Kev Lea reviews the play set in 1943 occupied Guernsey.
The Playhouse, the venue for tonight’s play, is beautifully preserved in my view. Whilst outside and in the foyer has been modernised, the actual theatre and decor, remain in the past. I absorbed the ambience by sitting on my own for a while before the play started, trying to encapsulate the atmosphere of this historic building. The lights dimmed and went bright briefly, indicating to the punters, tonight’s play was about to begin.
Would you like to swing on a star,
Carry moonbeams home in a jar,
And be better off than you are?
Or would you rather be a Trump? (more…)
Hope University, Shaw Street
16th October 2014
Thirty years on the road Delta Saxophone Quartet are serious musicians who individually moonlight in the West End and tour with Kylie Minogue. Anyone can see what they do takes impressive discipline and practice but it’s this work ethic that seems to come before the music. Like a maths teacher saying, (more…)
Privateers will soon be running all our public services
I’m trying to get my head around how Liverpool City Councillors can refuse to break the law and break the law at the same time. This is a sort of cognitive dissonance, where two opposing positions can be held; when cuts can be voted for by people who opposed them. (more…)
turned out nice again
Dixon of dock green dream, as seen weekly on your tv screen
Was never really here, never has been
Transformed ghostly tv myth of the bobby on the beat
keeping good people safe now, crime in retreat. Reality shudders into focus on this day (more…)
Am I the only person not to like I Daniel Blake. I ask because the film has received a cascade of good reviews and positive comments. So what is it that I disliked? Well most things. First, the story, there was none. Unless you accept a story as being: unemployed man has problems with his welfare benefit, meets single mum…then dies.
Ritchie Hunter gives his take on a ‘one off’(not typical) workshop during four packed days at the Black-E of friendly, informative and inspiring events.
The main hall in the Black-E is full to overflowing; this has become a regular occurrence throughout the days of the ‘The World Transformed’. This session is called ‘What is Momentum for?” and participants sit in groups, at tables. We’ve been given five minutes to introduce ourselves to the other eight members of our group. (more…)