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After the incredible success of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie in 2014, writer/director James Gunn returns for this sequel to continue the story of Marvel’s most disfunctional team of super heroes.

Directed by Nacho Vigalondo, Colossal tells the story of Gloria, played by Anne Hathaway, who after breaking up with her boyfriend, is forced to leave her hedonistic lifestyle in New York and return to her home town to start again.

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Alien: Covenant sees acclaimed director Ridley Scott return to the Alien franchise with a follow up to his divisive 2012 prequel Prometheus.

Memories of the 1970s and 1980s are being called for by Braintree Museum which is seeking stories and objects relating to times gone by in Dunmow. Braintree and the district. Your memories will be recorded, become a part of the museum’s collection and the history of the area for future generations to enjoy.

Our top tips for the weekend: bag a cultural bargain at the Fry Gallery art sale, see Cambridge Footlights, go to Thaxted and enjoy Morris Men dancing all evening as well as music at the Thaxted Festival.

Michael Rothenstein

The story of how in 1599, Will Kemp, an actor in Shakespeare’s company danced his way from London to Norwich will be told as part of Haverhill Festival, which is running until July 1.

Co-written by stars Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, Mindhorn tells the tale of Richard Thorncroft (Barratt), a washed up actor best known for his role as Detective Mindhorn in a popular 1980s TV show.

Our top tips for the weekend. Join a musical picnic on Saffon Walden Common in memory of Jo Cox, Hear George Harliono play at Saffron Hall and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cambridge Corn Exchange. See Cambridge Footlights at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge.

Michael Rothenstein

Gardens in the village of Clavering will be opening under the National Garden Scheme on Sunday, June 11 with the gardens of Chestnut Cottage, Piercewebbs and Hawthorns all open for visitors.

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