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The End Of British Farming?

When you go to the supermarket to buy your fresh produce, it will be accompanied by a label to indicate its country of origin. Many people in a display of patriotism and support for their local economy will automatically only … Continue reading

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The man behind the mystery that was Big Bill Broonzy

I was in 81 Renshaw Street recently with a friend, leafing through the LP’s, when I chanced upon one that really jumped out at me: Black Brown and White by Big Bill Broonzy. As I tried to explain its significance, … Continue reading

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Motor Neurone Disease – A Personal Reflection

Some of you know that this time last year I lost my Dad to a rare form of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Well, people get old, he was 78, and there is an inevitability about death from the moment we’re … Continue reading

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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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