Musical Milestones session

At the Church of Christ the Cornerstone this week, Adrian Boynton's Musical Milestones series takes a look at the work of Sir Arthur Bliss and Sir Hamilton Harty with this anniversary celebration.

Wednesday, 13th April 2016, 6:30 am
The Dressmaker

The former spent more than two decades in the role of Master of the Queen’s Music, while the latter was a superb accompanist and conductor, and one who also composed during the earlier part of his career, as you’ll hear at Monday evening’s session.

The talk begins at 7.30pm.

Admission is £5 on the door.

> Kate Winslet (inset) stars in The Dressmaker (12A), the Friday night film at MK Gallery.

Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, it’s a bittersweet, comedy drama set in early 1950s Australia.

Winslet stars as a beautiful and talented misfit, who returns home to right the wrongs of the past after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses.

The film is just under two-hours long and begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 and £3. Visit

> The Forest Folk and Roots promotion, which is hosted at The College Arms Bar in Cranfield, has another goody for you – Tinderbox play tomorrow.

The Bournemouth-based acoustic duo visit these parts on a nationwide tour taking them into some of our most intimate gigging haunts.

Monique’s honey-like vocals prove the perfect match for Dan’s finger-style guitar playing and as they approach the two decade anniversary of their first meeting, they remain every bit as dedicated to their creativity.

If you need a little more persuasion, finding it is easy – they’ve four albums tucked under their musical belt.

Support at the show will be courtesy of Russian-born, Hertfordshire-based Daria Kulesh who released her debut long-player, Eternal Child, last year.

Her music and personal journey is turbulent and varied, and her songs reflect that – as you’ll hear from 8pm.

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are £10, falling to a fiver for students.