The most comprehensive guide to what’s on and when in the Portsmouth area in the week ahead. TODAYCOMEDYPORTSMOUTH: Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8pm. Featuring Gordon Southern, Ben Norris, Gabriel Ebulue and Thomas Green. 08448 472 362EVENTSALVERSTOKE: St Mary’s Church, Green Rd. 3-7pm. Christmas tree festival. Go and see the 80 individually decorated and illuminated trees and musical performances. £3, under 16s free.BEAULIEU: National Motor Museum, New Forest. 4.45-10pm. The Magical Illuminated Trail. A mile-long illuminated path through the grounds in a magical evening experience. 0844 9951 364.HAVANT: Greywell Rd, Leigh Pk. (Between Leigh Cafe and Savers). 11am-4.30pm. Leigh Park Christmas Grotto. Christmas gift, badge and meet Santa. £3.WATERLOOVILLE: Deverell Hall, London Rd. 7pm. Horndean & District Amateur Radio Club. Natter Night. Visitors welcome and membership available.hdarc.co.ukEXHIBITIONSCHICHESTER: Novium … [Read more...] about Portsmouth’s going-out guide, December 7-13, 2019
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In this week's Art Seen, James Dignan looks at exhibitions from Israel Birch, mf/mp, and Kerry Mackay. ‘‘Mauri Ora’’, Israel Birch (Milford Gallery) Israel Birch describes his art as carving, and it is easy to understand why. His work follows in the long, noble tradition of Maori carving, even though the tools he uses are far removed from chisel and wood. Birch’s strong, exquisite abstractions on tribal art are etched and burnished in stainless steel, over which thin veneers of lacquer have been applied. The resulting works shine with power and light, emerging as living copper and gold patterns from their dark surroundings. The exhibition’s title, ‘‘Mauri Ora’’, is a strong indication of the artist’s intent. It refers to the spiritual essence, which is a strong thread through both time and life, binding living souls together with each other and with their ancestors. The works reference traditional patterns such as … [Read more...] about Art Seen: November 22
When first-time director Bradley Cooper hired pop superstar Lady Gaga for her first movie role in the remake of classic film A Star is Born both were taking a leap of faith. Trust, hard work and chemistry were key to their re-telling of the romance between an aging alcoholic musician and an ingenue who had previously been played by Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland. Cooper (43) who also stars, sings and co-wrote the screenplay as well as some of the music, said the two had "an explosion of chemistry at the offset and then a massive commitment and that commitment followed up by a work ethic." "I found somebody that works as hard as I do. It pushed me to work harder," Cooper told Reuters Television. "A Star is Born," opening in movie theaters around the world next week, tells the story of country singer Jackson Maine (Cooper), who meets, nurtures and falls in love with aspiring musician Ally (Lady Gaga). As Jackson deals with addiction and tinnitus and his own star wanes, Ally's career … [Read more...] about ‘Explosion of chemistry’ with Gaga key in musical remake
Motoring by Press Association 28/05/2018, 1:08 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Over the years, there have been loads of amazing car movies, ranging from police chases and post-apocalyptic mania to motorsport biopics and epic heists. We’ve trawled through these films that have been enjoyed by countless thousands of cinemagoers to bring you our list of the seven best car movies ever made. Bullitt In Bullitt, king of cool Steve McQueen plays loose cannon police officer Lieutenant Frank Bullitt.The plot of the film involves Bullitt being tasked with protecting a defector from the Chicago mob, so he can testify at a hearing on organised crime. The 1968 thriller features a number of epic scenes, including assassination attempts and a gunfight on an airport runway, but the highlight is undoubtedly the car chase with Bullitt in his Ford Mustang GT and two baddies in a Dodge Charger R/T. This showdown on the streets … [Read more...] about Are these the seven best car movies ever made?