Yesterday, July 26, 10pm, B-Sky-B Atlantic
First episode in the re-run of The Wire, starring Dominic West. If, like me, you’re boycotting all things Murdochian, best get the box set (but not from Love Film or Amazon, for similar reasons).
Sunday July 28, 8pm (various venues, including National Media Museum, Bradford)
Encore re-screening of the live transmission of a week ago of Branagh’s interpretation of the Scottish play.
Friday August 2, various cinemas nationwide
- Michael Cimino’s 216-minute “director’s cut” of Heaven’s Gate.
- Only God Forgives, a 2013 French-Danish co-production, written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott-Thomas and Vithaya Pansringarm. The film was shot on location in Bangkok and was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Sunday August 4, Bandstand in Lister Park, Bradford, from 2pm till 4pm
- Classy folk duo, featuring guitarist/fiddle-player Tony Charnock and the astonishing voice and songwriting of Rahel Guzelian.
Wednesday August 7, Mill Arts Centre, Banbury
Eve of Cropredy concert featuring Maartin Allcock and local folkrockers Little Johnny England, plus special guests including Huw Williams and Roman flute maestro Jerry Cutillo.
Thursday August 8 to Sunday August 10, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention
Cropredy 2013 features Alice Cooper, 10cc, Levellers, Martin Barre, Lúnasa, BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, the Moulettes, the Dunwells, Danny And The Champions of The World, and the Mediaeval Baebes.
Fuller details from the Cropredy website, Tickets are £110 for full weekend, £75 Saturday only. Click here for box office, which closes at midnight on Sunday, August 3. Tickets will be on sale on site (if there are any left!).
August 15-18, Black Mountains, Wales
Green Man Festival (Details http://www.greenman.net/)