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Fri 8 -Sun 10 Feb 2019

FILM: Northampton Filmhouse, throughout Feb

Oscar season is in full swing so what better time to head to the cinema? See this season’s best picks at the Northampton Filmhouse or indulge in the brilliant new independent films. They’re series of screenings aimed at  16-25 year-olds, are perfect for the not so little Mudlets!

northamptonfilmhouse.com

 

FILM: Can you ever Forgive Me? (15) out in cinemas from Fri 1 Feb

Melissa McCarthy, is Oscar nominated for her turn as Lee Israel, a failing writer making money selling forged celebrity letters in this amusing true-crime bleak comedy with Richard E Grant – also Oscar nominated for Best Supporting Actor – reliving his Withnail & I days as her drinking buddy.

 

FASHION: Celebrating China pop-up boutique, Bicester Village, now until Sun 17 Feb

Curated by fashion influencer Susie Bubble, this pop-up boutique of ten cutting-edge Chinese designers is opening to celebrate Chinese New Year. It includes rising stars Ryan Lo, Mukzin and I Am Chen and with Chinese designers starting to make their mark on catwalks around the world it’s definitely worth checking out what they have to offer.

bicestervillage.com

 

CULTURE: Sneak peek visits to Lyveden Manor, near Oundle, throughout Feb

Get a behind the scenes experience of Lyveden Manor–currently not open to the public. They’ll be opening up the ground floor of the manor to special booked-visits this winter only. You’ll also be part of the new opportunities to tell Sir Thomas Tresham’s story. Each visit will be totes unique as the team try out new storytelling and interactive methods. Booking is ABSOLUTELY essential and can be done via Phone: 0344 249 1895.

nationaltrust.org

 

EVENT: The Church – Relaunch Party, The Church Restaurant, Fri 8 Feb

The new owners of this fabulous venue are ready to relaunch! You’ll get to see the new restaurant and bar and get to taste canapés from their exciting new à la carte menu, there’ll be prosecco on arrival too! It’s a Muddy Award winning restaurant and we’re looking forward to seeing how it’s changed, but in the meantime here’s the review we did…

thechurchrestaurant.com

 

THEATRE: West Side Story, Lighthouse Theatre, Fri 8 & Sat 9 Feb

This musical follows the story of a modern day Romeo and Juliet who are involved in street gangs on the Upper West Side of New York. Two gangs battle for control of the turf whilst the situation becomes complicated when a gang member falls in love with the rival’s sister. This show is sure to be an exciting, thrilling experience which will leave you wanting more. Showing for 2 days only, you can find out more information and purchase tickets on the website.

lighthousetheatre.co.uk

 

FILM: A Private War, out in cinemas Feb 8

Courtesy of Paul Conroy/ Aviron Pictures

The late Marie Colvin, a respected Sunday Times war correspondent killed in Syria in 2012, is the subject of new biopic A Private War starring Rosamund Pike, with Jamie Dornan as her photographer colleague.

 

FURTHER AFIELD…

THEATRE: All About Eve, Noel Coward Theatre, London, Sat Feb 2 – Sat May 11

Not the recent fabulous TV series but a play based on the award-winning 1950s film starring Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a Broadway star, and her young fan, Eve Harrington, who inveigles her way into her life. With Gillian Anderson and Lilly James in the starring roles, director Ivo van Hove at the helm, and with the themes of celebrity and youth at its core, this looks like a dead cert for success.

allabouteveplay.com

 

COMEDY: Mandy Muden Cunning Stunts, Old Town Hall, Wycombe Swan, Sun 10 Feb

We met Mandy when she was in Panto last year (read our interview here) and she’s returning to the Wycombe Swan for her own brand new show which combines magic and comedy and lots of audience participation (so be warned). Since appearing on Britain’s Got Talent, her star is rising and she’s performed all over the UK and is a member of London’s Inner Magic Circle.

 

EXHIBITION: Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, until Sun July 14

Christian Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri (b. 1964), Éventail de vos hasards, Dress, Haute Couture, Spring/Summer 2018. Dior Héritage collection, Paris

This is going to be maaassive! The V&A is showing the largest House of Dior exhibition ever staged in the UK, tracing the history of Christian Dior and the six artistic directors who succeeded him. The exhibition is based on the major exhibition Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, organised by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and there will be a new section exploring Dior’s fascination with British culture. A highlight will be the Christian Dior dress worn by Princess Margaret for her 21st birthday celebrations, on loan from the Museum of London.

vam.ac.uk

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