated by maniacal friends and foes, one man will become a reluctant champion for thousands on the run.

CeRtiFiCate: 18 genRe: Sci-Fi, Thriller diReCtOR: Miguel Sapochnik Cast: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Liev Schreiber, RZA, Alice Braga, Carice van Houten Running tiMe: 111 minutes

HOW tO tRain yOuR dRagOn 3d From the studio that brought you â&#x20AC;&#x153;shrek,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Madagascarâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kung Fu Pandaâ&#x20AC;? comes â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to train your dragon.â&#x20AC;? Based on the book by Cressida Cowell, set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and, this animated action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly fit in with his tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges he and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view. Best of all, the action flies off of the screen in awesome 3d! --------------------------------Released FRiday 16tH COP Out two longtime nyPd partners on the trail of a stolen, rare, mintâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;condition baseball card find themselves up against a merciless, memorabiliaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; obsessed gangster. Jimmy (Bruce Willis) is the veteran detective whose missing collectible is his only hope to pay for his daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upcoming wedding, and

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.07*&4 Paul (Tracy Morgan) is his â&#x20AC;&#x153;partnerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;againstâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;crimeâ&#x20AC;? whose preoccupation with his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alleged infidelity makes it hard for him to keep his eye on the ball. DEAR JOhn Directed by lasse halstrĂśm and based on the novel by best-selling author nicholas sparks, DEAR JOhn tells the story of John Tyree (Channing Tatum), a young soldier home on leave, and savannah Curtis (Amanda seyfried), the idealistic college student he falls in love with during her spring vacation. Over the next seven tumultuous years, the couple is separated by Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s increasingly dangerous deployments. While meeting only sporadically, they stay in touch by sending a continuous stream of love letters overseasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; correspondence that eventually triggers fateful consequences. --------------------------------RElEAsED FRIDAy 23RD WAll sTREET 2: MOnEy nEvER slEEPs Michael Douglas is back in his OscarÂŽâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;winning role as one of the screenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most notorious villains, Gordon Gekko. Emerging from a lengthy prison stint, Gekko finds himself on the outside of a world he once dominated. looking to repair his damaged relationship with his daughter Winnie, Gekko forms an alliance with her fiancĂŠ Jacob (shia laBeouf). But can Jacob and Winnie really trust the exâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;financial titan, whose relentless efforts to redefine himself in a different era have unexpected consequences.

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RElEAsE DATE: APRIl 2 Infused with humor and romance, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Remember Meâ&#x20AC;? tells the unforgettable love story of two young people who learn how important it is to love passionately and live loudly everyday of oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. In the romantic drama Remember Me, Robert Pattinson plays the part of Tyler, a defiant young man in New York City who has had a strained rela-

tionship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) ever since tragedy divided their family. Tyler didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think anyone could ever even begin to comprehend what he was going through until the day he met Ally, (Emilie de Ravin) through an unusual twist of fate. Love was the last thing on his mind, but as her spirit unexpectedly heals and inspires him, he begins to fall for her. Through their love, he finally begins to find happiness and meaning in his life. But soon, hidden secrets are revealed, and the circumstances that brought them together slowly threaten to tear them apart. Remember Me is an unforgettable story about the power of love, the strength

of family, and the importance of living passionately and treasuring every day of oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. CERTIFICATE: PG GEnRE: Drama, Romance DIRECTOR: Allen Coulter CAsT: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Pierce Brosnan RunnInG TIME: 113 mins

Kick-Ass 4VQFSIFSPNPWJFXJUIBUXJTU RElEAsE DATE: APRIl 2 A twisted, funny, highâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;octane adventure, director Matthew Vaughn brings KICKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ASS to the big screen. KICKâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ASS tells the story of a regular teenager, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a comicâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; book nerd who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become the first genuine superhero. As any decent superhero would, he chooses a new name â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kickâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ass â&#x20AC;&#x201D; assembles an outfitto wear (costume and mask), and gets to work fighting crime. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only one obstacle standing in his way.. one thing he is missing.. Kickâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ass has absolutely no superpowers. His life is flipped as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters, meets up with a pair of crazed

local mob boss Frank Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amico (Mark Strong), the new alliance will be put to the test. vigilantes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including the 11â&#x20AC;&#x201D; yearâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;old swordâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;wielding Hit Girl (ChloĂŤ Moretz) and her Big batman wannabe father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and forges a friendship with another fledgling superhero, Red Mist (Christopher Mintzâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Plasse). But with superheroes, comes super villains, and thanks to the scheming of a

CERTIFICATE: TBC GEnRE: Action, Comedy, Drama. DIRECTOR: Matthew Vaughn CAsT: Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mark Strong, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Moretz. RunnInG TIME: TBC


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Phoenix Square: Film and digital media midland Street leiceSter le1 1tg Box oFFice: 0116 242 2800 general enquirieS: 0116 242 2803 aPril Film liStingS thu 1 S1 green Zone 6.15Pm S1 craZy heart 3Pm, 8.45Pm S2 micmacS 4.30Pm, 7Pm, 9.15Pm Fri 2 S1 avatar (3d) 11.30am, 3Pm S1 ingloriouS BaSterdS 6.30Pm S1 the ingloriouS BaStardS 10Pm S2 alice in Wonderland (3d) 1.30Pm S2 uP (3d) 4Pm S2 Food inc 6.15Pm S2 the KreutZer Sonata 8.30Pm Sat 3 S1 avatar (3d) 11am, 2.15Pm, 5.45Pm S1 ingloriouS BaSterdS 9Pm S2 uP (3d) 12Pm S2 the KreutZer Sonata 5Pm, 9.15Pm S2 Food inc 7.15Pm

8.30Pm Wed 7 S1 the railWay children 12.30Pm, 3.15Pm S1 an education 6Pm S1 a Single man 8.15Pm S2 alice in Wonderland (3d) 12Pm, 3Pm S2 the KreutZer Sonata 6.15Pm S2 exit through the giFt ShoP 8.30Pm thu 8 S1 the railWay children 12.30Pm S1 a Single man 4Pm, 8.30Pm S1 an education 6.15Pm S2 alice in Wonderland (3d) 12Pm 3Pm S2 exit through the giFt ShoP 6Pm S2 the KreutZer Sonata 8.15Pm Fri 9 S1 Shutter iSland 12.30Pm, 8.15Pm, 11Pm S1 lourdeS 3.30Pm 6Pm S2 letter From an unKnoWn Woman 1Pm, 6.15Pm S2 the Scouting BooK For BoyS 3.15Pm, 8.30Pm

