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THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN SATURDAY JUNE 14 A PILGRIM RETURNS TO HILL TOP FARM B. Pottery for posterity This prelude spoilt the impact of the film "THE WIND CANNOT READ" By Matthew Norgate Tani plays the part too tenderly uerhaps she is a sdv. Well, we were right about the torture, but otherwise wrong all along the line, especially as to the prelude. And that is what matters For the film is in fact a tragic love story, with only about half an hour of war stuff (prison camp and escape therefrom) near the end of its 11 minutes of running time. The result is that although everything that happens in Delhi has' been charming to watch its impact has never been complete, since we were led to believe that it was not what we came to see: moreover, except in the Burma scenes, the script consists of narrative rather than plot.

No play at all, for instance, is made of the Japanese girl and her flight-lieutenant's torturers being of the same nationality and incident follows incident, deftly enough, but without the pattern of true drama. All of which is a great pity, for the direction, as I have suggested, is delicate, the photography a joy, the dialogue sensible and funny where it should be funny, and the acting unimpeachable. Miss Tani has the heaven-sent gift, shared seemimgly by all young Japanese actresses, of being coy without being arch Dirk Bogarde's flight-lieutenant is easily the best thing he has done; and among a host of good performances from the rest of the cast are Ronald Lewis's rank-conscious prig of a squadron-leader (his unforeshadowed change of character in the Burma scenes is another example Shrimp boats and setting sun at Morecambe. MISCELLANY Unhallowed love up to her death Hill Top. the rooms swept and dusted and the beds stayed much as it was (and much as it is now) but getting more and mo-e crowded with the bits and pieces she could not resist collecting.

She had a fair amount of Nutkinerv in her. A museum but to what Unconsciously perhaps a memorial to Norman Warne and that brief vision of happiness. Norman Warne dead was not easy to forget. Thirteen years later she was distraught when for a-few hours she lost his ring while working in the cornfield. Upstairs at Hill Top, enclosed in glass, is one of the most famous exhibits a copy of the doll's house made by Norman Warne that became the setting for The Tale of Tsvo Bad Mice," almost as much his book as hers.

The queer little dollies she copied from were provided by the Warne children and Norman bought the doll's house food from Hamley's, including the famous plaster ham. It is still there, along with doll's house oradle, piano, birdcage, fire-irons, gilt dining service, mice seated at the table, chamber pot under the bed. Equally unconsciously, perhaps, as Beatrix Potter grew older and, in the way of the old, less sensitive, Hill Top developed into a memorial to herself, which she meant to bequeath to the National Trust. In the end there were even detailed instructions on how it was to go on show. After her comfortably happy marsiage at the age of 47 she wrote only" one book of This period was the flowering of the sensible boots side of her personality.

In a district where women farmers are still rare she became aecesred as a farmer. -If you say in the village. I suppose you knew her well you will be told, She was not the kind of person you knew well. But she was closest to the farmers." Above all she became a preserver of the countryside (esoecially from trippers), fairy godmother of the National Trust, to which in all she gave over four thousand acres. For 30 years after her marriage she lived the simple life in the same house in Sawrey, and died in 1943, at the age of 77, worth nearly a quarter of a million pounds.

Plenty of visitors The third time I went to Hill Top there was a -notice at the door which read, Please knock and wait. Party inside." Tiddly, widdlv. widdly. Mrs Tittlemouse," I thought. you seem have plenty of visitors." How Beatrix Potter hated the trippers who came peeping around (at least the English, very inquisitive and completely uninteresting the perfidiously complimentary." Americans who came in an admiring stream were quite different Now, clutching our National Trust tickets, we are welcome as long as we behave and proceed in an orderly fashion.

We reckon." I was told when the party had gone. to get towards ten thousand visitors a year. It varies. Last year was not one of our best years. We made a bad start (you remember, we ran into Suez) and we never quite recovered from that" Last year in a felled wood I had six young hedgehogs.

On hot days in June they came from under a rotting oak stump and stretched themselves like puppies in the baking sun. In a sentimental hot stupor I would lie and watch them until the sun went in and so did they. I know better now. If they come again this year I will deck them out in bonnets, aprons, and striped petticoats, fit them out with goffering irons, teach them how to clear starch and bob curtsy, buy a visitors' book, and put up a sign, "To the Tiggywinklery, Admission Is." But, Lord preserve us, it cannot be. For one treasonable moment I had forgotten we are National Park.

I might get by with the oak bench, the plaque of RuskinWordsworth, and the litter-boxes (National Trust padlocked style) but not a sign. If my Tiggywinkles come back they will have to take their place with the Teas, Fresh Eggs, and Accommodation already immortalised in whitewash on my barn wall. G. F. The object of showing a few minutes of action before the credit titles of a film is, I take it.

to plant in the audience's mind the mood or the subiect of the story to be told. The device is sometimes irritating, especially when it is unduly prolonged, though often effective. In the case of Ralph Thomas's new film at the.Leicesler Square Theatre one thinks it is going to prove effective enough R.A.F. officers fighting on the ground in the Burma campaign, and one's appetite is whetted for an explanation of how they got there and what thev are up to. Then we are told that the film is called "The Wind Cannot Bead," and off we go, not to Burma but to Delhi and an officers' course in Japanese.

Nothing wrong with that, we tell ourselves, we shall be there before long, and this love affair between the flight-lieutenant and the bewitching little Japanese instructress is just a prelude, no doubt, to a war film in which the voung man's love for her will come into conflict with his feelings about her soldier compatriots, who will probably torture him or she will turn out to be faithless after all, for does she not keep telling him that he will ultimately have to forget her, and riot to worry or perhaps though this seems less likely, since Mr Thomas's direction is too sensitive for such a volte face, and Miss Yoko Television Notes "WHO GOES HOME?" Peephole into politics at their simplest By our Television Critic The second programme in the B.C.'s new political series Who Goes Home differed from the first in that the audience was "slightly more voluble and the two M.P.s. Tom Fraser (Lab. Hamilton) and Patrick Maitland (C. Lanark) were more evenly matched. As the broadcast came from Scotland, it was natural that Scottish affairs were discussed, and to an English the interesting point was that both M.P.s took a broader view of Scottish affairs than did some of their constituents.

