Tag Archives: New Zealand

Takes Two to tangle in Tākaka – in for the long haul with Tim Allen

Adding 11 hours to UK time to set up an interview when trying to work out the best options for both parties can create headaches. But technological advances eventually meant my chat with Lancashire lad turned New Zealand resident Tim … Continue reading

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Film and Faction Romance – in conversation with Virginia Heath and Grant Keir

Four months ago, I had the pleasure of seeing Scottish singer/songwriter Kenny Anderson and his band, collectively King Creosote, live-score 2014’s celebrated archive film From Scotland With Love, by New Zealand-born director/screenwriter Virginia Heath. That Bridgewater Hall show in Manchester … Continue reading

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Strictly for Dance Lovers – in conversation with Brendan Cole

Brendan Cole made his British television debut 21 years ago, and has been a Strictly Come Dancing draw since the Saturday night prime-time BBC One show’s 2004 debut. But forget the small screen for a moment. Right now he’s treading … Continue reading

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Going back 25 years, ending up 10,000 miles from Kingfield

Woking’s National League defeat at Altrincham on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016, won’t stay in the memory bank for long for too many Cardinals fans, despite the latest party-piece goal from free-kick maestro Giuseppe Sole. For a moment there in the … Continue reading

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Neil Finn and Paul Kelly – Sydney Opera House

BLIMEY. Pushed out the boat a bit for this one, didn’t we? This blog’s just under a year old  yet I’m already snapping up expenses-paid trips to New South Wales? Well, not quite. Besides, any writewyattuk profits go straight to hosts … Continue reading

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