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My Perfect Day in Manchester

Manchester has a credible claim to be the capital of the north, a city with a long, industrious history, which has successfully reinvented itself. A lively conurbation, with a vibrant shopping centre, a smattering of cultural attractions and a thumping nightlife. Rather than turn its back on its industrial heritage, the city has embraced it. Several of the museums focus …

Postcard from quirky Street Pianos; Britain Got Talent

Street performers are a familiar site for most travellers, they are part of the fixtures and fittings of most major cities. Street pianos encouraging members of the public to demonstrate their talent are a less familiar twist. London and Paris are two of Europe’s if not the world’s most iconic cities. The attractions of both destinations are well documented providing …

Hazel O’ Connor at The Green Room, Manchester

I received an invite to go and watch Hazel O’ Connor live at The Green Room in Manchester courtesy of a friend.  It was a good night, and an enjoyable performance at a great little venue.  I will cover the show in a little more detail later, but first of all, I need to give The Green Room the glowing …

Alan Fletcher at the K2 Club, Manchester

Soaps aren’t my style I was recently approached by a friend who works in radio to provide some promotional photographs for an interview she was about to do. The interview was with Alan Fletcher aka Doctor Karl Kennedy from Neighbours. My initial reaction was not exactly enthusiastic, considering soaps on an equal footing with reality television something to be endured …