Big Bear: Black Sabbath to Jazz Festivals – the Midlands music scene in new book

Whether you like great music or just well-written biography, the book Don’t Worry ‘Bout The Bear is a treat.  It tells the story of Birmingham’s unassuming music powerhouse, Jim Simpson, the blues-loving jazzman who launched Black Sabbath on to an unsuspecting world (and the world is still unsure as to whether to thank him or […]

Father’s Day books for Stoke fans!

With Father’s Day only 2 weeks away, here are a few ideas for football fans of a Stoke City persuasion: PREMIER! Stoke City’s 10 Years in the Premier League by David Lee There’s a surprise! Yes, PREMIER! celebrates Stoke City’s 10 year adventure (& sometimes misadventure) in football’s Top Flight between 2008 and 2018. This […]

Gatehouse Summer School amazes audience on opening night

This year’s Stafford Gatehouse Theatre Summer School production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat opened to widespread acclaim on Wednesday 16th August, with a packed audience offering a standing ovation at the finale. The talented cast of over 70 local youngsters brilliantly showcased their singing, dancing and acting skills, performing musical numbers such as […]

13th Doctor Who REVEALED Today! Do You Want To Know Who It Is ???

Do you want to know who the thirteenth Doctor Who is? Who is replacing Peter Capaldi?  The BBC are revealing it today ( 16th July after the Wimbledon men’s singles final) and the rumours are it could be a woman. Email [email protected] with who you want it to be.