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World Book Day – Breakfast At Tiffany’s on Audible.co.uk

Audio book on Audible.co.uk – Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote and narrated by Michael C Hall. Today is World Book Day and to celebrate I have (for a change from reading) been listening (while I work and potter around the house) to the audio book of Truman Capote’s wonderful novella – Breakfast At Tiffany’s. […]

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Vogue Fashion Night Out – Manchester

The Manchester Vogue Fashion Night Out (FNO) was a resounding success and it was great fun to be back home in Manchester to see so many old (I mean stylish) faces. Manchester itself looked so glamorous – especially the fantastic The Avenue shopping esplanade in Spinningfiels. Here you can shop for designer goodies AND hop […]

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Review: Terry Christian – Naked Confessions of a Recovering Catholic

Jesus, Mary and ….Terry Christian the stand-up? Terry Christian isn’t the first person I would think of when it comes to being a natural stand-up comic. The Manchester-born broadcaster and presenter is more famed for his ‘motor mouth’ reputation as the former presenter of cult Channel Four youth show, The Word and for almost pipping […]

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Manchester Fringe Festival 2013 – Feisty, Affordable and Fun

(Note. This review was originally published on the Huffington Post UK – entertainment/culture channel- link to come.) MANCHESTER FRING FESTIVAL 2013 WATCH out Edinburgh… Manchester is quickly becoming the festival capital of theatre, comedy and performance. While the Manchester International Festival 2013 (MIF) has just come to another triumphant end (4-21 July), the independent fringe […]

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Travel Book Club – Airs Tonight 9pm – Sky 284

Just a quick blog to update readers on The Travel Book Club. The first show airs tonight at 9pm and is repeated in the week: Monday 1 April (April Fool’s Day!) at 9pm – Repeated: Tuesday at 10am Friday at 7:30pm Saturday at 2:30pm Sunday at 8pm Tonight (and repeated in the week) we are […]

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Woman’s Hour – BBC Radio 4 – Can I Survive Without My Smartphone?

Here is the link to the chat we did on Woman’s Hour on being addicted to our Smartphones and the concept of FOMO…yikes, guilty m’lud!! Collette on Radio 4 – Woman’s Hour with Jenny Murray recently here Here’s a quick clip and the full interview will be on my Audioboo page asap – I’ve finally […]

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Review: Magical! Peter Pan – Bolton Octagon

It’s panto season and for troops of children up and down the country trips to the theatre are underway. For pretty much all British children panto is often their first taste of the magic of theatre and live performance. So, do NOT underestimate its power and influence – for a couple of hours, children (and […]

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Homotopia Festival Opens! 35 Events Across Liverpool

Am pleased to report that Homotopia – the only Lesbian, Gay and Trans’ Cultural Festival in the North of England kickstarted last night (Thursday 25 October) over in lovely Liverpool. Oooh it looks a jampacked and very juicy month ahead and therefore I insist you click here for the full run-down of events. Also, add […]

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