A Crafty Cigarette

Crafty Cigarette

One of the by-products of popular culture’s ’nads being held in the vice-like grip of TV ‘talent’ shows and phone polls is that the language of Art has been hijacked by those that respect or understand it the least. Thus, we hear a lot about the ‘Artist’ and their ‘Journey’ when neither term applies.

Fast approaching the 38th anniversary of filming of Quadrophenia, this is an extract from Simon Wells’ book “Quadrophenia: A Way Of Life” recalling the preparation before the first day’s shooting in Brighton on 28th September 1978.

Timeshift turns back the clock to a time when villains wore silver capes, grannies swooned at the sight of bulky men in latex and the most masculine man in the country was called Shirley.
Life by the Throat is written and performed by award winning actress and playwright, Eve Steele (Coronation Street, Peak Practice).
I have no motivation today. I'm slumped in, as described by a high street shop, my 'lounge-wear' and despite being North of 5 cups of coffee I still languish somewhere near Southampton.
The August Bank Holiday weekend sees another year for Rugby's charity raising event, The Pig and Applestock Festival; now in it's impressive fifth year (and which has raised almost £10,000 for the Leicestershire MS Therapy Centre.) ZANI caught up with festival organiser, Nick Hargreaves, to talk festivals, bands and great community spirit.

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