Entertainment News Archive - August 23, 2008

By WILLIAM TELFORD Herald Reporter Gotta dance! Talented Lewis Calcutt will be doing the hot shoe shuffle all the way to a brand-new theatre school this autumn. The teenager from Crownhill is just one of 30 budding stage stars to land a place at the pounds2million Performers College, in Essex.

By TRISTAN NICHOLS Herald Reporter Historic Antony House has been chosen as one of the filming locations for a blockbuster movie by Disney. The Herald has learned the National Trust property, near Torpoint, will be closed to the public from September 1 until October 14 for filming.

Filming is to start on a documentary which will retrace North Lincolnshire's links with the Pilgrim Fathers, who sailed from Plymouth to America in 1620 on The Mayflower. But there is still a shortage of volunteers to play the roles of the original pioneers and work behind the scenes.

B ritain's biggest jazz festival is about to burst on to the boulevards of Bude, airing the music of New Orleans and much more. Now celebrating its 21st year, the festival packs 166 events into eight days, running from tomorrow until Saturday, August 30.

T hey stand tall and proud in the barren desert landscape, flowing robes and headdresses protecting them from the sun - a picture of traditional nomadic tribespeople.

Twenty-one years in the West End and Blood Brothers is still going strong. A multi-award winner and a global success, this show's triumph goes against all expectations.

C ontroversial raconteur and writer Howard Marks has agreed to compere the main stage at this year's Surfstock Festival - another impressive catch for what promises to be a thoroughly eclectic and entertaining shindig.

By TINA CROWSON The man behind Torbay's latest comedy film Snappers has announced ambitious plans to set up a film school and studios in Torbay.

What a send-off for the Plymouth school which is due to close forever in just a few days. Students at Parkside Community College did themselves, their families, their teachers and their school proud with their GCSE results yesterday.

By Evan Henerson Even a multi- hyphenated singer-actress-designer has to get her house in order. And that's just what Stacy Ferguson is doing ... one yard of flooring at a time. "After this, I'm going to meet with carpeting people," says Ferguson, known to the world as Fergie.

Word of the Day
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The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.