The weekend starts tonight with Diggin’ For Diamonds live at the Brewery Tap, Stroked at The Met Lounge, We Love R&B Vs We Love Garage at The Solstice - and a five-day beer festival at Charters. The Met dance floor will be taken over by three eras of ‘Indie’ Music (Madchester, Britpop and the noughties), welcoming back the man that made Friday Nights magical at The Met in the period 2001 to 2008 - Marcus ‘Supersonic’ Best. Joining Marcus will be Met resident DJ Barry Walker, who cut his teeth dancing to most of the records that Marcus played in this time, plus a new face behind the turntables, Laura Preston.Doors open 9.30pm and entry is £5 before 11pm .The following night, after the success of the Xmas reunion, Code Red returns to take over The Met with all the original DJs (Big Gaz, Danny Sambuca, Zombie Chris), from its days as the resident alt club night at The Park/Club Rev! Code Red nights are always about creating a fun party … [Read more...] about The best place for a night out in Peterborough this Easter Weekend
Friday night magic
Alfie McCreadie features in charity magic in Felixstowe. Picture: ARCHANT. Archant Talented Ely magician Alfie McCreadie wowed an audience of more than 170 people at a charity show in Felixstowe. The 11-year-old, who won the hearts of judges in last year’s Ely Hero Awards, performed a 25 minute set at the event on Friday night (March 29).Ever the showman, Alfie impressed crowds with his cheeky one-liners and tricks including audience participation.The show was a taster of what his fans at home can expect when he makes a welcome return to the Ely Beet Club this October.“It was nerve-wracking but he did amazing,” said proud mum Hannah McCreadie. Alfie also got a standing ovation.Last year, more than £1500 was raised for charity, but Alfie is now eager to get on the fundraising trail to help his friend and fellow Ely Hero winner Jay Davison.Ticket prices are yet to be announced, but are expected to go on sale in the coming weeks.For more information visit the … [Read more...] about Here’s what you can expect from Alfie McCreadie’s magic show later this year
It’s 4am and Madrid’s iconic Moby Dick bar and concert hall doesn’t have anyone to serve drinks to. It’s Friday and everyone already gone home despite the fact that the bar doesn’t close until 6am. The same thing happens every weekend. Patrons come early, carefully choose what they want to drink and go home much earlier than their predecessors did a decade ago. Habits have changed, and Madrid’s late-night reveling has moved to the afternoon. It would seem that the other city that never sleeps has started to go to bed earlier. “Our potential customers are the same as always, they’ve grown up with us, and now they have to reconcile their family and work life with leisure time,” explains Hugo García, communications director for Moby Dick, which has been open for 27 years. Leisure time hasn’t died, he says, but it has changed because of other obligations. “Birth rates in the region in 1973, when I was born, were double … [Read more...] about Less drinking and earlier nights: Is the party over for Madrid’s nightlife?
ORLANDO, Fla. – Lauri Markkanen shooting free throws was a fitting way for the Bulls to finish off the Orlando Magic on Friday night. After being fouled by Aaron Gordon on a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left, Markkanen missed the first attempt – the Bulls’ only miss of the game in 19 attempts – and made the next two for a 111-109 victory. The Magic missed 11 of 24 free throws, two by D.J. Augustin with 34 seconds left. He went into the game as the NBA’s 12th-leading free-throw shooter at 87.3 percent. Evan Fournier led Orlando with 22 points. The Magic came out of the All-Star break on a season-high five-game winning streak. A win would have given them their longest streak since a nine-game run in the 2010-11 season. Markkanen finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Zach LaVine added 22 points for the Bulls, Robin Lopez had 18, and Otto Porter Jr. scored 17. “That was a lot of back-and-forth basketball,” LaVine said. “We’re making a … [Read more...] about Lauri Markkanen makes 2 late free throws; Bulls beat Magic
Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into Nottingham later this year. Seen by more than a million people, it’s no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for the Queen, as special guests at the Royal Variety Performance.The show will be making a special festive stop-off at Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on December 20.Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.This concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, … [Read more...] about Tickets go on sale on Friday for Magic of Motown at Nottingham Motorpoint Arena