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The Soldiers at the Alban Arena

PUBLISHED: 10:06 19 August 2012

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THE first-ever singing trio of active serving British Army soldiers come to the Alban Arena next Thursday, August 23.

The Soldiers In Concert features servicemen who have had spells in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait and could be called up for duty at any point.

The Soldiers, who come on stage at 7.30pm, have had two top 10 albums, Coming Home and Letters Home, released in the space of a year. They have exceeded sales of 800,000 and helped raise more than half a million pounds for army charities.

In addition, they have performed for The Queen at the Royal Variety Performance and at The Festival of Remembrance two years in a row.

Tickets are £24.50 and £22, available from the Arena box office on 01727 844488 or online at www.alban-arena.co.uk

Children’s favourite, Angelina Ballerina, is live on stage in her brand new ‘mousical’ at the Alban Arena from next Friday August 24, until Sunday, August 26.

The story follows Angelina and friends as they discover that Camembert Academy has won the opportunity to appear in their favourite television programme ‘Dancing With Mice!’.

It feels like a dream come true – but when the girls and boys have very different ideas for the show and just can’t seem to agree on anything, it’s up to Angelina as Dance Captain to ensure that the show goes ahead.

Performances are at 6pm next Friday, 11am and 2.30pm next Saturday and 2.30pm next Sunday.

Tickets are £15.50 with under 16s £13.50.

n The Amazing Spider-Man (12A) swings into the Arena at 8pm on Tuesday, August 21, 5pm on Wednesday, August 22, 8pm on Tuesday, August 28, and 5pm on Wednesday, August 29.

The reboot of the popular comic franchise tells the story of Peter Parker, an outcast high school student who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May.

Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father and begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors, his father’s former partner.

As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

Classic film Chariots Of Fire can be seen at 1.30pm and 8pm next Wednesday, August 22.

Eric Liddell is a devout Christian who believes that his athletic abilities are a gift from God. Harold Abrahams is an English Jew, a student at Cambridge, who dreams of fame and of proving to his anti-Semitic fellow students, and to the world, that Jews are in no respect inferior.

In the process of achieving their goals, through all the obstacles and personal issues they conquer, they prove that striving for victory in their own terms is, perhaps, its own reward.

Tickets for films matinees are £5 and for evenings are £7 or £5 (concessions).

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