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Live Review : The Sway – The Angus Tap and Grind, Liverpool – 30/6/2021.

I hadn’t intended to review The Sway at The Angus Tap and Grind (henceforth called The Angus), but sometimes you have such a great time that you want to share the experience with others. This is one of those occasions. The Angus is a relatively new venue in Liverpool. Situated on Dale Street, on the […]

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REVIEW: A Splinter of Ice – Original Theatre Company

Ben Brown’s new production A Splinter of Ice, impresses at York Theatre Royal in July 2021. Moscow 1987 and the cold war begins to thaw. After declining his offer for more than 30 years, novelist Graham Greene travels into the heart of the Soviet Union to meet with his old MI6 boss and double-agent, Kim […]

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PREVIEW: A Splinter of Ice – York Theatre Royal

All week at York Theatre Royal, A Splinter of Ice, takes over the main house with an intense, politically charged production that will appeal to the masses. Ben Brown’s new political drama A Splinter of Ice – at York Theatre Royal from 6-10 July – explores an unlikely friendship – a friendship interwoven with deceit […]

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NEWS: Tramlines Festival 2021 Confirmed For Events Research Programme

Sold-out Tramlines Festival will go ahead at full capacity in Sheffield’s Hillsborough Park from July 23rd to 25th as part of Events Research Programme Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival 2021 today announces that it will join the third phase of the Government’s Events Research Programme, allowing the sold-out music festival at Hillsborough Park to take place at […]

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INTERVIEW- Wendy James.

The epithet ‘icon’ is one that is too often freely thrown about. But when you’ve created some of the most instantly recognisable pop songs of the late 80’s and early 90’s; have Top Of The Pops performances that still cause a stir when reshown on TV; and when there are historic images of Kurt Cobain […]

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LIVE REVIEW: VLURE, Zee Davine – Future Yard, Birkenhead – 15/6/2021.

Live music is back. Back at my favourite new venue. They’ve made a few changes to the Live Room at Future Yard in Birkenhead since I last attended one of their socially distanced gigs. The high tables built from colourful crates have been replaced by rows of smaller, numbered, wooden desks. To the artists performing, […]

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REVIEW: Miss Julie – York Theatre Royal

Following an acclaimed run last year, New Earth Theatre and Storyhouse brought the Storyhouse production of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie to York Theatre Royal from 22-26 June. Strindberg’s Miss Julie has been adapted by Amy Ng and is directed by Dadiow Lin. Sophie Robinson returns to the role of Miss Julie, and is joined by […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: You Give Me Chills – The Vitrines.

One of the great, yet-to-be-written books on modern music will have a title like ‘The Evolution of The Duo in Popular Music: 1970 – 2020’. The Seventies were all about Boy/Girl couples singing sugary love songs and ballads. The Eighties were characterised by moody synth-pop duos made up of ‘the one with charisma’ and ‘the […]

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NEWS: Summer of Love Season at York Theatre

York Theatre Royal is on the move again. Following the success of its Travelling Pantomime which visited 16 venues in the city at Christmas, the theatre is going global in its Summer of Love season. Following the conclusion of the “Love Season” currently on show at York Theatre Royal, the teams will be carrying on […]

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RELEASE: First Wave of Acts Announced for Live at Leeds in the City 2021!

In the year that live music finally makes a comeback, Live at Leeds returns for a day full of the hottest breakthrough bands on the UK music scene, this time celebrating its 15th year as the North’s leading metropolitan new music festival.  Renowned as the first place to hear the essential sounds of the year ahead, […]