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Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Kevin Bryan returns with his latest round-up of some of the new music releases.

Music
Film Review: Talented cast overcome cliches in Ideal Home

Film Review: Talented cast overcome cliches in Ideal Home

In Ideal Home, the same-sex parenting comedy with a warm and fuzzy centre, Steve Coogan is the lively cookery show presenter, Erasmus, whose long-lost grandson, Bill, arrives unannounced when his dad is arrested, writes Natalie Stendall.

Arts

Live like a movie star in a house with it’s own cinema....and gym, and bar, and games room, and sauna

This superb executive property boasts its own cinema room as part of a luxury living experience.

Lifestyle
Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Judith Owen - rediscCOVERed (Twanky Records). Judith Owen has always seemed content to march to the beat of a markedly different drummer from many of her contemporaries in the singer-songwriter field, and the Welsh chanteuse’s latest offering on her own Twanky label is populated by the most eccentric collection of cover versions that you could ever wish to hear. Deep Purple’s Smoke On The Water is given a thorough going over alongside radical re-imaginings of everything from Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun to the Grease anthem Summer Nights, and the finished product is a thoughtful, jazz inflected delight.

Music
Get your tickets for NPO’s family musical adventure

Get your tickets for NPO’s family musical adventure

Get ready for an evening packed with Heroes And Adventures when Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual family concert returns in January.

Music
Film Review: Calibre is a confident and disturbing debut thriller

Film Review: Calibre is a confident and disturbing debut thriller

After winning the Michael Powell award for best British feature film at this year’s Edinburgh film festival, unnerving Scottish thriller Calibre finds a home on Netflix, writes Natalie Stendall

Music

A round-up of this week’s best readers’ pictures

Readers have been out and about taking pictures of life across the area. Click the link above to see a round-up of some of the best snaps sent in this week. If you would like to see your picture appear online and in the newspaper please send them in via email. They don’t have to be related to a news story - they could be a local landmark, a gathering of friends - anything that records everyday life. Check back again next week to see more great shots.

Lifestyle

A family country manor set in beautiful grounds with stunning views

This beautiful and substantial five bedroomed family home has been extended and renovated and boasts good-sized gardens and far-reaching open views to the rear.

Lifestyle
Chris Margrave, head gardener at Clumber Park

Handsome hyperciums are great for the heights of summer

Most keen gardeners will be familiar with hypericum Hidcote, a classic garden variety which is reliable, rewarding and easy to grow, and named after a famous National Trust garden.

Lifestyle
Top jazz funk and fusion bands join forces for special gig in Derby

Top jazz funk and fusion bands join forces for special gig in Derby

Two of Derbyshire’s premier jazz funk and fusion bands are joining forces for a double headline gig later this month.

Lifestyle
Black Forest, Germany.

Sights and delights of romantic Rhine

The last time I cruised down a river was in my father’s fishing cobble as a young boy. I said to my wife “I would fancy a river cruise holiday”, the response was muted.

Lifestyle
Victoria Park in Ilkeston has won the national Horticulture Week Custodian Award for Best Heritage Park.

Ilkeston park wins national horticultural heritage award after revamp

Ilkeston’s much-loved Victoria park has won a national horticultural award following heritage restoration works by Erewash Borough Council.

News
Food Hygiene Ratings

Erewash council tops national food hygiene inspection league table

Erewash Borough Council has topped a national table for food hygiene standards for the second consecutive year in the latest report from consumer standards monitor Which?

News

Six of the best ice cream parlours in Derbyshire

The sun is shining right across Derbyshire and temperatures are on the rise.

News
Auditions to be held for Nativity! The Musical

Auditions to be held for Nativity! The Musical

Nativity! The Musical is to tour the country later in the year and producers are on the lookout for children across the UK to audition for the 2018 UK tour, which includes a week at the Theatre Royal Nottingham from November 21-25.

Theatre and Comedy
Award winner heads the cast when Sweet Charity comes to Nottingham Playhouse

Award winner heads the cast when Sweet Charity comes to Nottingham Playhouse

Olivier Award winner Rebecca Trehearn is to take the title role in Sweet Charity at Nottingham Playhouse later this year.

Theatre and Comedy
Star conductor to take a trip to the movies with orchestra at RCH

Star conductor to take a trip to the movies with orchestra at RCH

John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra will be making their latest visit to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on December 13.

Music
Challis and Pasquale to team up in Peter Pan

Challis and Pasquale to team up in Peter Pan

The Theatre Royal Nottingham has comedy legend Joe Pasquale and Only Fools and Horses star John Challis leading the cast of this year’s swashbuckling family pantomime, Peter Pan.

Theatre and Comedy
INTERVIEW: Del Amitri frontman Justin Currie on his band’s forthcoming gig in Nottingham

INTERVIEW: Del Amitri frontman Justin Currie on his band’s forthcoming gig in Nottingham

Veteran Scottish legends Del Amitri are returning for a string of gigs this summer, including one at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on July 25.

Music
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