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SIOBHAN MILLER 

22 Feb

CD Review Strata Second albums can be notoriously tricky to create especially if your debut has been well received, it means you have set a benchmark others expect not only to be matched but exceeded.


Deaffest Promo 2 

22 Feb

Did you enjoy our recent promo? Well, we have more for you! Click below to find out what we’re up to...


Young talent showcased at new art gallery exhibition 

22 Feb

Gifted young artists from Colton Hills School, Goldthorn Park, are showcasing their work at Wolverhampton Art Gallery as part of a scheme to champion the creative talents of pupils from the city.


Hall was the ‘home’ of fictional family 

22 Feb

WE have been interested to read the recent correspondence about Ellowes Hall, and thought readers might be interested to see the description of the house from Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler's novel The Farringdons, published in 1900, which we included in ...


Wedding brew still unopened 

22 Feb

I ALSO have some limited-run bottles of beer, as mentioned in recent editions of the Bugle.


Nigel And More Romantic Notions 

22 Feb

Nigel is now more desperate for a boat than ever before ……..


German Confectionary Review No.2 Bahlsen ABC Russisch Brot. 

21 Feb

For our Germanic delectation today Nigel selected the packet of ABC Russisch Brot, which our German Freunde Ze Monkeys kindly explained meant Russian Bread …… we were intrigued …….


Basque Pork – Essington style. 

20 Feb

I’m not a foodie but I do like cooking and of course eating the results.


Nigel, Still With His Bargain Hunt Ambitions …… 

20 Feb

Nigel has spotted some antique tools at the local Antique Centre, one of his favourite haunts at the moment …….


Always Something Going On 

19 Feb

There is always something interesting to read about on the notice boards scattered round Evesham.


My Tea-Spot of the Week – Word of Mouth Café , Evesham 

18 Feb

Yesterday afternoon I thought I would pop into Word of Mouth Café, somewhere I have passed by many, many times, but never ventured in …… …… it’s right by the Abbey and so is in a very picturesque part of town.


CILIP WMMN Members’ Day #MembersDay17 

17 Feb

Last week I attended the CILIP West Midlands Member Network Members’ Day (yes indeed; quite a title!).


Nigel’s Bargain Hunt Aspirations 

17 Feb

When we are home just chilling, we all very much enjoy watching Bargain Hunt with our mid morning coffee and chocolate covered Hob Nob.


Sarah Hyndman – Type Talk to Visual Communication students 

16 Feb

The second careers week event staged in the Visual Communication department has been a Type Tasting talk by Sarah Hyndman .


What’s He Like? 

16 Feb

Darrell says he can really tell he’s starting to lose weight ……..


Kanj Nicholas – My artistic journey 11th February 2017 

15 Feb

Saturdays lecture was by the lovely Kanjana Nicholas - a new member of our branch and a talented artist.


Konditoreiüberprüfung – Köstlicher Brotleg aus Feinster Vollmilch Scokolade 

15 Feb

Nigel has been unbelievably excited about being put in charge of making the selection of German confectionary, sent to us by our friends Ze Monkeys, to review.


LE GUN Art Collective Visit Visual Communication 

14 Feb

Visiting Wolverhampton Visual Communication students to give a talk and workshop, art collective LE GUN have shared their approach to creating idiosyncratic imagery blending punk, occult, pop and surrealist influences, to achieve a distinctive ...


KATE DIMBLEBY 

14 Feb

CD Review Songbirds You have to give it to Kate Dimbleby she seems determined not to be corralled into any particular camp when it comes to musical styles, instead she looks to use her voice to explore wherever her artistic spirit takes her.


DARIA KULESH 

14 Feb

CD Review Long Lost Home The jury may be out as to whether Daria Kulesh is a bona fide Siren but the simple fact is that from the first tone of her hypnotic and opera-esque singing you are in her thrall.


February, 14th 1981 

14 Feb

On this day – February 14th, 1981.


Happy Valentines Day 

14 Feb

Happy 14th February 2017 …….


