Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra “Summon the Superheroes”

Calling all Supermen and Superwomen! Put on your superhero suits, capes and masks and fly on down to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Sunday 13th October, for a fantastically super-powerful afternoon of sensational sounds for caped crusaders, masked men and wonder women. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will be using their super-ability to play incredible musicContinue reading Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra “Summon the Superheroes”

A scene from "The White Horses"

TV Flashback: The White Horses, Tales from Europe and The Singing Ringing Tree

A discussion about the haunting 1957 East German film The Singing Ringing Tree, first broadcast in the UK in the 1960s by the BBC in a serial format, led me back to the BBC’s Tales from Europe shows of the 1960s – and the fondly-remembered The White Horses, featuring one of the most memorable TVContinue reading TV Flashback: The White Horses, Tales from Europe and The Singing Ringing Tree

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Out Today: 2000AD Prog 2138 (with Prog Rock References!)

I couldn’t help but smile reading the latest episode of this week’s “Judge Dredd” story in 2000AD Prog 2138, because nestling in the story from Kenneth Niemand is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it tip of the hat to one of the bands that commanded my attention back in the 1970s, The Alan Parsons Project, founded by Alan Parsons.Continue reading Out Today: 2000AD Prog 2138 (with Prog Rock References!)

David Bowie National Theatre Gifts

Dads can be Heroes, just for one day!

London’s National Theatre loves David Bowie – singer, musician, actor, writer, fashion icon – and their Bowie inspired products have proved incredibly popular, and the organisation reckons they’d make for perfect Father’s Day presents. The bestselling Ziggy tea towel (one in a range of similar items), a “Wedgie” Bowie door stop and the Pocket BowieContinue reading Dads can be Heroes, just for one day!

Beano readers have predicted the winners of this year's Brit Awards and Nigel Parkinson has turned them into comic characters. Image courtesy Beano Studios

Little Minxing! BRIT Awards nominees “Beano-fied” by artist Nigel Parkinson

Kids have revealed their predictions for the winners of the BRIT Awards 2019 in new research by Beano.com – and Dennis artist Nigel Parkinson has Beano-fied some of the music stars, including George Ezra, Ariana Grande and Little Mix! A poll on Beano.com of 1,500 children revealed that George Ezra, Anne-Marie and Little Mix areContinue reading Little Minxing! BRIT Awards nominees “Beano-fied” by artist Nigel Parkinson