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like hospital for the criminally insane. On the verge of solving the case however, strange events lead to suspicions and doubts that threaten to engulf Teddy, his partner and even his own sanity. S1 lourdeS 3Pm, 6.15Pm S1 no one KnoWS aBout PerSian catS 8.30Pm S2 marnie 3.30Pm, 8.45Pm S2 the Scouting BooK For BoyS 6.30Pm Wed 14 S1 no one KnoWS aBout PerSian catS 3Pm, 8.15Pm S1 lourdeS 6Pm S2 marnie 6Pm S2 the Scouting BooK For BoyS 8.45Pm thu 15 S1 lourdeS 6Pm S2 the Scouting BooK For BoyS 8Pm Fri 16 S1 crying With laughter 1Pm, 3.30Pm S2 PSycho 6.45Pm, 9.15Pm Sat 17 S1 crying With laughter 11am S2 PSycho 6.30Pm, 8.45Pm Sun 18 S1 laZy SundayS: crying With laughter 11am S2 PSycho 6.30Pm, 8.45Pm mon 19 S1 night Watching 1Pm, 8.30Pm S1 crying With laughter 4Pm, 6.15Pm S2 north By northWeSt 1.30Pm, 8.45Pm S2 PSycho 6Pm tue 20 S1 crying With laughter 3.30Pm, 8.45Pm S1 night Watching 6Pm S2 reBecca 3Pm, 5.45Pm S2 PSycho 8.30Pm Wed 21 S1 night Watching 3Pm S1 crying With laughter 6.15Pm, 8.45Pm S2 SPellBound 3.30Pm, 8.30Pm S2 PSycho 6Pm thu 22 S1 crying With laughter 3.30Pm, 8.45Pm S1 night Watching 6Pm

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IROn Man 2 Reuniting director Jon Favreau and Oscar nominee Robert downey Jr. In “Iron Man 2”, the world is aware that billionaire inventor tony Stark (Robert downey Jr.) is the armored Super hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James “Rhodey” Rhodes (don Cheadle) at his side, tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces.

S2 the lady vaniSheS 3Pm, 6.15Pm S2 PSycho 8.30Pm Fri 23 S1 the ghoSt 4Pm S1 i am love 1.15Pm S2 douBle taKe 1Pm S2 SamSon & delilah 3Pm S1 hamlet 7Pm S1 the harder they come 11Pm Sat 24 S1 the ghoSt 12noon, 8Pm S1 eragon 2.45Pm S1 i am love 5.30Pm S2 douBle taKe 12.30Pm, 5Pm S2 SamSon & delilah 2.30Pm, 7.30Pm Sun 25 S1 laZy SundayS: PaSSPort to Pimlico 11am S1 the ghoSt 3.30Pm, 8.45Pm S1 i am love 1Pm, 6.15Pm S2 PuBlic marooned: the goonieS & darK city 1.15Pm S2 SamSon & delilah 6Pm S2 douBle taKe 8.30Pm mon 26 S1 i am love 1Pm, 6.15Pm S1 the ghoSt 3.30Pm, 8.45Pm S2 SamSon & delilah 2Pm, 8.30Pm S2 douBle taKe 4.30Pm, 6.30Pm tue 27 S1 the ghoSt 3.30Pm, 8.45Pm S1 i am love 6.15Pm S2 SamSon & delilah 3Pm, 6Pm S2 douBle taKe 8.30Pm Wed 28 S1 i am love 3.30Pm, 8.45Pm S1 the ghoSt 6Pm S2 SamSon & delilah 3Pm S3 Salt oF the earth 8.30Pm thu 29 S1 the ghoSt 3.30Pm, 8.45Pm S1 i am love 6.15Pm S2 SamSon & delilah 4Pm, 7Pm Fri 30 neW FilmS – See may Brochure the lord mayorS charity event – 7Pm See WeBSite For detailS

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In the mix SE#JFOOJBM0QFO"SU&YIJCJUJPO KHBMMFSZTVQQPSUJOHBOEQSPNPUJOH UIFDPOUFNQPSBSZ WJTVBMBSUT RUNS UNTIL 30 APRIL Entries for the Open Exhibition topped over forty submissions and the judges for this event had their work cut out in selecting from the many varied entries. The judges for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s In the Mix Exhibition were the Curator of Jgallery, Sue Brooks, Christine Midgely, Head of Fine Art at the University of Northampton and Barrie Wenden, Senior Lecturer and Illustrator with the assistance of Brian Dunstone and Gerald Porter, Free Lance Curator. International entries for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibition came from far and wide, including work from Pakistan and Bulgaria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The work that was submitted was of a very high

standardâ&#x20AC;? commented one of the judges, â&#x20AC;&#x153;all of whom were impressed by the high quality and versatility of the artists concernedâ&#x20AC;? also on show are DVDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a step forward in accommodating new forms of art and marks a new development as far as the gallery is concerned,â&#x20AC;? stated Gerald Porter, although previous artists have used this medium to publicise their art formsâ&#x20AC;?. Photography also features this year and includes a submission from an artist who uses black and white images. Much work in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibition features large scale paintings and the work of local

artists has not been neglected. Emma Davis, who exhibits regularly as part of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Open Studiosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has been selected and appears on the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s invitation to the opening which is on Saturday 27th March at 2.30 An additional feature of this years gallery programme will be many new musical, artistic and cultural events, together with workshops and seminars, including talks by some Turner Prize winners, thus extending the range and diversity of the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities. Music will

feature alongside of this years In The Mix Exhibition, opening between 2.30pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and 4pm. The Press and Media are invited to attend a Press call and photography session on Friday 26th March between 10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C;and 2pm, to meet a selection of the artists currently exhibiting and talk to the curator and guests. A selection of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s works appears alongside this press release. For further information and details, please contact: Sue Brooks or Carol MacDermott Press Officer for the jgallery 01604 492192 For further information and to book a place at the Private View or Press call contact: Curator Sue Brooks on 07734 757 450.

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Market Art "BTFO4UFQIFOTPOUBLFT1PQ"SUUP BOPUIFSMFWFMXJUI%FBUIIPVTF art canvases with the familiar rat logo. But, no, the pop purist favours the time-honoured cutting method: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I use masking tape to create the stencil, then I spray the desired colour just using normal spray cans. I peel all the tape off and the picture is revealed. Depending on the number of colours used, the process is repeated.â&#x20AC;?

4VCKFDUZPVSTFMG 1PQHPFTBSU A local-born artist with a growing national reputation, Aasen Stephenson runs Deathhouse Studios in St. Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road, Northampton. He set up his first ever stall in Northampton Market at Christmas 2006, ran his Deathhouse shop in the old Fishmarket until the end of last year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and this month Aasen returns to the Market Square for the Art Market eventsâ&#x20AC;Ś

.JTTJPO TUBUFNFOU â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pop art is inextricably cool, and so is Deathhouse,â&#x20AC;? runs the brand mission statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deathhouse like other pop artists donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just explore pop-culture, they express it. Lifestyle, icons, fashion, glamour, punk and most importantly fun are all thrown into the mix, resulting in canvasses which are vibrant with clashes of riotous colour, and always an illustration of the individual behind it.â&#x20AC;?

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Aasenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s portraits are, perhaps surprisingly, priced below ÂŁ50. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to keep my work affordable so that anyone can own a piece of Deathhouse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People can come direct to have portraits made. Just bring in a picture where the face is clear, tell me what colours you want, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it. I like that people can afford it.â&#x20AC;?

'BNJMZNBO â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve painted family portraits using all separate photos as some members have passed away. To paint for people like that has always been a big thing for me, to see their reactions when I show them the canvas. I never know what to do when people cry in my shopâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;?

