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Collette Walsh – Liverpool Biennial 2012

When people think of Liverpool, they often think of football, The Beatles and of course, the well-known Liverpudlian sense of humour. However, while the city is right to be proud of all of the above, there is so much more to Liverpool. Over the years I have seen something of dramatic transformation take place in […]

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Collette Walsh – Meeting the Dalai Lama (Manchester – UK)

Collette Walsh (15 June 2012) His Holiness the Dalai Lama is in Manchester for three days – tomorrow he delivers a series of talks on non-violence to young people. This morning he gave an intimate press conference at The Lowry Hotel Manchester and I was very lucky to be among the group of press invited […]

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Richard Creme’s Art Show Launch – Strokes of Courage

Last night (Tuesday) I went along to the preview of Manchester fashion guru Richard Creme’s art show – at the Link Gallery – Manchester Metropolitan Art School. It was a really uplifting event with lots of old faces from Manchester’s Hacienda days and of course the city’s arts and music community. The show was in […]

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Kapow! Batman Live World Premiere Packs a Punch

It’s a tricky job keeping children amused at the best of times and now that the summer holidays have started, filling the next six weeks with interesting and entertaining activities is a challenge faced by parents all over the country. Fortunately, Batman Live will be touring the whole of the UK and Ireland (Dublin) this […]

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Music Boxes – Manchester International Festival 2011 – Media City

One of the highlights of the Manchester International Festival is a special architectural and musical creation called Music Boxes. It’s a spellbinding mini city within a city – namely the impressive Media City in Salford, the new home of the BBC Children and a host of other top media-based companies. Specially created for children aged […]

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Victoria Wood – That Day We Sang – Manchester International Festival: “It was joyful.”

My mum never goes to the theatre but the offer of my spare ticket for the world premiere of Victoria Wood’s musical play, That Day We Sang, was met with an instant acceptance: “Victoria Wood? Oh yes! I’ll like that.” Indeed my mum did like it. In fact, along with the sell-out audience at Manchester’s […]

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