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Cinema review: Cinderella

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KENNETH BRANAGH’S career continues to mystify me. In the early 1990s he was the poster boy for the RADA’s new wave, his peers included Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, and Jonathan Pryce, but it was Branagh who catapulted to fame first through adapting, directing, and acting in big budget adaptations of Shakespeare.

Wrong-way Corrigan and other wonders

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Early morning July 17 1938, Douglas Corrigan, a young aviator, climbed into a small and rather battered nine-year old Curtiss Robin monoplane, at Brooklyn airfield New York. He was cleared to fly to California. It was a misty overcast morning. Instead of turning east, he headed out over the Atlantic. Twenty-eight hours later, surviving on two chocolate bars, two boxes of fig bars, and a few gallons of water, he landed in Baldonnel airport, Dublin, to everyone’s amazement. He was immediately christened ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan, and the world press loved him. The New York Post printed its headline back to front to join in the fun. Especially as it emerged that Corrigan’s plane had many modifications made to it, including two large petrol tanks strapped in front of the cockpit, allowing him to only see out sideways. One of the tanks leaked on the way over. He had to slash a hole in the floor to allow the fuel out.

Through the glass darkly

So wrote Henry Adams in his study of the 12th century European Renaissance, Mont-Saint Michel and Chartres, of the great Romanesque church and monastery perched on a high rock off the coast of Normandy. Like so many churches set on high places throughout the Christian world, it was dedicated to the archangel Michael, who makes his most memorable appearance in Revelation:

Win family tickets to Winnie the Pooh Galway premiere

Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood next week with a new take on the children’s classic Winnie the Pooh, and to celebrate the Galway Advertiser has 10 family passes to the Galway premiere to give away.

Bagging Christmas bargains

Picture the scene. It’s late November. You are busy refurbishing your home. Everything is in disarray, even finding two matching killer heeled shoes in the morning is a mammoth task.

Mid Ireland Tourism marketing meeting

Mid Ireland Tourism would like to invite local businesses and any interested parties to their marketing meeting at the Athlone Springs Hotel on Tuesday October 12 at 7pm.

The magic of Disney comes to life on stage

What do Snow White, Cinderella, and Belle all have in common? Apart from being princesses in three of Disney’s classic fairy tales that have warmed the hearts of generations, this month their stories will be brought to life on stage in the Royal Theatre for six magical shows. Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales is about to touch down in Castlebar for the first time, having taken the globe by storm, Castlebar will soon be enchanted by these tales.

All exam pressure supplements on special offer at McKane’s

You or a member of your family may have to face exams soon. At McKane's Pharmacy, Ballina, staff would like to share a few tips on how to cope with exam pressure. Some you will have heard before, but if even one of them helps you through the difficult exam period, they will be delighted.

Who’s in da house? Minnie’s in The House

Delicious food, ideal location and great entertainment for the kids – the House hotel has it all to be your ultimate Sunday lunch venue.

Celebrate Grandparents’ Day at The Eye

WALT DISNEY Studios Motion Pictures Ireland and Friends of The Elderly are inviting Galway children to ‘Return The Favour’ this Sunday, on National Grandparents’ Day.

 

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