Museum celebrates Dr Martens at 50 "OFYIJCJUJPOUPDFMFCSBUFZFBST PGUIFJDPOJD%S.BSUFOTCPPUJTUP PQFOBUUIF/PSUIBNQUPO.VTFVN BOE"SU(BMMFSZJO.BSDI RUNS UNTIL 16 MAY â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dr Martens at 50: The making of an Iconâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tells the story of Dr Marten boots, from 1 April 1960 when the first pair rolled off the production line in East Northamptonshire to its current cult status. Using a sole technology developed in Germany, the Wollaston based Griggs company designed its first boot, the 1461 (named after the date it was first made), as a work shoe. The exhibition chronicles how the boot went on to play a role in key fashion and music movements over the past 50 years, establishing itself as a cult item of footwear. A selection of footwear and archive material from the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own collection will be brought out to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr Martens. Artefacts from Dr Martens own archive will also be showcased in an exhibition that explores the evolution of the bootâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design as well as its impact on fashion and popular culture. The infamous DM stilt boots, worn by Elton John in the film Tommy will be redisplayed as part of the exhibition and from 1 April a documentary commissioned by the Dr Martens company will be playing in the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cinema area. Visitors can also pick up a leaflet for a 15 per cent discount at the Dr Martens online store. Northampton Borough Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s museum shoe heritage officer Josephine Hickin said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the past 50 years

50th Anniversary Dr Martens DMs have been work wear and school shoes, worn by policemen and punks, skinheads and political activists. They have simultaneously represented both fashion and anti-fashion. There is no other shoe brand that has made such a vast contribution to British culture and their story is fascinating.â&#x20AC;? Dr Martens at 50: the Making of an Icon will be showing at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery from 20 March until 16 May. On 13 April at 1pm there will be a free half hour lunchtime talk about the exhibition.

Museum opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 2pm to 5pm. Admission is free.

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Drawing by Barbara Hepworth Runs until 11 june The Rugby Collection will once again be on show this spring to celebrate two special anniversaries. The exhibition of important works from the nationally known Rugby Collection of 20th century and contemporary British art will celebrate Rugby Art Gallery & Museum’s tenth anniversary and the Contemporary Art Society’s 100th anniversary year. The exhibition will focus on gifted works given by the society to the gallery over the years. The show will also include a sculptural piece by Barbara Hepworth, on loan from the Arts Council Collection, and two sculptural works by artist Judith Cowan, on loan from the artist.  Rugby Art Gallery & Museum’s Rugby Collection includes works by Bridget Riley, Stanley Spencer, John Keane and AK Dolven.  The collection was established in 1946 and now holds more than 170 significant paintings, drawings, prints and video works. A selection of the works goes on show every

spring at Rugby Art Gallery & Museum for an extended period.  Both Barbara Hepworth and Judith Cowan are also represented in the Rugby Collection with drawing works. It will be the first time that the gallery has shown the artists’ sculptures alongside their drawings, providing a rare opportunity to contextualise the collection’s works.  Councillor Neil Campbell, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for Culture, said: “Rugby is very proud of its British art collection and the annual exhibition is always eagerly awaited – it’s a pleasure to see so many great works on show in the town and in one space.”  The exhibition runs from 16 March to 11 June, and admission is free.

Painting by John Keane

The preview evening will be on Tuesday 16 March, 6.30-8pm. For further information, contact Rugby Art Gallery & Museum on (01788) 533 201 or ragm@ rugby.gov.uk. Alternatively, visit www.ragm.org.uk/exhibitions

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Torvill and Dean’s Dancing on ice Tour "nPOFJOBNJMMJPOoDIBODFUPJDF TLBUFXJUI5PSWJMM%FBO fri 30 APriL - mOn 3 mAY Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean today reveal that their Dancing on Ice Tour, now in its fourth year, is close to selling its millionth ticket since the live arena show began in 2007. To celebrate the occasion and as a special treat to fans, the person who buys the millionth ticket will have the once in a lifetime chance to skate with the legendary ice duo who were catapulted to instant fame following their flawless Bolero performance at the 1984 Olympics. The lucky buyer will get to spend one hour on the ice with the Olympic gold medalists Torvill & Dean. The lesson will be suitable for those with any level of ice skating from complete novice to professional. With ticket sales rapidly approaching the one million mark - the figure stands at just under 980,000 – tour producers estimate the millionth ticket could be sold as

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early as this weekend. This year’s Dancing on Ice Tour comes to the LG Arena, Birmingham 30 April – 3 May and the tour has a fantastic line up of contestants including Inbetweeners star Emily Atack, 2Point4 Children actress Clare Buckfield, Coronation Street’s Gaynor Faye, ex-Hollyoaks actor Chris Fountain, Boyzone’s Mikey Graham, ex-Footballers’ Wives actor Gary Lucy, X factor star Ray Quinn and Emmerdale’s Hayley Tamaddon who is still the bookies favourite to win the show. Christopher Biggins and Kyran Bracken also join the line-up this year as judges. They will sit on the panel alongside judges Karen Barber and Nicky Slater from the hit ITV1 series. The Tour kicks off in Sheffield and will travel around the country to Newcastle, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham and Belfast, treating audiences to specially choreographed routines by skating legends Torvill & Dean. The format of the tour is the same as previous years and as in the hit ITV1 show, the audience will be able to use their mobile phone to text vote for their favourite dancing couple. The votes will then

be added to the scores from the Judges to decide the winner. Once the votes have been counted, the winning celebrity will join their skating partner to perform a magical finale. As with the previous tours, all profits from text voting will go to charity; more than £80,000 has been raised to date. The first ever live show took place in Birmingham on 7th April 2007 following record ratings for the ITV1 show. Since then the Dancing on Ice Tour has performed to over 800,000 people. Celeb-

rities over the last four tours have included Zaraah Abrahams, Stefan Booth, Kyran Bracken, Todd Carty, Gareth Gates, Duncan James, Bonnie Langford, Melinda Messenger, Lisa Scott Lee, Linda Lusardi, Roxanne Pallett, Jessica Taylor, Zoe Salmon, David Seaman and Suzanne Shaw. LG Arena, Birmingham Tickets priced from £32.50 Fri 30 April to Mon 3 May. Call the Box Office on 0844 338 8000 or online at www.theticketfactory.com.


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TUESDAY 20 APRIL Our current love affair with all things culinary gets a unique spin from top choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh in her latest full-length dance piece. Six exceptional dancers add their

hard-won memories of home cooking in a shifting world to create a beguiling contemporary dance work that includes a score by Orlando Gough and text by performer and writer Rani Moorthy.

