The Entertainer at Malvern Theatres: Review

Since its premier in 1957, the Entertainer has become an iconic play. Now set in 1982 with a backdrop of the Falklands war, Archie Rice finds his showbiz career going down the pan. His profession is outdated. His best jokes are no longer considered funny. So where does he go from here? The brand new version of John Osbourne’s The Entertainer is showing at Malvern Theatres until Saturday, 14th September starring Shane Richie as Archie. About The Entertainer If I had to describe The Entertainer in one word, I’d choose the word ‘bleak’. Set between a theatre stage and the…

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A dog friendly family weekend at the Sunshine Festival (review)

Glorious weather during the August bank holiday weekend made sure the Sunshine Festival lived up to its name. Not only is this Worcestershire festival great for families with a packed agenda for children, but it’s dog friendly too. A varied lineup included everything from popular bands like Scouting for Girls to local legends like the Worcester Ukulele Club. Sunshine festival: the music The sunshine festival lineup tends to be bands that most of us remember dancing to a good few years ago. My favourite this year was Scouting for Girls. Other acts on the main stage included 10CC, Showaddywaddy, Boyzlife…

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Summer adventures with Sunbites [AD]

For many of us, the summer holidays bring an opportunity to explore the UK. Heading to the beach, a lake or glorious countryside to spend time outdoors. We spent a couple of weeks in our camper van so we could take the girls to some of our favourite areas. Whilst camping holidays keep costs down, they do bring their own expense. Taking a picnic is a great option on days out from the campsite because it’s so much cheaper than buying lunch. We tried out Sunbites as a picnic treat while we were camping beside Lake Bala. Adventurous spirit My…

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A family meal at Côte Worcester

Where is your go-to place for eating out with children? Côte certainly wouldn’t have been our first choice. Recently though, they’ve developed some fantastic activity packs for little ones, along with a children’s menu. Better still, they were really flexible with my two. One of whom is vegetarian, and the other has just started doing meat-free Mondays. Of course, she decided this after we’d booked Côte for a Monday. Children’s activity packs at Côte The most difficult thing for us about taking the children out to eat is keeping them entertained. For us, it’s an opportunity to teach them how…

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Warwick Castle summer of shows

This summer, Warwick Castle is hosting an array of spectacular shows and events. A visit to the castle is always a full day out, but this year they’ve gone one step further. An already impressive bird of prey show has been transformed into the breathtaking Falconer’s Quest. The thrilling Wars of the Roses returns and the Castle Dungeon is as frightening as ever. During August, certain evenings will see the return of the awesome Dragon Slayer show. We headed to Warwick Castle this week to see what all the fuss is about. About Warwick Castle The huge, imposing castle at…

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The Rocky Horror Show at Malvern Theatres: Review

The most successful, iconic rock ‘n’ roll musical ever is touring in 2019 and last night, it debuted at Malvern Theatres. As expected, audience participation and dancing was encouraged. The usual Rocky Horror show ingredients were all present and correct. Sci-fi, horror, comedy and music. All the classic songs brought the show to life, with a large dose of innuendo and humour thrown in. Of course, there were some wacky costumes on show too. The show Richard O’Brien’s legendary show first took to the stage back in 1973. An immediate hit, it has since been seen by millions in theatres…

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Nozstock 2019 with children: Review

Every year, a farm in a remote part of rural Herefordshire is transformed. For one weekend, Nozstock, the Hidden Valley Festival takes over. Ten stages, hundreds of acts, a dedicated children’s zone, a cinema, food, shops and spaces to chill make this farm near Bromyard the place to be. Nozstock has a reputation for being the biggest party around. Nozstock 2019 was Wizard of Oz themed. We spent a weekend camping at the festival to see how suitable it is for families with children. Little Wonderland Kids Area For anyone visiting Nozstock with children, it’s great to know that there’s…

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