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A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick. "The best Batman film in years." ★★★★ Empire (more info)
The twice-BAFTA-winning film ‘Lion’ tells the extraordinary true story of Saroo Brierley, who was born in India but adopted by an Australian couple after he was separated from his family. "Nicole Kidman's Oscar contender will rip you to pieces" - The Telegraph (more info)
Monthly science and engineering evening talks in our Coffee Shop, free entry! This month's topic will be announced soon.
Stand-Up Comedian, Vibe-Magnet and "London's Saddest DJ" John Robins works through new material leading up to his 8th Edinburgh festival show (work in progress). Double-billed with Ivo Graham, the youngest ever winner of the prestigious “So You Think You’re Funny” award at the Edinburgh Fringe. (more info)
The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show. (more info)
This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award-winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award-winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). (more info)
Having become the first ever band to reach the semi finals of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 and performing for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic and Paralympic celebrations, The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK's top Jive & Swing band. (more info)
Winner of 2010’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Album, this young Irish singer from Dungiven, County Derry, sings with clarity, beauty and style. If you don’t know her voice, you’re in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store. More info >
One of the UK’s foremost and respected stand-up comedians, winner of the prestigious Perrier Award, selling out numerous tours of the UK and Ireland, and established on much-loved Radio 4 programmes: The News Quiz, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. More info >
Fresh from London’s West End, this his sparkling musical comedy adventure stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's much loved classic poem, featuring life-like puppets, fantastical characters, and lashings of daft humour. More info >