I eat, you eat, he eats, she eats, we eat, they eat, Manchester Eats! And how. Manchester foodies lend me your ears! And your tastebuds. There is a brand new Food Festival in town – hold onto your hats, we all have a whole new reason to eat… to be..to love Manchester. Manchester Eats festival hits Heaton Park, on … More Foodies gather – it’s the Manchester Eats festival giveaway!
A (by no means exhaustive) list of popular films and programmes that traumatised me as a child: Dumbo E.T.* Born Free Dot and the Kangaroo Watership Down They all have one thing in common – creatures and animals in challenging and sad situations. *Ok, technically E.T. was an alien but he’s pretty much in that category. The … More Theatre review – War Horse at the Lowry
I have two things in common with performance artist, David Hoyle; we’re now both Manchester based and we both grew up and spent our formative years on the Fylde Coast – he in Layton, me in Thornton-Cleveleys, both a pebble’s throw away from Blackpool. Oh a third – we were both in Theatre 2 at Manchester’s … More Theatre review – Diamond – HOME Mcr
Families, who’d ‘ave ’em? I think all of us, in on sense or another. The play is a co-production between HOME and Glasgow Citizens. Their last, Endgame, I was also fortunate to see, and too was directed by Citz Artistic Director, Dominic Hill: HOME is where the Art is – Endgame Back to Long Day’s … More Theatre Review – Long Day’s Journey Into Night – HOME Mcr
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!
Whenever I go for tapas I’m reminded of a probably not that amusing exchange I overheard about 12 years ago in the Living Room, Deansgate. Two, I’m sure lovely, gentlemen were discussing life and loves (although talking about one lady they met on holiday the word ‘love’ may or may not have been used: Salt … More Restaurant Review – Ibérica’s new seasonal menu
And people say she’s just a big pair of tits. (David Brent). Yes, I’ve said tits in a blog post. But there’s no point being polite as the Theatre Company I had the good grace to see perform this evening are called Shit Theatre. Although for polite publications it’s written Sh!t Theatre. I’ve already written … More Theatre Review – DollyWould at HOME