Music and beer 

13 Feb

I was pleased to attend Looking Back’s gig at the rugby club on Friday night although the John Smith’s gave me a dull headache on the Saturday but the band played really well – best gig to date! Despite the bad weather and the aforesaid ...


Dishcloth Dilemma 

13 Feb

I try not to be too precious about matters of a domestic type nature, but some things really get to me …….


Sukhy Gill – Acting in The Glass Menagerie 

12 Feb

When Jane told me that she wanted to do Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie as a CYT production, I thought it was a fantastic idea; and when she asked me to play the lead character I was thrilled.


German Confectionary Review – Lach Gummi 

12 Feb

Nigel was up at 7.30 this morning, anxious to make his selection for our first German Confectionary Review.


Another look at Thompson Brothers’ boiler works, either side of… 

11 Feb

LAST week we took a long look inside the Bilston firm of Thompson Brothers, thanks to the fascinating collection of reader Jill Vaughan, and there's plenty more where that came from.


A Proposed Theoretical German Confectionary Review Becomes A Reality ….. 

11 Feb

OMG …..


Harbin: China’s Russian Secrets… 

10 Feb

Chinese New Year came around again, I decided after the warmth of HK, Macau and Guangzhou that I wanted to experience somewhere in the far north of China for 2017's festivities.


New gallery at Wightwick Manor 

10 Feb

The William Morris -associated house near Wolverhampton, Wightwick Manor, has a new gallery opening soon .


Tizard by Ronald W Clark 

9 Feb

I suspect that 99% of the population wouldn’t have heard of Sir Henry Tizard but this was probably the most influential scientist in the UK in the period 1925-1955, the chap that pushed through radar and also the jet engine and nuclear research we ...


The Power of Coaching 

9 Feb

I’m going to put myself out there and share something I haven’t talked about much on the blog (admittedly the title is a bit of a giveaway!)… coaching.


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Emma congratulates local Wolverhampton optometrist for winning national award 

20 Feb

Emma has sent her congratulations to Wolverhampton optometrist, Prabhjit Boparai, who has won a prestigious national award.


Emma attends opening of big investment by Tata Steel at its Wednesfield Steelpark site 

15 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East attended the opening of Tata Steel’s new production line.


Emma helps launch powerful new voice for Key Cities in Parliament 

13 Feb

Mid-sized cities across the UK have gained a powerful new voice in Parliament following the launch of an All Party Parliamentary Group for Key Cities last week.


Emma votes in favour of triggering Article 50 during parliamentary debate 

10 Feb

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, voted this week in favour of triggering Article 50.


Emma visits the Beacon Centre to see the excellent work being done by the charity 

10 Feb

Wolverhampton North East MP Emma Reynolds has paid a visit to the Beacon Centre to find out about the work the charity does to help those with sight loss in the area.


Time is running out to have your say on the proposed link road to the former Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) 

9 Feb

Emma is urging residents to have their say on proposals to create an access road to the former ROF site in Featherstone.


Welcome to the village of Tettenhall 

7 Feb

Guest Blog by Matt Mills Tettenhall is of course a very old and historic village and until 1966 the village and its neighbourhoods were governed by the Urban District of Tettenhall.


Emma urges residents to visit the ‘Stay Well in Wolverhampton Bus’ 

7 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, paid a visit to the Stay Well in Wolverhampton Bus and urged people to hop on board to get some top tips about improving their health and wellbeing.


Emma appeared on the Westminster Hour this weekend 

6 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East appeared on the Westminster Hour this weekend to discuss what a post Brexit immigration system might look like.


Emma visits local Gurdwara in celebration of the temple’s 50 year anniversary 

3 Feb

On Sunday, 29 January, Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East visited the Cannock Road Guru Nanak Sikh temple in her constituency to help them celebrate the temple’s 50th anniversary.


Emma hosted local employers at a recent event to help businesses become ‘Disability Confident’ 

3 Feb

On Friday 27th January 2017, Emma Reynolds MP, hosted local employers at an event in Wolverhampton with the aim of learning more about the financial, operational and social benefits of being a Disability Confident Employer.


Funky Fridays 

2 Feb

First Friday of every month.


