Kinky Boots UK Tour arrives alive and kicking at the Manchester Opera House
Reviewed by Ian Hills Wythenshawe FM 97.2  13th November 2018 Since winning the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award and is the most anticipated show to tour the UK this year. Based on a true story when a London based store specialising... 
Christmas Pudding Dash Sunday 2nd December in Wythenshawe Park
Hundreds of local people will be pudding their best foot forward for a special event this weekend in aid of St Ann’s Hospice. Families from across Greater Manchester will gather in Wythenshawe Park on Sunday 2nd December to take part in the eighth Manchester Christmas Pudding 5- Mile Dash. The... 
Corrie legends open the world-famous Manchester Christmas Markets
Corrie Legends Les Dennis and Connor McIntyre were on hand to officially open this year’s Christmas Markets ahead of their appearance as the ugly sisters in the city’s panto production of Cinderella at the Opera House in Manchester Each year millions of visitors flock to the city for the... 
New attraction at the Manchester Markets - The Ice Village
Corrie Legends Les Dennis and Connor McIntyre Opened this years Christmas Markets as well as The Ice Village attraction which is brand new to Manchester this year featuring 250 tonnes of hand carved ice sculptures, ice bars, Santa’s grotto and an ice rink – the Ice Village has something... 
Have a happy Halloween and stay safe with Treacle
Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, and other organisations, have joined forces in the Treacle campaign to help Halloween and bonfire night revellers have fun and stay safe. Advice about organising safe ‘trick or treating’, plus information about firework... 
'Let it Be’ Manchester Opera House 22nd October 2018 - Opening night
Reviewer Ian Robert Hills Wythenshawe FM 97. Just down the road 55 years ago the Beatles made their first TV appearance at Granada TV Studios to record two performances for ‘Scene at 6.30’ on Wednesday 14 August 1963. They performed ‘Twist and Shout’ and ‘She Loves You’. ‘Beatlemania’... 
‘Mr Metrolink’ wins special accolade for lifetime service
  TfGM Chair Councillor Andrew Fender with 100th tram Andrew Fender, Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) ex-Chair, has been given the Judges’ Special Award at the Global Light Rail Awards. Only bestowed at the judges’ discretion, the award is given to individuals and organisations... 
'Manon'  English National Ballet - Manchester Opera House 17th October 2018
Reviewer Ian Robert Hills WFM 97.2 The English National Ballet ‘Manon’ danced its way to Manchester Opera House on UK tour Sixty world-class dancers performed alongside a full orchestra in one of the most acclaimed story ballets, created in Britain by Kenneth MacMillan with music by Jules... 
Funding to support 1,200 extra Greater Manchester Apprenticeships
MORE than 1,200 apprenticeships could be created through funding targeted by the Greater Manchester regional authority to help smaller businesses and to support priority sectors such as digital and health and social care. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) will be using almost... 
Rock of Ages, Opera House, Manchester 25th - 29th September
American Airlines AA1980 LAX- Los Angeles to MAN-Manchester has landed at the Opera House with the musical Rock of Ages. Review by Ian Robert Hills, Wythenshawe FM 97.2, 25th September 2018. Here we go again – the smash hit musical is back in the UK. Rock of Ages is an LA love story... 
Early Doors by Craig Cash and Phil Mealey Lowry Theatre
Lowry Theatre, Salford, 4th September 2018   Review by Ian Hills, Wythenshawe FM 97.2 Early Doors, based in a Stockport pub, showing at the Lowry Theatre, is a night of good humour and laughter. A BBC 2 sitcom from 15 years ago with a cult following, turned into a stage show, would seem... 
Cilla the Musical, Lyric Theatre, Lowry Theatre Salford
Review by Ian Hills Wythenshawe FM 97.2 1960’s Liverpool music history sails along the Manchester Ship Canal and docks at the Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. CILLA – THE MUSICAL is the new spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically-acclaimed hit ITV television... 
WFM 97.2 celebrating as the radio station bags a supermarket clean sweep
Volunteers at WFM 97.2 would like to say a big thank you to residents of M22 and M23, and beyond, who have supported Wythenshawe’s community radio station in recent supermarket tokens’ appeals and bag packing fundraising events. Shoppers at Tesco Extra in Baguley, Tesco Metro in Northenden,... 
Guided walk explores 1,000 years of Northenden history on Sunday 26th August
Local people are invited to join the fun of the Northenden Boat race and then take part in a guided walk exploring 1,000 years of Northenden history. Starting at 3pm on Sunday 26th August, the walk sets off from the wall post-box at St. Wilfrid’s Church, opposite Cromwell Cottage on Ford... 
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