Jimmy brings his brand to Arena

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Jamaican ska and reggae singer, musician and actor Jimmy Cliff is bringing his brand of infectious music to the Alban Arena next Friday, July 24.

He is best known among mainstream audiences for songs such as Sitting in Limbo, You Can Get It If You Really Want, and Many Rivers to Cross from the soundtrack to The Harder They Come, which helped popularise reggae across the world.

Jimmy is also well known for his covers of Cat Stevens’ Wild World and Johnny Nash’s I Can See Clearly Now from the film Cool Runnings. Away from the reggae world, he is best known for his film appearance in The Harder They Come

He will be supported by Simon Chiverton who has performed nationally alongside a diverse selection of artists including Herman’s Hermits, Aswad, Shakatak, Heatwave and Alexander O’Neal.

The show starts at 8pm and tickets at £32.50 and £29.50 are available from the Arena box office on 01727 844488 or go to www.alban-arena.co.uk

* The remake of the classic film Far From the Madding Crowd is being screened at the Arena next Wednesday and Thursday, July 22 and 23.

Based on the classic novel by Thomas Hardy, it tells the story of the independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors - Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, enthralled by her fetching wilfulness, Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless sergeant and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor.

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Screenings are at 7.30pm on both nights with a 1.30pm matinee on Wednesday. Tickets for film matinees are £5 and for evenings are £7 or £5 concessions.

* The much anticipated Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World, is being screened at the Arena at 11am next Saturday, July 25.

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, a new attraction is created to regain the interest of visitors - until it backfires horribly.