Archive for June, 2015

Su Newsy Bits & Pieces!

June 24th, 2015

dusty15aOut and About!: Su has been been out and about lots recently – Catching up with pals and seeing shows. She’s recently been spotted at the Garrick Theatre, London and was also in attendance at Dusty The Musical at The Charing Cross Theatre.

DUSTY is a unique new multi-media “Fusion Musical”. A celebration of the career of Dusty Springfield, a true innovator, this theatrical event, seamlessly combines the most up-to-date 3-D technology and digital media (some of it rare film footage only recently discovered) with a recognisable musical theatre format of live performance, music and dance. The audience experiences the story as told through the eyes of Nancy Jones, one of Dusty’s childhood friends, and other key figures who accompanied Dusty on her journey.

You Rang, M’Lord?: View a fantastic sketch of the cast here…

The Northern Echo: Jeffrey Holland ghosts into Darlington – Su’s mate Jeffrey talks Hi-de-Hi!, The Ghost Train and that very recent unofficial Hi-de-Hi! get together last week, in this new interview – Continue reading…

The Unofficial Hi-de-Hi! Reunion 2015

June 24th, 2015

An unofficial Hi-de-Hi! “reunion” took place last week. Some of the Maplins gang met up on 18th June, a day before what would have been Paul Shane’s birthday. Jeffrey Holland posted at his Offiical Facebook page: “Hi-De-Hi Campers, the gang back together for a bit of a reunion in London. Those present included Jeff, Su Pollard, Ruth Madoc, Barry Howard and the Webb Twins (all three)” – View more photos from the get together by clicking below. (Photo © Jeffrey Holland)


MK Web: The Point 1987

June 4th, 2015

mkweb15aTHE POINT: Video footage at premiere of Steven Spielberg film in 1987 shows cinema in its heyday

At its heyday in the 1980s, The Point was full of celebrity stars regularly treading the red carpet at film premieres.

And this wonderful footage, captured in 1987 at the premiere of sci-fi flick Innerspace – which Steven Spielberg served as executive producer for – shows the height of popularity for this once famous multiplex.

The video was also shot as a fundraiser for Children In Need, and shows stars such as Su Pollard from Hi-De-Hi!, Radio DJ Tony Blackburn and Meg Ryan (the latter of whom starred in the Innerspace film). It also shows members of staff and the catering team putting on a first class feast for the VIP guests.

The Point of course is no longer a cinema, having been vacated by ODEON in February – who have now moved to their new IMAX venue at MK1 Leisure and Retail Park.

• Continue reading at MK Web.

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Newark Advertiser: A Culinary Collective of Random Recipes

June 4th, 2015

newarkad15aSu has contributed a recipe to a new fundraising cook book.

Minster School pupil Alec Boaden to publish celebrity cook book

Chefs and celebrities are rallying around with their favourite recipes to help give a pupil from The Minster School, Southwell, the opportunity to work with disadvantaged communities in Borneo.

Alec Boaden, 15, of Lambley, has been inundated with responses from celebrities for his cook book which he plans to sell to raise money for the trip.

Celebrities who have contributed so far include Jeremy Paxman who sent a recipe for roast chicken with black pudding; Joanna Lumley who gave him a recipe for lemon cake with Earl Grey icing; Ian Hislop submitted a humourous receipe for a bowl of cereal and Su Pollard came up with a salad dressing.

The book will be called A Culinary Collective of Random Recipes From Interesting People and has pictures of the celebrities accompanied by a recipe. Alec needs to raise £4,000 to join the school trip in the summer of 2016, which will see him embark on a month long expedition to the region doing voluntary work via Camps International.

• Continue reading at the Newark Advertiser.

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