A July evening saw a social get together in Gina’s garden, backing on to the prom in Felpham. Following in the tradition of previous year’s Gin and Swim and Pimms and Paddle came our Fizz and Float.
11 intrepid women left the safety of Gina’s garden, on to the prom, and into the sea for a swim. After an initial chill when we got in, we had great fun swimming and floating around in the choppy waters.
With lockdown easing, and signs of rustling in the undergrowth from local cinemas, this will be my final ‘films on TV’ posting.
My hope is that I’ll soon be able to resume ‘normal service’ for our Flick Chicks group, with emails about upcoming films at the cinema. If you’d like to be added to the circulation list for trips to the Picturedrome and other local cinemas, please let me know via the comments section here, or by contacting a member of the committee.
Meanwhile, here are the best of this week’s TV screenings:
It seems that the more the lockdown restrictions lift, the fewer good films there are to watch on TV. But I have managed to find a few to recommend this week:
The Ipcress File – 3.45pm, BBC2
Joan of Arc – 2.55pm, BBC2
Macbeth (2015) – 11.10pm, Film4
Coogan’s Bluff – 10pm, ITV4
Crimson Tide – 9pm, ITV4
Dirty Dancing – 9pm, 5Star
The Birdman of Alcatraz – 5.55pm, Sony Movies Classic
The First Wives Club – 7pm, 5Star
An Affair to Remember – 6.40pm, Sony Movies Classic
Good Will Hunting – 9pm, 5Star
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) – 2.05pm, BBC2
A Touch of Larceny – 6pm, Talking Pictures TV
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – 9.15pm, Channel 4
Jackie – 11.10pm, Channel 4
In other news, I’m delighted to report that the Picturedrome will be reopening soon. Exact date TBC, but you can find more details here of the new post-lockdown measures they will have in place Picturedrome cinema news
There is some light at the end of the cinema tunnel at last! In Chichester, Cineworld are reopening on July 10th, with new distanced seating and staggered film times planned.
New Park Cinema has been working with the Chichester Festival Theatre to arrange a ‘drive-in’ cinema experience in Northgate Car Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend (with tickets on sale in July).
I can find no news of our lovely local cinema, the Picturedrome – there are no recent updates on their website, facebook page or twitter feed. If anyone has any up-to-date information do please pass it along!
In the meantime, here’s my pick of the films coming up on TV over the next week:
The Sting – 11.25am, ITV4
F/X: Murder by Illusion – 9pm, Paramount
For Your Eyes Only (James Bond) – 8pm, ITV4
The Fugitive – 9pm, ITV4
Touching the Void – 10pm, Channel 4
Frozen II (animation) – 7pm, Sky Premiere
3.10 to Yuma (2007 version) – 10.45pm, BBC1
Borg vs McEnroe – 11.20pm, BBC2
The Jungle Book (2016 live action version) – 5pm, BBC1
Destry Rides Again – 5.55pm, TCM Movies
Dr No (the first James Bond film) – 8.30pm, ITV
The Goldfinch – 8pm, Sky Premiere
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold – 9pm, Talking Pictures TV
The corona virus had the potential to take so much from us, which meant we had to think differently. The walk group was not going to be outdone. Jan sent the usual gang of walkers, by email each month, photographic memories and notes about 3 walks we had completed over past years: Graffham Wild Daffodil Wood, Angmering Bluebell Wood, and Pagham Harbour. However, with the easing of lockdown guidelines, things changed.
We’re out and back together, socially distanced of course!
Gill suggested a walk to Sue and, within days, Jan had an evening walk organised with military precision and within social distance guidelines. Last Monday 16 members split into 3 groups – 1 group starting from the Lobster Pot at Felpham, and 2 groups starting from the Waverly, at the end of the prom in Bognor, at staggered times.
The cross-overs were always going to be a challenge – but they worked! Individuals kept apart and, although greetings and a bit of chat were exchanged, there was no crowd gathering. Some bought ice-cream or drinks at the Lobster Pot, others devoured Jan’s shortbread, and some had both!
A lovely sunny evening along Bognor Regis beach at low tide, with plenty of space and only a slight breeze, made a perfect evening. Everyone said how wonderful it was to walk along with others and chat.