Stockport Express

Spoken word is centre stage at hub poetry night



AS a social hub for creative communitie­s, Seven Miles Out has been establishi­ng a connection with spoken word artists.

Every first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm, Seven Miles Out has a free poetry evening called Word Art hosted by performanc­e poet Zach Roddis.

This monthly event follows on from our regular workshop Lips Inked run by poet Lucy Le Claire introducin­g young women to the skills of writing and performing their own slam poetry.

Word Art brings the poetry community together and focuses on up and coming artists.

Tonight (July 1) the guest poet will be Sam Small from Glasgow. There is also an Open Mic opportunit­y for people who would like to share their poetry.

Another group that we are keen to establish links with is the gaming community and we hope that local gamers of all ages will attend our first event ‘NintendoPe­ndence Day’, a collaborat­ion with Game Stockport, on Saturday at 7pm.

The evening is dedicated to retro gaming.

There will be a Smash Brothers and Mario Kart tournament and the ticket price of £2 gives entry into both tournament­s.

Tickets are available from Game Stockport. Please note that anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanie­d by an adult.

For more informatio­n on the above events visit www.sevenmiles­outarts.


JOIN us this weekend at your Plaza Super Cinema and Variety Theatre for two of the greatest big screen feature films ever made.

On Friday, July 3, we present the 1955 release Guys and Dolls – Cert. U. – starring Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons and Vivian Blaine.

All the hot gamblers are in town, and they’re all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week’s incarnatio­n of ‘The Oldest Establishe­d Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York’; the only problem is, he needs $1,000 to get the place.

Throw in Sarah Brown, who’s short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan’s $1,000 bet that he can’t get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you’ve got quite a musical.

On Saturday, to celebrate Independen­ce Day, is the epic 1975 release Jaws – Cert. 12A.

It’s a hot summer’s 4th of July on Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclinatio­n is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn’t sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessme­n.

Brody backs down to his regret as that weekend a young boy is killed by the predator.

The dead boy’s mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward.

A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee.

Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanograp­hic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark.

As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they’re going to need a bigger boat.

Tickets for both of these sensationa­l films can be booked in person from our Central Box Office, by calling our booking line on 0161 477 7779 or by visiting The Plaza web site on www. stockportp­ Ted Doan


AS the hot weather (hopefully) approaches we have some fantastic performanc­es at the Forum Theatre for families over the summer.

Don’t miss our fantastic Disney show which is taking place on Saturday, August 1, and Sunday, August 2, at 2pm.

Featuring hosts of Disney characters this is certainly one for the kids.

If the little ones aren’t fixed up for something to do in the holidays then we still have places available on our week long Harry Potter Summer Theatre workshops from Monday, August 3, to Friday, August 7.

Our summer season starts though next week, when from Wednesday, July 8 – Saturday, July 11, the NK Theatre Arts youth theatre will bring to life the fantastic story of ‘The Jungle Book’, featuring all of the songs from the film and some wonderful characters. We are giving away two lots of family tickets for four people to a performanc­e of your choice, to stand a chance of winning, just answer this simple question:

What is the name of the little boy brought up in the jungle?

Send your answer to The Forum Theatre, Compstall Road, Romiley, Stockport, SK6 4EA by Monday, July 6, to win.

Don’t forget you can buy on line and find all of the informatio­n about the up and coming events at the Forum can be found by visiting uk or you can book tickets by calling 0333 666 3366! Darren Stannage

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Poet Sam Small from Glasgow will appear at Seven Miles Out’s poetry night tonight

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