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Concert Review – The Grahams

  The crowd that braved the worst excesses of the Beast from the East were rewarded by a set of lively Americana, fine harmony singing, strong song-craft and rootsy virtuoso guitar playing when the Grahams made their Lichfield debut at … Continue reading

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Concert Review – Lichfield Cathedral Chorus – Dvorak’s Stabat Mater

  Lichfield Cathedral was filled with talented local musicians, when Lichfield Cathedral Chorus, four classical singers, and The Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra convened to perform Antonin Dvorak’s Stabat Mater. The music of the ten movement piece was inspired by the … Continue reading

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Concert Review – Leveret and Spiro

Seven of the best-known musicians on the British live instrumental/folk music circuit convened to play at Lichfield Guildhall as part of their Eccentric Orbits tour when Leveret and Spiro performed on Saturday, March 10th Taking in elements of folk, minimalism, … Continue reading

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Concert Review – The Climax Blues Band

Concert Review – The Climax Blues Band A near-capacity Easter Sunday crowd saw one of the sharpest and longest-serving blues bands on the national circuit when the Climax Blues Band performed at Lichfield Guildhall as part of their Fiftieth-anniversary tour. … Continue reading

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Concert Review – Miranda Sykes

Concert Review – Miranda Sykes The acclaimed singer and multi-instrumental Miranda Sykes cast a musical spell over an attentive audience when she appeared at Lichfield Guildhall as part of her Borrowed Places tour. Best known as one-third of Show of … Continue reading

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Book Review – Man Up – How Do Boys Become Better Men? by Rebecca Asher

In these times of #Metoo, high profile scandals involving a lot of people in the public eye, and more noted levels of toxic masculinity, Man Up by Rebecca Asher is a timely, well researched study into the issue of where … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Fat Artist and Other Stories by Benjamin Hale

Book Review The Fat Artist and Other Stories by Benjamin Hale Picador Books 7 out of 10 The stories found in The Fat Artist are not for the squeamish, they are not for the delicate of stomach or sensibility, they … Continue reading

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