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It was some time ago since i visited Snowdon, i thought that some of my followers would love to see photos from there. It is great experience to walk up Snowdon, yes it takes a bit of time but it will stay with you forever.

If you planning your trip, make sure you have lot of water and some food. You may also take some cash with you as during the day there is cafe open half way up and at the top.

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BAZAAR….

 

A Date with Dickens….

 

The Democratic Forest

Barbara Harrison Says:

 

” I’d like to invite everybody to a new show I’m in:
The Democratic Forest
For the last four days of the Independents Biennial three artists show work in 2-D and installation united by one love of colour.
Liz Monks, Jo Swift and Barbara Harrison present The Democratic Forest
Open Thursday 22nd November – Sunday 25th November 12 noon – 4pm.
Unit 8, The Colonnades, Albert Dock L3 4BB
The artists will be present daily 12 – 4; the show will also be visible through the window day and night.”

 

Mark Radcliffe and Foes

 

 

Mark Radcliffe and Foes

From deepest, darkest Cheshire, land of perpetual twilight, emerge rambling radio roustabout Mark Radcliffe and Foes. As opposed to friends. 

With a selection of songs to burn coffins to, these misanthropic minstrels; these downbeat Dee bank dirgesmiths; these glum-pop pall-bearers of bar-room bathos bring tales of loss, regret, ruin, heartbreak and dead dogs. Mark’s previous band The Family Mahone specialised in drinking songs. Now feel the full force of the hangover as the Foes set the morning after the night before to music.

Joining Mark, thanks to a care-in-the-community placement programme, are former Mahones Christopher Lee, the dark prince of double bass and mandolin; and Rusty Mabbutt, still striving to achieve two pin-falls and a submission over the piano accordion. Noted Northwich bowler-hatted bare-knuckle knave Mark Woolley is also on hand to lend lilting low whistle and to hit a box with barely concealed menace.

So, encounter the Foes and an evening of abject misery is guaranteed.

Phil Smith..

We have the great pleasure in sharing music from Phil Smith who recently contacted us regarding trying to share his music on the blog pages.  Since I listened to a couple of his compositions I just can’t help but keep going back to his YouTube pages and listening whilst I merrily work away on my projects. We hope you like the links and keep visiting his pages.

Phil has sent the attached

“It was in 2010 when I discovered my most rewarding hobby – composition. Since then I think I have grown as a composer and have moved from ‘hit-and-miss’ classical pieces to film soundtrack type pieces. I use a piano-roll MIDI editor in Magix Music Maker to compose my works as a graphical score, and then use Sibelius to notate.”

http://www.youtube.com/user/MagixMusicMakermusic?feature=mhee

DODGY…

The definitive line up of Nigel Clark, Andy Miller and Mathew Priest is back………

 

The first time round, Dodgy were only together for seven years but in that time they sold over a million records worldwide, released three albums and 12 Top 40 singles, including 3 Top 10s and the Top 5 hit Good Enough, still a staple of the Radio 2 playlist; sold out the Brixton Academy for three nights in a row and were awarded an unprecedented 90-minute Saturday evening slot on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival in 1997 just before Radiohead. Not bad, considering that they also partied harder than an Ewok.

 

The English trio began their climb to fame in 1992, releasing three singles on their own Bostin Records label, later signing to A&M Records, around the same time as they inked a publishing deal after they made two A&R men battle for their signatures in a pub video football competition. The partnership with A&M generated three albums of life affirming, beautifully crafted songs – The Dodgy Album (1993), Homegrown (1994) and Free Peace Sweet (1996).

 

Live performance was always integral to the Dodgy experience. When the band first formed they started the infamous Dodgy Club to ensure that the audience got more than just a band on stage. A dedicated touring band – in one 12-month period between 94/95 they played almost 250 shows – Dodgy built a devoted and loyal fan base. Their positivity and summery songs made Dodgy the perfect festival band, and it was such a natural habitat for the trio that in 1996 they conceived their very own Big Top Tour, giving a fledgling Muse their second ever gig when the tour rolled into Exeter. I’m told the boys are happy to have the favour repaid.

