THERE are women in the Gazette office old enough to know better who were shaking with delight at the hugely exciting news (that’s sarcasm) about a forthcoming Backstreet Boys movie.
That’s right. Proof you can make a film about absolutely anything these days arrived when Pulse Films announced they are in the midst of making a movie about the 1990s American boyband.
To be fair the group did pretty well, selling a whopping 130 million records worldwide, making them the best selling boyband of all time.
“The film will concentrate on their tumultuous journey from child stars to fully-grown boy band, and will be finished by Autumn 2013,” said the press release. Calm down ladies, you’ve a while to wait yet.
* BLACKPOOL Keyboard Club’s monthly concert takes place tonight and features well-known local organist Ray Willetts.
Starting at 7.30pm at the pro-Deaf Club in Cornwall Avenue in North Shore, Willetts returns by popular request after a performance last year.
A professional organist for most of his working life, tonight’s show will feature Big Band and jazz music as well as tunes from the 50’s onwards.
Admission is £5 members and £6 non-members.
* THERE will be nostalgia aplenty in the air tonight at the Dukes in Lancaster with a screening of Lancashire on Film, a cinematic journey down memory lane, featuring footage from 1914-78.
The oldest part of the film shows Morecambe Volunteers as they prepare to go to war in 1914. There is also 1940s footage of holidaymakers at Heysham and a female lighthouse keeper on the Lancashire coast, and 1950s footage of the opening of the M6 motorway at Preston.
Guaranteed to bring the memories flooding back for some, and for others a chance to learn about the region’s history.
Tickets are priced £5.50 (£4.50 concessions). To book call the box office on 01524 598500. The film starts at 7.30pm.
* THE Capricorn Singers, an established ladies voice choir based on the Fylde coast, are on the hunt for a new musical director.
They say they are seeking a “dynamic and enthusiastic person to continue and develop our success”. Anyone interested can call Jackie on 07771 993212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org