THEY CALL IT JAZZ

It wasn´t that long ago that jazz was thought of as a musical genre that was only heard in hotel lifts or being sung by a lounge lizard in some pretentious cocktail bar or being played by a part time pianist in that posh coffee shop down in…

LARRY YASKIEL LAUNCHES LATEST BOOK

The British Connection To Lanzarote And The Canaries” Natura Palace Hotel, Playa Blanca     2019 Winston Churchill, Francis Drake, Horatio Nelson, William Shakespeare, Agatha Christie and The Beatles might not seem…

CESAR'S SONG WILL BE SUNG EVER ON:- 100 Years: Lanzarote And Manrique, Arrecife, week two

On the afternoon of Sunday 28th April the 100 Years: Lanzarote and Ceasar began its second week with a change from the rock attitude that had closed the first week. We were introduced, instead, to the stronghold of traditional music of the…
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THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

Oh yeh, really, it was like a Royal Wedding. We even had to go to the palace to pick up our invitations to the reception. Well, ok, not the palace but to that big, posh building in the middle of the capital. That CIEM or whatever it is, you…

Poetry Down by the Canal

A year or two ago Rochdale's 40 kilometres of tow paths, cycle tracks and walkways were celebrated in a poetry anthology that brought together eight locally well known poets. Plaques and signs were placed along the routes to be read and enjoyed…

Of Writers And Literary Agents

Many creative writers, honing their craft with one or more of Rochdale's writing groups, will at some time have to consider whether they need to be represented by a literary agent. These days some publishing houses will only accept manuscripts…

Underwater Museums and Revealing the River

Rising Tide was part of the hugely successful Totally Thames Festival shown in London last month. This part of the collection, put together by an artist taking his first London commission, consisted of four equine sculptures placed on the shores…

The River is Oblivious

Over a period of forty years Rochdale was my home town, but for sixty three years Tadcaster has always been my place of birth. Now Rochdale, in the Lancashire foothills of the Pennines will always be inextricably linked with my North Yorkshire…