Nov 14, 2018 Private Peaceful
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  REVIEW: Private Peaceful, Theatre Royal The timing of this could not be more pertinent, especially with all the events over the weekend that have captured our imagination. Everyone in the country has been focused, whether it be from events at the Cathedral – or maybe Peter Jackson’s superb film on BBC2 – or an […]

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Nov 14, 2018 ED982C18-35B6-497D-809A-763C0D3887C8
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. An expert on the James Bulger case says a new film which saw its UK premiere in Winchester on Friday proves the incident remains “deeply troubling” after 25 years. David James Smith is author of ‘The Sleep of Reason’ – a book devoted to the Bulger case. He described Detainment as a “remarkable achievement” […]

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Nov 13, 2018 Private Peaceful
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  PREVIEW: Private Peaceful, Theatre Royal THIS WEEK Commemorating the end of World War One, Scamp Theatre’s award-winning production of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful heads to Theatre Royal Winchester from today (Tuesday 13) until Saturday (17 November). The production is full of vivid detail and dramatic narrative, superbly brought to life by Andy Daniel. Private […]

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Nov 12, 2018 Cathedral
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  Winchester Cathedral was the centre of focus for the City on Sunday as hundreds of people came together to mark 100 years since the end of the Great War. The service was attended by the city’s MP Steve Brine, as well as the Mayor of Winchester Frank Pearson. (The Mayor later went on to […]

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Nov 11, 2018 Armistice 100
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  FROM THE EDITOR: You will have noted that we turned most of the November newspaper edition over to the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War – Armistice 100. One of the stories was the Kings’ School visit to the frontline, including Ypres. I’m fortunate enough to have also made that trip, having […]

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Nov 08, 2018 singing in the rain
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  Singing in the Rain – Winchester Musicals and Opera Society, Theatre Royal (By David Cradduck. Images: Peter Sillick) “Never work with children or animals”, they say. No mention of pouring water on stage, then. If you go to see the stage version of  ‘Singing in the Rain’ what you really want to know from […]

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Nov 08, 2018 film festival
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  REVIEW: Winchester Film Festival (Wednesday) After the wild and windy night on Tuesday, things had largely calmed down a little for Wednesday, and a little stroll through the Cathedral Close to reach P&G Wells in College Street was very pleasant. As was the evening itself, because it had largely been turned over to comedy […]

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Nov 07, 2018 film festival
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  REVIEW: Our take on last night’s showings at the Winchester Film Festival It was a rather blustery evening as I made my way to the Science Centre for Tuesday’s set of screenings in the Film Festival – one carried in partnership with the Winchester Film Society. The society shows films here every other Tuesday, […]

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