Edward Scissorhands – 17 December 2016, Village Screen Pop-Up Cinema, Sheffield Confession time, 26 years after its release I have never seen the Tim Burton classic Edward Scissorhands, so when I was offered free tickets to see it as part of the Village Screen Pop-Up Cinema in a Kelham Island warehouse on Saturday 17 December […]

Our Friends in the North – Look Back In Anger: 6 October 2016, The University of Sheffield Drama Studio 20 years ago a nine part BBC drama changed the face of drama forever and rocked my world then and every time I’ve watch it since, not only launching the careers of its four main stars […]

Bakewell Baking Festival – 14 to 16 August 2015 Baking and comedy have always gone well together, from Jo Brand and her cake hole to Mel and Sue and their soggy bottoms, and the world’s first baking festival in the home town of a certain tart (aka the Bakewell Baking Festival) agreed combining a day […]

Abbeydale Picture House Revival – 19 July 2015, Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield This weekend, 40 years after it closed as a cinema, saw the revival of the Abbeydale Picture House, which first opened on 20 December 1920 and showed films up until its close on 5 July 1975, with short and feature film screenings, food, […]