A Crafty Cigarette

Crafty Cigarette

Mention The Leather Boys and it’s likely only a few would associate the phrase with a milestone in British gay cinema.
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.
The area which is now Greenwich Village was once marshland and 16th century Native Americans referred to it as Sapokanikan ("tobacco field").
Unnoticed by many, lovingly appreciated by those who know, for men of a certain age, means or style, John Smedley knitwear can lay credible claim to being the Don of fine gauge knitwear.


Few television series were as innovative and influential as Soul Train.

It's August/ September time, which means London Pysch band, One Unique Signal (OUS for short), head for their annual European tour. 

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