But if you would prefer something different, there's plenty of other events happening across the region. FREE: Vikings, Preston, Saturday, July 13 Discover what everyday life might have been like over 1,000 years ago and stroll through a Viking encampment in Preston’s Flag Market. You can also visit the Fearsome Craftsmen exhibition at The Harris and see how Viking artisans turned materials they had around them such as wood, bone and metal into useful everyday objects. These included combs, furniture, bowls and belts as well as items of cultural significance. Take a look at the replica Viking house as well as the Silverdale Hoard. From 12pm until 4pm.PAID: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Blackpool, from Friday, July 12 until Sunday, July 14Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, … [Read more...] about The Vikings are invading Preston
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The Plymouth Live Happy List is back and better than ever before. The list is packed with inspirational people from our city who go above and beyond in their respected fields, or carry out random acts of kindness to spread cheer to others. There are so many people who deserve recognition and whilst it is impossible to name them all, we have pulled together a list of 119 inspirational, hardworking and kind people. From local mums, hair stylists, and charity workers, to multi-million pound business owners, Olympic athletes and war heroes - they embody everything that is great about our city - and they deserve to be celebrated. That's why today we have chosen to shine a light on all of those who we feel YOU need to know about. This list is in no particular order, because none of these remarkable people are more important than any other. Cuz Cussen Cuz Cussen has pulled in £100,563 through his annual live Rockfest music event since 2009. The event has actually been running … [Read more...] about Happy List 2019: 119 Plymouth people who make us proud
They've dubbed it 'the Glastonbury of Stockport', with the pitch of Edgeley Park stadium standing in for the fields of Worthy Farm. Blossoms are on home turf this weekend, headlining their beloved Stockport County FC's ground this weekend with an army of support acts including fellow Stopfordians and CityLife breakthrough act award-winners Fuzzy Sun. "It’s the biggest thing we’ve ever done in our time as a band," frontman Tom Ogden tells CityLife. "We always used to joke about it saying ‘imagine doing a gig at Edgeley Park’ when we were playing pubs around Stockport. "When you see the stage being put in, it makes it a reality. It’ll be something that we’ll never forget, probably for the rest of our lives. The first time you do something like this it’s always very memorable." While they’ve played bigger stages and stadiums, this will their biggest headline show to date - and the most meaningful. "We supported the Stone Roses at Wembley and … [Read more...] about Blossoms at Edgeley Park
Rockers Fat Lip are set to play in front of thousands after winning a spot on the bill at one of the biggest tribute act festivals in the country. The five-piece, who play hits by pop punk bands including Green Day, Good Charlotte, and Sum 41, did enough to impress the judges and land a place at next weekend's Glastonbudget. Billed as the 'world's biggest tribute festival' the annual three-day event in Leicestershire is to welcome musicians playing the hits of indie heavyweights such as Kasabian (Kazabian), Oasis (Oasish), Kings of Leon (Kins of Leon), The Killers (The Fillers), and The Arctic Monkeys (Antarctic Monkeys). And Fat Lip will be among them, bringing a varied catalogue inspired by the pop punk outfits who came to prominence in the 1990s and into the next millenium. The group travelled to Leicester's Soundhouse for the audition where the performance was enough to persuade judges to give them a slot. Drummer Jay Manifold said: "I saw the details on Facebook and thought we … [Read more...] about This Stoke-on-Trent pop punk band is off to Glastonbudget!
Mick Jagger "on the mend" following a heart valve procedure, Ozzy Osbourne postponing his tour over a fall, The Who's Pete Townshend nearly deaf: time is no longer on the side of rock's legends. And with every farewell tour, biopic, throwback compilation release and mid-20th century icon succumbing to age, chills from rock's grim reaper can feel increasingly nippy, leaving some in the industry questioning the genre's future. Bands flying rock's banner still exist, of course, with 2000s era groups like The Black Keys and The Killers announcing new music after years of silence. But not one rock group occupied a spot in the top 10 of 2018's most-streamed acts, according to Nielsen Music, with nine hip hop and R&B performers along with pop megastar Ariana Grande leading the pack. The influential festival scene has begun relegating rock to lesser stages in favor of headlining pop, rap and electro acts: 2018 was the first year Coachella's line-up dropped rock groups from the main … [Read more...] about As time catches up with rock’s greats, can the genre survive?