Pedro Almodóvar’s Madrid: top 10 film locations to visit

The Spanish capital is the ‘centre of the Almodóvarian universe’. The writer of a new book on the film-maker guides visitors to locations where he shot key scenes

Take the kids to … The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros Studio, Leavesden, Herts

This tour of the behind-the-scenes magic that went into transferring JK Rowling’s stories from page to screen will delight fans of the boy wizard, especially at Christmas, but watch out for expensive extras

Top 10 outdoor cinema and theatre events in the UK

Fancy a fix of open-air film or theatre this summer? Across the UK there are great arts events and festivals ready to serve up culture in superb, characterful settings. Here we pick 10 that will be perfect with a Pimm’s (or a brolly)

Selma – The film

I have just been to see the film Selma. In 1965, this Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery the state capital of Alabama. Firstly, I feel ashamed about my ignoranceContinue reading “Selma – The film”

Quiz on box-office flops

How well do you know these box office flops? – quiz

Quiz – Acting your age

Here are some questions about actors playing roles that are either younger or older than their real age.

150 unmissable arts events for 2015

Something for everyone in this list of arts events

Alluring Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a city where glamour and style are timeless. Here are 10 locations that still exude old-school allure.