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#WeStandTogether

All of Manchester’s communities stand together in strength, resilience and love. In this most musical of cities, Manchester’s orchestral musicians from the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and the Manchester Camerata will come together with The Bridgewater Hall for a concert in support of the families and friends of the victims of last Monday’s atrocity. The […]

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Clare's Blog

24
May
Fatbergs for beginners – all you need to know …

Yesterday I found myself volunteering to help unblock an outside drain – oh the glamour.  Having never had to do anything of this nature before I was totally unprepared for what lay ahead.  I won’t go into the gory details (in this paragraph) suffice to say neither will I be at the front of the […]

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10
May
The Basie Bonus

Last week we took our Mini Big Band up to the beautiful Harrogate Theatre, I’d been looking forward to it for ages, guttingly a few days before the performance I was struck down with the return of the ‘orrible bug I thought I’d got shut of two weeks previous. Cue endless hours of steaming and […]

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26
Apr
We’ve all seen many changes since April 2007 …

Muddy recently asked how long I’d been writing for The Yorkshire Post. My first column appeared exactly 10 years ago.  At the time I was signed to Sony and as part of a six-week album campaign, they asked the good people at the YP if I could write a few pieces and you’ve been stuck […]

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19
Apr
2017 seems to be hurtling along at a ridiculous speed …

Well that ended up taking longer than I thought and now it’s April!  I don’t know about you but 2017 seems to be hurtling along at a ridiculous speed, it’ll be Christmas by Easter.  It has been a bonkers busy work period for us, but moving house is the main reason for my unexpected sabbatical.  […]

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