The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Featuring The Uptown Hall Gang, Moonlight Serenaders and Glenn Miller Strings Lighthouse Poole 1 March 2014 Review by Janine Pulford Music evokes some of our strongest memories.  Whether it’s a love song or an orchestral piece, that sudden stirring of emotion takes you back to a happy place. For me, the music of Glenn Miller…

The Straits Live

The Straits

Regent Centre, Christchurch – 4 February 2014. The Straits made a Floyd-esque entrance with ‘Where do you think you’re going.’ It had everyone in the sell-out concert transfixed. The audience were glued and they stayed that way throughout the whole concert as all the best Dire Straits tracks burst into the Regent Centre in a professional blaze.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers performance at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Breath-taking from start to finish Review by Liz Turner The breath-taking new production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre this week is energetic, colourful and vibrant. The young cast give a masterclass in musical theatre – singing, dancing, somersaults, acrobatics – nothing seems too much of a challenge for them. This…

Forest Inn food

Forest Inn, Ferndown

A roast for all seasons By Liz Turner Remember that delicious roast turkey dinner on Christmas Day? The mouthwatering aroma of the turkey, vegetables and roast potatoes? This needn’t be just a memory as the chef at the Forest Inn in Ferndown is determined that everyone should be able to enjoy the traditional roast meal…

Mike Hall

Classic Clapton

Regent Centre, Christchurch, 7 September 2013 [divide] Review by Janine Pulford A blinder of a concert. This tribute act (After Midnight) formed 28 years ago and this was their first time playing in Christchurch and only their second appearance in Dorset. Lead guitarist/vocals Mike Hall has an uncanny resemblance to Clapton and has clearly studied…