Latest Bablake School Stories

2008-09-17 06:00:27

FILM stardom awaits Coventry woman Paula Butler after she was picked to appear in Nativity. Paula is a managing partner's associate at Yorkshire Bank's Financial Solutions Centre at the Ricoh Arena and their boardroom was turned into a Hollywood mogul's Los Angeles office for the film. Paula was asked to step in front of the film cameras when she went along to see the movie crew in action at Bablake School. She says: "I'd gone along with two colleagues just to check that everything...

2008-09-17 06:00:00

"THEY say never work with children or animals and I am working with 100 children, camels, a donkey, pig, sheep ... and Alan Carr," laughs Debbie Isitt. The Coventry-based writer and director has been heading all over Coventry and Warwickshire with a film crew in tow for her latest movie Nativity. The cast includes The Office and Love Actually actor Martin Freeman, Ugly Betty and Extras favourite Ashley Jensen, comedian Alan Carr, Confetti actor Jason Watkins and Marc Wootton from...

2008-08-09 03:00:19

COVENTRY is set to host its first three-day electronica arts and music festival next month. Called A Thing About Machines, it will run from September 19 to 21, and be held in venues across the city not usually used for performances and exhibitions, such as the medieval crypt at St Mary's Guildhall and Bablake Old Boys centre in Hill Street. Its aim is to attract people to visit who may not have gone to gigs or arts events before. The festival takes its theme from Coventry's prestigious...

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