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The Romance of Ellis Island

An important place for me in New York is Ellis Island. Often overlooked by many visitors, it is literally the next boat stop after the Statue of Liberty. But what’s it to me? Well, without it I might not exist … Continue reading

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It’s a…musical!

Last June I had the pleasure of seeing Something Rotten! at St James Theatre, Broadway – a show that imagined the rise of the musical in response to Shakespeare’s dominance of London Theatre – with its two protagonists, Nick and … Continue reading

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A Real-Life Fairy Tale

When you think of fairy tale castles you are naturally drawn to Disney but what if I was to tell you there is a real-life fairy tale castle out there? Neuschwanstein Castle in southwest Bavaria is the place in question … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to the Monocled Mutineer?

I recently had the pleasure of seeing Paul McGann’s return to Liverpool in Theatre6’s production of Gabriel at the Liverpool Playhouse. This was, surprisingly, McGann’s UK theatre tour debut, and playing the role of Von Pfunz, it reminded me of … Continue reading

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Between a rock and a hard place: why deserts aren’t flat

A friend posting recently from Jordan brought back great memories of when I was there – almost seven years ago – and my discovery that deserts, surprisingly, are not flat. I’d been fascinated by Petra (literal translation ‘stone’ or ‘rock’) … Continue reading

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To make-up or not to make-up? That is the question…

OK, so who wants to see a picture of two beautiful women? You do? OK, here we are then: Not what you were expecting? Why not? These two women display a wealth of intelligence, talent, and wit – what’s more … Continue reading

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The Velvet Underground & Nico – Reflecting What You Are

If 1968 was the year that changed the world, then I’d go as far as to say 1967 was the year the world was truly creative – Liverpool alone contributed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band as well as poetry’s … Continue reading

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