Monthly Archives: September 2013
This Autumn it seems us northern English are supremely lucky to be in receipt of a series of talks from professional Frenchman, Marcel Lucont.Read the full story..
I noted the Stone Roses (Mani), Oasis (Bonehead) and New Order (Stephen Morris) among the bands with representatives at Tim Burgess‘s solo gig at Band on the Wall – all supporting an old mate in an intimate setting, with a generous card of young bands (not sure I can remember the last time I went to a gig where there were three supports on the bill).Read the full story..
As I sipped my pre-performance glass of bubbly I couldn’t help but notice the attire of the other drinkers. Fleeces, hoodies, trainers and t-shirts with popular slogans abounded everywhere. I remarked to my guest, somewhat haughtily, that theatrical standards of dress had fallen.Read the full story..
Nearly ten years to the day that Manchester’s Victoria Baths was voted winner of BBC’s Restoration, on a rainy Thursday evening I found myself sitting in the deep end of a 107-year-old swimming pool, drinking a pint of Speckled Hen and listening to someone making whale noises with a laptop and a cello.Read the full story..
The York of today is a tourist hub but at the turn of the last century it is was Chocolate City, churning out the sweet stuff by the ton. Now a new promenade production is looking at the impact of the Great War on the city’s workers.Read the full story..
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It's proper autumn so it's time for our annual sharing of this amazing article by Jeanette Winterson for The Times - first published in October 2009. A season for senses and the soul: thetimes.co.uk/article/a-seas…
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