GIG SCENE by Graham Chalmers Friday, July 28- Thursday, August 3, 2006 TOMORROW’S big farewell show by one of the Harrogate area’s legendary groups is a sell-out. Tickets have gone like hotcakes for the gig by Dave Carnell, Brian Dunn, Wayne Dunn, Barrie Corbett and Des O’Hara, in other words 65 Mustang. The veteran pop/rn’b band, who supported The Beatles in 1963 at the Royal Hall, emerge from retirement to play an official farewell gig this Saturday, July 29 at The Manhattan Club, one of the town’s biggest venues. The band are reforming to raise money for local charity, The Candlelighters. Support will comes from the popular covers act, The Alison Raven Band. The Alison Raven Band also appear at The Three Horseshoes in Otley tonight, Friday. RACHEL Goodwin, one of Harrogate’s finest singer-songwriters as well as an important part of female acoustic supergroup Waking The Witch, has recovered from a throat problem which caused her to lose her … [Read more...] about Gig Scene Friday, July 28- Thursday, August 3
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Wales is set to be hit by heavy rain and strong winds as the Met Office issued three weather warnings for the country. Friday looks bad with the Met Office saying this weekend will "feel more like autumn than August". A second weather warning for Friday has been issued for wind to go along with the yellow weather warning for rain that was already in place. A yellow weather warning for wind is also in place for Saturday. The Met Office said about the wind on Friday: "Unseasonably strong southwesterly winds are expected to cause some disruption. "Gusts of 40-50mph are expected inland and to around 60mph around the coasts - particularly in association with heavy showers." The wind warning adds to the rain warning that is forecasting a band of heavy rain bringing as much 30mm of rain in just a few hours. The bad weather has seen a series of events cancelled, including Boardmasters music festival in Cornwall. When will the rain and wind start to move in? It's looking like Thursday … [Read more...] about Hour by hour forecast as Wales faces triple weather warning
Wales By George Herd BBC News 18 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-48300997 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The entire music industry is under threat from the closure of small venues, a festival celebrating new music in Wales has … [Read more...] about Music venue fears focus for festival
As the Cannes Film Festival rolls out the red carpets for its 72nd edition, with hotly anticipated films from Jim Jarmusch, Céline Sciamma and Ken Loach, we have another week of festival favourites and exciting new releases hitting the screens at the Showroom. Gear up for a riotous journey into rave history with Beats. A universal story of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible energy of youth, Beats is a bittersweet coming-of-age story from Scottish director Brian Welsh. Kicking off in 1994 Scotland, when the Tory government launched a crackdown on rave culture, our heroes - techno-head Jonno and his best mate Spanner - set up one last hurrah when they hear about an underground protest rave. Shot in luminous black-and-white and buzzing with the vivid delights of club culture, Beats rumbles with a Trainspotting-esque spirit.For the launch of the film, we’ve teamed up with Live Cinema UK and Memory Dance – a project aimed to raise dementia awareness amongst a … [Read more...] about Festival film favourites with Linnea Petterson.
The creator of the Masked Ball, one of Cornwall's best loved and longest running festivals, says its three-day event over the May Day Bank Holiday could be the last ever summer Ball. Its organiser, Kelvin Batt, told Cornwall Live that spiralling costs and the 'guest list culture' had left him unsure about the future of the summer event - which has been named one of the best festivals in the world, alongside the likes of Coachella in California and Glastonbury. He also revealed just how fine a financial tightrope most festival promoters teeter on, how much it costs to put on the Ball - and how much money it actually brings in. "This could be the last one," said Kelvin. "It started off as fun and we used to be able to give more to charities - but people's attitudes have changed. "People want more and more from us - some of our major costs have quadrupled in the last five years. "We've been determined not to put up our prices, to keep it affordable for people. A ticket for the … [Read more...] about ‘Guest list culture threatens festivals we love’