Tickets £12.50 available from Bookends Emsworth, on the door or phone 01243 576580
VICTORIA AND ABDUL
A film by Stephen Frears
The extraordinary true story of an unlikely friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
SATURDAY, 17th FEBRUARY at CHIDHAM & HAMBROOK VILLAGE HALL, 7.00 for 7.30pm.
Light supper included in the ticket price. Licensed bar.
Come along as teams of four, or team up on the night.
CHANE RA MEMBERS: £5.00, NON-MEMBERS: £7.00.
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Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with her family. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.
Nominated for Golden Globes and BAFTA awards
Soukous, the dance music of Zaire, was updated by Paris-based vocalist and bandleader Konda Bongo Man. With his high tenor vocals alternating between lyrics in Lingala and French, Bongo Man and his band, which has included influential guitarists Diblo Dibala in the 1980s and Rigo Star in the 1990s, has sparked dancing in audiences around the globe. The New York Times wrote, “Zairean soukous is a lilting, rippling, dance groove that seems to smile from every register, with melody and rhythm inseparable. Kanda Bongo Man himself sings melodies that curl through the patterns like vines on a trellis.” Option magazine took a similar view, writing, “Kanda Bongo Man sure knows how to have fun. This is some of the most joyous music I’ve ever heard, heavy on both melody and rhythm.” While rooted in the soukous tradition, Bongo Man has incorporated an eclectic range of influences.
Tickets: Bookends Emsworth or phone 02143 576580