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Brew and Bean Brewery of the week Brewery Visits

The Bentley Brook Brewing Co. – Lumsdale Valley, Peak District

The Bentley Brook Brewing Co. is a gem of a micro brewery, situated in Lumsdale Valley. I stumbled across it whilst discovering the peak district and was impressed by the set-up for such a young business. On a recent trip to the peak district, I was on a mission to head to three different breweries […]

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Music Reviews

REVIEW: Bad Decisions – Chasing Deer

Band: Chasing DeerTrack: Bad DecisionsTime: 2:55 minutesFor fans of: Shinedown, Hozier, Tom WalkerH2N Rating 72/100 The UK’s answer to Shinedown have arrived with Bad Decisions, their most ambitious and complex effort to date. When I first heard Chasing Deer in 2019 when they released Unstoppable I thought, “nice, this is nice” and I compared them […]

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Music Reviews

REVIEW: I Want It All – Blackwaters

Band: BlackwatersTrack: I Want It AllTime: 2:36 minutesFor fans of: Libertines, Babyshambles, FIDLARH2N Rating 76/100 Sheffield’s Blackwaters release follow-up to indie anthem Two Time Lover. I Want It All is loud, fast paced and up there with their best work to date. So with the country in almost lockdown, I’ve taken it upon myself to […]

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Music Reviews

REVIEW: Brain Cell – Autopilot

Band: AutopilotTrack: Brain CellTime: 3:57 minutesFor fans of: Killers, Sundara Karma, New OrderH2N Rating 69/100 In an attempt to review a band starting with every letter in 2020, I thought it logical to kick off with the letter A and there was no better band to choose than midlands outfit Autopilot who recently released new […]

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Arts/Theatre

STAGE: Ghost Stories – Grand Opera House, York

Almost ten years ago, Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson launched Ghost Stories on the world and since, it has gone from strength to strength with global tours getting rave reviews, and an award-winning film with Martin Freeman. This week, Ghost Stories is in York at the Grand Opera House and I urge you to go […]

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Music News

Stockton Calling announces full lineup

Stockton Calling’s Full Line-Up Announced Stockton Calling – Teesside’s biggest and best multi-venue music festival – returns to Stockton on Saturday 11 April 2020.  Each year, venues across the town host stellar headliners, some of the most exciting national emerging artists, alongside the very best of regional acts. Now in its 11th year, Stockton Calling […]

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Brew and Bean Brewery Visits

Buxton Brewery – Buxton

Buxton Brewery celebrated it’s tenth birthday in 2019 and having never made a visit, decided that this year we’d head down to the Peak District and make it our first brewery visit of 2020. Just outside the centre of Buxton the brewery is currently opened every Saturday for beer in their tasting room upstairs above […]

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Arts/Theatre

STAGE: Alone In Berlin – Theatre Royal, York ★★★★☆

Reading the show programme for Alone In Berlin, running at York Theatre Royal until 21st March, they hit the nail on the head by saying “It’s very hard for people to imagine what it’s like to live in a totalitarian state”. Would you stand up to the regime or sit back and live your lives […]