Author: Colin Petch
“It’s just a gang of mates who haven’t met each other yet.” Colin Petch on NOT Lonely This Christmas
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for many across the UK, this sentiment doesn’t always ring true.Read the full story..
After what can only be described as a terrific year for Manchester Collective, the music organisation brings 2021 to a close with its Heavy Metal tour which, throughout December, has received rave reviews in London, Leeds and Bristol.Read the full story..
Something extremely special is on show all year round within the North Pennines AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).Read the full story..
Journalists sometimes get it wrong.Read the full story..
I’m embarrassed, but it’s necessary to open with a confession.Read the full story..
Review: The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff, The Young‘uns with Jack Rutter, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne
If you’re not already a big fan of The Young’uns’ and their authentic, primarily a capella folk music, then I’d recommend that you add them to your playlist without further delay.Read the full story..
If you live in Harrogate and fancy a paddle in the sea, you have a bit of a trek.Read the full story..
Until recently I didn’t know much about Edith Piaf other than her song Non, je ne regrette rien, which has always been a go-to for anyone sticking their chin out to the world.Read the full story..
We are beginning to emerge from our 15-month hibernation. For many of us, our priority is being able to access the arts in a physical way, close up and in-person, as opposed to a screen.Read the full story..
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‘In Lancashire, rugby league provides our cultural adrenalin. It's a physical manifestation of our rules of life, comradeship, honest endeavour, and a staunch, often ponderous allegiance to fair play’ - actor Colin Welland, born in Liverpool on this day in 1934. pic.twitter.com/UB1r5jqSjf