Matilda The Musical has broken with West End convention to bring its start time forward by half an hour, after audiences said they wanted more time to head to the bars of London afterwards. Matilda, the Royal Shakespeare Company musical which is now at the Cambridge Theatre, has altered its start time to 7pm in response to its audience research. More than 5,000 regular theatregoers were asked when they would prefer shows to start, with the significant majority of those responding selecting 7pm. Just five per cent chose 7.30pm, the current start time for nearly all West End shows. Asked for their reasoning, audiences gave three common explanations: arranging a babysitter, making it back to homes outside London on the last train, and having more time for drinks after the show. As a result of the study, weekday performances of Matilda the Musical will begin at 7pm from September onwards. If successful, the change could set the model for other West End shows, with others … [Read more...] about Matilda the Musical moves start time to 7pm as audiences say they want to hit the town afterwards
This year’s Kirkcudbright Academy Half Marathon is to start two hours earlier on May 26. The race has historically got under way at 1pm but, due to increasing temperatures, runners have been battling through the hottest part of the day. In 2017 several runners collapsed due to heat exhaustion – something that has never happened before. In order to avoid a repeat, the race will now set off at 11am. The knock on is that the very popular half marathon walk will also start earlier at 9am. The organisers are very anxious to get the word out about these new start times, especially as the start times have been two hours later for the last 35 years. Registration will now open at 8.30am for the walkers and 9.30am for the runners. As well as avoiding the hottest part of the day, it is hoped that the many visitors to the town will be free to spend the afternoon relaxing in the town or taking part in the Spring Fling which happens over the same weekend. The organisers also wish to … [Read more...] about Half marathon start time brought forward
The Kentucky Derby gets underway Saturday at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports," this will be the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, considered the most prestigious horse race of the year. This year's "Run for the Roses" prize is $2 million. What time is the Kentucky Derby today? Post time for the famous race is 6:34 p.m. E.T. However, there are 11 other races on the agenda at Churchill Downs today, starting at 10:30 a.m. Those races will be broadcast on NBC 2:30 p.m. ET, starting with race number eight. Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018 Start Time: 6:34 p.m. ET Location: Churchill Downs TV Channel: NBC Live Stream: fuboTV (free trial available) If you can't make it to Louisville for this year's Kentucky Derby, you can watch the broadcast on NBC TV or stream it online. If you're watching at home, make a Mint Julep, the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Kentucky Derby Odds Bob Baffert's Justify is still a top … [Read more...] about How to watch the 2018 Kentucky Derby: Start time, live stream and odds
ANTHONY JOSHUA and Joseph Parker will both weigh-in TODAY ahead of their world heavyweight unification fight. The two will face off in Cardiff on Saturday with Joshua defending his IBO, IBF and WBA belts and looking to pick up the Kiwi's WBO title. What time is the weigh-in? THE weigh-in takes place on Friday, March 30. It will start at 1pm at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena. Joshua vs Parker: Tips and odds ahead of unification boutANTHONY JOSHUA has vowed to take his time and pick his shots, while Joseph Parker will be relying to land a big hit, writes Wally Downes Jr. If AJ adopts his calculated approach, Parker will be on the back foot - but regardless of his tactics we back Joshua to win by stoppage. And he could select his shots and KO the Kiwi in the later rounds. But if Parker turns this bout into a scrap, which he needs to do, AJ could land his heavy right hand earlier on. SUN BETS SIGN-UP OFFER: BET £10 GET £30 FREE BET AJ to win by KO - 2/7 AJ rounds 1-3 - … [Read more...] about Joshua vs Parker weigh-in TODAY: Start time, live stream, TV channel and can I still get tickets?
0 Have your say A group of GCSE students are to test whether starting school at 10am could help them perform better at school. Sleeping in late is seen as a rite of passage for teenagers.And now a new trial will examine whether deviating from traditional early start times in schools could help benefit a teenager’s school work and well-being.Experts from the universities of Birmingham, Oxford and Aberdeen are recruiting schools to take part in the study.The trial will look at teenagers’ sleep patterns and test whether a later school start time could benefit them.Professor Paul Montgomery, lead researcher from the University of Birmingham, said: “We want people to be aware that sleep deprivation in adolescents is a real problem which affects their functioning, well-being and even academic performance.“We want to work with schools, parents, pupils, teachers, head teachers, support staff, local education authorities and civil servants to run a number of … [Read more...] about Could later school start times help?