1 Both Mr Fraser and Mr Maitland were very clear and positive about the difficulties of trying to separate Scotland from the rest of the United Kingdom. They disagreed on the figures about the relative amount of new Government factory-tiuilding in Scotland, as they disagreed on various other points, but they were at one in resisting a plea for Scottish home rule. Mr Fraser's answer on this question was a model of sound reasoning. At no time did he and Mr Maitland waste effort on quibbling with each other, so that the broadcast served what one may hope will be a main achievement of this series to show people in any part of the United Kingdom what problems affect those of some other part, and how their members of Parliament treat these problems. Last night's questions were on unemployment, housing, students' grants, the House of Commons now compared to three hundred years ago (much better now, said both), new towns, home rule, and the cost of living.

The constituents were uninhibited enough to follow up their questions, once or twice, and to make sounds of approval or disapproval, once or twice, but were quite orderly enough, under John Beavan's chairmanship, to make this a rational and interesting session. And, of course, the value of Who Goes Home lies just in this. It is a peephole into politics at their simplest members and constituents for an enormous audience, and what we see there soeaks for itself. In "Portraits of Power)" the storv of Mao Tse-tung was told with some extraordinarily interesting films taken in Mao's early day; by the American journalist Edgar Snow, which showed the People's Liberation Army of 1936. and the headquarters in Yenan.

Mao's great trek over 6,000 miles with his army, which began at 100.000 men and ended at 20.000 men, a year was graphically described and there were many dramat. pictures. This "Portrait" was Darticularly useful in showing how Mao's career began only a fevs vearc, after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917: ne is no new Uommunist. SECOND BRITISH TOI1H LUTHERAN HOUR CHOIR of Concordia Seminary SprlnulJeld. USA Condunor FRED L.

PRECHT Speaker: Dr OSWALD HOFFMANN HOULDSWORtH HALL TUESDAY. JUNE at 7 30 Arhnlssion free Sliver collection Manaaement: Iom ano mtlert Ltd (London) 'Srn'Sj11 "JTHERAN HOUR each SSt and rKfrin 'Som RADIO LUXEM-BOURO cm 203 metres every Saturday at 11.0 pm.) MANCHESTER CONTEMPORARY I'lUolV, fc.EIN.lK.fcl OPEN EVENING Members of the public Inrlted. 555 tncIul5e T'O'Mbr Hlndtrmitb Marten. Heder). BttsDni Hitfield.

Kenneth Leirtwn. FRIDAY. JUNE 10. AT 7 PM. Hall of the ROYAL MANCHESTER COLLEGE OF MUSIC by fcmd permission of the Principal ROYAL MANCHESTER COLLEGE OF MUSIC ORCHESTRAL CONCERT IN THE HOULDSWORTH HALL WEDNESDAY.

JULY 2. at Seien o'clock. Conductor: SIR JOHN BARBIROLLI Admlaalon Free. Tne public are cordially Invited. FREDERIC R.

COX. Principal. Yellow music, according to Chinese newspapers, is the Western style of song which became popular during the brief season when other flowers were permitted to bloom in Mao's garden They are now being weeded out (writes W. Instead of "Shanghai Night the faithful must be content with Catch up with Britain surely an admission rather than an admonition The bourgeois When are you coming back must be replaced by the proletarian Mother wants me to go to the countryside," and Socialism is good must replace Roses blooming everywhere." By comparison with this earnestness, the Russians are dangerous revision-aries. There a young composer was recently allowed to complain in Soviet Music" at the banning by the Moscow Conservatoire of a song by Robert Burns containing the words "Of a' the airts the winds can blow, I dearly love the west." Nevertheless his love is as a red.

red flag. QETT1NQ THERE For the duration of the bus strike passengers to London Airport must make the first stage by tram.J When travellers proceed by air, O.A.C. will take gootj care. And E.A. will get you there.

B.E.A. guarantees to all (For supplementary payment small) Smooth transit from the terminal. However early, there's no wait, There's no delay, however late, Either for passengers or freight. Although departing at the crack, B.E.A. gets you there and back (Except when coaches would be black) For wnen a strike gets in the way.

Although they get you there, they say, How do you get to B.E.A. When airline coaches run no more From terminal to airport door. There's only the 8 54! And as they pant to catch the train Indignant travellers complain, Though they get there when on the plane. It's quite inaccurate to declare (When paid a supplementary fare) That B.E.A. will get you there! B.E A.

claims that still is true-It gets you there, so long as you First get yourself to Waterloo. Mercutio. HALLE CENTENARY 'PROMS' FREE TRADE HALL TO-NIGHT et 7 HALLE ORCHESTRA Gilbert and Sullivan Programme Excerpts from: BMS. PinafoK Patience oknthe The Mikado The GorjdoKert Ruddltore Yeomen of The Guard Pirates ot Penzance Conductor: GEORGE WELDON Tfckets: 2(6 to 76, "Prom" If. from the Halle Book! nc Office, or from the Hall ta-nlvht.

TUESDAY. JUNE 17. SI 7 pm. HALLE ORCHESTRA Tchaikovsky Programme TCHAIKOVSKY Suite Swan Lale TCHAIKOVSKY Pl.no Concerto So 1 In Hat minor TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 6 uj minor (Puthctiquel Conductor GEORGE WELDON Soloist CLIVE LYTHGOE (Piano) Tickets: 5f- to 7fJ. "Prom" 21: BRITISH CONTEMPORARY MUSIC July 6-17.

Write Town HaH We made the first pilgrimage to Hill Top Farm towards dusk on a wet Sunday afternoon at the end of the season, a dripping Jeremy Fisher kind of a day. We walked up the long, flagged path once trodden by the policeman and the damp Alexander Bland and, more recently, by the hundreds, the thousands, the tens of thousands getting out their shillings to enter the shrine. We bought our two shillings and our two halves, declined the National Trust's booklet on the place, looked up the chimney that Tom Kitten had climbed to that unfortunate encounter with Samuel Whiskers, signed the visitors' book, and did the round of the five whimsey-ridden, junk-filled rooms. Prom that visit I remember and I feel sure that they were the wrong things to remember the silver cups that she won for her Herdwick sheep, and the deodorant cloves hanging over the dwarf four-poster bed. (Not one that Miss Potter or the Tailor of Gloucester slept in, but bought at a farm sale at TJlverston.) On the second visit three shillings and four sixpenhies we signed the visitors book and looked up the chimney.

