Love Actually is a Christmas classic. What's not to love about Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon and the hilarious romance blossoming between them? And now fans in Coventry have a chance to see their favourite movie given a new lease of life, accompanied by a live orchestra. The tour will return to Birmingham Symphony Hall on December 20, following sold-out shows last year - and extra dates have now been added. Directed by Richard Curtis and originally released in cinemas in 2003, Love Actually tells 10 separate yet interweaving stories of love around Christmas time. The film features an all-star ensemble cast including Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth , Laura Linney, Bill Nighy, Martine McCutcheon, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley Rowan Atkinson, Martin Freeman, and many more. A full, live orchestra will perform Craig Armstrong’s evocative score at these shows, with the film projected onto a huge screen. Armstrong is one of the UK’s most recognised film … [Read more...] about Want to see Love Actually with a live orchestra this Christmas?
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By Gordon DeeganA teenager often thought of killing his mother to end the horrific abuse he and his younger siblings were suffering at her hands, a court has heard.In court today, the male said his mother (47) made his life "a living hell" through years of physical and emotional abuse.In his victim impact statement, he said: “I often thought about killing her as I know it would make life better for my siblings, but that would mean they would have to grow up without their older brother and they didn’t deserve that.”However, the male - now aged 20 - did end the horrific catalogue of abuse when he informed his school guidance counsellor and school principal of the treatment being meted out by his mother to himself and his two younger brothers and sister. A Garda investigation was subsequently launched.At that stage in March 2015, his older brother had already run away from the home due to the abuse.He said: “My mother was the main reason for my older brother … [Read more...] about Boy ‘often thought of killing’ abusive mother who made life a ‘living hell’ for four siblings
One of the most famous sci-fi films of all time will play with a live orchestra - and it’s coming to Middlesbrough . Jurassic Park featured one of John Williams’ most iconic and beloved musical scores. Now the film will be screened in full in stunning high-definition accompanied by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra as part of a nationwide tour. Due to demand, extra dates have been added - including Middlesbrough Town Hall on September 16 this year. A quarter of a century ago Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and became the highest-grossing film of all time in 1993, winning three Academy Awards. Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the best-selling novel by Michael Crichton, it tells the story of a theme park on a secluded island where scientists have succeeded in reviving the age of dinosaurs. Tickets for the extra dates go on sale Friday April 6 at 9.30am via ticketmaster . … [Read more...] about Jurassic Park with a live orchestra coming to Middlesbrough
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is the latest film to be showcased alongside a live orchestra. The London performance at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on May 20 will see the original composer of the score George S. Clinton conduct the orchestra. The film that spawned countless catchphrases and double-entendres is touring the UK for the first time ever with a 60-piece orchrestra. Released in 1997 the film introduced the world to the 1960's secret agent, Dr. Evil and more beloved characters. The film will be shown on an HD 60 foot screen. It spawned two sequels, Goldmember and The Spy Who Shagged Me, which were all composed by Grammy and Emmy nominated composer Clinton. Read More Music on your mind Where can I buy tickets? They'll be available from Ticketmaster here. When do they go on sale? Tickets went on sale at 9am on Friday (March 16). What are the tour dates? 17 May - Birmingham Symphony Hall 18 May - Manchester Bridgewater Hall 20 May - London Theatre Royal Drury Lane … [Read more...] about Groovy baby! Austin Powers to tour the UK with a live orchestra
Five reasons to date a Swede 1) They're beautiful We know appearance isn't everything, but let's face it, Swedes are the best looking people on earth. Swedish people constantly top the lists of the most attractive people in the world, and why would that not be at least a good starting reason to snag one for yourself? 2) Gender equality Gender equality is something the Swedes take seriously. Not only does it extend to nation-wide policies like incredibly generous parental leave, but Swedish men won't be averse to helping out with the cooking and Swedish women don't expect their Valentine's date to pick up the dinner check. The expression may be 'go Dutch', but it should be 'go Swedish'. Sweden does gender equality on steroids. Photo: Hasse Holmberg/TT 3) Sweden is a brilliant country Why wouldn't you want to end up in Sweden if the dating turns into a proper relationship, which it often does? It is stunningly beautiful (the nature as well as the people, see above), people … [Read more...] about Five reasons to date a Swede (and five reasons not to)