In 1940, Germany’s Nazi government came up with a proposal to deport Europe’s Jewish population to the tropical island of Madagascar off the south east coast of Africa.
For much of last summer, the news was dominated by pictures of a large, bespectacled lady, swathed in vibrantly coloured robes, and dripping with jewellery.
Settle is to be a new venue in this famous Irish dance and music spectacular the show predates “Riverdance“ by twenty years.
There’s more picture book magic this month with Maverick, a small, independent publisher which boasts big, beautiful books.
They slunk through the stalls, only stopping to purr or hiss suspiciously as they approached the waiting stage, a giant junkyard that serves as their night-time playground.
The full line-up for Top Gear has been announced, with a total of seven presenters heading up the BBC’s flagship motoring show.
A chance encounter with a stranger on a train ride to London leads a young woman into a trail of deception, danger and murder.
I'm firmly in the camp that Bob Dylan's best work came when he went electric.
A Lancashire festival which started out “begging bands, borrowing equipment and blagging local farmers for camping ground” reaches its sixth year this July.
When it comes to romantic utterances, we all need some literary help, it seems.
Sun, sea, sex and skulduggery are the key ingredients of writer-director Luca Guadagnino’s spicy cinematic cocktail, which elegantly updates the erotically charged 1969 thriller La Piscine from St Tropez to the rugged Sicilian island of Pantelleria.
A two time Olivier Award winner is one of the highlights of this season’s line-up at the Platform in Morecambe.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rudimental, Madness and The Charlatans will headline this year’s Kendal Calling festival.
This is a delightful book and one which travellers everywhere will love!
Beyoncé announced THE FORMATION WORLD TOUR today following her appearance during SuperBowl 50.
Pop singer and TV personality Alesha Dixon will join the line up for this year’s Morecambe Carnival.
When you are a collaborator in Nazi-ruled Britain, enemies are more numerous than friends…
Star of Lewis, part of the Fox acting dynasty and husband of singer-turned-actress Billie Piper, Laurence Fox is having a crack at the music industry with this debut album of extremely passable self-penned indie-influenced tunes.
Oscar nominated actor Mark Ruffalo has called on the Prime Minister to abandon fracking and leave fossil fuels in the ground.
Performance artist Jillian Hervey (who has the best hair - a proper mane - think Whitney Huston circa I Wanna Dance With Somebody) and musician Lucas Goodman, aka Lion Babe, have been working together since 2012 and so far have collaborated with Pharrell Williams, Disclosure and Childish Gambino.
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Singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy is a musical legend in her native Ireland and this career retrospective sees her reinterpret songs from her extensive back catalogue.
One of the DJs responsible for the Hacienda project can’t wait to bring a new wave of sound to the city.
Released in 1991, the original Point Break starring Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves was a testosterone-fuelled, homoerotic classic of the era about an emotionally scarred FBI agent, who goes undercover to bring down a gang of bank-robbing surfer dudes.
A Spandau Ballet star will reveal all in a special evening at the Lancaster Grand Theatre.
For their tenth studio album, The Cult have left the experimentalism and art rock of the Nineties and early 2000s behind and revived the soaring choruses and stadium-friendly riffs of their classic early albums.
This week, The Witness wows the puzzling crowds on PS4, Final Fantasy Explorers draw their weapons on Nintendo 3DS and LEGO’s Marvel Avengers bound onto Xbox One.
How do you improve on the perfection of Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s sitcom Dad’s Army, which began active service in 1968 and remains a jewel in the crown of the BBC comedy archives?
Rock legend Rod Stewart has announced a UK tour this autumn.
Although she has made quite a name for herself in her native Australia, Sarah Blasko has only managed to attract a cult following in the UK, which is a shame as her beautifully-crafted songs deserve a global audience.
This half term community music charity More Music is giving youngsters the chance to learn new drumming skills.
A Lancaster venue is getting into a solid groove with its live music offering.
Friends actor Matt LeBlanc is to join Chris Evans as a presenter on the new series of Top Gear.
The Last Shadow Puppets have announced four special UK shows for July, following the release of their second album, Everything You’ve Come To Expect, due for release in April.
A ‘Stars in their Eyes’ winner will be performing at the Platform in Morecambe next month as part of a tribute to UB40.
Ask any music fan, preferably one who is longer in the tooth, what they would regard as being THE significant year of the 60s for pop culture.
Comic whirlwind Jack Black ramps up his manic energy to gale force 10 in this fast-paced fantasy adventure based on the series of children’s books by RL Stine.
Do you think your Mum is pretty as a picture?
It’s easy to forgive the band that produced the seminal Silent Alarm anything, but in recent years, Bloc Party has still been cause for concern.
Impressionist Rory Bremner is set to bring some comic relief to flood victims after the December storms and boost appeal funds with a dedicated fundraiser this month.
A former MI6 spy now unmasked as a British traitor, Paul Dark should be a dead man…
Hollywood is in the throes of a highly publicised civil war about ethnic diversity.
Organisers of the first Morecambe Ginfest have heralded the event a huge success and now thinking about the next gin extravaganza.
Brave, bold and beautiful.
I Was A Wife, The Dukes, Lancaster
Treasure Island and the Se7en Deadly Frenchmen, Ribchester Amateur Theatrical Society, Ribchester Village Hall
Will Varley will be bringing the intelligent folk of new LP ‘Postcards from Ursa Minor’ to Manchester Night & Day on February 13.
Social media is all around us. We update our Facebook status by the hour, and hungrily check our Twitter feeds for likes or retweets, our hearts a-flutter to hear the longed-for ‘ping’ of a smartphone alert.
When just two actors carry the weight of the production on their shoulders, they really have to be on top of their game. And boy are these two on top of their game!
“I thought David Bowie was a spaceman from the future.”