Live: Malory Towers, York Theatre Royal – ★★★★☆

In the technological age we are currently living in, you’d be forgiven for thinking books and paper literature was on the way out. Some works of fiction though, are timeless, and Enid Blyton’s novels will remain children’s and parents’ favourites for decades to come. The most successful book series of all time, Harry Potter, captured the imagination of young people (including myself) in the 1990s, … Continue reading Live: Malory Towers, York Theatre Royal – ★★★★☆

Live: The Night Watch – York Theatre Royal

Reading the programme for The Night Watch, Director Alastair Whatley poses the question, “How many of us wish we could replay moments of our lives again?” There are so many occasions we all have in our lives that we’d wish to do this for; happy times to replay, worse moments where we might change actions – The Night Watch, written by Sarah Waters and adapted … Continue reading Live: The Night Watch – York Theatre Royal

Festival Review: Skeleton Coast 2019

I wasn’t going to do a review of Skeleton Coast Festival.  I’m off on holiday tomorrow.  Hurricane Dorian permitting.  But sometimes you’ve got to give a bit back.  Skeleton Coast is one of those times. Skeleton Coast Festival is in its fourth year.  I am ashamed to say this is my first time attending.  Coming from Wirral I should have been here earlier.  I apologise.  … Continue reading Festival Review: Skeleton Coast 2019

roves: that thursday night single review and interview

Those though provoking and sublime roves guys from Reading recently sent me a copy of their then upcoming single that thursday night. I knew immediately what to do; wait til after work on the anointed day, crack open a beer, grab the cat and take my sounds to the garden while the heat of the summer day was still in the stones. Yep, I take good music that … Continue reading roves: that thursday night single review and interview

Festival Review: Future Yard 2019

I’m a Birkenhead boy, born and bred, so I was delighted to find out we’d got our own festival.  We’ve always had great bands, but lack of decent venues has always held back the capital of ‘The Leisure Peninsular’.  We probably peaked in the early eighties when Half Man Half Biscuit opted for Tranmere Rovers over The Tube, and when Morrisey sang about a ‘tattooed-boy’ … Continue reading Festival Review: Future Yard 2019

Preview: The Night Watch – York Theatre Royal

The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal present The Night Watch from the international number one best-selling author Sarah Waters, adapted by Hattie Naylor (Ivan And The Dogs, Going Dark, As the Crow Flies and Bluebeard). This first revival of the play can be seen at York Theatre Royal from 4-7 September before touring the UK until November. Set in London in the 1940s, … Continue reading Preview: The Night Watch – York Theatre Royal

GETRZ smash it with new EP Think Of The Future

I’m sure you can imagine our inbox at Halfway 2 Nowhere is pretty busy, so it takes quite something for a track to stand out from the crowd. Released on 23rd August, Swindon’s finest GETRZ hit the spot immediately with intro track Insomniac Waltz. In its scant 90 seconds there’s menace enough to keep a narcoleptic awake. There’s a lovely Velvet Underground feel to the … Continue reading GETRZ smash it with new EP Think Of The Future

Festival Review: Indietracks

Indietracks is a very different sort of festival.  It isn’t just that it is based at Midland Railway Centre and to get to the festival site you have to get a train.  It isn’t the bands they book.  It isn’t the owls or the can crusher, although they certainly mark the festival out from Leeds and Reading.  It is the friendly, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.  … Continue reading Festival Review: Indietracks

Theatre Review: Swallows and Amazons, York Theatre Royal

22 years after Damian Cruden started his York Theatre Royal journey, his time theatre has come to an end with his final show, Swallows and Amazons, this year’s August run. Cruden finishes his glittering York career with the swashbuckling pirate adventure, a summer family show that marvels and entertains people of all ages. With children less and less exploring the great outdoors and being fixed … Continue reading Theatre Review: Swallows and Amazons, York Theatre Royal

Festival Review: Tramlines 2019

As a Yorkshireman, there’s nothing I look forward to more during the summer festival season than Tramlines Festival in Sheffield. Set in the shadow of Hillsborough Stadium, the festival, now 11 years old, hosts some of the UK’s best talent from yesterday, today and importantly tomorrow. Halfway 2 Nowhere always looks forward to the big acts, but this year’s event showcased some of the best … Continue reading Festival Review: Tramlines 2019