Review: The Band – Take That musical at Manchester …

You know that feeling when a song captures a moment so vividly it is like the lyrics were written just for you? It is that…

Review: ‘I swear’ Tom Stade at Preston Guild …

    If you are expecting this review to be a blow by blow account of Tom Stade’s latest show, you’ll be disappointed. Firstly because…

Going underground in Southern France: Ardeche and Gard

  Smell. Taste. Think. This is wine tasting 101 with an obvious omission Then again it’s hard to ‘Look’ when you’re deep underground in an…

Flower power in Southport.. just because

I’m no green-fingered genius, so I could only look in wonder at these floral fantasy displays at the Southport Flower show, where I headed on…

Review: Hacienda Classical; Lytham Festival

It is impossible to entirely recreate those halcyon days when Manchester’s Hacienda nightclub was the centre of a universe so heady the characters and legacy…

Blue and green dreams in Antalya, Turkey

The sun-baked pillars rise from the ground, silhouetted against the bluest of skies, as the morning heat starts to rise in intensity. I feel alone…

Brighton and Hove; impressions and the seaside

‘’Ah, dear Brighton, piers, queers and racketeers.”  Noel Coward So here I am in the city that is Brighton and Hove, a place lauded for…