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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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Evolution Festival Newcastle – On My Way….

I will be heading up to Newcastle tomorrow for the urban music festival – Evolution – over Sunday and the Bank Holiday Monday. Here’s a little preview I did for the festival which appears in full here in Huffington Post, which I am really looking forward to. I went to university in Newcastle and it […]

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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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ITV’s Splash! – Impressive Ratings Despite a Dunking by Critics (BBC 5 Live)

Love it or hate it, there is no arguing with the viewing figures. ITV’s new Saturday primetime show Splash! is clearly a huge hit with the young audience its aimed at. But as for the grown-ups (and especially those who use twitter) it was a drowned turkey! I was on BBC 5 Live following the […]

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