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The Thrill of Love Northenden Players Club 20th May 2019

The Thrill of Love Northenden Players Club 20th May 2019
Northenden Players Theatre Club present ‘The Thrill of Love’ by Amanda Whittington. It tells the story of Ruth Ellis, a 28-year-old former model and nightclub hostess. Ellis became notorious as she was the last woman in England to be executed on 13th July 1955 in Holloway Prison. Ellis was sentenced to death by hanging at the Old Bailey in 1955 for shooting her lover, 25-year-old racing driver... 

Sunday Night at The Grand Blackpool

Sunday Night at The Grand Blackpool
Sunday Night at The Grand Blackpool’s best loved variety show Sunday Night At The Grand returns for a fifth year with local funny man Carl Schofield and Friends on 10th March 2019 An evening of unforgettable conjunction with the Lyndene Hotel, Blackpool and Tower Top Entertainments. You’ll be taken through a journey of laughter with some of the North West’s funniest comedians,... 

Motown the Musical Opera House, Manchester

Motown the Musical Opera House, Manchester
Review: Motown the Musical Opera House, Manchester 27th February 2019. Reviewed by Ian Hills Wythenshawe FM 97.2 The Northern Soul Hour Extended Play. There was ‘Dancing in the Streets’ when Motown the Musical arrived in Manchester. The sensational hit Broadway and West End musical has brought its unique sound to the Opera house. With $1,000 borrowed from his family Berry Gordy founded Motown... 

Rocky Horror Show Manchester Opera House 10th January 2019

Rocky Horror Show Manchester Opera House 10th January 2019
The biggest party in town comes to the Manchester Opera House. Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to Manchester as part of a sell-out worldwide tour started life in 1973 in London. It became a cult Hollywood movie in 1975 starring Tim Curry as the cross-dressing Transvestite alien scientist Doctor Frank-N-Furter and Susan Sarandon as Sharon. Rocky Horror Show is a campy,... 

Corrie legends open the world-famous Manchester Christmas Markets

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 festive attraction that spreads across the city centre squares with hundreds of market stalls selling mouth-watering... 

New attraction at the Manchester Markets – The Ice Village

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 for all the family. Set against a backdrop of snow-covered trees and twinkling lights, there is lots... 

FILM REVIEW- THE GHOUL- B.I.F.A. The British Independent Film Association

FILM REVIEW- THE GHOUL- B.I.F.A. The British Independent Film Association
WRITTEN BY TRETRE WFM RADIO 97.2   You could be forgiven for thinking you were going to see a horror movie if, like me, you don’t read the synopsis. As for a horror movie, this could be interpreted as horror of the mind, for the lead actor. A vivid and powerful film that takes you on an incredible journey, a journey few of us could ever imagine in our worst nightmare but could very easily... 

Save the Last Dance for Me, Palace Theatre, Manchester until Saturday 2 July

Save the Last Dance for Me, Palace Theatre, Manchester until Saturday 2 July
Set in the summer of 1963, ‘Save the Last Dance for Me’, is a musical which follows the adventures of schoolgirl sisters, Jennifer (Lola Saunders) and Marie (Elizabeth Carter) who set off from Luton to Lowestoft for a caravan holiday without mum and dad, eager for sun, sea, sand and boys. Their teenage dreams are quickly spoilt by the not-so- sunny Lowestoft, where the only bit of excitement to... 

Referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union

Referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union
It’s decision time in the Referendum on June 23 and the choice you will be asked to make is whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union. WFM 97.2 will be presenting opinions from either side of the debate. Our coverage starts this week. Check our website for updates on when to listen. Listen out for our interview with Afzal Khan, North West... 

Amazing images from Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic ‘Endurance’ expedition

Amazing images from Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic 'Endurance' expedition
If you want to shiver late into April then the icy arctic scenes on show in this free exhibition at Manchester’s Central Library will put you in the mood. ‘Enduring Eye’ is a photographic record of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s exploration of the Antarctic from 1914-17.  You can see newly-digitised images which reveal previously unseen details of the crew’s epic struggle for survival before and... 

Chief’s Constable’s commendation for mystery man who saved woman’s life

Chief’s Constable’s commendation for mystery man who saved woman’s life
A mystery hero who was tracked doing using social media after saving the life of a stranger has been given a commendation by Greater Manchester Police’s Chief Constable. Captain Sam Hairsine, 34, made the headlines back in January when GMP appealed for information on his identity after the incident on Arch Bridge in Hulme. A suicidal woman had climbed over the railings on the bridge, threatening... 

Commendation for PCSOs who provided ‘‘kindness beyond belief’’ to elderly residents

Commendation for PCSOs who provided ‘‘kindness beyond belief’’ to elderly residents
Two Police Community Support Officers who spent time with two lonely, elderly residents whilst off duty are being given a Chief Constable’s Commendation this week. Carli Malone and Rachel Bedford, both Greater Manchester Police PCSOs, were recognised by Chief Constable Ian Hopkins at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 19 April. The two officers came to the Chief’s attention earlier this year when their... 

Goodbye St Wilfrid’s

Goodbye St Wilfrid's
Greg Forster shares 36 years of Northenden memories with WFM 97.2   In a wide-ranging interview, recently-retired Rector of Northenden, Greg Forster, reflects on his career, life in Northenden, the state of belief in the UK, and the role of the Church of England in the 21st century. You can listen on 97.2 FM or online on wfmradio.org at the following times:   Sunday March 27th 6.00 pm Part... 

Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner meets with ex-offenders who have turned their lives around

Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner meets with ex-offenders who have turned their lives around
Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner has praised retailer Timpson for helping ex-offenders turn their lives around. The Wythenshawe family-run retailer, known for its locksmith and shoe-repair services, describes itself as a real equal opportunities employer, considering anyone for vacancies as long as they are able to do the job. This includes ex-offenders and other marginalised... 
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