Emma visits award winning Sathnam Sanghera during Wolverhampton’s Literary Festival 

2 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East went to listen to a talk by local born author Sathnam Sanghera.


Emma speaks in the House of Commons debate on the triggering of Article 50 

2 Feb

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, yesterday spoke in the parliamentary debate on the triggering of Article 50.


Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary 

2 Feb

Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary https://wolverhampton.


Emma speaks in parliamentary debate on the EU (Notification of Withdrawal Bill) 

1 Feb

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East yesterday spoke in Parliament on the EU Bill.


Emma was on the Sunday Politics show talking about Brexit and the triggering of Article 50 

30 Jan

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East was on the Sunday Politics show on Sunday, 29 January to talk about Brexit and the triggering of Article 50.


Emma marks Holocaust Memorial Day in honour of the millions of victims 

27 Jan

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has this week signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in Parliament.


Emma supports Cervical Cancer Prevention Week to raise awareness of screening 

27 Jan

Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East, Emma Reynolds, is supporting Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust’s call for action to increase cervical screening uptake rates.


Emma welcomed Brexit Select Committee on their recent visit to Wolverhampton 

24 Jan

Emma is a a member of the cross-party House of Commons Brexit Select Committee.


Emma welcomes Supreme Court ruling that Parliament must trigger Article 50 

24 Jan

Emma Reynolds MP has today welcomed the Supreme Court judgment that only Parliament has the power to trigger Article 50 and upholding parliamentary sovereignty.


FirstGroup Plc v Paulley 

18 Jan

The Court held that FirstGroup’s policy of requiring a driver just to request a non-wheelchair user to vacate the space without taking any further steps was unjustified under the Equality Act.


Stepchange – help with debt 

18 Jan

If you are struggling to manage and have debts mounting up, an organisation called Stepchange is just the thing to help.


Emma’s recent article on immigration policy written for The Observer 

17 Jan

I know from the conversations I’ve had with people on the doorstep and at my coffee morning and surgeries that many people in Wolverhampton are worried both by the economic consequences of leaving the EU and about immigration.


Emma welcomes new rail technology and investment at Alstom’s Oxley site 

17 Jan

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has toured Alstom’s traincare centre in Oxley on Friday 13 January together with Rob Marris MP and the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Barry Findlay.


NHS demo 

14 Jan

"The NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it" Nye Bevan, Founder of the NHS On Saturday 4 March 2017 The People's Assembly is be teaming up with Health Campaigns Together to organise a major national demonstration in ...


Understanding Size Diversity and Size Awareness free course 

14 Jan

Understanding Size Diversity and Size Awareness, personal responsibility or a diversity Issue? A free course designed for Trade Union representatives, branch officers, activists and people who aspire to be! Friday 3rd and 10th February 2017 9am till ...


Heart Unions week 

13 Jan

campaign 2017 Join us to hand out flowers and union recruitment cards in Valentines's week Saturday 11th February Wednesfield High St stall 10.30am Sunday 12th February Bilston Market stall 10.30am...


Civic Centre Access 

9 Jan

The main entrance and reception area of the Civic Centre, Wolverhampton will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 3 rd January for up to seven weeks for essential repairs and maintenance being carried out by the FutureSpace programme.


Emma praises Wolverhampton volunteers for their work in supporting the homeless 

6 Jan

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has praised a group of Wolverhampton volunteers who have given up their own free time to help the city’s homeless people.


Emma chooses the winner of her annual Christmas card competition 

15 Dec

Emma Reynolds, Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East, has chosen the winner for her annual Christmas card competition.


Emma opens new offices of local company providing digital IT across the globe 

15 Dec

Emma Reynolds, Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East has opened the new offices of Flatworldworks, an emerging global player in digital IT.


MPs visit local postmen and women to in the run-up to the busy Christmas period 

15 Dec

Emma Reynolds, Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East and Rob Marris MP, have thanked local posties for their hard work during Royal Mail’s busiest period.


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Wolverhampton Beer & cider festival 2017 

22 Feb

The CAMRA Wolverhampton Beer & Cider Festival returns to the Newhampton Arts Centre starting Thursday 8th and ending Saturday 10th June.