We admired the Anna Maria dresser, climbed the Tabitha Twitchit stairs, and gazed out over the Tom Kitten view. Was the Castiglione on the bend of the stairs in his day? The smallest of the sixpennies kept picking up the little white notices on the furniture and asking, What does that say It says do not The eldest.of the sixpennies wandered from room to room muttering, "A let of nonsense, this." He was brought up on Beatrix Potter and I was not. I had read her brief, glossy pages thousands of times to my children without gathering a hint of what an odd character their author was an oddness that there is no escaping in every corner of Hill Top. Kensington prison Many of the facts of her life have been gathered together in "The Tale of Beatrix Potter," Margaret Lane's devoted biography. The interpretation of the facts will vary with the reader.

She was born in 1866 into a dark Victorian mausoleum, with aspidistras," No. 2 Bolton Gardens, South Kensington, the offspring of two Lancashire cotton fortunes which now despised trade. The influence of her narrowly conventional mother (who lived to be over 90) was entirely baleful of the father (weekdays at the Athenaeum, Sundays at the Unitarian chapel, and holidays fishing in the North) perhaps less so. From the prison of Bolton Gardens Beatrix could look forward to the yearly escape to Scotland or the Lake District, collecting plants, insects, and dead animals with younger brother Bertram and listening to John Bright reading poetry. Back with her would go a collection of treasures mice, rabbits, bats, hedgehogs, snails, minnows to make life bearable until the next holidays.

Another escape came through painting. At first she copied from the illustrated magazines, then from the holiday collections, and then, year after year, from the fossils and the fungi in the Science Museum and the embroideries in the Victoria and Albert. I can't invent." she said in her old age. I only copy." There were many things that she could not even copy in fact most things over the size of a rabbit. But on the scale from small to minute she was at home there are no more mouselike eyes than the eyes of her-mice.

She was 36 when her first book, Peter Rabbit," was published and some time in the next four years she fell in love with Norman Warne of her publishing firm. At the Warnes' house in Bedford Square she discovered the pleasures, until then unknown to her, of a normal, perhaps unusuauy nappy, iamuy me. in the summer of 1905 she summoned up enough courage to defy her parents (marrying into trade, indeed) and became engaged. By the end of the year Norman was dead. With the spur of erief she wrote and drew over the next eight years most of her best work, and Hill Ton was the' background to it.

She had boueht the farm in the year of her engagement and of Norman Warne's death. Each year she came to spend more time in Sawrey. but it was not until 1913, when she married a local solicitor, that she made the complete break with Bolton Gardens. And then not to Hill Top. Another house was bought in the village to live in.

and 100 YEARS AGO From the Manchester Guardian of June 12, 1858 CAUTION TO HEADS OF LADIES' SCHOOLS. We are informed that a man calling himself by a foreign name, one day this week, obtained admission into a private school for young ladies in the outskirts of the city under pretence of Biving a. musical entertainment of a somewhat novel character, and so grossly misconducted himself toward one of the junior pupils, that he was summarily ejected by the head of the establishment. We name this for the warning of conductors of seminaries for young ladies BITING A MAN'S EAR OFF. Last evening, about half-past seven o'clock, two men, one an Irishman, named Anthony Dean, a hawker, livine in Brierley's Court.

Ansel-street, Rochdale Road, and the other Andrew M'Kay. a shoemaker, of Angel-street, in the same neighbourhood, were scuffling on the ground, in Cateaton-street, in a state of partial intoxication, when, upon observing the policeman approach. Dean bit the left ear of M'Kay "clean off." Dean was apprehended, and M'Kay removed to the Royal Infirmary. THE MAD SAILOR. Thomas Cook whose mad freaJts at St.

Hilda's Church, caused so much alarm in South Shields Market Place, on Tuesday night, has been removed to a Lunatic Asylum, The cornice on the side of the steeple, round which he passed on his toes and handover-hand." is about two inches broad, and slopes. The feat he performed is considered to be a marvellous one and hundreds of sailors have taken a sight of the place this week. It is said that the poor fellow was driven mad by a false and wicked scandal. From our correspondent. MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL Saturday.

a.m.: Holy Communion. 11 a.ro.: Matins. 3 30 ETenson; Bird. Second Sancc; Amhem "Hall, sbddcntag Llsnt" (Wood). Sunday (Second Sunday after Tnnirs).

9 a Holy Communion. lO 30 ojti Marin: Venite 10: Psalm 10: Tc TJeom: Sumfion in Benedicttis Tonus Pcreartrrua: nymna 364), 333. SSI: Preacher, the Rirbt EUt A. R. Grarram-Camptoen.

M.A.. Lord Bishop of Colombo 11 40 Holy Communion: Cocker in minor: latioic. mott merciful" tWoodl: nvmns 433. 215, 274. 3 30 Eveasom: Psalm 15.

17: Noble In minor: Anthem. "It the Lord hail not helped me" Bainow): brmna 122. 245: Preacher, the Res. Canon H. P.

Woolaouth. M-A. 7 Evening Service (Voluntary Choir): JiM 13: byuins 250C2). 27a, 2. -W: Preacher, the Ret.

W. Mexjcka. Precentor. ITALIAN SUSANNA Graziella Sciutti at Glyndebourne By Philip Hope-Wallace The extent to which a really good Susanna has transformed a Figaro was evident at Glyndebourne last night when, in spite of its being Friday the thirteenth, real luck held with the weather, as with the performance of the opera, which we may agree with Tovey to call the most perfect opera of alL The heroine of the occasion of this year's revival was Graziella Sciutti, who Mozart's opera gave a performance comparable with her interpretation of the heroine of Cimarosa's The Secret Marriage" in the Scala visit to Edinburgh. Pretty, vivacious, yet owing nothing to the stale tradition of the Viennese soubrette.

this sensitive little Italian artist presented a Susanna who was apparently, spontaneous, sympathetic, and credible at almost every turn of the comedy. By and large, the business seems to have been toned down this year and is all the better for looking less laboured and for flowing with a simplicity which excludes mannerisms. Again, this seemed to derive largely from the Susanna herselt, who was giving an exemplarv performance of the kind of total interpretation, physical and musical, which it is Carl Ebert's creed to draw out of every member of the cast, if possible. The conductor, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, while keeping the" ensemble clear and flexible, was nowhere obliged or inclined to sacrifice instinctive speeds to whin-lash precision. All in all, this is a highly enjoyable Figaro." polished yet without the anxiety which is sometimes the reverse of the Glyndebourne medal.

