Blasts from the Furnace
Reviews, features and hot air by Damon Fairclough, a writer based in Liverpool via a long lost Sheffield of the soul.
For people in tragedy’s shadow, ‘normal’ life can seem like an irrecoverable paradise.Read the full story..
“I hate Peer Gynt. Why should we do it?”Read the full story..
I remember my first trip to Liverpool well.Read the full story..
Only one record mattered to me in 1977.Read the full story..
It always helps an interview along when you discover a family connection to the global mega-star sitting in front you.Read the full story..
There are many reasons to feel a surge of joy at the sight of the Liverpool skyline.Read the full story..
Sometimes it happens that certain playwrights have a ‘moment’, a period during which their work suddenly taps into the creative consciousness bubbling just beneath our feet and causes multiple dramatic fountains to burst through.Read the full story..
Many people of a certain age will remember the suburban wonders of a living-room slideshow. It was cinema you could do yourself with the lights out, curtains pulled, and head-cut-off holiday portraits beamed against the woodchipped wall.Read the full story..
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