Manchester’s best summer gig spot is back in business this month as Sounds of the City returns to Castlefield Bowl. The waterfront pavilion’s annual summer gig series is back with another line up of homegrown heroes and international stars, culminating in two homecoming shows from The Smiths legend Morrissey. If you’re lucky enough to have snapped up tickets here’s what’s in store. Please note: stage times are provided as a rough guide only and are subject to change. Make sure you arrive in plenty of time to pass through security checks. Chic and Nile Rodgers Wednesday July 27 Disco legends Chic and Nile Rodgers open this year’s Sounds of the City programme with a show in partnership with clubbing institution The Warehouse Project. Rodgers shot to fame with Chic in the late 1970s and co-wrote some of the era’s most defining songs including Le Freak, I Want Your Love and Good Times. The guitarist went on to produce albums and music for artists … [Read more...] about Sounds of the City at Castlefield Bowl
Cricket legend Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff wants to build a huge skyscraper in Castlefield - and this is what it could look like. It is his first foray into property development. The ex-England and Lancashire star’s property company Logik Developments has released a new CGI image of what the planned 35-storey tower could look like. It would house 159 swanky flats. Flintoff, cousin Neil Spencer and business partner Tony Bhatti also want to build a 10-storey horseshoe-shaped block containing a further 215 apartments. The site, which is mainly made up of industrial and warehouse buildings, sits between Worsley Street, Arundel Street, Ellesmere Street and the Mancunian Way. The company says the area is currently under-used and is the perfect spot for development. Most of the homes would be two-bedroom flats, but some would have one bedroom. Plans submitted to council chiefs also include a roof garden and space for shops. The front of the red-brick Dot Motorcycle building … [Read more...] about Andrew Flintoff wants to build a huge skyscraper in Castlefield
Sleaford Town Councillors joined local volunteers last Sunday for an organised litter pick around the Castlefield beauty spot. Facebook group Sleaford Be Litter Free had staged the litter pick and were joined by new Mayor, Coun Grenville Jackson, alongside Coun Linda Edwards-Shea, her husband Paul. Mel Stanley of SBLF and Coun Jackson noted areas that need more work, like the ditch alongside Nags Head Passage. The team collected four bags of cans, food wrappers and beer boxes and one volunteer even found a clog! … [Read more...] about Castlefield clean up effort collects a clog!
Morrissey has announced two huge homecoming shows at Manchester's Castlefield Bowl this summer. The Smiths legend will play at the open air city centre venue on July 7 and 8 following the success of his UK tour dates earlier this year. His latest run of shows in February and March included four sold-out shows in London, but fans were disappointed to see no home town dates. Moz will be making up for it with the two shows next month, which are the first in a series of new UK dates to be announced. The shows follow the release of his latest album Low in High School, which was released last November. Morrissey has also announced that All the Young People Must Fall in Love will be the latest track from the album to be released as part of a series of limited edition 7” clear vinyl singles. The A side is a new mix of the track by Bob Clearmountain while the B side is a cover of Waylon Jennings' Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (Live). The record will be available to pre-order from … [Read more...] about Morrissey announces Manchester Castlefield Bowl shows
Yobs smashed in the windows and stole items from every single car parked on a street near to a block of city centre flats. Around nine vehicles parked on Trentham Street, in the Castlefield area, were targeted by the crooks in the early hours of Friday morning. Images show cars with smashed windows surrounded by shards of smashed glass, with personal items strewn inside. It is unknown at this stage if anything valuable has been taken. A Toyota Aygo and three Mini Coopers were among the damaged vehicles. Residents living in the St George’s Island flats are understood to have been parking their vehicles on the street after double yellow lines were painted outside the apartment block. But their cars have been targeted on several occasions by thieves ever since. Sophie Spicknell, 21, a student at the University of Salford, returned from working at a bar at around 5.30am to find her car damaged. She said: “They have gone and smashed both windows and rummaged through it. Luckily, … [Read more...] about Yobs broke into every car parked on a street in Castlefield overnight