It carried its audience along on a wave of delight, especially in the finale to the second act. A more mature Countess could well be imagined than that of Pilar Lorengar, who, looking elegant, still seemed too little touched by the drama and sang with hardly enough warmth. Another Spaniard. Teresa -Berganza, made an endearing Cherubino with a spaniel's eves and a warm bark in her voice. Geraint Evans as Figaro, Michel Roux as the Count, and the immensely tall Hughes Cueno were again notable in a finely matched cast REPTON FUND i 1 04,000 The appeal fund orjened tn mart the four-hundredth anniversary of Hepton School, now stands at 104,000.

The headmaster, Mr T. L. ThnmsR. annminpintf ttiie annual speech day yesterday, said ou per cent 01 uia fieptomans had responded to me appeal BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE. June 10-July 5: HEPDA GABLEB." ly Hermit Ibsen, adapted by Max Faber Etenings 7(1 Matinee Wednesday arrt Saturday 2 30 Box Office MIDIand 2471) open 10 i m.

to 7.30 rj LIVERPOOL THEATRES LIVERPOOL PLAYHOUSE. iRoixl SJ6J.J Evemrus Mori In at 7.IO Saturday 4 45 and 8 pm. "LOOK BACK IN ANGER." June 1 7 Tbi Londonderry Heir." NEW SHAKESPEARE THEATRE Fraser Street. Liverpool 5 Box Ofllce 10 to 8 pm North 0036. Evas.

7.30. Sat 5.30 8 30, Mat Wed 2 30 "CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF" will not be wen in the North after SATURDAY. June 1 4, 4i.d Is fJr Members onl. who can enjoy the oltib fac.bties unequalled elsewhere in Enjtlsnd. THE POTTING SHED Ant-clos thriller." Irish Independent 'A cm who iidmlt no crltkkm Imh Times "A first-rate thriller EveninR Herald.

Graham Gicene best he has yet done "-Irish Press "Dramatic. mounB and cxdtinn Dicce of Theatre." evening Press commences June Ifi Open lo he public Pre-v en and Meet ihc Cast Supper Tttes June 17 3rd "MEET THE STARS" SUPPER. Fill. JUNE 13. Full and Country Members See Club Calendar.

ANTIGONE, Sophocles, and THE BALD PRIMA DONNA. lonesco. In THE ARTHUR WORTHINGTON HALL MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY. DOVER ST on Wed Thurl 18th. I9rh 20lh June, at 7 30 Admission free: aeata bookable.

Education Dept Office ARDwick 3333, Ext. 108. THEATRES PRINCE OF WALES. (Whi S681 EvB 6 8 5U New Fabulous Follies PLEASURES OF PARIS. Dickie Henderson.

Sabrina. 3 Monarch and big cast. PRINCE'S. ITem 6596) Efis Wed 2 30 Sat 6.15. 8 30 sharp Diana Wyniard.

Ronald Squire. Louicc Albrmon. nd Michael G-ynn a Toucu ot lite Sun. ROYAL COURT. (S'o 1 7 J5 I Etjrs SO Sat, 5 0 and 8.15 2 3a "FLESH TO A TIGER." Last Comm June IS Joai Plownelit in lonesco' "THE CHAIRS" and "THE LESSON ST MARTIN'S.

Tcm 1443 Lt.s 8 Sat 5 and K. Tu 2 30 SPEK1NG OF MURDER. Wok! ihc endins look mj breath ju-ay John Barber Dty Express" SADLER'S WEI.I.S. Ter 1672 MOSCOW ARTS THEATRE Ljt perfs 2 15 Uncle Vanya. 7 30.

The Cherry Orchard. SAVILLE. Tem. 4011 Eyri 8 sal 5 IS 30 Mat Weds. 2 30 Paul Scoficld EXPRESSO BONGO.

MustcaL A briHiant show." DKpatch STRAND. (Tern. 2660) Last 2 we ks 7 30 Sat 5.30. 8 30. W.

2d0 VERDICT. Agatha ChrlMle newest play I "SUPERB ENTERTAINMENT Mutot. VICTORIA PALACE. (VJc 1317.) 6 15 and 8 45 BUI Mayoard and BB1 Kerr in new crazy comedy wbo-dun-a." YOU. TOO.

CAN HAVE A BODY. VAUDEVILLE CTn. -1871 Sat. 5. 8 15.

Th. 2 30. SALAD DAYS. A Muaical by Slade and Reynolds WESTMINSTER. CVlc.

0283 8. Sat 5.30. 30. "ANY OTHER BUSINESS." "A facclnotirtB who-clunit coniinuoixly exclunt." Ttmea. Immensely enjoyable put this oa your in and underline It J- Trewm.

The Sketch One of the most onjtinal plays seen in London for a lone time Tel WHITEHALL. (WhS. 6692 1 7.30. W. 2 30 Sat.

5)5. 8 15 Brian R.i Leo FrankDn SIMPLE SPY.MEN. WINDMILL, f'icc. Ore REVUDEVILLE. 27th yr 29Sih ed (1st Cont aiy 12 13-10 35 La pcrf9pm A Van Datum Production WE NEVER CLOSED." WYNDHAMS.

(Tem Ets 8 30 Saturdays 5 30 and 8 30 Mats Wed at 2 30 THE BOY FRIEND. OPERA AND BALLET COVE NT GARDEN OPERA. To-mBht and Tiki next at 6 30 put perfs, ot Tristan and Isolde fin German) with NifcsoD Da la. vinay. Kraut, Pease KubebV Mon and Thur next at 6 0, Th Trojans (revhal) Further prosramme to July 19 available Box Office now open Cov 1066 CO VENT GARDEN.

