Musical Milestones session

The Dressmaker
The Dressmaker

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.

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.