East Riding Theatre’s Company in Residence, She Productions, are hosting their first festival She Fest this summer, creating a platform for other local female talent. Continue reading
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Formed in 1965, Mandy and the Girlfriends are famed for being the first all-female, rock n roll group in the UK. In May ‘the Girlfriends’ are reforming for one final time, for a very special An Audience With the Girlfriends at the popular Kardomah 94 venue, in their hometown of Hull.
In October 2017 the Hull group appeared on The One Show with Geri Horner, when the former Spice Girl met the group and celebrated their unique place in British Music History.
Original group members Hilary, Merle, Karen, Lynda and Lesley will be back together playing live, sharing stories and answering questions about how they blazed a trail across Europe, at the height of rock n roll.
The Girlfriends will be joined on stage with cast members of Different For Girls – the musical inspired by Mandy and The Girlfriends – as She Productions the all-female company behind the hit show, announce the musical’s forthcoming U.K tour.
Where: Kardomah94, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull
When: 18th & 19th May
Start time: 7:30pm
Tickets: £7.00 ( reserved or bought on the door)
Tel: 01482 317941
Event on venue website: http://www.kardomah94.com/event_single?e=1279
‘Now we know why Jimi did it this way’
Rock n roll history is made in dive bars when no-ones looking. So it was at O’Rileys Monday night last November, when Seattle’s hottest band Thunderpussy chose to kick off their first-ever UK tour in Hull. Named best rock band in 2015 by Seattle and on a high after causing a storm at Air Waves Music Festival in Reykjavik a few nights before, the all-girl rock group gave the crowd in Hull a night to remember. The debut single ‘Vicious Noose’ featuring Mike McCready from Peal Jam on guitar, was released on May 8 and now the most exciting thing that has graced the rock n roll stage in years, make a welcome return this Saturday. Continue reading
‘It can’t be done – hold tight and watch’ this is a quote taken from an article written by Amy Johnson in Woman Engineer. In a series of articles written in the 1930s Amy confronts head-on, traditional gender roles and expectations. She had quite a bit to say on the subject of women’s liberation and equality; just one of the many things the Kardomah 94 audience learned tonight, about Hull’s high-flying heroine. Continue reading
This time last week I was on a train, hurtling down to the capital to make my radio debut on BBC 6 Music. Thanks to a lovely group of friends who raised the cost of my train ticket over one night, I was able to say yes to the Steve Lamacq Show, who had contacted me about being an in-studio guest on the popular drive time show.
Ever since I first heard the show in my early teens, I have longed to be a castaway on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. Does anybody else interview themselves, start having an imaginary conversation with Kirsty Young? I have drafted an introduction: ‘My castaway this week is the writer and cultural commentator, Michelle Dee. Hailing from the city of Hull in East Yorkshire she is described as a doyenne of the arts, writing extensively and prolifically on music, poetry, theatre and dance. Her appearance on the cover of Time magazine served as a rallying cry heard around the world, championing the power of arts participation to change lives. If that wasn’t enough she has just published a new collection of her award-winning verse. Welcome Michelle Dee .’ Continue reading
It was billed as a Surrealist ball so I rocked up in a pointy hat and a hastily drawn on mustache: a vague reference to Fu Manchu. It seems I was the only one to get the memo. Thankfully Becky behind the bar took pity on me and proceeded to serve my Frothinghams Best, from beneath a black lace veil. Continue reading
A Right Pickle by Phil Codd is an independent film made in Hull and about, as far away from the bright lights of Hollywood as you can get. The premise: An inept journalist, travels to the North of England to investigate disturbing stories surrounding a group of eco-warriors, that go by the name the Gherkins. Continue reading