Black and White Through and Through

A subject close to my heart apparently on this date (9th of December) in 1892 Newcastle United football club was formed.  We were clearly a bit slow off the mark in the North East as Notts County was formed 30 years prior to this date in 1862. A very brief history of the club The first record of football being played in Tyneside dates from … Continue reading Black and White Through and Through

Pinocchio

We’re all familiar with the Disney story but I’m probably not alone in admitting that I’ve never read the original novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by the Italian writer Carlo Lorenzini.  Lorenzini born 24th November 1826 was an author and journalist, writing under the pen name Carlo Collodi Pinocchio who has become a much loved, iconic character of children’s fiction starts life as a wooden … Continue reading Pinocchio

Time for a Scrumdiddlyumptious Celebration

What better reason to dust off that old copy of Mathilda, the Big friendly Giant or Danny, the Champion of the World than a day dedicated to the ultimate children’s writer – Roald Dahl Day. A man who gave us a rich array of memorable and amusing character and invented words many of which have entered everyday language and are now included in the Oxford … Continue reading Time for a Scrumdiddlyumptious Celebration

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

On 15th August 1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show had its UK Premiere The phrase ‘cult movie’ is over used, but if ever it was deserved it is 1975’s ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ based on the 1973 theatrical performance of the same name. Starring Tim Curry as the enigmatic Frank N Furter, as well as Susan Sarandon, Meatloaf, Barry Bostwick and co-writer Richard O’Brien, … Continue reading Rocky Horror Picture Show