The Diaz Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA) launched today for pupils aged 8 to 16 years every Friday during term time between 4.30pm and 6.30pm. Parents can book their first sessions at 50% off the full price! Based at the Chester Music Theatre premises on Tarvin Road, Boughton, the academy is an exciting fusion of…Read more "New stage school launches in Chester today! (9th September 2016) #chesterculture"
Chester Micro Plays is grassroots theatre – by the community – for the community. Theatre is for everyone, to enjoy and to contribute, to tell a local story. Micro Plays are, well, just that, short plays. So Chester Micro Plays says it all? Right? As Chester Micro Plays gears up for another round of performances…Read more "CALL FOR WRITERS – CHESTER MICRO PLAYS"
“Beyonce!?” I hear you scoff. Chances are, you think she’s too mainstream for a cool hep cat like you. Well…you don’t have to read this. Go on. Go. Leave immediately. Oh, you’re still here? Guess I better write a bit more then…put your freakum dress on! I love divas. Strong women with big voices. The […]Read more "Why Beyonce is a Secret Vintage Dancer…"
Eurovision is one of my favourite times of the year. I don’t know if it’s because I’m gay, a crazy weird woman or an anomaly of a British person (or a combo of all 3), but Eurovision makes me very happy. Thanks to a friend, I just found out the UK 2015 Eurovision entry is “Still […]Read more "Eurovision UK Entry is Electro Swing!"
As I mentioned previously, I’ve started a regular Q&A feature where I sit swingdancers down in a dark room, shine a bright lamp in their face, hit the table with my fist and shout “We NEED answers.” Admittedly, this month’s “Get To Know” was completed via email as I’ve been swamped with lots of things. But […]Read more "Swingdance Get To Know: Roo Evans"
I was going to name this short blog “I Don’t Love Rock n Roll – So Don’t Put Another Dime in the Jukebox, Baby” because I can’t resist a play on lyrics. But it sounded a bit harsh. So, here we go….I never ever ever ever thought I’d be saying this as a massive Elvis fan…but […]Read more "Confessions of a Lindy Snob (or Why I love Tom and Jerry)"
I said I would write a review about the Merseyswing Winter Ball and I’m just about to – albeit a little bit late. Here’s how my experience went… Music Where can you find a jazz band, a harmony vocal group and top-class lindy hop DJs? Well, at the Merseyswing Winter Ball of course! We were treated […]Read more "Merseyswing Winter Ball 2015"