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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... 

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... 

Alias Kid Interview

Alias Kid Interview
After a busy 2015, Alias Kid are ready to take it to the next level. While supporting major international artists such as Happy Mondays and Black Grape last year, they took on some of the biggest stages and crowds and didn’t fail to impress! 2016 is going to be their year, Alias Kid are headlining their own gigs up and down the UK with a few festivals included. I managed to catch up... 

Kirsty Howard’s funeral: Hundreds of people donned pink in tribute

Kirsty Howard's funeral: Hundreds of people donned pink in tribute
Hundreds of people donned pink in tribute to courageous fundraiser Kirsty Howard at her funeral. The 20-year-old’s coffin was laid to rest at Southern Cemetery, in Chorlton, following a service at St Michael and All Angels Church. Crowds of mourners turned out to pay their respects as a cortège left Francis House in Disbury led by a horse-drawn hearse, made its way to the church in Wythenshawe. Applause... 

Funeral details for courageous fundraiser Kirsty Howard revealed

Funeral details for courageous fundraiser Kirsty Howard have been revealed. Kirsty, who was born with her heart back to front, died in the early hours of Saturday surrounded by her family.. Doctors gave her just weeks to live at the age of four, but Kirsty continued to defy medical opinion to spearhead a huge fundraising drive in Greater Manchester. Her tireless determination inspired world leaders,... 

Stay Safe this Autumn

Stay Safe this Autumn
The dark Autumn nights bring the challenge of staying safe, particularly around Halloween and Bonfire night. To help people stay safe at this time of year Greater Manchester Police target their resources in a crime and anti-social behaviour reduction campaign called Operation Treacle. At the same time, GMP and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service work to promote safety messages through their... 

Kirsty Howard who inspired celebrities and world leaders alike has died aged 20

Kirsty Howard who inspired celebrities and world leaders alike has died aged 20
Kirsty Howard was a courageous fundraiser who inspired celebrities and world leaders alike has died aged 20, defying doctors who gave her just weeks to live at the age of four. Kirsty Howard, who was born with her heart back to front, died in the early hours of Saturday surrounded by her family. Kirsty was the figurehead of Kirsty’s Appeal, a charitable foundation in her name, created to raise... 

Chinese President Visits Manchester and Manchester Airport

Chinese President Visits Manchester and Manchester Airport
Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Manchester and Manchester Airport on Friday (Oct 23rd 2015). The trip to Manchester came on the last day of the President’s State visit to the UK. On Thursday night the Chinese leader stopped for a pint and a photo call with Prime Minister David Cameron at an Oxfordshire Pub. Talks and dinner with the Prime Minister at his home at Chequers followed and then President... 

Anti-austerity protest rally – 60,000 march through Manchester city centre

Anti-austerity protest rally - 60,000 march through Manchester city centre
Around 60,000 demonstrators descended on the city to protest outside the Conservative party conference’s base at Manchester Central as part of the #TakeBackMCR rally. Trade union chiefs and activists took part in a mass demonstration at the start of Tories conference on Sunday afternoon (Oct 4th 2015). The main stage area at All Saints Park on Oxford Road.was the meeting point to kickstart the march... 

The nation decides – have your say in the elections on May 7th

The nation decides – have your say in the elections on May 7th
The nation decides – have your say in the elections on May 7th The nation goes to the polls on Thursday, May 7th in the General and Local Elections. The future is, literally, in your hands and your votes will determine the way Manchester and the UK as a whole are governed for the next few years. That’s why campaigners in Wythenshawe Sale East are knocking on doors, delivering leaflets, attending... 

Food Poverty Debate this Friday 14th November 4-5pm on WFM

Food Poverty Debate this Friday 14th November 4-5pm on WFM
Real Food Wythenshawe Organised a debate where the local community got to ask a panel of guests questions on what is being done to tackle food poverty in Wythenshawe. The panel Guests were, Gerry Flanagan (Chair), Maurice Barnes, Tracy Rawlins, Adam Dixon, Liz Grant, Young person representing WCHG.  Read More →
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