THE ROYAL BALLET (formerry SadTeri Welts Ballet) Wed next at 7 30, Th Slecpioc Beauty, witb Beriosova. Cha iflcid Sat next at 2 30 and 7 30. The Steeple BMtrty. Bodkin raw open for tact pent, of seas-op on Jury 3: The Royal Ballet (formerly Sadler's WeDs Theatre Billet). Cot 1066).

COVENT GARDEN OPERA. Two cycles of THE RING. Sept. 19. 24.

29. Oct. 3 and Oct. 6. 7 9.

11. Box Office open until June 30 Tor subscription bookings only. Single perf. bookings from July I. SADLER'S WELLS.

Ter. 1672. June I7-2B Milorad MI5KOVITCH and Ballets des El oiks de Parts In the Lagtmghonse One of the oldest Parliaments in the world the Faroe Lagting, was in emergency session last week to debate the crisis brought about by Iceland's decision to introduce a twelve-mile fishery limit. Neither inside nor outside is the Lagtinghouse impressive. Outside the small, white-painted house is dwarfed by a five-storey telephone exchange in modern design inside, the public may watch the proceedings from half a dozen wooden forms set at the end of the dark-painted chamber, facing the chairman, who sits at a raised desk.

The members, some twenty or more, sat facing each other across the room behind long tables. Pacing the chair-man at the end before the spectator's gallery were two desks, presumably occupied by the leaders of the Government and the Opposition. While the Tjodveldspartiet or Republican leader was making his speech, in which four-mile, six-mile, and twelve-mile limits seemed interspersed with agreements of varying dates, there was time to look round the room The most surprising item, a plaster bust of King Christian of Denmark, stood on a shelf behind the Speaker. A large picture of a snow scene with Vikings proved later to depict one of the exploits of the Faroe-born King Sverre of Norway. But as the benches lacked the comfort of our House of Commons and there seemed little chance of witnessing unparliamentary scenes we 'departed.

Order of service Over coffee we asked our guide about the seating of members. Apparently there was no separation of parties indeed, the new member took the seat left vacant by the departing member, but it was the established fact that- the oldest sitting members secured the places nearest the fire. He also revealed that in 1945 there was an attempt to blow up the Chamber, with no worse result than that the King Christian bust bad tumbled from the shelf and had been shattered. Whether the present bust is a replacement or the old one repaired he did not say, but none the less the royal presence did seem odd in the Council Chamber of a country striving hard for complete freedom from Denmark MANCHESTER CINEMAS C1NEPHONE (Market St.) Last day Her Crime Waa Love." Starts "La Lol Dei Rues" (Law of the Streets) X. GAUMONT.

Oxford St. (CEN 1323 and CEN 7530 1 In Todd-AO Rodsers and Hammeratein'a "SOUTH PACIFIC." Showing Mon. to Sat. Eveninci 7 30 m. Matinees Ihurs Sat.

2.20 Sundays at 2.30 6.15 m. All aesta bookable at Lolei 1016. Circle 76 516, Sulk 7 6. 516, 3(6. ODEON.

Oxford St. Cont. 12 noon DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS (Cert X. adulra only). Comm To-mor (Sun Peyton Place (A) Cacope.

2 0, 4 50, 7,55 OXFORD. (Gen. 986S Michael Todd'i Bli Show In Tccfcncolor AROUND THE WORLD IN 10 DAYS TJ). Daily at 7 30 Suns 3.0 and 6 30. Mats.

Weds Thurl. and Sou at 2.30 ALL SEATS BOOKABLE, Concessions for parties. Orch 1 30 6 30 7th month EXHIBITIONS City Art Gallery, Peel Pack, Salford "THEN and NOW" 19th-century Narrative and 20tb'Century Avanl-Garde Pictures MAY 3 10 AUGUST 4 Veekdn)e. Sundaya, IO a.m to 6 1 lo on SOUND RECORDING StudioMobile Tape Recordera. Microphones.

Tape Discs from tape Eroica Recordins studios U99i Peel St Ecclea ECC 1624 Director Wd Tburlow Smith. A R.M CM LONDON CINEMAS ACADEMY. '(Ger. 2981.) KANAL (X) and FOREST OF THE FALCONS Prota. I.O, 3.30.

6.0, 8J0. ASTORIA Chart no Rd. IGer. 53S5 Micbael Todd' "AROUND THE WORLD EN SO DAYS OJ) Daily at, 2 30 and 8. Orchestra 1 30.

7.0. Sun. at 4 30 and 7 dO. All seats bookable tn advance. CARLTON.

iWnl 3711) Th Lorn Hot Summer Paul Newman. Joanne Woodward. Anthony Frnnctosa. Cinemascope Colour Prost 1245 3.15. 5 45.

15 CASINO. Gcr Wi77 Cinerama' SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD (U) Dty 2 30. 6 0. 8 40 Sun. 4 45.

7 30 Orch dly 2.5.5 35. 8 15 Sun 20 7 5 CURZON. (Gro 3737.) BrlRtitC Bardot, HEAVEN FELL THAT NIGHT (X) CmemaScope and Colour. DOMINION. Tof.

Court Rd (Mus 2176 I Todd-AO Rodflers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC 'UJ, Wkdvs 2 45 Orch. 6 45. Sun. 6. Orch 5 Msls Tues.

Wed Tbunt Sat. 2 30. Orcb 1 SO. A) seals bookable. EMPIRE.

(GeT. 1234.) Montffomcry CUft. Elizabeth Tivlor. Eva Marie Saint, Nisei Patrick tn RAIN-TREE COUNTY CA) Praia. 10 15.

1.20. 4.30. 7.40 GAUMONT. Hmlft. HOT SPELL CA) 2 55.

6 5. 9.15. Maraealbo (A). 1 15. 4.25.

7.30 Both Vljtailslon LEIC SQ. TH. Dirk BOiflrde, Yoko Tani. Th Wind Cannot Read (U. Showing at 1.20.

3 50. 6 20. 8J5. LONDON PAV. Clark Gable.

