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Dr Who: Journey to the Centre of the Tardis, today, 6.30pm, BBC1
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Cut and pasted from the Radio Times website:

The Tardis is captured by a spaceship salvage team, sending its systems into meltdown. As the Doctor introduces himself to the motley crew of galactic rag-and-bone men, he realises Clara is still trapped within his malfunctioning ship, so he persuades his new acquaintances to help find her, taking them deep into the heart of his beloved blue box. But their hopes of a straightforward rescue are dashed when it turns out Clara is not the only one down there - and if that weren't bad enough, they only have 30 minutes before the Tardis self-destructs.

Follow the links to the Radio Times features on this episode:
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-04-26/steven-moffats-doctor-who-episode-guide-the-journey-to-the-centre-of-the-tardis
http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/wc9fp/doctor-who--journey-to-the-centre-of-the-tardis
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-04-23/doctor-who-journey-to-the-centre-of-the-tardis---preview-pictures-and-video

This is the trailer:



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Prom Praise, Langham Arts Trust, Royal Albert Hall, Saturday 4 May, 7.30pm
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I am promoting this as a fun, lively, happy Christian music event that everyone can enjoy.

Prom Praise was one of the first big set-piece All Souls events that I attended. I started going to church in March 2011 and I attended my first Prom Praise in April 2011. I just LOVED it and it totally blew me away!

My honest genuine and sincere feedback from that first Prom Praise concert was that it was "better than Frankenstein" (the National Theatre stage version starring Benedict Cumberbatch) and so those who know me will know that I could not have paid All Souls a greater compliment!

I also have CDs of several previous Prom Praise concerts and they are all excellent - indeed I have gifted the CDs to Christian friends and they have loved them!

Everyone is invited and everyone is welcome. So why don't you come on in and join the fun?!

I am going and I have a £5 standing ticket in the Arena - so I will be both singing AND dancing along!

Cut and pasted from the Royal Albert Hall Website:

We welcome the return of this popular annual visit of Prom Praise to the Royal Albert Hall, which will include performances from All Souls Orchestra and Prom Praise Choir.

Presented by the All Souls Orchestra under the energetic and unquenchably dynamic directon of principal conductor, Noël Tredinnick, Prom Praise is a joyful fusion of perfomance with worship. Combining the spirit praise with the style of the world-famous 'Last Night of the Proms', when the whole hall can join choir and orchestra in favourite hymns and worship songs.

Choirs massing from all parts of the UK will make a choral contribution. Soloists include soprano Kathryn Donaldson-Copeland and baritone Sean Donaldson.

Following a fun evening here at the Hall in March with Prom Praise for Schools, some of the schools choirs have been invited back to show us how it's done in lively gospel style.

The evening will be co-hosted by All Souls Rector, Hugh Palmer.

This is the trailer:



For more info and to buy tickets follow the links:
http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/prom-praise/default.aspx
http://www.allsoulsorchestra.org/Events/2013-05-04/Prom-Praise-at-Royal-Albert-Hall-2013/
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Olivier Awards, Sunday 28 April 2013
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The Olivier Awards Website can be found here:
http://www.olivierawards.com/home/

These are the runners and riders that I am backing at the Olivier Awards tomorrow (I have only listed those that I have a strong view on and so I have not commented at all re musicals or dance or opera):

Best actor
Rupert Everett – The Judas Kiss
or
Luke Treadaway – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best actress
Hattie Morahan – A Doll's House

Mastercard best new play
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best director
Marianne Elliott – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best entertainment and family
Hansel and Gretel

XL Video award for best set design
Bunny Christie and Finn Ross – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best theatre choreographer
Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Outstanding achievement in an affiliate theatre
Red Velvet at the Tricycle theatre

A full list of all the awards and all the nominees can be found here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2013/mar/26/olivier-awards-2013-nominations

I think from the above list it is pretty clear who my OUTSTANDING Winner is ...

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Congratulations The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the National Theatre!

The Olivier Awards Ceremony will take place at the Royal Opera House on Sunday 28 April.

You can also listen to all the action unfold live on BBC Radio 2, follow the news on the Olivier Awards website, or get involved using social media by tagging posts with #oliviers.