Hello and welcome to another fun-filled week on the South Coast. Here are five things you need to know about this week…
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Monday 16th – Half Term!
Yup, half term is here. If you don’t have kids… avoid your local swimming pool, parks and shopping centres at all costs.
If you do have kids, you could do a lot worse than heading down to Marwell, where they have Nuts About Nature trails daily, as well as Critter Close-Ups. Kids love anything you could legitimately refer to as a critter so that one’s bound to be a hit.
Most kids learn about Ancient Egypt at some point during their education, and apparently it’s on the curriculum for all Hampshire schools at the moment – which is handy, because the Red House museum in Christchurch has an I Love My Mummy event, including the Mummy Returns exhibition.
If neither of these tickles your fancy there are loads of ideas on the Wave 105 website.
Tuesday 17th – Shrove Tuesday
We love pancakes in our house, so Tuesday is bound to be a bit awesome. As is the tradition, there are pancake races all over the place including Wimborne (around the Minster), Christchurch and Waterlooville.
Apparently the tradition of pancake races began in 1445 when a woman in Buckinghamshire was happily making pancakes when she heard the church bells ringing. She didn’t want to be late for church, but she didn’t want the pancake to be ruined either so she ran off up the street with the pan in her hand. Quite why she couldn’t have at least put it in a napkin is beyond me, but there you go.
Wednesday 18th – X Factor Live tour at the BIC
I don’t have proper TV, and even when I did, I didn’t watch X Factor. I am well aware this puts me in the minority, however. This tour has been one of the most successful annual arena tours of the last 10 years, and people flock to these concerts in droves. This one only started on Friday 13th, so they’ll all still be fresh – and there won’t have been any time for any gossip or scandals, like last year when a member of Rough Copy was kicked off the tour for having a fight with another performer and the trio was forced to become a double act!
Friday 20th – Eastenders live episode
You would have to have been living in a hole for the last few months to miss the fact that Lucy was murdered in Eastenders. This week, to celebrate their 30th anniversary all of the shows will have “live inserts.” There is a special flashback episode on Thursday, when they finally reveal who dunnit, and then on Friday the entire episode is live. On top of all of this, watch out for lots of returning characters – including Barbara Windsor, Jo Hoyner and John Partridge. I’m sure I heard that Pam StClement was making an appearance too, but not sure if I might have imagined that, what with Pat being a bit dead.
Talking about this on Twitter the other day, I joked “I think it was Roly wot dunnit” only to be met with a chorus of “who’s Roly?” Anyone who listened to Simon and I on the radio this evening may also require an explanation as to who “little Willy” is too… they’re dogs, people. From way back when Den and Angie ran the Vic and Doctor Leg was the attending physician for all ailments, no matter how big or small. He had magic eyebrows, you see.
Saturday 21st – Boyhood at the Colosseum
This movie has been immensely popular since its release, and last week won three BAFTAs, which was nice. Richard Linklater missed picking up his award for Best Director because he was in America at the Directors Guild of America Awards – where he didn’t win. This movie is also one of only eleven in history to have received a perfect metascore of 100 from professional movie critics. It’s also the only one in history to get that score upon its initial release – so it’s a special movie, and the whole “took 12 years to make” thing is not just a gimmick!
The showing starts at 2pm, and since the Colosseum is the UK’s smallest cinema with only 19 seats, you’ll want to book early!
Well, that’s us done for another week. Thanks for reading/listening and I’ll be back again next week with another 5 things.