Burt Lancaster In Run Silent. Ron DW (U). Pro us 10 45. 12.20.2.55. 5.25.

8.S. ODEON. Lte. Sq. William Hoideo Sophia Loren.

Trevor Howard Tha Key CA). At I 0. 3.35, 63. 8 40. ODEON.

M. Arch. THE BIG MONEY U) At 2 SO, 6 0, 9 10. HEART OF A CHILD OJ) At 1.20. 4.30, 7 40.

ODEON. Tottenham Court Road. (Eus. 8451 First anemrracJe Production WINDJAMMER OJ) Week-da 7 45. Orch.

7, Sua, 4 30. 8. Dn 4. 7.30. Mat Sat.

2 30. Orob 1 45 All seat bTcable PLAZA. Cecil B. DeMllle't pdn. Tha Ten Command ments TJ 2 15 7 0 Sun 6 All ats bTkble ad R1TZ.

(Ger. 1334) THE ADVFNTURES OF ARSE.NE LUPIN IT. Pronrammes 10 30 1 2 25, 2.55. 5.30. 8 10 STUDIO ONE.

Rodsers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma (U). Gordon Macrae. Shirley Jones 1 0. 3 30. 6 5.

R.35 WARNER. CGer 3423 MARJOR1E MORVINCSTAR (A). Gene Kelly and Natalie Wood WamercoTor. Proas ai 10 35. 1 0.

3 30 6 0. 8 30 Last screening 8.55 ART EXHIBITIONS LEFEVRE GALLERY. 30 Brut on Street. I. Contemporary French Palntlocs on flew Dry 1 0-5 JO Sals.

1 0-1. LEICESTER GALLERIES, Leicester Sq. Paintings by KEITH VAUGHAN and TERRY FROST. DrawirJBl by CAMILLE PISSARRO 10-5 30 Satt t0-l M. KNOEDIXR A 34 ST JAMES'S SW.

1. ird floor OLD ASTER -TMPRESSrONlST AND CONTEMPORARY DRAWINGS rjntU July 19. DMly 10-5. St3. 10-12.

STANLEY SPENCER EXHIBITION. Exleoded One week until Sunday, June 22. Over 70 works. In the Church and Vicarage. Cookham, daily II am.

(12 noon Sundays) to 9 m. Admission 2 6d. fn aid of Church Buildircs Fund. WADDINGTON GALLERIES. ALVA RECENT IMAGES DiU 9 30-6 Saturday 9.301.

2 Cork Street. London ot tne scripts lacK 01 lorm, matting we change of mood from the Delhi love-making more jarring than ever), Anthony Bushel's understanding brigadier, Marne Maitland's Indian servant, and Henry Okawa's just not too sadistic Japanese torturer. "Kanal," at the Academy. Is a Polish film about the Warsaw rising of 1944. Like The Wind Cannot Read," though for different reasons, its impact is not complete, but a knowledge of Polish might well make it so.

Its characters, a handful of resistant soldiers who took to the sewers after the city's destruction, seem, with only the sketchy help of the English titles, too little individualised, and the military situation is inadequately defined. Accordingly one is harrowed by hideous realism without knowing explicitly why harrowed by visual horror rather than through the intellect. Yet all the more credit to the director, Andrzej Wajda, and his actors, that one is not repelled, that one's sympathy is engaged. Hot Spell," at the GaumoDt, might have been an Aunt Sally for the decriers of photographed plays, but it is such a jolly and touching play, so well photographed (Daniel Mann, who directed, knows all about such matters) that I defy the most austere oineast to resist its charms, however theatrical their structure. Here once more is Shirley Booth as the kind, sentimental, stupid mother who gives her husband (Anthony Quinn) everything but what he wants, and insists on mothering her children when their instincts are now adult however innocent.

But to me the most interesting acting comes from Shirley Maclaine as the daughter whose matrimonial hopes her mother blunders into thwarting. In Hitchcock's memorable "The Trouble with Harry" Miss Maclaine made her screen debut as an immensely self-possessed young woman with an -amused, inward wisdom. Was it, one wondered, Hitchcock's direction, was it an act, or was it indeed acting? Her little bit in "Around the World in Eighty Day hardly provided a clue, sparkling asit was, and her recent appearance in "The Sheepman" did cot tell us much more. But Hot Spell most welcomely provides the answer. Gone is the inward wisdom, and in its brilliant little portraitrof a totally different character, an eager, ingenuous, single-minded little study in the round which is not only the work of a genuine actress, but can stand- up to the mature technique of Miss Booth.

"Heaven Fell That Night" (Curzon) is a Franco-Italian production. presente par Columbia Pictures." set in Spain, with dialogue that varies between French and Spanish. In it Alida Valli acts, and Brigitte Bardot auarrels with her uncle, runs off with a oeasant he has brutally assaulted, generously displays her anatomy, does a' kittenish stint in the bull-ring with a remarkably docile heifer, and Bets shot "There's Always a Price Tag" (a French film generally released this week th? unfitting company of Dracula is adapted from a novel by James Hadley Chase and lavishes the talents Of MiehT Tirnrcnr An larlv tasteless affair of lust and murder. ROYAL MANCHESTER COLLEGE OF MUSIC RECITAL OF CHAMBER AND OTHER WORKS composed by vmfAS3 rc, lenta ot cbe CoOeaje WEDNESDAY. JUNE IS, sc Sereo o'otoek lo the HALL OF THE COLLEGE.

Admission Free. Toe public are cordially torlied. FREDERIC OOX. MscJpaL NORTHERN SCHOOL OF MUSIC 91 OXFORD ROAD. MANCHESTER Founded I9M Incorporated 19a3 Founder Mill HILDA COLLENS President Dame MYRA HESS Principal Mill IDA CARROLL PIANO RECITALS SENIOR STUDENTS TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY.

JUNE 17 and II In the RECITAL ROOM at 7 pm. CONCERT by Members of the Junior School SATURDAY. JUNE 21. at 3 pm. In tne HOULDSWORTH BALL ADMISSION FREE Partlculsis ot Opera perfornsnces.