Strictly Come Dancing 5IF1SPGFTTJPOBMT MON 24 - SAT 29 MAY Starring Flavia Cacace, Matthew Cutler, Brian Fortuna, James Jordan, Ola Jordan, Kristina Rihanoff, Vincent Simone, and Ian Waite, along with this season’s new faces Natalie Lowe and Aliona Vilani, this brand new show for 2010 presents the beauty and elegance of Strictly’s dancing professionals within the intimate environment of De Montfort Hall. The stage show will include the breathtaking show dances for which the Professionals have become famous in each of the BBC1 Strictly Come Dancing TV

series, together with never before seen content, leaving audiences stunned and spellbound. Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals is a celebration of the glitz, glamour and passion of Ballroom and Latin from the world’s dancing elite – a must-see for fans of the TV series and dance enthusiasts of all ages! STRICTLY COME DANCINg is at De Montfort Hall, LE1 7RU on Mon 24 to Thu 27 May. For tickets call the box office on 0116 233 3111 or visit www.demontforthall.co.uk

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spired haircut. For those with longer locks twisting plaits weaving through your fringe coupled with big glossy volume will be your look. Still stuck in the 80’s? Who cares its still big this year so keep hold of the crimpers for now! Talking of time that style that time forgot (the 80’s) remember how everything was pastel coloured, from suits as

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worn by Simon le Bon & Don Johnson to wallpaper & furniture courtesy of Laura Ashley & Habitat amongst others. Well this spring summer will see the pastel shades living it large in your hair. Ice cream pinks & pale lemon shots of colour look to ease there way seductively back into your life. April really is the time for change & here at Vivid we are only to pleased to guide you through the process. Whether its just having a cheeky little fringe added like Megan

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Bras Galore! )JHIRVBMJUZ BUMPXPOMJOF QSJDFT Based near Desborough, one of the region’s traditional corsetry centres, Danielle Kisby spent years building up a reputation for selling high-quality, recognised lingerie brands through a network of friends, clients and fitting parties. But since she opened her Bras Galore online store just six months ago, figures have improved beyond recognition… “The women I’m selling to know exactly what they’re looking for,” Danielle says. “They know my brands – Freya, Fantasie, Fauve, Elomi – from independent boutiques and high-end department stores. But now they can buy online, and take advantage of my free worldwide delivery.” Offering a choice of styles and colours that would make Trinny and Susannah’s head spin, Danielle specialises in larger cup sizes that aren’t always stocked in stores, along with swimwear, maternity wear, bridal lingerie and sports bras.

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B[XSTc^cWTC^_ Virtuoso trombonist Marcus Reynolds is now in high demand, but the locally based big band leader’s career has been an astonishing rollercoaster… It’s difficult to know where to start with Marcus Reynolds, the man who Glenn Miller’s own slide man Paul Tanner called ‘one of the finest trombonists I’ve ever heard’, and who now seems to have more jobs on the go than there are days of the week. No sooner has he begun to tell the story of the forthcoming ‘May Day May Day’ Help For Heroes charity dance at Northamptonshire’s Sywell Aerodrome, detailing three swinging hours of entertainment with his Silver Wings Swing Orchestra, than it emerges that Marcus himself “also once served in the 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment, who are currently serving in Helmand province where sadly, many of the latest casualties have been.” Marcus isn’t merely the musical director of the one swing orchestra, but three others as well. He’s a top-selling recording star, his albums of super-smooth, amazingly controlled solo trombone delighting easylistening audiences the world over. He’s a lecturer in brass tuition and embouchure (brass instrument mouth-muscles). Plus “I recently became a signed artiste to Michael Rath trombones, and they’ve invited me to work on a prototype trombone which I hope to take to the States having been invited to perform at the Glenn Miller Festival again this year…”having been honoured to play Glenn Miller’s original trombone while playing in Clarinda Iowa with Bill Baker’s Big Band last year...” However, just as Marcus’s unexpected revelation of his Army days hinted, here is a man with a life story as every bit as unpredictable as his current working week. And it has been a real rollercoaster. For ten years ago, at the very top of his game, Marcus fell off the back of an unguarded 12-foot stage, and landed

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Marcus playing Glenn Miller’s original trombone in America with the Bill Baker Big Band trombone first – devastatingly, with the instrument still in his mouth. Marcus underwent reconstructive surgery to his lips, but fell from being one of the top players to suddenly unable to produce a note. As his memory and embouchure were both affected, he had to pick himself up mentally and physically and learn the instrument again from scratch. After being used to the life of an orchestra conductor, a West End stalwart and session player, it took Marcus four years of playing as a street musician to get back to a position where he’s once again a great player – though he wouldn’t say so himself, as he’s incredibly modest about his skill and personal achievement. Having finally decided where to begin – with Marcus’s band-leading, solo-sliding status with the Rutland Big Band and Brass Wind & Fire Big Band, not to mention the stage show ‘When Frankie Met Robbie’ – it’s very strange when the showbiz conversation goes… “You don’t need to go to London to hear the sound of a big band. There are only ten players in the ‘Rat Pack’ show band, and we play with 17…” …is cut with asides such as: “I met [Jamiacan ska trombone legend] Rico Rodriguez when I was playing outside M&S in Kettering...”

It was busking on the shopping-arcade bridge in Harborough that led by chance to Marcus meeting up with his now music manager Anne Wilson, who is responsible for giving him the self-belief to go out and wow again, not just as a stage act but as a trombonist/big band for hire at everything from glitzy balls to glamorous garden parties or any other special event. “I am passionate about bringing the sound of the big band to the public,” Marcus has the final word. “At the moment, with Michael


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SATURDAY 1 MAY This stylish 1940s themed event, being held at the stunning Hangar One at the Aviator Hotel, Sywell Aerodrome, is going to be a night to remember. Three course dinner, dancing to a 17 piece live big band with singers, additional entertainment from international cabaret artist Paul Harper plus side shows and a charity auction. Sywell Aerodrome opened in 1928 as a private airfield and played an important role in training & aircraft maintenance in WWII. Hanger One at the Aviator Hotel, Sywell Aerodrome is an original WWII hangar that has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. During the day the Sywell Aviation Museum are holding an open day with displays of military vehicles and the Pitsford Home Guard. Dancing will be to The Silver Wings Swing Orchestra and singers – a professional band led by Marcus Reynolds. Marcus Reynolds is a trombonist with an enviable CV: Royal Military School of Music, BBC Come Dancing, New Bert Kaempfert Orchestra (lead & featured trombone), Memphis Belle Orchestra (conductor, lead & solo trombone), West End shows (including Chicago) and many others. In

the last few years Marcus has devoted his time to a solo career playing both at home & abroad, recording several albums with sales of over 27,000 copies. In 2009 he was a guest soloist at the Glenn Miller Festival in Clarinda USA, playing with the Bill Baker Big Band on Glenn Miller’s original trombone. The Sywell Museum will be open from the morning onwards. So get out your wartime & Forties wardrobes and dress up for a night of nostalgia.

For more information on this event or if you would like to hire the band for your own function, call Neville Ford at Kerbside Entertainments on 01858 436919.

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?^ccX]VD_ WOW kids indulge in the hands on art of potting! What a perfect way to Celebrate Easter and help nature turn a seed into a beautiful flower.

CWTBd] ^fTaCadbc The Sunflower Trust was established in 1996 to offer the Sunflower Therapy to children with learning and behavioural difficulties. They have helped thousands of children. Many have obvious learning difficulties â&#x20AC;&#x201C; dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, Aspergers Syndrome, Autism â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whilst others are underachieving at school for no obvious reason and just need a little extra help to reach their potential. To find out more Telephone: 0845 054 7509 or go online to www.sunflowertrust.com

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808,*%4 :PVXJMMOFFE Peat pots Potting soil Sunflower seeds Spoon Tray Cellophane bags Elastic bands/string/ribbon Optional: Easter chick, sequins, table scatters (for sprinkled magic). Be creative!

