Jurassic star at Wales Comic Con

Into its second decade, Wales Comic Con is now an established fixture in the programme of events taking place at Glyndwr University and will draw an impressive array of media personalities to Wrexham at the end of April, with Richard Dean Anderson, Sam Neill, Kiefer Sutherland and Ron Perlman just some of the household names…

Applications open for 2020 Voice

The 2019 version of the hit ITV series The Voice is the eighth, with this year’s contestants about to embark on the ‘knockout stages’ having already survived producers’ auditions, blind auditions and the battle phase. Next up are the knockouts when judges Jennifer Hudson, Will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Olly Murs have to pick their…

X Factor auditions underway for 2019

The X Factor Live Tour 2019 begins in Nottingham this week, with the stars of the 2018 series Dalton Harris, Scarlett Lee, Anthony Russell, Danny Tetley, Acacia & Aaliyah, Brendan Murray, Shan Ako and Bella Penfold going on the road to venues across the UK and Ireland until 6 March. And if the sight of…

X Factor goes out on the road

It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s no doubting that the X Factor has huge appeal and has launched the careers of many talented artists who would otherwise never have had the opportunity to live their dreams. In 2018 Dalton Harris, Scarlett Lee, Anthony Russell, Danny Tetley, Acacia & Aaliyah, Brendan Murray, Shan Ako…

Durrant joins Van Gerwen in PDC

The 2018-19 World Championship was the Professional Darts Corporation’s biggest-ever event, featuring 96 players competing for £2.5 million in prize money at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace. Dutchman Michael van Gerwen was at his relentless best in the tournament, seeing off Gary Anderson in the semi-finals before a 7-3 victory over Michael Smith saw him lift…

Birmingham first up for MCM

The leading pop-culture event organiser in the UK, MCM Comic Con has four events lined up in the UK this year… in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Scotland. First up is Birmingham, taking place from 23-24 March at the NEC, which is followed by London in May, Manchester in July and Glasgow in September. At the…

Catwoman: Eartha Kitt

It’s weird how dressing a woman in stretch black lame can elevate her to a whole new dimension. Eartha Kitt was already a highly successful singer and acclaimed actress when she took over the role of Catwoman from Julie Newmar for the third series of the 1960s TV series Batman, starring Adam West and Burt…

Lurch: Ted Cassidy

At 6ft 9in tall there had to be a role for Ted Cassidy somewhere in Hollywood and he found it in one of the least talkative characters of the 1960s… a creepy butler by the name of Lurch, who tended to the needs of television’s zaniest family, the Addamses. The Addams’ loyal man servant, summoned…

Rai-Con a force for Star Wars Day

It promises to be a special Star Wars Day this year for anime and manga fans in Scotland, with the one-day cosplay convention Rai-Con returning to Glasgow on 4 May 2019. With a wide variety of interesting events including panels, tournaments, competitions, workshops, screenings and the “not-to-be-missed” Rai-Con After Party… organisers have packed in as…

Belfast first date for comic cons

From humble beginings almost two decades ago, “comic con” experts Showmasters have developed into one of the largest dream-fulfilling operations in the country, regularly bringing stars of the big and small screen to cities all over the UK to meet their adoring fans. “Back in 2002 there were just three of us working on this…