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General release films in May include

A Dog’s Journey, Avengers: End Game, Secret Life of Pets, Wild Rose, Tolkien, Rocketman.


The story of how the power of music can unite a people divided. A race riot in 1970 devastated seaside resort Asbury Park, destroying the fabled Westside jazz and blues scene, but from the flames of the burning city emerged Bruce Springsteen and the fabled Jersey sound. Asbury Park returns Asbury denizens Springsteen, Steve Van Zandt and Southside Johnny Lyon to the legendary Upstage club where they got their start.


Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Company 4.00pm Sunday 26th May

This thrilling, audacious and witty production is best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. A fresh take which retains the iconic elements of the original staging, loved by millions around the world, filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London with Will Bozier as The Swan/The Stranger, Liam Mower as The Prince and Nicole Kabera as The Queen.


5.00pm Saturday 1st June; 8.00pm Sunday 2nd June with Q&A with Director Lauren McKenzie in person at the Alhambra

Power can be ruthless, absolute and at times invisible. Jack, a fostered boy on the run for attempted murder, seeks refuge in the house of an old deaf man who he can easily threaten to keep quiet. The more Jack’s past is revealed, the more we see he is just a boy hiding behind a facade and we begin to see another side to the old man too. A Sundance-award-winning portrait of two tortured souls.

VAN GOGH AND JAPAN Exhibition on Screen 8.00pm Tuesday 4th June

Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan, it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art. Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and then creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists, Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know today.


Royal Shakespeare Company 7.00pm Wednesday 5th June

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.


Cardiff's Principality Stadium 8.00pm Saturday 8th June

Take That are bringing their 2019 Greatest Hits tour to cinemas for one night only, LIVE on Saturday 8th June from Cardiff's Principality Stadium! Marking their 30th anniversary year, the boys are gearing up for their biggest show yet, filled with fan favourites spanning three decades. With previous tours featuring walls of water, enormous holograms, a massive mechanical elephant and a carousel of dancers and band members suspended in the air, we simply can’t wait to see what Gary, Mark and Howard come up with for this highly anticipated anniversary show. Get ready for the biggest cinema party of the year!


7.15pm Tuesday 11th June

Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers

to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets. INFO@THECOCKERMOUTHPOST.CO.UK Petrified Oak Sniffing out the Petrified Forest!

Well, not trees exactly, rather the stone remains of an ancient forest of trees. Petrified Wood! Beautiful! The first written record of the forest that stretches for several miles from Hartlepool down the coast was issued in 1871. The vast forest of petrified sycamore,

© North News & Pictures Ltd 7000 Years Old!

Well, there are extra photographs this month to tickle the creative juices and if you get the chance to head to the coast, why not visit Redcar?

For now, enjoy the spring and Happy Hunting!

Lynda Dinneen

ISSUE 431 | 23 MAY 2019 | 34 Ken and Lynda Dinneen are Lapidary Artists and Rock Hounds

Ken is a Lapidary, Lynda has taught Jewellery Design, Silversmithing and Lapidary Art, as well leading many mining and Rock Hounding tours in and around the western United States.

Ken and Lynda work from their studio on the east flank of the Central Oregon Cascade Mountains in Sisters, Oregon.

Redcar Forest

Only a year ago, March it was, Storm Emma. That amazing event hitting the coast near Redcar just outside of Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire.

oak, birch and beech trees is believed to be at least 7,000 years old.

When the tide is out, the remains of the trees can be spotted along with the remains of shipwrecks, red deer antlers and even wild boar tusks have been found here. Even now, at low tide, some of the ancient stumps are still to be seen today, though much of the sand has returned.

Beech Wood Fossil

Well, it was coming down stair-rods and a wind that really whipped it up washed away sand by the kilo revealing a petrified forest that had been quietly resting under the beach sand in Redcar since last time it was seen at low tide after a storm. The low tide beach was littered with the stumps of ancient trees.

Now, as a jeweller, it is such fun to take bits of petrified wood and turn it into a wearable piece of stuff. Earrings, cuff-links, belt buckles, purse clasps, pendants, rings... whatever! For woodworkers, insetting a cabochon or two, of ancient petrified wood into the top of a new piece of wood-art, like a box, or the armrests of a garden bench just seems like a ‘natural’. In a way, it is like time travel. How fun is that?

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