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BBC Breakfast chat on the EMMY nominations – Collette Walsh

Collette Walsh – BBC Breakfast – 11 July 2014. Busy old week with Friday including a chat on the famous red sofa at BBC Breakfast (BBC1). We were talking about the American EMMY award nominations and this year there is a wealth of British acting and TV/film writing talent up for several gongs. It’s great [...]

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Dolly Parton… on a need to know basis: for the Daily Mirror

Dolly Parton: A fun profile piece I did today for Mirror Online where I am working on showbiz – phew talk about getting my fill of celeb news!! Dolly plays the Pyramid stage on Sunday at Glastonbury – here’s a little profile on the blonde bombshell… Click here for full story.

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Parklife Weekender 2014 – Manchester is Ready to Party – World Class Line-Up & Over 30 After-Parties

Excitment is mounting here in Manchester as over 40,000 music fans head to the city’s Heaton Park today for the start of the ‘Parklife Weekender’ festival. It’s not surprising there’s such a buzz in the air – the line-up is world class with US superstar rapper Snoop Dogg headlining tonight along with a host of [...]

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Shades (and wellies) at the ready… Parklife Weekender 2014

Busy weekend ahead – a mad dash down to London very early tomorrow and a train home in time for one of the hottest festivals of the year – the Parklife Weekender. Very conveniently for me, the festival is located in Heaton Park (Manchester) which is just a stone’s throw away from my house … [...]

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Paul O’Grady interview Sunday Mirror (archive) – Collette Walsh Mirror

Collette Walsh Mirror: Researching some new celeb dinner date pieces and stumbled across this interview in 2003 when I was freelancing at the Sunday Mirror M Celebs mag. I love Paul O’Grady – he’s also got GREAT taste in dinner guests and grub! Sunday Mirror February 2, 2003: Dream Dinner; for Paul O’Grady – Aka [...]

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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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Review – New Order at Jodrell Bank

NEW ORDER Jodrell Bank – I’ve loved New Order for what seems a lifetime – my big sister (a massive Joy Division fan) got myself and my siblings into good music young and her vinyl collection included all the New Order 12 inches and albums…. Over the years I’ve seen New Order perform at various [...]

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