8IBUUPEP 1. Open the bag of potting soil, and fill the peat pot with soil. 2. Stick a finger into the soil to make a hole. The hole needs to be about 2cms deep, or up to your first knuckle. 3. Place one sunflower seed into the hole and cover the seed with soil. 4. Place the pot on a tray and gently water, keeping the soil moist, but not soggy. 5. Put your pot in a cellophane bag and sprinkle with magic sprinkles of your choosing before tying up and leaving to germinate on a sunny windowsill. When the seedlings germinate and have their second set of leaves, the seedlings are then ready to plant outdoors.

8085JQ Add an Easter Chick then make a label and you will have a perfect Easter gift for family and friends.

5PRcb There are two kinds of sunflower seeds - black and striped. Oil is made from black seeds. Snacks are made from striped seeds. Sunflowers are one of the fastest growing plants. They can grow 8 to 12 feet tall in rich soil within six months.

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In the Market for Art 0O/PSUIBNQUPO.BSLFU4RVBSF 11 AprIl, 2 MAy, 13 June, 4 July, 1 Aug, 5 Sept, 3 Oct Market Square Northampton is gaining a reputation for bringing specialist markets in to the heart of the town, and providing space for the arts community to flourish. The thriving Art Markets return this month, and provide a great place for artists and art lovers to meet and to sell their work, giving the opportunity to

find gifts and items that are really original â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from watercolours to modern art, from original jewellery to beautiful corsages. One of the artists who have supported the event from its beginnings last year is Northampton-based Aasen Stephenson, former car mechanic turned fulltime art virtuoso, uses spray-cans and stencils to create pop-art canvasses with that personal touch.

With his work already hanging in the homes of Paul Weller, Adam Ant he has earned a national fan base and ever growing respect from his contemporaries. Aesen has also released his side-project Deathcuts. Turning his focus to fairytales and allegorical romantic imagery, showing a sentimentality which makes the perfect present for that special somebody. Aesen says the Art Market is a brilliant way to reach the public for all sorts of artists locally, and a great place to meet, and supports the initiative to bring art out on to the Market Square.

Northampton Market Square. 11am-3pm. For more info or for an application form to trade contact: 01604 837829 mobile: 07824 475606 email: lcarroll-wheat@ northampton.gov.uk or visit the website: www.marketsquareevents.com

A taste of the continent every month "CSFBUIPG.FEJUFSSBOFBOTVOTIJOFXJMMCFTXFFQJOHBDSPTTUIF .BSLFU4RVBSFUIJTXFFLFOEBTUIFäSTUJOBOFXTFSJFTPGNPOUIMZ DPOUJOFOUBMNBSLFUTDPNFTUP/PSUIBNQUPO FrI 16 And SAt 17 AprIl Northampton Borough Council welcome back Italian traders with their tasty treats. For two days traders from across Italy will be selling authentic Italian food and drink from Northamptonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic Market Square. Over the last year the continental markets have been popular with shoppers and visitors to the town. Building on this success the Borough Council has arranged for the continental market to become a regular feature in 2010, with a monthly continental market coming to the Market Square.

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Stalls include pasticcerie (bakeries) selling many types of pane (bread) like focaccia and ciabatta as well as biscotti (biscuits), torte della frutta (fruit tarts) and dolci Italiani (Italian sweets). Olive miste (mixed olives), vino (wine), formaggio (cheese), olio dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oliva (olive oil), Italian meats and aceto balsamico (balsamic vinegar) will also be amongst the Italian produce on sale. There will also be a selection of Italian wines. Councillor Richard Church, Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration at Northampton Borough Council, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m delighted to say welcome, or

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;benvenutoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, to the wonderful Italian market again. The continental markets are always popular and we will be seeing even more of them this year as the markets become a regular feature of our historic Market Square.â&#x20AC;? Organiser, Francesco Accurso, from Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Assaggio Italiano Ltd, added: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really hope people from all over Northampton come and visit us and the lovely food and drink we will have with us on the Italian Market. You can discuss cooking tips and your favourite recipes with our qualified staff and enjoy a real taste of Italy - Buon Appetito!â&#x20AC;?

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Bottle Kicking and Hare Pie Scramble EASTER MONDAY - 5 APRil The proceedings start with the parading of a giant hare pie. Hallaton’s vicar emerges from church and blesses the pie. Great greasy handfuls of it are thrown into the hungry scrambling crowd. After that, things get even sillier... The Bottle Kicking contest between Hallaton and nearby Medbourne can commence. Confusingly, this involves neither bottles nor kicking. Instead the two village teams face each other at Hare Pie Bank and fight over three small beer barrels, which have been decked in ribbons. The casks are released in turn, and the opposing teams attempt to roll or carry them to their village boundary. The scrum is rules-free and notoriously

bloodthirsty. The whole event can last for hours, with the both teams sharing the beer contained within the final cask. Bottle Kicking is recorded as early as 1770, but its origin is thought to be much older. It is believed to be linked to the sacrifice of the hare in the Dark Age worship of the goddess Eastre. In 1790, the rector tried to ban the event because of its pagan origins — the next day graffiti appeared on the vicarage wall: “No pie, no parson.” Unable to beat them, the church joined them.

Bottle Kicking at Hallaton, Leicestershire, LE16 8UJ.

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World Class Musical Masters to Perform at Mother India Weekend "SVO(IPTI4FYUFU 1BOEJU4IJWLVNBS4IBSNB 1BOEJU"OJOEP$IBUUFSKFF "NBBO "ZBBO"MJ,IBO .BUUIFX#BSMFZ 4BODIJUB1BM %+5JHFSTUZMFBOE.JEEBZ.BOUSB FRI 9 - SUN 11 APRIL A range of world class musical masters will be taking Birmingham audiences on a journey through the musical heritage of India this spring, from the mystic heights of classical traditions via AngloIndian classical fusion to cutting-edge contemporary Asian remixes, as part of the Mother India weekend at Town Hall and Symphony Hall from 9 April â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 April. Santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, charismatic sarod players Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;extreme cellistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Matthew Barley and former World Scratch Champion DJ Tigerstyle are amongst the artists taking part in the weekend, which will also feature freestage events including acclaimed vocalist Sanchita Pal performing at the launch of new Asian chill series Mid-day Mantra and a session by the Arun Ghosh Sextet. Indo-jazz stars the Arun Ghosh Sextet open the Mother India weekend with an early evening live performance for the popular Rush Hour Blues series in the Symphony Hall Level 3

