1:49pm Friday 10th May 2013
1:46pm Friday 10th May 2013
MR MAUGHAM at Home is the story of one of Britain's most celebrated authors and playwrights. Anthony Smee (The English Patient, Star Wars, Channel 4's The Queen) delivers the performance of a lifetime in this hugely entertaining one man drama of the life of William Somerset Maugham written by Anthony Curtis.
1:40pm Friday 10th May 2013
21 AND OVER (15) THERE used to be something beguiling about a "coming of age" movie. Its central character, often somewhat na•ve in the ways of the world, growing up over the course of the film and often getting together with the lover of their dreams and moving on to the next phase of their life. However the rise of the "gross-out" film - where the purpose became much more about people doing outrageous and disgusting things, often at the expense of plot - changed the focus. The better films have been relegated to smart independent status and the mainstream has become about being a lewd as possible. 21 and Over is directed by the two writers of The Hangover, who also wrote the script.
1:36pm Friday 10th May 2013
1:33pm Friday 10th May 2013
THERE is no such thing as a celebration without an accompaniment of appropriate music; births, marriages and deaths all demand the enrichment of music, and the addition of music to any gathering turns it into a party.
10:34am Thursday 2nd May 2013
10:20am Thursday 2nd May 2013
Poulton Workshops LIZZIE'S ROUNDABOUT WELL APPEAL was set up as a charity in 2011. The aim is to purchase roundabout and pumps to provide water for water-starved communities in Africa. The children play on the roundabout and in doing so pump water from deep in the earth. One roundabout well can provide water for 2000 people. The charity has been so successful that it is now well on the way to the fourth pump.
10:16am Thursday 2nd May 2013
IRON MAN 3 (12A) You have to hand it to Marvel Studios. They made the decision, some years ago, to introduce to the film going audience their extended universe - Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America all got their own feature films and then came together for The Avengers. This was also in conjunction with The Amazing Spiderman & other Marvel films. The plan has been an unqualified success, and so they are moving on to the next stage of films, which will again culminate in a second Avengers film. Iron Man, who has started the Marvel plan off, was already into its second film and now completes a trilogy of the Robert Downey Jr starring films. Tony Stark, the billionaire industrialist who is also Iron Man, seemingly has it all - including a steady girlfriend Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) for the first time in a while. However the events of New York, in the Avengers film, has left an indelible mark on him and he can't sleep. Added to this a new threat has emerged in the form of a terrorist called The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), and a number of unexplained bombs, where the bomb fragments can't be found. The key to this lies in Tony's past after an encounter with Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) led to him founding AIM, an advanced biological facility which is exploring the limits of mankind's potential for self-improvement. An attack close to home, forces Tony to confront the Mandarin himself and find out a hidden truth about this new threat to civilisation.
10:13am Thursday 2nd May 2013
ENJOY an evening of music in South Cerney, featuring two local choirs - Swindon Male Voice Choir, Director of Music Max Brockman-More, and A Splash of Red, (Fairford's Ladies'Choir), Director of Music Claire Lee.
10:05am Thursday 2nd May 2013
ON FRIDAY, May 10 it's the turn of the 'troubadours' to feature at Cirencester's Brewery Blues. Those born entertainers, often armed only with an acoustic guitar, a voice and a rare talent to create something truly remarkable out of thin air.