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Entertainment News Archive - October 10, 2008

It Will be lights, camera, action for budding young film-makers whose own blockbusters will be shown at a prestigious national film festival.

A Battle of the bands competition promises to bring the best of Grimsby's new music to one venue. Lloyd's No 1, on the town's Riverhead, is offering a pounds500 prize to the winner of its new Battle Of The Bands contest.

Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough Saturday, 8pm BEST known for his lead movie role in Jesus of Nazareth and in BBC's Holby City, thespian Robert Powell presents A Victorian Celebration.

By RON RAMIREZ This month, my friends, I wish to dispense with my usual opinions on local issues to bring your attention to something which everyone needs to be aware of. Digital television, or DTV, is coming on February 17, 2009 E whether you are prepared or not. The U.S.

The Ian McMillan Orchestra presents Sharp Stories at Bath's Theatre Royal on Wednesday, October 22. Yorkshire poet and comedian, Ian McMillan, presents The Verb on Radio 3 and is a regular on Have I Got News For You, Newsnight Review and was recently the subject of The South Bank Show.

Johnny Coppin who is appearing at The Mission Theatre tomorrow evening, from 8pm, is well known as a folk singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player. He made a name for himself as a member of Decameron, one of the most successful folk rock bands of the 1970s.

The House BUNNY (12A) Blessed with a tour-de-force performance from Anna Faris as a Playboy bunny with a heart of gold, Fred Wolf's feel-good comedy promotes messages of solidarity and individualism in the face of peer pressure.

Michael Parkinson was born in a pit village in Yorkshire where he lived on the back row of the local cinema and dreamed of marrying Veronica Lake.

Children from some of the area's primary and secondary schools performed their own plays in front of friends and family. The two productions at the egg theatre were part of Bath Festivals' Write Team project, which saw professionals working with youngsters.

The man responsible for raising Bath's profile as a major film and television location has died after being taken ill in South America. Richard Angell was the city's film commissioner for three years until he left the job in 1999.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.