Vin Garbett 

22 Feb

Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards “Best Live Act” Award 2001   Vin’s career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk.


Ewan Mclennan 

22 Feb

Ewan McLennan has, in a short space of time, come to be known as a guitarist at the forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a ...


Half Term: Paint the Town 

22 Feb

Get inspired for Paint the Day on 24th June.


Alchemy Festival: Daughters of the Curry Revolution 

22 Feb

12:00pm / 2:00pm / 7:00pm (Audience is limited to 10 people per show) “When I was little, I used to hang out at my dad’s restaurant every weekend, back when they used to stay open until 5am.


Alchemy Festival: Rajasthan Heritage Band 

22 Feb

A spectacular celebration of Rajasthan’s vibrant and colourful lifestyle, music and dance in a heady, exciting and hypnotic reflection of this enchanting region.


Amy – A Tribute 

22 Feb

Marking the 10th Anniversary of  Back to Black An 8 piece tribute act with full brass section, that celebrates the songs of Amy Winehouse and the songs that inspired her.


Half Term: Spring Suprises Workshop 

22 Feb

Creative workshop with a spring theme.


Wool-ves Yarnival 

22 Feb

Fancy spinning a yarn, dropping a spindle, knitting a map? Drawing on local skills, try out a range of traditional craft activities in our unique yarn, fleece, thread and fibre focused event: spinning, using wheels and drop spindles, weaving on a ...


Out Of Time.. Mod night 

22 Feb

Out of Time is back with plenty more hip shakin’ than before.


Paint the Day 2017 

22 Feb

A challenge, competition, exhibition and festival all in one.


Out Of Time.. Mod Weekender 2017 

22 Feb

The Out of Time weekender is back with plenty more hip shakin’ than before and with a new summertime date.


Live and Picking 

21 Feb

Support Live music with our regular live music night for up and coming fresh young talent.


Wonder Woman The Naked Truth 

21 Feb

One big project.


The Town – Charity Gig 

21 Feb

The Town will be getting back together for a one off gig raising money for diabetes UK.


Out Of Time 3rd Anniversary 

21 Feb

Out of Time returns to celebrate 3 years of hip shakin mod club nights in Wolverhampton.


THE FOUNDER 

20 Feb

THE FOUNDER The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers’ innovative fast food eatery, McDonalds, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence & ruthlessness.


Viceroy’s House 

20 Feb

Hugh Bonneville (Lord Mountbatten) and Gillian Anderson (Edwina Mountbatten) in VICEROY’S HOUSE Celebrating British Film In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people.


Moonlight 

20 Feb

Winner of Golden Globes & nominated for 8 Oscars.


Hidden Figures 

20 Feb

Hidden Figures A story based on true events, about a group of African-American women who were hired by NASA for their skills in mathematics to be part of America’s space programme in the 1960s.


FENCES 

20 Feb

Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson and Viola Davis plays Rose Maxson in Fences from Paramount Pictures.


TONI ERDMAN 

20 Feb

Nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA Oscar for Best Film in a Foreign Language.


Transmission the sound of Joy Division 

13 Feb

Transmission + Support TBA + Dj Devoted to recreating the atmosphere of a live Joy Division gig, Transmission emulate the sound of one of the most inventive, evocative and influential groups of their era.


Under A Banner & Headsticks plus Folk the System 

13 Feb

Folk rockers Under a Banner are joined by acoustic punk heroes Headsticks.


Star Wars – Quiz Night – May the 4th be with you 

13 Feb

Star Wars – Quiz night £100 cash prize for the winning team plus a £50 prize for the best Star Wars fancy dress outfit * Ages 14+ (under 18s must be accompanied by 1 adult 18+) * Minimum team size 2 people.


Gay Mayall Dj Set – Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues 

13 Feb

Calling all the cool cats Gaz is coming to Town! A special one off night spinning some quality sounds.


Live and Picking 

13 Feb

Support Live music with our regular live music night for up and coming fresh young talent.


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