The Stoller Hall Manchester: Wind in the Willows & Lucy Rose – Review

The Stoller Hall Manchester: Wind in the Willows & Lucy Rose – Review: June 2019

The Stoller Hall concert venue based in Chetham’s School of Music, is right in the heart of Manchester city centre.

David Threlfall, star of Shameless and direct from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Don Quixote, performed the central role of Mr Badger in this wonderful Wind in the Willows adaptation by Neil brand with Stephen Threlfall as the conductor.

Neil Brand’s marvellous musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s children’s classic, The Wind in the Willows which was originally created as a radio drama by BBC Radio 4, follows the exciting and entertaining tales of Badger, Mole, Rat, Toad and friends.

Classic, charming and a sheer delightfully funny and fantastic delivery, of characterful river tales, trials and tribulations.  Plenty of gasps and giggles given even more oomph with live music, talented singers and scripts acted out with love.

An intriguing, interesting and immersive production.

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Pasta Evangelists Vegetarian Feasting Box & Pasta Making Kit – Review

Pasta Evangelists Vegetarian Feasting Box & Pasta Making Kit – Review: March 2019

Pasta Evangelists a London based business headed up by co-founder Alessandro CEO and Chris head of Operations & finance with their team of Pasta enthusiasts.

The brand can be pasta proud, as they have three food heavy weight who are official Evangelists and also co-founders in their business including, he Times restaurant critic and columnist Giles Coren, founder of Leith’s School of Food & Wine and Great British Bake-off celeb Prue Leith and food critic & MasterChef judge William Sitwell.

Pasta Evangelists ensure high standards, with fresh handmade pasta, with no additives and using only the good stuff, the best Italian Doppio zero flour, with fresh egg, water and just a pinch of salt.

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Mozart, Bach & Vivaldi by Candlelight presented by the London Concertante at Manchester Cathedral – Review

Mozart, Bach & Vivaldi by Candlelight presented by the London Concertante at Manchester Cathedral – Review

Manchester cathedral was the location for an amazing evening of the classics performed by the London Concertante.

Perhaps your classical music knowledge is not up to scratch, well no need to worry, as, “The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers!”  The London Concertante, brought together some of the finest composers of the Baroque and Classical periods, cleverly making the performance superb for avid regulars and newbies alike.

The “UK based chamber ensemble London Concertante regularly performs up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble has continually been regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since its founding in 1991.”

The chosen repertoire of musical melodies for the concert was Mozart, Bach & Vivaldi all performed by Candlelight.  Set within Manchester’s beautiful Cathedral, the evening was a breath-taking and mind blowing experience.

The programme included Mozart – Divertimento in F, Albinoni – Oboe Concerto in D minor, Bach – Concerto for Violin & Oboe in C minor, Mozart – Oboe Quartet in F, Vivaldi – “Winter” from the Four Seasons, as well as a few extra delightful pieces, a much-welcomed surprise!  Along with solo Oboe and Violin performances which were truly mind-blowing.

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Coronation Street The Tour Review

Coronation Street The Tour Review: July 2018

Manchester’s media city is the place to make your on street debut on Weatherfields famous Coronation street.

Wonderful Weatherfield, a fictional town based on Salford, is the setting for the ITV Coronation Street Soap.

Be streetwise with your foot wear choices, and prepare for a few bumps along the way, on the streets iconic corrie cobbles.  Amazing Allan, our lovely tour guide, gave nothing but a smooth performance.

The first glimpse you see the brilliant Bistro, Dev and Sunita Alahan’s convenience store and located at no 10 the Kabin News Agents.

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Magical Mystery Tour and The Cavern Club Liverpool

Magical Mystery Tour and The Cavern Club Liverpool: July 2018

“Help I need somebody, Help not just anybody, Help”.  Help yourself and get a spring in your step, by heading on down to Albert Dock Liverpool, and feel that marvellous magical musical melody.

Book yourself onto the Magical mystery Tour and get on board your very own “yellow submarine” for the Ultimate Beatles Fan experience. “She’s got a ticket to ride”…well I definitely did and could not wait.

Packed with larger than life Liverpool characters including our host Jay Johnson and driver Ross, I knew to be prepared for an action packed whistle stop Beatles tour with a lorra lorra laughs.

The Tour has many highlights including the childhood home of Ringo Starr, St Peters Church where John and Paul first met, John Lennon’s childhood home and Former schools and colleges of John, Paul, George and Ringo including the Art College and the Liverpool Institute (now LIPA)

Excitingly, there are four stops, where you can get off the bus, at key Beatles locations and snap away to your hearts content.  Walk with the boys (Fab Four Statue located at the docks) to the first of these stops which was Penny Lane.

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Sia Everyday is Christmas Album Launch 17th November 2017

Sia Everyday is Christmas Album Launch 17th November 2017

Australian singer songwriter Sia Furler’s has sold over 25 million songs and was nominated for four Grammy Awards in 2015.  Known for her incredible music such as Chandelier – one of my personal favs, Sia really is a super talented singer and it was a pleasure to collaborate with Sia and Atlantic records UK for her amazing new album launch #EverydayisChrsitmas

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Tatton Park 2017 Foodies Festival Review

Tatton Park 2017 Foodies Festival Review: August 2017

16th July 2017 only meant one thing, it was time to grab those VIP press passes and make our way down to Tatton Park for the UK’s largest celebration of food and drink – The Foodies Festival extravaganza for a sensational Sunday funday. Now within its tenth year, the festival offers food & drink, live music and wellbeing in the form of live demonstrations from yoga Cheshire.

The exclusive VIP tickets, provided us with some extra fabulous foodie fun and frolic’s which included access to the private VIP tent, where the host warmly welcome us, provided us with show guide booklets and reserved our food and drink masterclasses.

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