1901 The year that Queen Victoria died – signalling the end of her eponymous era. This Christmas, however, the festive spirit of the Victorian period lives on at Saltwell Park in Gateshead, which has been transformed by the after-dark arts experience, Enchanted Parks. Visitors can see illuminated installations such as "Glimpses of Victoriana", costumed characters and trees that respond when given a hug. Evenings 5-9 December. Tickets £6. Newcastlegateshead.com
Early years in Liverpool gave him the perfect voice for John Lennon in the animated ‘Yellow Submarine’ film
From folding up the streets of Paris in Inception to making a magical world fit for a boy wizard in the Harry Potter series, British special effects designers know how to bewitch cinemagoers.
The 1975 movie Jaws can be in people's thoughts when they are paddling out to sea on a lilo. But you don't have to go all the way to a holiday resort for a bit of terror. Next month the Thames will have its own in the form of a shark-fin gliding through the water, before a screening of the fully restored blockbuster.
At an age, 79, when most of his acting peers have either long since retired or seen their careers simply fade away, Sir Michael Caine has no intention of quietly shuffling off the Hollywood stage.
Treyarch looking to 'redefine storytelling' within the franchise.
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Willy Russell's scabrous Scousers, Shirley Valentine (Saint Joan of the fitted kitchen units, with all her nosy-neighbour voices) and hairdresser Rita of the Open University, are still going strong after a quarter of a century. They are now as engraved in the national consciousness as Maggie May, resilient streetwalker of the Liverpool docks, or the battling socialist MP Bessie Braddock. This Menier Chocolate Factory transfer, for a summer season at the Trafalgar Studios, presents Russell's two plays in all their wit and vivacity.
Feminism with lashings of fun
Last resting place of soldier portrayed by Michael Caine in 'Zulu' lies mouldering and desecrated
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To celebrate the release the highly anticipated new thriller, Harry Brown, starring the legendary Sir Michael Caine we have joined forces with Lionsgate to give away five pairs of tickets to the world premiere on Tuesday 10th November in London’s Leicester Square. The film also stars rising British talent Ben Drew (ADULTHOOD), AKA rapper Plan B.