LIVE: BERNARD + EDITH – 29/05/2015

Bernard and Edith – ST. MARGARET’S CHURCH, MANCHESTER – This venue, St. Margaret’s Church, is truly unique. A solid gold statue of an eagle peers over the crowd, a huge painting by Greta’s (Edith’s) Dad stands at the back of the stage and a huge sculpture of a tortoise hangs perilously from the roof. Adding to the venue’s grandeur is Greta, who is buzzing around the crowd, speaking to everyone who comes through... Read More

LIVE: NHAM QUARTET / HELMUT LEMKE / BRIDGET HAYDEN – 04/05/2012

– ST. MARGARET’S CHURCH, MANCHESTER – I read an article on The Guardian website this week about a venue in London called Cafe Oto which puts on experimental music, free-jazz etc. There was the option to comment after the article and there were lots of disparaging remarks about this kind of place being for ‘hipsters’ – posing, media types who only profess to like this music so they can build up their cultural capital, advance up... Read More