Summer Coarse sod CTocpcctus from cbe SccreUry GnraJ Manaaer: T. Btaa. I I. BBC LIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL 1958 BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA VILEM TAUSKY Sis Saturday Cooeeru of Gay Muiie TO-MGI1T 1 30 p.m. 14 JIJNe ALL.

SEATS SOU). SATURDAY 7 30 WJn. 11 jne "NEW MUSIC FOR BRASS" BUB MONKHOUSE bi Tnbbr iki Tons. n. MftiVSS1' MARRY MORTIMER.

lo, 1VI-. 70. 3I-. 36. TO-MORROW 7 as Dam.

IS JUNE THE FOUNDATIONS OF FIANO.FUs.YTNG Tbu-d of new sertea of Informal demonstraUom nd prftlic lesions In the LISZT trial don ROSE INLANDER-GOVER MONDAY 0 pjn. If JUNE PIERRE MONTEUX Suite. Peiess et Millunde Faort Imascs rii tn 1 VMn'rtoff. ZINO FRANCESCATTT LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Tidtets: 5.. 76.

I0K 1X16. 15-, 21.. 30-. THURSDAY a 19 junc HAYDN-MOZAIT SOCIETY FINAL CONCERT OP SEASON LONDON MOZART PLAYERS HARRY BLECH Sraptionr No. (FareweHI Haydn Piano Concerto in minor.

K.491 Mozan Sirtfonia Concerurate In Bat Haidn Oienure. Les petlts riens Mozan DENIS MATTHEWS EM COHEN MICHAEL DOBSON VIVIAN JOSEPH ARCHIE Tfcke. 126 10-, 76. 5-. SUNDAY 3 0 p.rn.

2 JUN Concert In aid of toe Roral United Kingdom Beneficent AasoofsHon ISO ELINSOM BEETHOVEN RECITAL Sonatas PaUierJa.ns.M 10 and Of. Ill Rondo 1 Rats Ovar Lost Paur." Tickets 116, 10-. 7S. 5 36. HsS.

Aaesas at IBBS TILLETT. 12 Wlamora SL, London w.l.' ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL Just oser Hurtiierford Bridie Irom Cfasrtnt Cross hte minutes from Wslerloo Car Park. Buffets, Bars, and Restaurant with anriralled tiewe of tfi m.mM are ODen berore during aud after the concerts Table Bootlnm. Waterloo 32. Tickets ana full luYorroatlon Royal FoUtsI Hal! Box Omce IWATerwi 11011 London, 5E.1.

and usual Ticket Asems 1 'cn TO-MORBOW AFTERNOON AT 3. ARTUR RUBINSTEIN MANCHESTER THEATRES, ETC. OPERA HOUSE. At 7. Sat 5 and 8 London's Lauahler smash hit NO TIME FOR SERGEANTs! After 531 performances at Her Mnjcm Theatre.

Neat week at 7. Sat. 5 and 8. POLISH BALLET under direction of Feltks parnall with Maria Lupinska Konrad DrzcwiccU June 23. Week ai 7 Sat 5 and I SUDE REYNOLDS Musical Success FREE AS AIR Full.

Company from Savoy Theatre. London Monday ev-nlnft. only, two seats for price of one PA.V,A,CILHE'iTRE- u15 nd 8.30. LITA ROZA. iPSTON FRASER Harmonica Ganii.

AUDREY JEANS JOHNNY MACK. Oalc Moms. Ted Lttne vlVfr-S'S 7" J'S' ot SARAH VAUGHAN. America's Greatest Jazz Vocal Stylist Plus a Fanfare of Variety. June 23 week: Happy.

ao-Lucky GUY MITCHELL with new sons hltaT LIBRARY THEATRE. CEN. 701. Evas, at 7 p.rn Sits at 5 4 8 p.m. SHERIDAN'S "THE RIVALS" JUNE I4i "FIGURE OF FUN." HIPPODROME.

(ARDwick 4101.) 6 25 8 JO Arthur Parade des STREEP-TEEZE Follies Frou-Frou with Freddie Bamberger and Pam. Next urn MARTY WILDE. BELLE VUE GARDENS ZOO AQUARIUM tMily from 10 a.m tSTLING AND STOCK CARS m-ntitht 7pm nan Restaurants Cafes. Parties am numbe- cappH Caterfne Manager) HOLLY ROYDE EXTENSION FUND A GARDEN PARTY In the Collect trrourvls 2 to 8 TO-DAY To be opened at 2 30 p.rn by Miss Marsh Siohl. of the Manchevicr Li bran Theatre A full programme of amusements.

Brass Band Music. Scottish Dancing Gymnastic Display. Archery. Concern, etc Well-stocked banraiu stalls. TJckeu 21- C.uniori U-) from the Halle Omcc, Si Peter' Square, or Holly Royde CoKeae.

Palatine Road. Mancitetter 20 LONDON it.em J64lu Monday-Friday 8. Saturday DELINQUENT Tomhnion, DEAR AMBASSADORS iTem 1JT1 Eist 7 30 Tu 2 30 Sat i 15.8 THE MOUSETRAP, by A Bsiha Christie THE SIXTH DAZZLING YEAR. AL: Ea, 30. S- 5 30 and 8 30.

rtiS, ciIre Bom. Freda Jackson NGEtS. dir uy Jean-Louu Barrault CAMBRIDGE (Tem 6056 1 Evsa 8.0. Sat 6 and JO Mat Thur 2 45 Athene Scsler. Michael Shepley.

Mary Merrail. Joan Sims tn BRFATH OF SPRING. An absolute sa.e ot mirth Daily Moll 6877 Cinfama's SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD Oil. Dry 2 30. 6 0 8 -0.

Sun 45 30 Orch dl. 2 S. 5.35 8 15, Sun Co. COLISEUM (Tern. SJ61.) Mon -Fri 7 30 Sst 5.45 and 8.45 Julie WiUon In BELLS ARE RINGING.

COMEDY. (Whi 257S.) Ens 8 15. MaL Wed 2 30. Sals. 5 and 8 15.

GEORGE DILLON. Dazzlius 'D. Express Osborne's Best N. Chton. CRITERION.

