Ensonglopedia of British History

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Ensonglopedia of British History recounts the major events in our island’s history, from the point of view of a character who lives forever and does their best to provide for themselves and their family amid political turmoil, disease, industrialisation, and everything else that history has to throw at them. This is not your usual trundle through Kings, Queens and prime …

Deckchairs 2

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by Jean McConnell Four one-act plays all set by the seaside, each with two women characters. Full of surprising twists and wry observations, the plays are humorous, touching and compassionate. Cockermouth Amateur Dramatic Society

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by Vivienne Franzmann Kirkgate Youth Theatre   A play about a teenage girl who has something growing inside her. She doesn’t know what it is, but she knows it’s not a baby. It expands in her body. It starts in her stomach, but quickly outgrows that, until eventually it takes over the entirety of her insides. It has claws. She …

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by Chris Salt On the Wire   A play about friendship and childhood, set in West Cumbria; about two boys at either end of teenagehood, and the gulf between them in those few years. One day Lyle walks out of his life and up into the high fells. On the edge of a deep tarn he meets Jake who has a …

Josie Duncan

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Josie Duncan is an award-winning singer and songwriter from the Outer Hebrides. Steeped in Gaelic tradition from a young age and now deeply immersed in the vibrant Glasgow music scene, Josie’s singing is phosphorescent, effortlessly bridging the gap between Scotland’s traditional music and the adventurous tastes of its young inhabitants. Since winning BBC Radio 2’s Young Folk award in 2017 …

Tryckster

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Rocking into the Christmas spirit with the much-loved Cumbrian folk outfit. Expect some seasonal songs, some old favourites, and maybe the odd surprise. Tryckster is a six-piece west Cumbrian Folk-rock band peddling original folk tune-driven songs with a social conscience. Tryckster provided the soundtrack to a lot of late night carousing in the early noughties, releasing an album on Fellside …

The Good Liar    (15)

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Helen Mirren and Ian McKellan star in tense thriller about a career conman targeting a wealthy widow. Career con man Roy (Ian McKellen) sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty (Helen Mirren), worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the …

Sorry We Missed You    (15)

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Typically hard-hitting Ken Loach movie, addressing zero-hour Britain. Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It’s hard work, and his wife’s job as a carer …

Judy       (12A)

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Renee Zellweger portrays legendary entertainer Judy Garland, performing in London for the last time. “With a jaw-dropping performance from Renée Zellweger…the film is funny, warm and satisfyingly self-aware“ Sight & Sound Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she …

Non-Fiction        (15)

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Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs — including …