Things you won't want to miss! 1 Circus. Classic rock ‘n’ roll becomes the soundtrack for a juggling extravaganza as part of Worthing Theatres’ Summer of Circus. 8 Songs, from Gandini Juggling, comes billed as a tribute to the mythical landscape of popular music. It plays Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre on Friday, June 22 at 8pm. From Dylan’s stream of consciousness to the Velvet Underground’s troubling landscapes, from David Bowie’s soulful escapades to the rocking Rolling Stones’ greatest anthem, each song has its own atmosphere and its own micro universe, promises company founder Sean Gandini. Creating a sense of ritual, celebration, and primal tribal energy, the piece builds crescendo-style from solos and duets to a full-cast finale.“This is a bit of a departure for us,” says Sean, “a divertimento. We specialise in juggling with a dance essence. It is very choreographed juggling, juggling as like a form of dance really, … [Read more...] about 10 things coming up in Worthing!
Boxing fights coming up
Jack Catterall has dismissed the notion Tyrone McKenna presents the most thorough examination of his world title credentials. The unbeaten super-lightweights are preparing to collide in a clash on the undercard of Michael Conlan’s homecoming on June 30 – with many viewing the bout as impossible to predict.World-ranked Catterall (21-0-KO12), however, is supremely confident of retaining his WBO strap against ‘The Mighty Celt’ (16-0-1-KO6). Catterall said: “Tyrone is not my toughest test to date. I’ve been in tougher fights than this one will be. “Nathan Brough was a tough amateur and I knocked him out. Tyrone Nurse achieved more than McKenna. Nurse had some good wins and lots of momentum before I fought him. “I’ve also sparred McKenna myself. I sparred him before my British title fight once or twice. He’s a southpaw and very tall but the way he fights is fine for me. “The way Tyrone fights, it looks like he’s not shy … [Read more...] about BOXING: Fighting talk from Jack Catterall before facing Belfast’s Tyrone McKenna on June 30
1. Up and at it – what is your morning routine? I'm up at 8am and then I'll check my phone and emails, get ready and bring my daughter to creche. I'll come back home and have a cuppa (tea) and some breakfast, then head to training. 2. What might you eat in a typical working day for… Breakfast? For breakfast, I'll have three eggs, scrambled, eaten with smoked salmon. It depends on whether I'm training or not, but I do love a good fry up. Lunch? Lunch will likely be a protein shake and some chicken. Evening meal? For my evening meal, I'll have steak and sweet potatoes. 3. Is nutrition important to you? Yes, I'm a boxer, so I need to eat healthy and put the right foods into my body. I have to be careful to bring my body down to the correct fight weight and still have energy for training and competing, so balancing my nutrition plays a big part in my life, although I'm not a calorie counter. 4. Best meal ever? Steak, chips and vegetables with lots of peppered sauce. I also love … [Read more...] about Boxer Michael Conlan: With two big fights coming up, I’m a nine or 10 in fitness
THEY don’t call Peter McGrail ‘the Scouse Lomachenko’ for nothing, and the 21-year-old lived up to his billing with a classy performance to just edge out Lisburn’s Kurt Walker in the bantamweight final. Walker came into the decider after posting impressive wins over Australia’s Jack Bowen, Lesotho’s Moroke Mokhotho and Canada’s Eric Basran, but European gold medallist McGrail was always going to be his toughest test by far. The 22-year-old boxed the right fight, staying patient on the back foot and attempting quick, accurate raids before getting out of the way against an opponent who always looks to be within striking distance. The final two rounds were close after McGrail had taken the first, with Walker edging the third but it wasn’t enough as he slipped to a split decision defeat. “He’s very tricky, it took me a while to get my rhythm but I gave it my all,” said the Canal counter-puncher. “I can definitely be … [Read more...] about Kurt Walker and Brendan Irvine just come up short in search for Holy Grail
QUAD in Derby presents a special weekend of Japanese cinema later this month. The Japan Foundation’s annual touring programme returns to the city centre-based arts centre and cinema with 11 films which will be shown at the venues over one weekend, February 9-11. The programme of films offers an enlightening showcase of Japanese cinema with a narrative theme of Secrets and Lies. All the films will feature Japanese language dialogue with English subtitles. The following films will be screening: Where I Belong is the story of an urchin thief on the run from the cops, who takes to the mountains of Miyazaki in southern Japan. He comes to the aid of an older local woman and is then taken in by her, also by the villagers. Based on the novel Shabon Dama by Asa Nonami. Where I Belong (12A) screens on Friday, February 9, at 6.10pm. The Mole Song - Undercover Agent Reiji follows inept rookie cop Reiji Kikukawa who falls short of busting a city councillor who’s caught molesting a … [Read more...] about A weekend of Japanese cinema is coming up at QUAD