Penguin Pride is winging its way to Manchester next week, with a wonderful line-up of LGBTQ+ writers, poets and performers to celebrate the city’s incredible diversity. Taking place at Z-Arts on Thursday 23 August, poet and playwright Toby Campion hosts this special event which will showcase some of the UK’s most exciting queer talent. Presented in partnership … More *Preview* Penguin Pride comes to Manchester
My late father was a musician and, at 16, the youngest at that time to be accepted into the Royal College of Music in London. We were blessed with many stories and anecdotes from my Dad’s life as a professional musician, over the years, but I remember two life tips he gave me in particular: … More The Northern Chamber Orchestra – Mozart and Elgar and Beethoven – Oh my!
I like to think of myself as a touch bohemian. I’ve been to Matt and Phred’s more than 10 times, I’ll have you know. And not only when the free pizza offer is on. To be fair, I’ve also gone international with my fondness for jazz and its clubs, for example paying a visit to New … More Manchester Jazz Festival launches
Walking into HOME theatre on Thursday night, my plus 1 and I discussed the subject matter of the production we were about to see; that of the Falklands War. Both of a similar age (he 15 months older – devil is in the detail), we both agreed that the Falklands was one of the first … More Theatre review – Minefield
Fans of singer/songwriters Jess Kemp and David Gorman will be thrilled at this double bubble news that they will be co-headlining a gig at top city venue, The Deaf Institute, on 18 May 2018. Each will be individually taking to that iconic stage with a full band, to launch some brand new music to treat … More New Music Launch! Manc favourites Jess Kemp & David Gorman to hit The Deaf Institute
Dear old Rabbi Burns Chivas Regal celebrated Burns Night at Paul Smith on Cathedral Street this year. Whisky never tasted so stylish…
The Whiskey Jar is fast becoming a veritable feast of live music giggery. The latest artist to announce their upcoming headline appearance is Manchester’s own singer/songwriter, Jess Kemp. (Trust A Fox Photography) Following on from a successful 2017 which included appearances at Kendal Calling and the Bluedot Festival, Jess says, “Last year absolutely blew my … More *MCR Gigs News* Whiskey Jar welcomes Jess Kemp – 3 February 2018