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Ayaan Ali Khan Bar on Friday 9 April. Entry to the session is free and offers music fans an opportunity to see and hear the future of UK crossover jazz up close and personal with a set featuring raag explorations, dub-reggae bass, tabla patterns and funk drumming. Conceived in Calcutta, bred in Bolton, matured in Manchester and now living in London, Arun Ghoshâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical vision and vocabulary reflects his rich geographical heritage. He is accompanied by Idris Rahman (tenor saxophone), Dr Das (bass), Aref Durvesh (tabla and dholak), Kishon Khan (piano) and Myke Wilson (drums). â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What is this fiery music and where does it come from?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Metro, review of Northern Namaste by Arun Ghosh Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, widely regarded as a musical visionary and the preeminent

maestro of Kashmiri hammered dulcimer, the santoor, will give one of only two UK performances in the majestic surroundings of the historic Town Hall on Friday 9 April, accompanied by tabla wizard Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, sitar player Rupinder Panesar and tabla player Upneet Dhadyalla. Initiated into music from the age of five by his father the singer Pandit Uma Dutt Sharma, Shivkumar Sharma learnt and mastered the santoor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a relatively unknown hundred stringed folk instrument from the valleys of Kashmir. Following his first performance in 1955 and debut recording in 1960, the Hindustani instrumentalist went on to a release world music milestone in 1967. A masterpiece which depicted a day in a Kashmiri village through atmospheric and timeless ragas, Call of the

Valley was recorded for EMI and remains one of the best selling Indian classical music albums of all time. Now one of Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most respected classical musicians, Shivkumar Sharma has penned music for many hit Hindi films and is the recipient of national and international awards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shivkumar Sharma stands at the peak of a brilliant musical careerâ&#x20AC;? Rootsworld, review of Sampradya

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DJ Tigerstyle A performance from accomplished vocalist Sanchita Pal will launch Mid-day Mantra - a new free monthly series of informal sessions in Symphony Hall’s Level 3 Bar featuring Asian artists from the UK and the Indian subcontinent. Refreshments and South Asian snacks will be available to purchase. Other artists set to take part in future Mid-day Mantras include rising stars Soumik

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Datta, Faheem Mazar and IndoIrish band Milun. A disciple of the Bishnupur Gharana form of singing and All India Radio artist, Sanchita Pal is also an established teacher and performer of Indian Classical music and lecturer at Birmingham Conservatoire. She will perform with tabla player Sarvar Sabri and Pandit Vishwa Prakash May on tabla. On Saturday 10 April, charismatic brothers, TV stars and sarod players Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan will join with major collaborative force and renowned cellist Matthew Barley at the Grade I listed Town Hall for an extraordinary evening of cross-cultural experimentation. In Mother India’s second major concert, common ground between traditional Indian and Western classical music will be explored through dramatic co-ordination,

improvisation and balance. “It is a great honour for us to perform at Town Hall in a festival of this nature. Our journey together with Matthew has evolved and today, we understand each other’s minds and music” Amaan Ali Khan Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan can trace their musical heritage back five generations and continue the family tradition of playing the sarod – a popular sitar-like North Indian stringed instrument – as learnt from their father, legendary musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. The cellist, improviser, arranger, music animateur and artistic director Matthew Barley has collaborated with Talvin Singh, Django Bates and Amjad Ali Khan amongst many other globally recognised artists and presented BBC 2’s widely acclaimed ‘Classical Star’ TV programme in 2007. The Khan-Barley trio have performed and recorded together for almost a decade in India, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, and in 2003 released the critically acclaimed live CD Strings Attached, which was recorded at concerts in London and New Delhi. “The result is a genuine expansion in both instruments’ scope – a majestic meeting of minds.” Songlines, review of Strings Attached In a fitting close to the weekend, Mother India – 21st Century Remix (MI21) takes place at Town Hall on Sunday 11 April. A reinterpretation of the 1957 Indian cinema classic as a 45 minute silent movie with new musical score will be performed live by DJ Tigerstyle, drummer David Shaw and



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Town Hall & Symphony Hall, Birmingham Book now by calling the Box Office on 0121 780 333 or online at www.thsh.co.uk/ mother-india-weekend

We have two weekend passes for the Mother India Weekend to give away. See page 46 for competition details.

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1[^RZWTPSTS The legendary Blockheads are back on tour, so Leon Gray from WOW caught up with keyboard player and guitarist Chaz Jankel – the man who wrote the unique music to accompany Ian Dury’s insightful and subversive lyrics.

F>F So you’re back on the road again this year Chaz. Touring has kept you firmly in the limelight. 270I Doing lots of gigs and playing live is part and parcel of being in a band, and it’s a wonderful feeling. It’s one of the two greatest moments of being a musician, that and writing songs, when the music and lyrics come together. F>F But last year’s biopic about Ian Dury, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, must have helped to raise the band’s profile, too. 270I Yes, it’s a weird one hearing that you’re up for an award (Chaz was nominated for a Bafta for the movie soundtrack). The ceremony felt like I was back at school, waiting for exam results. And then when they announce you’ve lost, the camera focuses on you for ages… waiting for you to crack. F>F There’s a soundtrack to accompany the film, right? How did you get along with Andy Serkis, the actor who played Ian? 270I Andy re-recorded all the vocals

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for the film, and he did a fantastic job. But the soundtrack is essentially all original material with Ian – I wouldn’t endorse an album of re-recordings. Several artists, including Cerys Matthews, Paul McCartney, and Robbie Williams, recorded Brand New Boots and Panties as a tribute to Ian’s life. It was an interesting idea, and half the money went to a cancer charity, but there wasn’t enough incentive for the record company to promote it. F>F What about the album of new material, Staring Down the Barrel? It’s been fantastically well-received and surely proves that there’s life after Ian. 270I Derek (the Draw – Ian’s former bodyguard and the band’s frontman since 2002) and I wrote all the material for the new album. We wrote a hell of a lot of songs for every one song that actually works, but as I said that’s all part of the appeal of being a musician. Derek’s socially aware and writes witty lyrics – very convincing – but he’s not trying to be Ian or even try to replace him. Derek is just himself.

F>F What’s all this about an Internet campaign to get the song Spasticus Autisticus to number one? Do you know anything about it? 270I Well if you’ve seen the film you’ll know that the BBC wouldn’t play the song back in 1982 – they got the wrong message completely, Ian was trying to appeal for understanding but the Beeb thought the word was offensive and wouldn’t play the song. Well our co-manager picked up on an idea to re-release the song to commemorate ten years since Ian’s death. The campaign is trying to persuade people to buy it as a single and get it to number one in the charts. Apparently, it has gathered quite a lot of momentum on Facebook. F>F I’m not going to dwell to much on the background and history of the Blockheads – there’s a film you can watch to see it for yourself. I know you dipped in and out of the band along the way. What did you get up to? 270I When I met Ian, he was so unique and clear on his life. The music I wrote


808*/5&37*&8 with Ian was tailored for Ian, but I also wrote music not necessarily suited him. I had to find another outlet for it. I’ve done solo albums and I’ve worked with other musicians – Quincy Jones, Robbie Williams… F>F And you wrote the soundtrack to the Eighties film The Rachel Papers as well, didn’t you? 270I (Laughs) My god, yes you’re right. Actually that’s where I met my wife. I just like being busy I suppose – I don’t mind working in pop as long as someone has got something prepared – and I’ve even played in a jazz quartet. I’ve made mistakes, too, trying to cram one album full of songs of completely different styles. The record company didn’t want it, and they were right of course. You would think I’d get it right by now having spent so long on the road. F>F You’re busy on tour again soon, but what else is keeping you busy at the moment? 270I Well, I’ve got a new solo record out in a couple of months – The Submarine has Surfaced. And I’m starting to write a new Blockheads album with Derek to follow up on the last one. I’m also producing and cowriting for a Californian singer called China Soul –the daughter of David Soul (of Starsky & Hutch fame and a respected singer in his own right). She’s very sincere and serious about her music and it’s a very exciting venture. We’re doing a gig in London in a month or so and then hopefully we will have an album out later on in the year. F>F It’s the tenth anniversary of Ian’s death this year, on March 27, and the Blockheads are playing at the Lancastrian Suite in Gateshead. Will you do anything special to mark the anniversary? 270I I think we’ll put some songs in the set list that we don’t normally put in, but we’re trying to keep it low key to be honest. There was talk of big artists turning up and paying tribute to Ian, but we don’t want to make it a circus. We just like the idea of playing together as a band.

