Monthly Archives: November 2013

New Jersey Nights – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

New Jersey Nights is an interesting new phenomena. The fifties, sixties and seventies spawned a slew of memorable popular music, the originators of which are now largely either dead, or in their dotage. First, tribute bands came along to keep … Continue reading

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Spoken Worlds, 5th Anniversary, Burton upon Trent

The poetic community overwhelmingly features good people doing good things. Spoken Worlds celebrated its 5th birthday on 15th November, hosted and curated by Gary Carr. The Old Cottage Tavern is the third home for this event and has proved a … Continue reading

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Gravity 3D- Vacuous in a a vacuum

Don’t believe the hype. I went to see this film wanting to enjoy it. I like space movies, think it is an underrepresented genre currently, and thought that a big budget with Clooney and Bullock would guarantee a worthwhile film. … Continue reading

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Aida, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

This was the second night of opera presented by Ellen Kent , La Boheme having been successfully played the night before. Many of that cast assumed new principle roles and many in the audience had come for a second helping … Continue reading

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La Boheme, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

It is quite a couple of days for opera fans at the Grand, with La Boheme last night, and Aida tonight, both by Ellen Kent . Puccini’s La Boheme demands proper staging, and this production delivers that. It is a traditional … Continue reading

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Demolition Derby 4 featuring Sack Sabbath and Walkway

Demolition Derby is the creation of local Rock devotee  Georgie “Goldie Locks” and this year’s instalment is the fourth in the series. Eschewing the manufactured pap of the likes of X Factor and The Voice, this event plays to the … Continue reading

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The Cork Poets – Midlands Tour

Each year Cork and Coventry act as a staging point for a poetry exchange, swapping poets, poetry, experience and humanity. This year Rab Urquhart and Julie Field (aka Julie Goo) were Cork’s representatives for an itinerary that now includes three … Continue reading

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November & December 2013, What’s On Midlands Spoken Word

Working out which dates are on, and when, in December is no easy task, so I am publishing this a week early for December, listing only those events I am certain of. Could my loyal readership please message me with … Continue reading

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