NEW SIMON PEGG FILM AT MANIFF 2020

In the run up to the Manchester Film Festival 2020 we are going to be spotlighting some of the filmmakers who are going to be attending, getting them to talk about their films and filmmaking. Up first is Katharine O’Brien, director of the LOST TRANSMISSIONS starring Simon Pegg and Juno Temple. Continue reading NEW SIMON PEGG FILM AT MANIFF 2020

PINS’ FAITH VERN: THE INTERVIEW

PINS are a Manchester rock band, formed in 2011. The group includes lead singer Faith Vern, guitarist Lois MacDonald and bassist Kyoko Swan. An important all-female band, they’ll be playing the inaugural Fair Play Festival at the iconic St Philips Church in March 2020. It’s been 5 years since their Continue reading PINS’ FAITH VERN: THE INTERVIEW

OFF THE RECORD 2019

It’s quite new to us but we can not wait to attend Off The Record 2019! Manchester’s multi-venue live music festival and conference that focuses on discovering and nurturing innovative new music, with a strong focus on emerging Manchester and North West based talent. OFF THE RECORD: THE LINE-UP Sacha Continue reading OFF THE RECORD 2019

THOMAS HAYWOOD, THE BLINDERS – THE INTERVIEW

The Blinders arrived in a bit of a whirlwind for me as I was ordered by a friend to attend their show at Manchester Academy 2 back in October 2018. I had liked what I’d heard on the radio, but the anticipation in the room that night was special. Anyone Continue reading THOMAS HAYWOOD, THE BLINDERS – THE INTERVIEW

STAR SHAPED FESTIVAL

Star Shaped Festival returns to Manchester this weekend and we for one couldn’t be more excited for it! It may be 2019 but with a line-up of Britpop legends including Cast, The Bluetones, Dodgy, Space and The Seahorses will takeover The Ritz for a day of 90’s rock ‘n’ roll Continue reading STAR SHAPED FESTIVAL

MIF 2019: MARY ANNE HOBBS

6 Music will be giving a lot of love to Manchester International Festival (MIF) this year – broadcasting BBC Radio 6 Music shows on 5 and 12 July live from Albert Square at the heart of the festival. Our Joni caught up with DJ Mary Anne Hobbs… MEDIA CITY AT Continue reading MIF 2019: MARY ANNE HOBBS