Some things just work: Gravy and chips, Ant and Dec, Pep Guardiola in that grey cardigan and tonight what worked perfectly was the combination of Hacienda classics and a 70-piece classical orchestra at Castlefield Bowl. And what a venue for such an event, on a perfect summer evening in Manchester, the sun is out, beer is flowing (well actually there’s now a prosecco and gin bar as well as the standard, we’re posher now apparently) and the crowd is more than ready for this. The event is opened by Herbie Saccani, effortlessly warming up the crowd with a set of bangers that immediately draw you to the dancefloor instead of perching on the grass verge and protecting the four Desperadoes you’ve just bought to save going back to the bar. When Peter Hook is then welcomed on stage for his DJ set the crowd gives him a classic Manchester welcome, this legend needs no introduction and he needs no encouragement from us. “Go on lad.. Go on my son!” shouts the guy … [Read more...] about Review: Hacienda Classical at Castlefield Bowl
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Sage Gateshead will be ringing in the new decade with the sounds of the '70s on New Year’s Eve, it has been announced today. The North East music venue is already looking to its 2019 end of year celebrations, which have become a highlight for music lovers in the region. The Lost in Music show will headline proceedings, celebrating the golden age of disco with songs from legendary artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.The show boasts a sensational live band, incredibly talented cast and a setlist which is sure to have people dancing in the aisles, featuring hits such as Never Can Say Goodbye, On The Radio, Hot Stuff, Car Wash, Boogie Wonderland, and many more.Phil Davids & The Good Times Band will bring in the New Year at midnight, playing the best in classic soul, funk, rock ‘n’ roll and pop.The North East band has been together five years, and has already built a huge fan base, playing hundreds of shows … [Read more...] about Sage Gateshead is going back to the 1970s to welcome in 2020
The Christmas 2019 holiday will be alive with a pre-war Berlin buzz when the Grand Théâtre plays host to Cabaret, the musical. Directed by the National Theatre’s Rufus Norris, the English-language performance takes viewers into the underbelly of seedy Berlin in the Kit Kat Klub, where American writer Cliff Bradshaw falls for cabaret performer Sally Bowles. This seasonal spectacle unfolds over 12 performances, including the New Year’s Eve gala, each promising show-stopping choreography and dazzling costumes, not to mention toe-tapping classics like “Cabaret” and “Money Makes the World Go Round”. It is one of a number of English-language performances unveiled on Monday for the 2019-2020 season of Luxembourg’s Theatres of the City (Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg). While English does not dominate the lineup, the performances in English selected by venue director Tom Leick-Burns push new barriers. Among his coups de coeur … [Read more...] about 2019-20 theatre season: Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome!
It’s that time of year again. Time to celebrate the efforts of mums across the country with a day of pampering and relaxation. There’s no doubt about it: mums deserve the world when it comes to saying thank you. So here are six ideas from around the county and beyond to say thank you to Mum this year. Belvoir Castle, Grantham Belvoir Castle in Grantham reopened for the season at the beginning of the month, and their afternoon tea would be the perfect treat for mums looking to enjoy a chilled glass of prosecco and a selection of scrumptious sandwiches and scones. With a 10 per cent discount on tickets booked online, there’s no better time to visit the historic site. After tea you can take the time to wander round the gardens at Belvoir, a beautiful and tranquil space to relax and unwind. Cattows Farm, Coalville For mums who still want afternoon tea that comes with other activities, look no further than Cattows Farm. The Cattows Tea Room is the perfect place to relax … [Read more...] about Six perfect things to do with your mum this Mother’s Day
PUBLISHED: 11:50 15 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:50 15 March 2019 Megan Aldous George Ezra is one of those heading to Suffolk Picture: PAUL BAYFIELD Timesniper.com Concert-goers are spoilt for choice this year with a number of iconic artists set to fill Portman Road, Henham Park and Thetford Forest. Lana Del Rey is headling Latitude Picture: NEIL KRUGWe have put together a guide of the big names set to appear in Suffolk this summer.Portman Road, IpswichRod Stewart - Friday, June 7: Kicking off the hurrah is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, Sir Rod Stewart. The phenomenon is returning to Ipswich for the first time in 12 years - it will be the third time the star has performed in the town. Demand for the tickets have been huge, concert promoters have revealed. The British rock singer/songwriter has sold more than 100m records worldwide so it is going to be packed show in terms of tracks. Tickets can be purchased here and start at £62.Rod … [Read more...] about More than 20 big names heading to Suffolk this summer