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Tales From Earthsea

Tales From Earthsea. Optimum Releasing.Animated fantasy based on the novels by Ursula K. Le Guin. Prince Arren embarks on a quest to learn why the magical realm of Earthsea is awash with witches and dragons... Read More
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The London Eye

The London EyeAs well as being one of the most visually striking structures in the world - the London Eye offers a new perspective on a great city... Read More
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London Zoo

The London ZooCome face to face with some of the hairiest, scariest, tallest and smallest animals on the planet - right in the heart of the capital... Read More
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Festival Season to Cure Celebrity Break-Up Blues

From the outside celebrity match-ups look a bit random. Who would have predicted Guy and Madonna or Pete and Kate, or, this week, Jude Law and Cameron Diaz?

Even from that short list, you could re-arrange partners to more satisfactorily logical effect; Kate and Jude, Pete and Madonna and Guy and Cameron, for instance.

In the absence of a Celebrity Arranged Marriage Agency, we are forced to suffer the odd-couple mis-haps of the entertainment crowd and marvel as they make it past the first year anniversary with only a couple of affairs/drug-induced rows under their belts.

These poor celebs are in danger of giving random convergence a bad name, which is a bit of a drag for people who value the eclectic in pop culture. Luckily, the summer season of festivals is gathering pace in London to its crescendo on August bank holiday weekend.

This is a time when festival-goers get to see often strange mixes of music and events, which is a great way of letting new things into your heart, without tearing your heart up in Kate 'n' Pete fashion.

"There's a lot of different types of bands on the bill," is how DJ Gilles Peterson puts it, talking about the Metro Weekender on Clapham Common on 25 and 26 August, at which he is DJ-ing. "It's nice for me to be out of my natural environment - it's all about catching different people. The great thing is people go to festivals very open-minded."

Amen to that and we'll just have to put up with the fact that while we're all open-minded to the music, backstage those naughty celebs are going to be open-minded to each other.


- David Clee


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Theatre | Music | Classical and Dance | Cinema


Hairspray - Shaftesbury Theatre

Hairspray - Shaftesbury TheatreIt’s time to let your hair down and dance the night away! Hairspray, Broadway's hit musical comedy is coming to London... Read More
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Shed Seven

Shed SevenBritpop pioneers Shed Seven have announced that they are to reform for a one-off Greatest Hits tour this winter. The band, who enjoyed a run of fifteen consecutive Top 40 hits including the classics Going For Gold, Chasing Rainbows and Getting Better, will take to the stage this November / December – four years after their original split...
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Classical and Dance

Romeo and Juliet - Royal Opera House

Romeo and Juliet - Royal Opera HouseKenneth MacMillan's great interpretation of Shakespeare's enduring tragedy is one of the most popular works in the Royal Ballet repertory – and one of the greatest examples of 20th-century choreography... Read More
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LondonNet Cinema: Blockbuster of the Week - Evan Almighty (PG)

God (MORGAN FREEMAN) explains the meaning of his mission to Evan Baxter (STEVE CARELL) in a comedy of biblical proportions, Evan Almighty. Photo Credit: Ralph Nelson. Copyright: © 2007 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.Family (2007) 95mins US
Starring: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman
In the sequel to the smash hit Bruce Almighty, television newscaster Evan Baxter, who suffered a nasty bout of on-air verbosity in the first film, takes centre stage...
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Critics' Choice of the Week - The Hoax (15)

Clifford Irving (RICHARD GERE) and Nina Van Pallandt (JULIE DELPY)in THE HOAX. Momentum PicturesComedy (2006) 116mins US
Starring: Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, Hope Davis
Nothing is what it seems in this comedy drama, the true story of writer Clifford Irving, who approaches his publishers in the early '70s with the literary sensation of the decade: a biopic of Howard Hughes...
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Animation Movie of the Week - Tales From Earthsea (PG)

Tales From Earthsea. Optimum Releasing.Drama (2006) 115mins Jap
Starring: Junichi Okada, Aoi Teshima, Bunta Sugawara
Animated fantasy based on the novels by Ursula K. Le Guin. Prince Arren embarks on a quest to learn why the magical realm of Earthsea...
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Empire Children Competition

Empire Children CompetitionEmpire's Children is a new six-part history series which examines how the dismantlement and legacy of the British Empire have impacted on modern Britain and shaped our national identity. The family stories of Diana Rigg, Shobna Gulati, David Steel, Chris Bisson, Jenny Eclair and Adrian Lester offer an extraordinary insight into the history of the dying embers of the British Empire in the twentieth century and the effect it continues to have on Britain

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Which of the following country was part of the British Empire?
a. India
b. Spain
c. France

Closing Date: Thursday 23 August 2007, Noon

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