The Blockheads "OE5IF5PZ)FBSUT MJWFJODPODFSU SATURDAY 24 APRIL January 2010 saw the release of the new movie biopic of the life of the great Ian Dury. “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll”. Staring Andy Serkis in a stunning portrayal of Ian. The movie also stars Ray Winstone and Mackenzie Crook. Both Andy Serkis and band member Chaz Jankel were recent BAFTA nominees for their contribution to this outstanding film. You can now catch this iconic band Live on Saturday April 24th 2010 at Market Harborough Leisure Centre. The Blockheads first burst onto the music scene in 1977 to promote the new Ian Dury album “New boots and Panties”, what followed was a succession of huge hits that were destined to become the sound of an entire generation. …. What a Waste, Hit me with your Rhythm stick, Reasons to be cheerful, Sweet Gene Vincent, Clever Trevor and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. To coincide with the movies general release, and the bands new studio album, “Staring Down The Barrel” The Blockheads hit the road once more and will be performing tracks from the new album as well as all the classics. Featuring original members such as Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, Johnny Turnbull, Gilad Atzmon and Mick Gallagher. Support for The Blockheads comes from Birmingham based bluegrass and swing outfit, The Toy Hearts. Since the release of their first album, ‘If the Blues Comes Calling’ in 2006, they have gained an enviable reputation as one of the UK’s hottest acts on the emerging acoustic scene; with a loyal ever-growing fan base who attend Toy Hearts concerts expecting an original, dynamic and innovative performance of modern bluegrass music. Sisters Hannah (lead vocal/mandolin) and Sophia (guitar/harmony vocals) front the band, and along with their father Stew-

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<>C>A8=6 WOW TAKES A LOOK AT THE LATEST DEALS ON WHEELS

Green Sweede 5JN#BSOFT$MBZUFTUESJWFTUIF4BBC4QPSUXBHPOU #JP1PXFS7FDUPS4QPSUES With the launch of the Saab 9-3 BioPower range of cars in 2007, Saab became the first volume car company in the UK to offer an alternative fuel engine choice in every model in its line up. Saab currently has three different BioPower engines currently for sale in the UK market, all of which enjoy sub-

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stantially-reduced fossil carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, whilst delivering significant increases in power when running on bioethanol E85 compared to when running on petrol. Bioethanol is produced commercially from agricultural crops, such as wheat, sugar cane, sugar beet, and other forms of biomass. The bioetha-

nol is blended in high volumes with small amounts of petrol to create the eco-friendly yet potent â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;green fuelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, bioethanol E85. BioPower cars can be run on petrol or biofuel. So, if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no bioethanol available you simply fill up with regular unleaded or any blend between 100 per cent unleaded and an 85% bioethanol:15% petrol mix.

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petrol in the tank. At present there isn’t a lot of E85 around — in fact, just 21 forecourts in the UK currently sell it. Sweden already has over 850 E85 pumps; understandable when you consider that sales of BioPower engine variants accounted for around 85 per cent of Saab’s total 2006 Swedish sales! For the record, of the UK’s 21, five are in Somerset, five in East Anglia, three in Scotland and the other eight are dotted around the UK. Check for updates at www. saabbiopower.co.uk Performance is strong and

emissions are low on this Saab. The trouble is I reckon you’ll need a high mileage to recoup the extra cost of BioPower models through lower fuel bills. Fuel aside, the Saab 9-3 Sportwagon is an excellent example of how designers seamlessly integrate the estate body so the car looks like it was designed as a wagon from the outset. Saab likes to make associations with its aviation heritage and the dash layout of the 9-3 certainly has a hint of aircraft cockpit about it. It’s enveloping, with lots of

gadgets and important-looking switches. The ride is excellent and smooth over every surface without being wallowy. Build quality is good and although some of the interior plastics look a bit on the cheap and flimsy side, finding a comfortable driving position is easy thanks to outstandingly supportive seats with plenty of adjustment and a multi-position steering wheel. Also, standard with the Vector Sport trim are sportier-looking bumpers and stiffer suspension. Saab dealers are expected to emphasise the 9-3’s “userfriendly, easy to live with and operate” nature of the car against the key premium competitors – the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 as well as the mainstream Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Insignia and Honda Accord. All in all the Saab 9-3 Sportwagon, BioPower version or not, remains an intelligent and stylish buy if you want to be different.

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WOW LOOKS AT SPORTING EVENTS IN THE MIDLANDS REGION AND BEYOND...

BBL championship playoff final at the NIA 5IFCJHHFTUFWFOUJO#SJUJTICBTLFUCBMMSFUVSOTUP5IF/*"PO4BUVSEBZ.BZ XIFOUIF#SJUJTI#BTLFUCBMM-FBHVF ##- $IBNQJPOTIJQ'JOBMUBLFTQMBDF sAturdAy 8 mAy Tickets are now on sale for the event which sees the two best teams and all the top players in British basketball, along with 6,000 hoops fans, converge on The NIA for an unforgettable event. The BBL Championship Playoff Final is the culmination of the British Basketball League Championship season, and the pinnacle of many a player’s career. After a 36-game regular season, the top eight teams in the country progress to the BBL Championship Playoff quarter-finals. Those that are successful progress to the semi final round with the two semi final winners heading to The NIA for Saturday 8 May’s big finale, in a contest that will crown the 2009/10 BBL Playoff Champions. This year’s event will once again also play host to the 2010 BBL All Star Game involving the best players from all round the League.

It’s the seventh time that the illustrious event has been staged at The NIA - a hotbed for basketball since the turn of the century. The event also features a host of other entertainment over the weekend including the world renowned FACETEAM from Hungary, BBL Babes, mascots, and much more. They will keep the crowds on their toes in between the biggest games of the basketball season. For the ultimate UK Basketball experience hoops fans can try the Courtside Seats. Not only do you get right ‘up close and personal’ with all of the action but you also get the full VIP treatment this includes entry to the VIP Lounge, exclusive game preview with a BBL Coach and complimentary food. Ticket Prices: Courtside – £50 Band A – Adult £21 / Child £16 Band B – Adult £16 / Child £11 Booking and transaction fees apply.

