Frankie front man Holly goes to Arena for solo gig

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Frankie Goes to Hollywood front man, Holly Johnson, is performing at the Alban Arena next Thursday, June 18.

He will be performing all the great Frankie Goes to Hollywood hits such as Relax, Two Tribes and The Power of Love as well as songs from his solo career and tracks from his new album Europa.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood found huge fame in the 1980s but in 1987 lead singer Holly left the band, and the group went their separate ways. He went on to have a short but celebrated solo career before turning his back on the music business and becoming a successful painter.

Now back on stage, he can be seen from 7.30pm. Tickets at £25 are available from the box office on 01727 844488 or go to

Gary Mullen and The Works return to The Alban Arena next Friday, June 19, to perform One Night of Queen.

The winner of ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes Live Grand Final with the largest number of votes ever received in the show’s history, Gary began touring on his own, and in 2002 formed a band, The Works, to pay tribute to Queen.

Since May 2002 they have performed worldwide including twice at the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park.

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The show begins at 7.30m and tickets are £19.

Punk poet John Cooper Clarke delivers his unique verse when he appears at the Arena next Saturday, June 20.

Britain’s best-known performance poet, John has been around since the 70s when he toured with all the seminal bands including The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Buzzcocks as well as Elvis Costello.

Eventually he began to draw large crowds in his own right, and has since found huge success with popular poems including Evidently Chickentown, Beasley Street and I Don’t Wanna Be Nice.

Support comes from Luke Wright who writes bawdy bar room ballads about small town tragedies and Westminster rogues as well as casting his eye over yummy mummies, debauched Tory grandees, maudlin commuters and leering tabloid paps.

The show begins at 7.30pm and tickets are £22.50 and £19.50.

* Woman in Gold which tells the story of Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) who takes on the Austrian government to claim a stolen artwork - Klimt’s Adel Bloch-Bauer 1 - is being screened at the Arena next Tuesday and Wednesday, June 16 and 17.

Based on a true story, the work had been stolen by the Nazis during World War Two. With the help of a young lawyer (Ryan Reynolds) Maria overcame the odds to win back the artwork.

Woman in Gold is being screened at 7.30pm both evenings with a 1.30pm matinee on Wednesday. Matinee tickets are £5 and evening showings are £7 with concessions £5.