Monday, 01 February 2016 15:13

Brass Tacks PUNK documentary Manchester 1977


Brass Tacks was a current affairs programme shown on BBC2 between 1977 and 1988. On one episode called Punk Rock, which was broadcast on 3rd August 1977
Published in Video of the Week
That old northern business…. A field
After battle utters its own sound
Which is like nothing on earth’
Geoffrey Hill
Published in Sport
Thursday, 22 October 2015 16:05

Manchester Band Space Monkeys Converse to ZANI

Back in the Atmosphere: Manchester band Space Monkeys talk Tony Wilson, influences and LP, The Daddy of them All.
Published in Music
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 18:42

Terry Callier – An Extra-Ordinary Joe

Located at the corner of Swan and Oak Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, a Bat-signesque, white neon Dizzy Gillespie cuts through the dank, early October predictably Manchester weather.
Published in Music
Manchester band, Purple Heart Parade (or PHP for short) are becoming no strangers to the festival curcuit.
Published in Music

Check out the the third and final documentary in the self-funded Beyond Series trilogy
Published in Video of the Week
Sunday, 28 June 2015 14:07

Too Much Rock N Roll

After a whole series of rumours and counter rumours. News has finally emerged of the confirmed major TV drama planned for UK and international television, Too Much Rock N Roll.
Published in Culture
Thursday, 25 June 2015 17:27

Alias Kid: Revolt to Revolt Album Review

‘Alchemy is the chemistry of the subtlest kind which allows one to observe extraordinary chemical operations at a more rapid pace, ones that require a long time for nature to produce!’
Published in Music
Sunday, 31 May 2015 15:16

Shaun Ryder talks to ZANI

Salford, Greater Manchester, before it became the central home of the BBC, had been a part of England viewed as hostile, deprived, industrial as well as being hugely creative; spawning some major artists and bands that have not only been
successful but also have been highly influential,
Published in Music
Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:48

Paul Scholes – A Man Utd Legend

paul scholes manchester man utd ian park zani 1.

When I was about fifteen I saw an interview with then United youth team coach, Eric Harrison. The United youth team were in fine form and playing some brilliant football, that year the team would go on and lift the FA youth cup. During the interview he was asked what he thought made the team so special.
Published in Sport Archive
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