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The Glenn Miller Story, Palace Theatre Manchester, until Saturday 7th November

The Glenn Miller Story,  Palace Theatre Manchester, until Saturday 7th November
Tommy Steele doesn’t try to be a Glenn Miller lookalike in this production but continues to sell his own brand – the loveable song and dance man and star of countless musicals. The American accent was very much optional and although the tousle-haired star didn’t morph into lean, austere, bespectacled Glenn Miller, Tommy Steele, nevertheless, led us through a warm-hearted, engaging production... 

Metrolink Airport line soars on 1st birthday

Metrolink Airport line soars on 1st birthday
Soaring passenger numbers have seen 1.88 million journeys made on Metrolink’s multi award-winning Manchester Airport line in its first year. The 15-stop line, which was opened more than a year ahead of schedule, celebrates its first birthday on Tuesday 3 November. The success of the £400 million line – one of the largest locally-funded transport projects of its kind in the country – was recently... 

Listen to the WFM 97.2 Halloween Freak Out Special tonight at 8pm

Listen to the WFM 97.2 Halloween Freak Out Special tonight at 8pm
  Join me, Paul Forrest, tonight at 8 pm – if you dare – for my two-hour Halloween Freak Out special. I’ve been digging in the Freak Out vaults, with my co-host Boris Karloff, to bring you two hours worth of spookiness, horror soundtrack music, dialogue from horror movies, plus lots of other weird and wonderful stuff. Be afraid – be very afraid – but don’t... 

Halloween SPOOKTACULAR event at Wythenshawe Civic Centre Fri/Sat 30th 31st Oct 2015

Halloween SPOOKTACULAR event at Wythenshawe Civic Centre Fri/Sat 30th 31st Oct 2015
SPOOKTACULAR event at Wythenshawe Civic Centre starts on Friday there will be Face panting, bouncy castle, fun run, bucking pumpkin, photo booth to capture scary faces, Wythenshawe FM broadcasting live on both days, (haunted house Saturday only), fire engines, you will need to go into all the corners of the development to find these activities. The main day is- Saturday 31st Oct events on the day 12... 

Manchester’s festive celebrations will officially begin on Saturday, 7 November

The acts and performers for this year’s Christmas Lights switch-on have been confirmed and 2015 looks to be one of the biggest parties yet. Filling Albert Square with and audience of thousands, Manchester’s switch-on celebration is one of the biggest in the UK and will feature some incredible performances from some of the most exciting acts in music and entertainment. Manchester’s festive celebrations... 

Listen to WFM 97.2 Halloween Special

Listen to WFM 97.2 Halloween Special
There were screams of terror – and not all of them from the actors – when Wythenshawe FM took a trip into the unknown to explore Manchester’s chilling new horror attraction, House of the Dead. If you like your fun tinged with an icy chill of fear at this time of year you’ll find everything you need to get you in the mood for the season of ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in... 

Tribute to Paul Goggins MP unveiled at Wythenshawe Interchange

Tribute to Paul Goggins MP unveiled at Wythenshawe Interchange
A plaque in memory of Paul Goggins MP was unveiled by his family at Wythenshawe Interchange on Friday 23rd October. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) installed the plaque in memory of the former MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, following the completion of the new £6m facility earlier this summer. Mr Goggins died in January 2014 after collapsing while out running.  He was a key figure in Wythenshawe... 

BUZZ HAWKINS PRESENTS THE BRADSHAWS IN GOOSED

BUZZ HAWKINS PRESENTS THE BRADSHAWS IN GOOSED
THE BRADSHAWS are currently touring UK theatres with their BRAND NEW “The Bradshaws” stage show called goosed. Radio’s favourite funny family is coming to the stage! SHOW SYNOPSIS There’s a danger of peace breaking out in the little two-up-two-down home of the Bradshaws. With Alf down the backyard in his ‘office’, and little Billy out playing and not asking for a budgie, Audrey... 

TUC Manchester protest – hear WFM 97.2 special 60-minute report at the times below

TUC Manchester protest - hear WFM 97.2 special 60-minute report at the times below
Thousands of people marched through Manchester on Sunday October 4th in a protest organised by the Trades Union Congress and the People’s Assembly against Austerity. Demonstrators opposed to Government policies clamoured to be heard while Conservative delegates felt under siege as they met for their annual conference in the city. Tory delegates and some journalists were taunted and one Conservative... 

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) HOME, Manchester, 15th September 2015

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) HOME, Manchester, 15th September 2015
This was my first visit to the new HOME arts centre theatre in Manchester so I was looking forward to this production with what has to be the most curious title. The Kneehigh Theatre Group has brilliantly re-worked John Gay’s classic musical satire, The Beggar’s Opera, to create Dead Dog in a Suitcase which serves up a theatrical onslaught on the themes of urban myths, greed and corruption, and... 

INALA Opera House Manchester

INALA Opera House Manchester
Set-up photographs showing Inala @ New Theatre, Oxford. Part of a UK tour.(Opening 23-06-15)©Tristram Kenton 06/15(3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com INALA was a sell-out success when it premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival last year. The production went on to enjoy a sell-out run at Sadler’s Wells in London and received... 

Annie, Opera House, Manchester

Annie, Opera House, Manchester
Set in New York during The Great Depression of the 1930s when the Stock Exchange crashed with a third of the nation’s companies going bust, leaving 15 million people unemployed. Millions lost their savings when the banks collapsed, leaving them penniless and homeless and living on the streets, and some children found themselves orphaned in the crisis. Young Annie (Madeleine Haynes) finds herself... 

The Passion for power classic motor show

The Passion for power classic motor show
Tatton Park was host to The Passion for power classic motor show (22nd/23rd August 2015). Driving to the event I was wondering what I would lay ahead, after a trouble-free entry to the park and parking, I entered the show ground. As you entered to the left a market style of stalls full of accessories for new and classic cars with specialist and general trade stands, to the right was enthusiasts showing... 

TATTON Park, Knutsford host the ‘PASSION FOR POWER’ Classic Motor Show

TATTON Park, Knutsford host the 'PASSION FOR POWER' Classic Motor Show
TATTON Park, Knutsford, is set to host the ‘PASSION FOR POWER’ Classic Motor Show…..an irresistible mix of the best of the old…and the very best of the new, on the weekend of August 22nd/23rd. This years’ show will once again unveil a breathtaking collection of supercars and luxury marquess, all under one roof, in the aptly-named ‘DREAM CARS PAVILION’. Once... 
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