Year: 2022

Single cover for Refusenik by Jonny Melodic

Refusenik by Jonny Melodic – Single Review

Richey Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers once asked in an interview, and I paraphrase now…“what is it about human nature that we have to reduce all life to routine?”  And it was this penetrating question that came to mind […]

Live & Local: LivingRoom – Artist Callout

Midlands-based artists needed for exciting participatory arts project Are you a professional artist or company with an idea for a project that can tell a story of community life and/or place? Live & Local want to hear from you! LivingRoom […]

Live & Local: Developing Artists in Rural Touring

Funded information day for artists interested in rural touring Are you a professional artist or company in the Midlands considering rural and community touring? Then this one’s for you! Live & Local, through its Developing Artists in Rural Touring (DART) […]

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Live Comedy Review: Chris McCausland

Chris McCausland live at Huntingdon Hall, Worcester, 14th May 2022 The physical clown Norman Wisdom would make himself small and vulnerable before hesitantly and reluctantly walking out on to the stage; thus winning over the audience before his tomfoolery started. […]

Album cover for Afterlife by Pink Drone

Album Review: Afterlife by Pink Drone

So Pink Drone is back with a new album and, without giving too much away at this stage, it’s absolutely fantastic. For those who haven’t come across Pink Drone before now it is the electronic and post punk musical styling […]

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Live Comedy: Rich Hall in Worcester

Rich Hall live at Huntingdon Hall, Worcester 13th May 2022 I have experienced the American comedian Rich Hall live more times than any other comedian. Surely, there can’t be much more to observe and write? Observing his surroundings Rich Hall […]

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Gig Review Tom Robinson at The Sub-Rooms, Stroud

Tom Robinson, Emily Barker and Lukas Drinkwater at The Sub-Rooms, Stroud 5th May 2022 In the mid-90s I witnessed two young men unwittingly bring Portland street in Cheltenham to a metaphoric stand-still… You have to hold your hands up to […]

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Remi Harris and Tom Moore perform around the UK on 2022 tour

Local show: Friday 3rd June 2022, The Fold, Bransford, Worcestershire, WR6 5JB Acclaimed ‘and local’ jazz and blues guitarist Remi Harris and virtuoso double bassist Tom Moore head to The Fold in Bransford for an evening of music ranging from […]

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Unique new public art space for Worcester

There is a brand new art space for lovers of culture. The site called The Worcester Plinth, is the brain child of Worcester resident, Oliver Carpenter. The Worcester Plinth uses a prominent derelict riverside building, The Screen House, which has […]

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Gig Review: Fred Zeppelin at the Marrs Bar

Fred Zeppelin at the Marrs Bar, Worcester – Friday 29th April 2022 The Throng Remains The Same There’s a place for tribute bands – and then there’s a place for Fred Zeppelin Eleven hundred and ninety-two: that’s how many times […]