Further information on the event and the current BBL Championship standings can be obtained at www.bbl.org.uk

To book tickets call The Ticket Factory on 0844 338 8000 or book online at www.theticketfactory.com

To advertise your event in the Midlands’ fastest-growing guide to what’s going on and where to be seen, email sales@wowwhatsonwhere.co.uk or call 01858 439 999

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British boxingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next superstar could be a Leicester binman! 3FOEBMM.VOSPFIFBETUPXBSETUIF$PWFOUSZ4LZEPNF UIJTNPOUIUPUBLFPO.FYJDBO7JDUPS5FSB[BT FRIDAY 23 APRIL Rendall Munroe can secure a world-title fight by beating Victor Terrazas from Mexico at the Skydome in Coventry on Friday 23 April. Munroe has already won European and Commonwealth honours and the 29 year-old is proving to be a smash hit with fight fans. He should have more than 3,000 supporters cheering him on when he battles Terrazas and his target is to be as popular as Ricky â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Hitmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Hatton. Two years ago, Hatton filled the City of Manchester Stadium with more than 50,000 fans and Munroe hopes he will get the chance to win the world title and defend it at the Walkers Stadium. Munroe is a massive Leicester City fan and said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want as many fans as Hatton â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting there. People like me and every time I fight, I get more supporters. They know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to see a good scrap.â&#x20AC;? Munroeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tremendous

fitness and workrate could take him to the top of the world â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and he says he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop emptying Leicesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bins if he gets there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love my job,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It keeps me fit and my feet on the ground. I would never give it up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even if I won the world title. I will always be Rendall the binman from Leicester.â&#x20AC;?

To book tickets call Coventry Skydome on 09712 261 508 or 02476 630 693.

Back in the 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, every fight fan knew Market Harborough +BDL(BSEOFSGSPNUIF-FJDFTUFSTIJSF UPXOSVMFE&VSPQFoTIFBWZXFJHIUT BOE(FPSHF"MESJEHFDMBJNFEUIF #SJUJTINJEEMFXFJHIUDIBNQJPOTIJQ Fast forward more than half a century and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another boxer who looks set to put his home town back on the fistic map. Jimmy McCann is the captain of Englandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amateur team and the smooth-boxing light-heavyweight added to his reputation with a third-round knock-out win over Tom McGrath in an international against Ireland in Birmingham recently that was watched by ring legends includ-

ing Nigel Benn. At the age of 22 and with four national titles already, McCann is one of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outstanding amateur boxers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; winning six of his seven international bouts - and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s every chance he could be heading to the 2012 London Olympics. He has already shared a ring with an Olympic champion. Jimmy sparred James DeGale before the 2008 Beijing

Olympics and watched every punch on television as the Londoner went on to strike middleweight gold before turning professional with top promoter Frank Warren. McCannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s path to boxing glory started when he put on a pair of boxing gloves when he was just six years old â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a traveller and we learn how to defend ourselvesâ&#x20AC;? he says â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and has gone on to have more

than 60 amateur bouts. Along with younger brother Patsy, himself a three times national champion and bronze medallist at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s European Youth championships, he boxes for Kettering School of Boxing and when they are not at the gym, they are often spotted pounding the same Market Harborough streets that Gardner and Aldridge would run along all those years ago..

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To coincide with the movies general release, and the bands new studio album, “Staring Down The Barrel” The Blockheads hit the road once more and will be performing live on Saturday April 24th at Market Harborough Leisure Centre. Expect to hear hits including What a Waste, Hit me with your Rhythm stick, Reasons to be cheerful, Sweet Gene Vincent, Clever Trevor and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. Tickets are priced at £15.00 but Mad Hatter Concerts have given WOW 2 pairs of tickets to give away!

A 1940’s Charity Dance in aid of Help for Heroes is taking place at 7pm, May 1 at Hangar One, Aviator Hotel, Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton, NN6 and will include a three course

Send your entries to ‘Reasons to be cheerful Competition’ to the address at the foot of the page. Closing date for entries is Friday 16 April. Doors open 8:00pm. For more info about the gig go online to www.madhatter-concerts. co.uk

- SUN 11 APRIL at Town Hall & Symphony Hall, Birmingham. WOW has 2 weekend passes to give away. For your chance to win, apply to ‘Mother India Competition’ to the address at the foot of the page. Closing date for entries is Wednesday 7 April.

dinner, dancing Marcus Reynolds’ 17 piece live big band with singers and additional entertainment from international cabaret artist Paul Harper plus side shows and a charity auction. Whew! All that for only £55 and proceeds going to a very worthy charity. Kerbside Entertainments have kindly Donated two tickets WOW. For your chance to win pply to ‘May Day May Day Competition’ to the address at the foot of the page. Closing date for entries is Friday 23 April.

4USJDUMZ4XJOH Strictly Swing featuring the Jaz Belles are performing at The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering Conference Centre on Thursday 22 April, and feature music from Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby. Tickets

are £16.50 but WOW has 3 pairs of tickets to give away! Apply to ‘Strictly Swing Competition’ to the address at the foot of the page. Closing date for entries is Friday 16 April.

Please state clearly which competition you are entering and send your entries along with your name, address, phone number and email address to WOW What’s On Where, 50 St Mary’s Road, Market Harborough LE16 7DU.

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Tracy and Elaine experience a personal training session with corrective exercise and fat loss specialist Nicky Sehgal. A comment from a friend was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ooh, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good!â&#x20AC;?. We were about to find out exactly what â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oohâ&#x20AC;? meant! Nicky also runs boot camps â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about 20 people attend for 3 days a week for one month for 45 minute hard workout sessions. The first part of any new clients program is dedicated to correcting movements, posture and nutrition. Nicky has a varied

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eing a sunny day we had a certain spring in our step. Feeling full of confidence, after all we have tried out a few fitness programs this year! As we make our way to Archway House, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at this point our nerves kick in! Once in Nickyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studio, we answered a few basic questions. Exercise for Tracy is netball training and chat! Meanwhile Elaine chooses cycling which due to the weather mostly takes place in her living room! We discussed our goals before Nicky assessed our fitness abilities. We started with some squats, bottom out (very crucial), bend at the knees as if about to sit down, up again and repeat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; nice and slowly. Tracyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Netball injuries rewarded her with a big bouncy ball to lean on when squatting which she found to make light relief of a simple exercise that would normally cause discomfort - what a breakthrough! We then moved on to do some serious press ups. Great upper body strengthener and again it gave Nicky an idea of our

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clientele, with mixed abilities and requirements. If a certain exercise is beyond your ability (maybe injury/health related) then Nicky is happily on hand to show you a sensible alternative. This has been a real wake up call for us, and for anyone indecisive about what action to take to get fit and lose fat, we would strongly recommend booking an assessment session with Nicky (Ooh... he is good!) Having been reminded of the importance of nutrition we chose to visit Farndon Fields Farm Shop to stock up on some healthy produce (all locally grown) while taking full advantage of the cafe for refreshments. Nicky Sehgal, Corrective Exercise & Fat Loss Specialist. Body Fitness Personal Training Archway Natural Health Centre 44 Coventry Road Market Harborough, LE16 9BZ Tel: 01858 810420 Mob: 07939 056745 Email: nicky.bodyfitness@ googlemail.com www.bodyfitnesspt.com www.bodyfitnessbootcamps. co.uk

capabilities and where our bodies needed training to manage these new and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;foreignâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; moves. This area uncovered more areas that needed correcting if we choose to take the training seriously. A training program lasts between 6-12 weeks with 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 45 minute training sessions per week. Workouts may be anything from 8 mins to 45 mins.



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