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The MARAs

Yesterday I had the honour of co-presenting the innaugural Manchester Arndale Retailer Awards (henceforth referred to as the MARAs!).  The swanky event was held at the National Football Museum just over the road from Manchester Arndale and I had the pleasure of working with Kate Lawler as my co-host. The evening began with a drinks …

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Tesco Phone Shop Conference

  Just a quick doff of my cap to all the guys at Tesco Phone Shop.  I’ve had the pleasure of hosting another one of their conferences this week, this time at the NEC in Birmingham.  I’ve worked for Tesco a few times now and they’re always such lovely folk.  The only downside with conferences …

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Rock the Night Away – Sign Health

I do feel very lucky to have such wonderful friends. For the last few days I’ve been working with some of them on 3 charity concerts. I’ve mentioned on here in the past about the times I’ve worked with Pippa Gearing (producer, conductor, musical minx) and Sarah Sendell (sound engineer of marvellous repute and dirty …

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Sleeping Beauty – putting the panto to bed

So another panto season is over.  Theatre is a wonderful industry to work in and never is it more apparent than when you’re working intensely for 11 weeks with a group of people thrown together (albeit thrown together carefully!) who get very little time off, have to squeeze in copious amounts of performances and still …

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My 50th Blood Donation

So I have recently accomplished a major achievement.  At the age of 34 I have made my 50th donation of the red stuff.  I’ve been giving blood since I first became eligible aged 18 (although you can start at 17 these days) and I’ve made a point of donating as often as I’m allowed.  My …

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Sleeping Beauty – we’re open… eventually!

Well what a week that has been!  Tech weeks in theatre are always long, arduous, energy sapping, mentally draining affairs but nevertheless they are necessities.  At Harrogate Theatre this is no different, however there does seem to be such a strong spirit throughout the company that that was a less traumatic week than most!  Tech …

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Sleeping Beauty – Rehearsal Week 2

So 2 weeks into rehearsals for Sleeping Beauty and the show is now really starting to take shape.  It’s a twist on the conventional tale Sleeping Beauty and I reckon it’ll be a real hit!  It is fab being back at Harrogate Theatre and working with so many friends from last year.  There is a …

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My latest Bikram Yoga stint

This morning I completed my latest stint of Bikram Yoga and I feel great.  I don’t really blog about my private life but I wanted to be able to share this as it does have such a profound effect on my health and wellbeing.   I first started at Bikram Yoga Manchester back in the …

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The Summer of 2013

Well it’s been a while since my last Blog post, not because I’ve had nothing to say, more because I’ve not really had the time to write anything!  I’ve had a lovely summer and this year it hasn’t been all work, work, work!  One of my best friends got married and so that took up …

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Redd’s Commercial

What a whirlwind few days!  These are some of the reasons why I both love and hate my profession, I love how varied and how off the cuff it can be but I hate how it doesn’t allow me to plan ahead!   Allow me to explain this by talking through my last few days…. Friday …

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