This week Celebrity Chef from Ready Steady Cook & Fellow Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Cala cooks for the Rock Stars! Last week Rod Stewart performed at Fuengirola Castle bringing back memories of me cooking for him.But he is not the only rock star I have cooked for, there have been many including Chris Martin, Keane, the Killers and Bob Geldorf to name just a few! In 2009 I launched the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, called Yas Marina. I headed up the hospitality. Stars like Beyonce and Aerosmith flew in to headline performing at Yas Marina for three days of Formula 1 and world class music.Ferrari world was not finished (where it was due to be held) but plan B was to use the main site which was huge and we had to pack in mobile units offering basic food like burgers etc. for the crowds.There were also some VIP rooms which I catered for. In the VIP rooms was Bernie Ecclestone, the heads of Formula 1 management and many previous F1 drivers. I was … [Read more...] about Rock Star recipes!
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Harrogate Grammar School have experienced tremendous success at this year’s Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama with winners in six categories. The event has been running for over 80 years and continues to provide a nurturing place for new and returning performers to learn and develop performance skills and to practise their art in a range of disciplines. The following Harrogate Grammar School students/ensembles won their classes: Jack Littlewood, Jacob Garrett, Victoria Alvarez, Megan Humphries and All Strung Out. Many more students took part entering individually and through other ensembles.It has been a very successful three weekends for students at Harrogate Grammar School. Winners of their class: Jack Littlewood, Drum Kit/Percussion; Megan Humphries, Dorothy Gilbertson trophy in the Advanced Pedal Harp Class, Thomas Trophy Competition in the Strings Final; Victoria Alvarez, Percussion Year 8; Jacob Garrett, Solo Acting – Shakespeare. Also took … [Read more...] about Talented Grammar School pupils win Festival prizes
PUBLISHED: 17:18 27 April 2019 | UPDATED: 17:18 27 April 2019 Steve Russell Dolly Parton's Jolene is one of Hayley's top 10 songs of all time Picture: PA Archant The Stone Roses, Kate Bush and Stevie Wonder are on the list of writer and ex-teacher Hayley Long... but which ‘uncool’ record was her first purchase? Music. Always music.... Picture: HAYLEY LONGWe don't get much for a quid these days, do we? About 1.5 Mars Bars from an average supermarket, perhaps (or a fraction of one if we're at some of the dearer petrol stations). We CAN actually make our £1 stretch further, though, if we know where to look. For a pound we can buy Hayley Long's compact and bijoux new book: nearly 100 pages that form a personal love letter to rock and pop.“Music to Make Friends By” is a cheerful and funny autobiographical account of the friendships and life-changing moments associated with loving music. Hayley looks back in time: from buying her … [Read more...] about What are your top 10 songs of all time?
If you're looking for a great day out for all of the family in South Wales then you're in luck as there are so many choices you can make. Whether you enjoy exploring the great outdoors, want to make learning fun or are keen to discover more about the history on your doorstep, there are so many places to visit. Here, in no particular order, we bring you some of our favourite attractions for all the family that you can enjoy, stretching from east to west Wales... 1. Swansea Plantasia It's had a £1.1m revamp and is now a truly multi-sensory experience so you will feel like you're in the amazon rainforest rather than at a Swansea retail park. Swansea Plantasia now provides visitors with all the sights, sounds and smells of a real rainforest. Other new attractions include a rope bridge spanning the "rainforest" floor, which gives visitors a bird's eye view of the attraction, and a tunnel which you can crawl through and see an ant colony. If you fancy getting up close and personal … [Read more...] about 50 of the best family days out in South Wales
PMT Music in Northampton is taking part in Learn To Play Day this weekend which helps would-be musicians take the first steps in picking up an instrument. Learn To Play Day is the flagship event of the UK’s Music For All Charity, which takes place for an entire weekend to provide budding musicians with the opportunity to have an introductory music lesson with a professional tutor, completely for free.PMT and Rock Steady will be holding free 30-minute lessons on Saturday, March 23, where beginners will be able to try out guitar, bass, drums and keyboards.The following day, Anthony George from Cutting Edge Guitar school will be in store offering free guitar lessons.PMT manager Luke Rickett said: “We’re excited to host another Leant To Play Day in conjunction with Music For All. “We love encouraging musicians of all ages take up an instrument. “Learning music has so many benefits, mentally, physically, creatively, for education or just for fun, we believe it … [Read more...] about Learn to play an instrument in Northampton this weekend