Whi. 3216) Eras, si 8 30. Mat. Thur. WJLFR'D HYDE WHITE In NOT IN THE BOOK, Directed by Nisei Patrick.

DftUKY LANE. (Tem S10! Res Harrison. JnHe Andrews MY FAIB LADY. Stanley Hollowsy Evenlnss 7.30. Mat.

Wed and Sat. 2.30 DUCHESS. ITem 8243 Mon. to FiL Erts. St S.0, Sat.

15 and 30. Thar. 2 4S. Sarah MarabaH in The Velvet Saotgno. A ku of fun Express.

A say and hilarious eTcnlns." D. Herald DUKE OF YORK'S CTem. 5122) Last two perfs To-day 5.30. 8 30 Yvon Arnaud. Jsck Hulbert -THE BIG TICKLE." Light comedy.

FORTUNE. ITem. 2238 8 Sat 5 30. 30 Michael Flanders Donald Swann, AT THE DROP OF A HAT. An after-dinner Farraso GARRICK.

iTem 4601.) -F 8. Th 2.30 Sst 30 S30 DOCK BRIEF WHAT SHALL WE TELL CAROLINE TV Radio Prize comedy wildly funny GLOBE. lOer 1592.) EiJS 8. Sats 5 30 and 30. Mat.

Wed 30 Margaret Letshton VARIATION ON A THEME, by Terence Ramsau HAYMARKET. IWbi 9832 Eves at 7.30. Wed and Sat- 2 JO Ralph Richardson. Wendy Hiller in CHERRY." by Robert Bolt HER MAJESTY'S. (Whi.

6606.) 7 30. Sat 5 30 8 30 Wed. 2.30. Ian Carmicaael io The Tonne of Love. "It kept the whole house bowllns People LYRIC.

H'smith. fRIs. 4432) To-day 5 0 and 8.15. THE KEY TO THE DOOR. an troosual iho-duntt." Star.

Inscnioua play," mc Gd LYRIC (Ger. 36S6) Mott.J'ri. at 7 45. Sst. 5 30 and 8 30.

Mats. Wed. 2 30 GRAB ME A GONDOLa! UUJl WUII4UWUU IJJUHbai tu IUTI1. iLU. NEW.

(Tem 3878 Et. 8 M. Tot. 2 30 So. 5 30 and 8 30.

ChJriw Caught on. Joyc Rramaa, Eh Lanche-itcr In THE PARTY. OLD VIC Wat. 7616) (opp Waterloo Stn.) 7 IS (Th Sat 2 30) To-day and Fri. next Hamlet.

Mon und Tues Twelfth Nliht. Wed ad Th. oext. Henry VIII. OPEN AIR.

(Uieot's Park. (Hun. 0915) Eas 7 30 Thars Sai 2 30 MUCH ADO. Coier if ci PALACE. (Ger 6BM Th.

8 Fn 130.S 5 30. 30 Vorrnjn Wisdom tn WHERE'S CHARLEY! "The best American musical ince Oklahoma' Times PALLADIUM. Ger 7373) Egi at 6 15 and 8 45 Mats Sats 2. 40 Harry Secombe, Tetrj-Thoma eic in biff new Rcvusical LARGE AS LIFE. PHOENIX.

ITem 8611 7.30. W. 2 30 5. 8 Lcle MornTs new comedy ROAR LIKE A DOVE "A rcsorjndint self-evident hit' Tynan. "Obscner" PICCADILLY.

(Ger 4506 Et. 7.30 Thur 2 30. Sat 5 15. 8 30 lUy Hammond. John Ctemcnu.

Conwarvce Cum mine THE RAPE OF THE BELT. Spark lioi with tajh-rplriicd Sunday sOlapatcb. Sonatn )n Op. 53 Waldsteio Beethoven Rrrapvody In minor Op. 79 Brahms Rhapsody in minor Op.

79 Brabma IncermecEo io A major Bra tuna Capnccta in minor Op. 76 Brahma Tickets at Royal Festival SUNDAY AFTERNOON. JUNK 11, it 3. ROBERT CASADESUS South Bank of the Thames. OLVMP1A CONCERTS nraienl Pretude A minor Debussy Forlanc Ravel Prota do Bobe VtOa-Lobaa Family, Nocturne, Scherzo io ihjurp minor io.

cuopio HaU WAT 3191) and axemi. Six Mazurka Cfeoplo mares firm ert DrNitM by arrangement ith Wilfrid Van Wyck. Ltd. Festival Hall (WAT 3191) and itcmi ruESDAV. JUNE 24.

HEPHZIBAH MENUHLN ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL Vivian Fuch) Lecture by and DAVID PRATT Engineer) Fantasy minor. K397 Sonata lo major. K.332 Mozart MOMrl I Sehiimftrun (Artur Rubinstein and Robert Casadetus appear St- 76 lot- 126 15-. 21-. Royal HAROLD HOLT.

LTD. prami YEHUDI MENUHLN AND I IN A SONATA RECITAL SONATA No. I MAJOR (THE SPRING BEETHOVEN SONATA No. 42 tn A MAJOR KJU MOZART SONATA In A MAJOR FRANCIC Tickets now on sale Royal Festival Han (WAT 3191) and agents. WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, at 8 p.m.

TrvANS-ANT ARCTIC EXPEDITION SUMMER SCHOOL OF MUSIC WILLIAM GLOCK. Secretar JOHV Sjjhtli Concern Expert Ttunon and7or (Leader. Sir Illustrated DAVID STRATTON ITJepnty Leader) A MUSICAL HOLIDAY tn tuperb Devon countryside at Dartiiwon Hall You can come for a nceJc or more: Auinm 2-30 Artun ana Teachers Include: Peter Pears. Aaron Copland, Julian Bream, Georie Malcolm. Berlin Octet.

CarmtreLti Quartet, Morley College Symphony Orcbcatra. Sand 3d. atajnet for Uku triced Proapecna to 5.S.O.M., 1C Eccletton Sonm, 5.W.I. Tickets 126, 10-, 76, 5- from Hall and N.A.P.T., Tavistock Square, W.C 1. Prs.er.lsd Ok Matronal AaiocbUoc (or cae Pretention of Tnoercurossi..

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