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Sunday Morning at FCM

The Sunday concert at Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music is always something of a marathon. It starts at 10 AM and is chock full of offerings that usually challenge the ear as much as tantalize it. 639 more words


Hilda Paredes on Mode

Hilda Paredes


Mode Records CD 292

Irvine Arditti, violin; Ensemble Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman; ensemble recherché; Alberto Rosado, piano; Adrián Sandi, bass clarinet… 408 more words


The Secrets We Keep by Jonathan Harvey

I don’t know what I was expecting from this book, I’d never read any of Harvey’s previous novels, but I knew the name.

For those that don’t, he is the man behind ‘Gimme, Gimme, Gimme’, ‘Beautiful Thing’ and ‘Beautiful People’ as well as having written over two hundred episodes of ITV soap ‘Coronation Street’. 496 more words


Book Review: The Girl Who Just Appeared by Jonathan Harvey

I picked up this book in a second hand book shop when I was looking for something light hearted to read.  In the biog at the front of the book Jonathan lists his win of the Spacehopper Champion at Butlins, Pwllheli in 1976 s one of his notable achievements.   299 more words

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Gimme Gimme Gimme creator: ‘Risky’ comedy never gets made today

The creator of BBC sitcom Gimme Gimme Gimme has said the show would never get made today.

The show ran for three years from 1999 to 2001 – and was the BBC’s first sitcom with an openly gay lead male character. 219 more words