Hollywood superstar Kiefer Sutherland has been confirmed for the 2019 Wickham Festival. The actor/director is bringing his band to the picturesque site in the heart of Hampshire where he will top the bill on the Valley Stage on Sunday August 4.Spokesman Graham Hiley said: “It is a major coup for organisers to land one of the biggest names in showbusiness. The star of the hit series 24 and a string of blockbuster movies is now enjoying huge success on the music circuit.“With two hit albums and UK tours to his name, Sutherland’s brand of country music is a perfect fit for the four-day festival.”Organiser Peter Chegwyn said: “We are very excited to have secured such a massive star. It is amazing to think Kiefer Sutherland will be coming to Wickham!“It shows just how the festival has grown in stature that we are now able to attract global superstars of this calibre. It is a rare chance for fans to get close to one of the biggest names in Hollywood who is … [Read more...] about Hollywood superstar Kiefer Sutherland confirmed for south-coast festival!
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Morrisons is to introduce a quieter hour for customers who would benefit from a calmer shopping trip. Designed to help customers who currently struggle with music and the other noise associated with supermarket shopping, it will take place every Saturday in all of its stores across Britain from 9am to 10am. The Quieter Hour initiative has been created with the support of the National Autistic Society. Many people who are autistic or those with autistic children can find shopping in a supermarket an anxious experience. So Morrisons carried out a trial earlier in the year in three of its stores to find out what improvements can be made and to find a convenient time each week for the ‘Quieter Hour’ to take place. Listening to customers, they found one in five had a friend or family member with autism and many appreciated the option to shop at that time on a Saturday. During Quieter Hours the store will: ● Dim the lights ● Turn music and radio off ● Avoid … [Read more...] about Morrisons and National Autistic Society bring ‘Quiter Hour’ to every Scottish store
Unabashedly happy – those words describing a piece of music, plus its title Revelry Overture, perfectly describe the celebration concert in Longridge on Sunday evening. Even though Montagu Phillips’ overture began the second half of the light music evening in a packed Civic Hall, the unabashed revelry of everyone present was evident from the very beginning. Particularly so for, as well as marking the appearance of the 40-plus strong Light Music Society orchestra and its ebullient conductor Gavin Sutherland, the evening was also celebrating the 90th birthday of society founder, president and esteemed Longridge composer, Ernest Tomlinson. Esconced in an easy chair and surrounded by his family, he expressed great pleasure at being there, listening to a programme of music supplied from his Light Music Library, including pieces composed and arranged by him, like his well-known Little Serenade.His friend and nationally known conductor Gavin Sutherland opened the evening in his … [Read more...] about A very happy bash for light music and its president’s 90th
Fr O'Hanlon, who is former provincial of the Jesuit Order, says: "I agree with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin that the church is in danger of becoming a culturally irrelevant minority." The church might take comfort from the fact 74pc of voters still define themselves as Catholic - but what does that mean in the liberal Ireland towards the end of the second decade of the 21st century? The exit poll showed that 29pc of voters attend a religious ceremony hardly ever or never, and a further 27pc turn up just a few times a year. Some of the figures hidden away in the exit poll are even more stark for the future of the Catholic church. Just 11pc of young voters aged 18-35 attend religious ceremonies once a week, and 1-2pc in this group attend more than that. Like many in modern Ireland, Professor Mary Corcoran sees herself as a cultural Catholic, and defines this in the same way as the Australian feminist Germaine Greer. "I love the singing, I love the ritual, I love pageantry. I just don't … [Read more...] about All changed, changed utterly… Welcome to liberal Ireland
Concerts, stage shows, exhibitions and stand-up comedy gigs across Sussex FRIDAY, JUNE 1COMEDYISOBEL ROGERS: Elsa. £8-£10, 9.15pm and June 2, Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton 0845 293 8480.KRATER COMEDY CLUB: Until June 3, 7pm/8pm/10.30pm, £5-£36.50 Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton 0845 293 8480.THE MAYDAYS: £10, 6.45pm Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton 0845 293 8480. The Fringe Show.COMMUNITYLEWES RIVERSIDE CLUB: Music Talk 50/s/60’s and quiz with Robert Faulkner, 2pm St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.WALK: Meet 11am, Barns Green village car park (enter over yellow hatched lines outside the Village Hall) RH13 0PT. 2-mile HDC Health walk, mostly flat, mainly on firm ground. Well behaved dogs welcome. 1 hour. Chatter Cheema 07720 714306.GIGSDAN BURNETT & CATFISH: Horsham Sports Club, Horsham, 8pm.GIGNITE: Junkyard Sons, Echoes in Red & Flying Low, The Malt Shovel, Horsham, 8pm.JAZZ CAFE: £9, 8pm Pavilion Theatre, … [Read more...] about ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS: Friday to Thursday, June 1-7