Entertainment News Archive - October 07, 2008

Audley Male Voice Choir Victoria Hall AS EXPECTED, the men of Audley Male Voice Choir yet again managed to fill the Victoria Hall almost to capacity last night as numerous fans arrived to watch their annual gala concert.

Today, Tom Chambers starts his last week of filming on the hit hospital drama Holby City. The Derbyshire actor has confirmed he is leaving the BBC show in which he has played registrar Sam Strachan for the past three years.

The revival of the Penkhull Music Festival, which had lapsed due to the retirement of founder conductor May Walley, is to be welcomed. The three nights and lunchtime event proved to be a great success, bringing in good sized audiences of a wide age range.

By JONPAUL HEDGE It is second time lucky for 13-year-old Emily Kindon as she proved beyond all doubt that Torbay's Got Talent. The St Cuthbert Mayne schoolgirl beat off stiff competition in a tense, close-run final which saw the leaders change position several times.

By MARTIN FREEMAN Features Writer COMPOSER Paul Lloyd is picking up the baton for a forthcoming play about Robert Lenkiewicz. He has won the commission to create the music for The Man In The Red Scarf, which tells the Plymouth painter's life story.

I Love musicals. The Magic Of The Musicals Grimsby Auditorium And I thought lots of others did too - so when I pulled into the Grimsby Auditorium car park ready for Mad About The Musicals, I was surprised to see how empty it was.

Any celebration is always an occasion to remember and this was no exception.

Celebrity chef Sophie Grigson is set to open the Falmouth Oyster Festival. The town is gearing up for the annual four-day festival, which runs from October 16-19. Ms Grigson has presented her own cooking programmes on television, as well as writing books and features for newspapers and magazines.

By Charlotte Cripps Ashley Walters has shaken off his wild past in So Solid Crew to reinvent himself as a serious actor. Charlotte Cripps joins him at the Young Vic The actor and rapper Ashley Walters, 26, has been rehearsing for his new role at the Young Vic theatre in London in a tank of water.

By SUSIE RUSHTON Hit & Run... Ange, we have to hand it to you. You are extraordinary.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.