Nick Moran discusses "Performers" the new play by Dean Cavanagh & Irvine Welsh premiering at the Edinburgh Festival 2017

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Irvine Welsh & Dean Cavanagh ( no strangers to ZANI) are premiering a new theatre play called ‘Performers’ at the Edinburgh Festival this summer.
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:55

The Rolling Stones Exhibition

The exhibition of the greatest Rock and Roll band ever, ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones, is these days at the Saatchi gallery from 5th April to 4th September 2016.
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Charting the great bands progress through the late 60's. A fascinating and entertaining documentary film.
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The Rolling Stones 2.

© Words  by Wendy Rose Watson & Dr. Richard Williamson

We saw the Rolling Stones at Chicago's United Center on June 6, 2013,midway through their '50 and Counting' tour.  They played great and gave the fans an outstanding, if not particularly new, show. You could dun them fairly for playing things too safe in places but by and large, they did their reputation justice and deserve much credit for delivering major league guitar  mastery with powerful, fluid  ensemble playing.
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This is an extract from Simon Wells’ new book on the historic arrest and imprisonment of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger in 1967. “Butterfly On A Wheel” charts the extraordinary timeline of events that ultimately led to two of the Rolling Stones finding themselves behind bars. This act would spark a chain of events that would lead to public outrage, questions in the House of Commons, and the editor of The Times newspaper likening Mick Jagger to a ‘butterfly on a wheel’.
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Saturday, 03 December 2011 16:09

Butterfly On A Wheel

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The public and the media often forget how dangerous The Rolling Stones were perceived in the sixties, not just by the press but by the establishment. Not for drunken antics or aggressive behaviour. No, they were feared as revolutionaries, capable of uniting the youth of the sixties and bringing the country down.

 
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Friday, 11 November 2011 16:15

A Leaf Through Keith

Rhiannon Hill reads between the lines......

I was ‘there’ in the 1960s and we adolescents really did divide into the Beatle tribe and the Stones tribe.... me, Beatle, girls mostly did.

As a working semi pro musician I’ve of course encountered Stones material over the years, and as a former journalist, their folklore, but it’s important to approach Keith Richards’s autobiography, as Neil Young said, ‘mining for a heart of gold.’ In this respect the book definitely offers ‘Satisfaction.’

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                                                                      The Early Years

When critics discuss the movies James Fox starred in during the ’60s and early ’70s, his co-stars often seem to overshadow him. This is somewhat understandable since Fox’s greatest films from that period feature amazing talents from the decade such as actor Dirk Bogarde and musician Mick Jagger, but James Fox is an extremely talented actor who possessed the uncanny ability to brilliantly portray young men of various backgrounds wrestling with their sexual identity and social class as the sexual revolution of the ’60s was still taking shape.
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© Words – Paolo Sedazzari
In the history of cinema there is no film quite like Performance - the cult film to end all cult films. Few films inspire such loyalty, such passion and such animated discussions.
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