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December's Top Picks

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TRAVELWe can think of a very topical place to visit this month. It's a popular destination for those wanting to meet a very magical man. 
He's a big chap with white hair and beard to match.  He's fond of the colour red and has a few hooves to help him along his merry way.  (Bonus points if you can work out how many hooves help him!) Keep scrolling to see if you were right. He probably lives somewhere cosy like this.

Click on the link below or these beautiful snowy pics and find out about a trip to Lapland, Finland. This authentic account may persuade you to go. After reading about what you might expect, you could find yourself on a Finnish family expedition.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/finland/articles/lapland-father-christmas-family-rovaniemi/
We'll let you have either 32 or 36 hooves in total!
Now for the real challenge.   Can you name who they belong to?
We'll start you off with Rudolph.  The other 32 belong to...(answers are at the bottom)

Disney’s Dumbo remake – and our favourite circus adaptations on stage and screen

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The full trailer for the live action remake of the classic Disney cartoon Dumbo has been released, and it’s going straight to the top of our film watchlist.

In 1941 – and despite being only 64 minutes long – Dumbo was pretty revolutionary for its advances in animation techniques. It’s an enduring family favourite and many consider it an essential part of the Disney films canon. It also won an Oscar for best music!

That’s quite a lot to live up to, and the new movie has an intriguingly different feel thanks to the direction of Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Chirstmas, Edward Scissorhands), so you can bet it’ll be an interesting watch. We’re sure the heartfelt story will be in safe hands with Burton, and his impressive cast which includes Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton and Eva Green. This new version will be released in 2019.



Dumbo tells the tale of a flying elephant who is bullied for his giant ears, separated from his mother and made to perform with a clown act. But t…

The Lady Boys of Bangkok People's Choice award

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It's been a fabulous year for The Lady Boys of Bangkok, as we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the show, with our Wonder Women tour. 
Every year we dish out awards for the top cast members. We've been busy in the office deciding on our favourite artistes of 2018, but now it's time for YOU to cast your vote as well...
All those who vote for the winner will be entered into a prize draw where one person will be picked to WIN a pair of platinum tickets to see the show at one of our Sabai Pavilion locations in 2019. 


The poll will close on Wednesday 14 November, before our awards ceremony on the Thursday.
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Belfast City Break

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Belfast City BreakBelfast, the capital and largest city in Northern Ireland is most notably famous for, linen, tobacco production, rope and ships. It's shipyard was one of, if not the most productive shipyards during the 20th Century. The RMS Titanic was made here.

"Linenopolis" is a nickname that has been given to the city and approximately one third of the population of Northern Ireland lives in Belfast.



Belfast City Hall

At the end of October this year, a new website was launched. 'A Century of Women' aims to bring to the forefront the city's women and how they have influenced politics, economies and cultures from the 1900s to the 90s.



Over 60 Women have been documented who have had direct effect on the directions Northern Ireland has taken. One of these Wonder Women was: Margaret Byers. She established what was one of the first academic schools for girls in the north of the British Isles. It still stands today as Victoria College Belfast.

Here are some of Belf…

November's Top Picks

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FILMWe have two films we want to see this November. And why not? The temperature has plummeted so pass us the popcorn! 

Firstly, there's a new live action Disney film that looks very seasonal! The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is an adaptation of the short story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" and has been since adapted in the form of The Nutcracker Ballet.


The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
In this 2018 film Clara embarks on a quest to find a key and restore harmony to worlds. She traverses though realms of snow, flowers and sweets. A dreaded fourth realm is encountered too. Inhabitants include, mice, soldiers and a sugar plum fairy! The costumes and set design alone look so pretty and festive. This definitely seems a little "Alice in Wonderland".


Mirren, Knightley and Freeman star
If we haven't given you enough magic already, this one might do the trick! It's the sequel in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. This time it's 'The Crimes of Grindelwa…