The hall was hot and steamy and reverberating to the sound of steelpan. Round the sides, stalls offered cold beers, rum punch, doubles and patties, and in the garden moko jumbies strutted their stuff as more pan played. Mas glittered from the gallery and powerful but enigmatic African masks dominated the stage.
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The competition is now in its 40th year and this is the first time that it will be ticketed (all money raised will be split among the musicians equally). Plus there’ll be food, dancing and the chance to vote for your personal favourite on the NHC app.
There's a Notting Hill Carnival app which is available on IOS and Google Play. Revellers can also access to pre event information on the new website and social channels giving those attending the opportunity to plan ahead.
I Love Manchester
Neighbourhood Weekender took over Victoria Park in Warrington for two days, packed with talent across the musical spectrum and some of Manchester’s favourite bands.
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Second Screen is to be adopted by at least five more UK festivals this summer, Neighbourhood Weekender (cap. 25,000) in Warrington, NASS (15,000), Somerset, El Dorado (5,000), Herefordshire, and The Long Road (5,000) and Handmade (1,000), both in Leicestershire.
Cool as Leicester
Festival season is coming and Leicester’s own star independent event, Handmade Festival, is soon to hit the O2 Academy on 5 & 6 May. A whole host of the best musical talent will be hitting the town and one of those talents will be Halifax wunderkinds Sidonie, Esme and Henry of The Orielles.
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The Manchester Punk Festival returns for 2018 next week - with a bumper line up of music, film, food and drink. Propagandhi, Iron Chic, Lightyear, Culture Shock, Wonk Unit and Death By Stereo headline the music side of the three day event, from Thursday April 19 to Saturday April 21.
I wanted to combine people’s love for their pets and their passion for sharing cute pet photos into one app. PetScene does this and thanks to SecondScreen, offers a fun and interactive social network dedicated solely to pets.
The app was great for interacting in a more direct way than we can with either social media or printed programmes. It really suited the festival and take-up was much higher than we’d hoped so it’s clear the audience is in to the idea too.