Monthly Archives: April 2014

Apparently Britpop is 20 years old…

…which makes me feel VERY old indeed… I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this week’s Evening Sessions with Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley. They’ve reunited to celebrate the 90s phenomenon of Britpop. The Evening Session on Radio 1 was the soundtrack to A-level … Continue reading

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Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A new album please)

Forty years ago today, pop was re-born. In spandex and sequins, it burst forth from the flamboyant loins of Brighton* when ABBA took to the stage to belt out Waterloo and win the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. I was minus … Continue reading

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Live comedy review: Alan Davies at The Lighthouse, Poole

QI’s resident buffoon brings his cheeky charm to Poole Just a quickie… To spend the evening listening to Alan Davies is like catching up with an old mate down your local pub. He’s a charming host, gently teasing latecomers before offering … Continue reading

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No Kate Bush tickets for me :(

Refresh, redial, refresh, redial… I originally penned this post a week ago. It was supposed to celebrate my obtaining tickets to see Kate Bush in concert. Sadly, I was unsuccessful, trampled underfoot in the online stampede for tickets. I’ve been sulking … Continue reading

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Orlando’s Romeo is pretty Bloomin’ good!

Theatre review: Romeo and Juliet, Richard Rogers Theatre, New York (broadcast to cinemas worldwide 1st April 2014) I’ve watched a few of these theatre-beamed-live-into-your-local-cinema events. They’re a cultural lifeline to those of us living out in the sticks – especially when … Continue reading

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