 

In a bittersweet twist of fate, it was the dying wish of the band’s close friend and crewmember, Andy Moore that brought them back together in 2008 and they all agreed that life was too short and anyway, they had forgotten why they split up in the first place.

Since they got back together they played an extremely successful set of reunion shows culminating in an overwhelming finale at the Shepherds Bush Empire, and like prodigal sons, they have been welcomed back to the festival circuit, including legendary appearances at Guilfest, The Wickerman, Summer Sundae, Cornbury a secret gig at The Truck Festival, a headline show at Beached in front of thousands on the beach in Scarborough and they headlined BUGJAM, Whatfest and The Purple Weekend in Northern Spain, and to cap it all they were asked back to play Glastonbury once again their second home in the 90’s, where an exuberant Will Young was spotted ‘dancing like he was on something’ at the side of the stage. Bless.

 

Besides the hits, such as Staying Out For The Summer, So Let Me Go Far, Making The Most Of, If You’re Thinkin Of Me, Melodies Haunt You, In A Room, and the epic Grassman – (I mean, I could go on) the boys have started introducing new numbers into the set, slowly and surely building up enough songs for new album which they are recording in Malvern and getting mixed in Denton, Texas by Matt Pence who mixed the John Grant and Midlake albums, amongst others

As singer Nigel says, “What’s the rush? We’re gonna take our time to make sure this album is better than our last one… and that was brilliant. The fans deserve it, they’ve waited long enough, so they don’t mind waiting a bit longer”

 

As anyone who has seen them so far this year will tell you, the Mighty Dodgy Vibe is back and stronger than ever.

Please contact venue for more information on Tickets

“What would you do, if you knew you couldn’t fail?”


Rhythmically exciting local music outfit, Rumjig, have just launched a campaign to involve music-lovers in the funding of their independently produced and much anticipated debut album. The campaign is called “What would you do, if you knew you couldn’t fail?”, which evokes all the positive things we all can achieve with no barriers or limits in place. In Rumjig’s case, the answer would be to produce a timeless album to uplift and ignite people’s lust for life.

With soulful vibes and good conscience lyrics, Rumjig have been causing waves around Liverpool and beyond over the last year, playing numerous gigs and festivals around the UK to much acclaim.

They are looking to raise £5,000 by Christmas Eve in order to independently fund the recording, mixing, production and mastering of their album. Fans can get involved by pre-ordering the album, knowing that they’re contributing directly to a lovingly crafted masterpiece without a record label taking an unfair cut.

As the album is limited edition, it will only be available to those music lovers who have helped fund its creation. This once in a lifetime opportunity will make this album as much yours as it is theirs.

Funders also have the opportunity to get their hands on Rumjig merchandise exclusively through this campaign.

 

Fragment Arts Collective

‘A Night of Song and Laughter’

Fragment Arts Collective presents this fabulously entertaining Cabaret show. Guests will enjoy a unique theatrical experience including a spot of ventriloquism, live singing, comedy and guest performances from Chester Ukulele Players.

Featuring special guests:
Dangerous Dave
A ventriloquist act that charms and mesmerises his audience, must be seen to be believed!

The Garden of Eden: Featuring… Adam and Eve
A top-notch comedy act that will tempt the senses and awaken the serpent, Ssshh……Just don’t eat the apple.

Fusion Vocal group

A Chester based vocal group, who will be performing a choral repertoire of contemporary classics, not to be missed.

Plus, a host of other show stopping performances from our energetic and entertaining cast!!

Fragment Arts Collective is a locally based multi-disciplinary arts group specialising in Comedy, Theatre, music and installation pieces. Hot on the heels of our last Cabaret, we have decided to indulge ourselves in another night of fun and are inviting all of you to along for the journey. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

 

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