Category Archives: Books Films, TV & Radio

Wild Wood Wonders and Wanders, via Seattle and South London – catching up with Smoke Fairies

  It’s bang on seven in the evening, and Jessica Davies and Katherine Blamire are at their South London gaff, doing a little further prep work for a 10-date homeland tour. Jessica: “We’re signing a huge pile of records … … Continue reading

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Taking the Continental approach to live entertainment – in conversation with Rob Talbot

Rob Talbot reached his 10th anniversary as events organiser at The Continental in Preston, Lancashire, in 2019, and clearly still retains his initial passion for that role, long after a second career switch. “I was working as a teacher, thoroughly … Continue reading

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Aspirations wrapped up in books – talking Get It Loud in Libraries with Stewart Parsons

It’ll be 15 years ago this coming May that a pilot show featuring Natascha Sohl lured the BBC’s North West Tonight cameras to Lancaster Central Library, for what turned out to be the debut event of the innovative Get It … Continue reading

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In the footsteps of Morrissey and Marr – talking The Smiths with Richard Houghton

By day a manager for a regional housing association, Richard Houghton still sees himself as ‘a frustrated journalist/author’, something he first made assured moves towards remedying five years ago, collating fans’ first-hand memories of the Rolling Stones’ live shows for … Continue reading

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Another year over … a new one just begun – WriteWyattUK’s live story of 2019

As December 30th became December 31st, we slipped into Ramones Night apparently, the seminal NYC punk outfit’s ’20-20-24 hours to go’ from 1978’s ‘I Wanna Be Sedated’ neatly reinterpreted. And that, subliminally – as is the case with a lot … Continue reading

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WriteWyattUK 2019, in quotes, part two – the final six months

With 2020 knocking at the door, us at WriteWyattUK Towers (OK … just me) thought it high time to deliver the second part of this site’s highlights from the last 12 months in quote form, covering from July to December. … Continue reading

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WriteWyattUK 2019, in quotes – the first six months

As another busy year for the WriteWyattUK website draws towards a close, an annual opportunity arises to wander back through a few of our 2019 feature/ interview highlights, with a chance to click on each highlighted link and relive those … Continue reading

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To the moon and back with the Space Cadet – the Beabadoobee interview

This was a tricky interview in more ways than one. First off, my subject was on the road, between dates at the Cardiff Globe and Bristol Louisiana, using her manager Natasha’s phone, with mobile reception poor and sound drifting in … Continue reading

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Remembering Pete Shelley, and entering a new Buzzcocks era – back in touch with Steve Diggle

Punk idols Buzzcocks are back, a year after losing revered frontman Pete Shelley, with a new single to mark the occasion, officially released in mid-February but available during the band’s short run of December dates. And latest 45, ‘Gotta Get … Continue reading

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BOB / The Beer Snobs – Leeds, Wharf Chambers

It would be too easy to start this review with, ‘What a Performance!’ But it was, even if the BOB of 2019 were some way removed from that experienced three decades earlier. That’s not a dig. I was impressed then … Continue reading

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