Thursday, June 27, 2019

Annie: A Triumph At The Garrick, Altrincham – live review

Annie - Altrincham Garrick
Annie Altrincham, Garrick Playhouse 22 May 2017 Annie opened at the Garrick on Monday night. Hale and Altrincham Life's Nigel Carr caught the musical which features a host of local acting and singing talent, and reports back below. The musical opens to slides depicting the Great Depression following the Wall Street crash in 1929. Hooverville, the homeless persons village that grew up in Central...

The Hale Barns Carnival – This Weekend!

The Hale Barns Carnival
The Hale Barns Carnival returns this weekend on July 14th & 15th on St Ambrose Playing fields from 12 noon each day, Entertainment all day and evening concerts!

The Music Place Entertain The Elderly

The Music Place Choir - Old People's Home Visit
The Music Place choirs based at The Cinnamon Club in Bowdon were out in force on Friday singing around the region's old people's homes. Clare Morel who picked up the BBC Christmas Star Award just last week for her work with the Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Dementia choir organised the festive singalongs with Lucy McElhinney on behalf of the organisation. Members of...

Drake Parties at Aurous Altrincham

Drake Parties at Aurous Altrincham
A few week's back it was Justin Bieber partying at Tavern on The Green and now last night after his sellout performance at The Manchester Arena, Canadian rapper Drake was spotted at Aurous in Altrincham. He partied from 1am -5am. His security was strict but Hale and Altrincham Life reader Jayne Gray managed to get a snap of him!...

Bowie Lightening Bolt For Altrincham

Bowie Lightening Bolt For Altrincham
Altrincham is to get its very own tribute to David Bowie in the form of a 60 foot tall lightening bolt which will sit proudly at the intersection of Shaw's Road and George Street. The music legend played at the nearby Stamford Hall in the sixties as part of his two former groups The King Bees and The Lower Third. He could also...

World Premiere Of Hale Teenager’s Rock Opera

Twelfth Night
More than 5000m up Everest the first melodies for ‘Twelfth Night’ formed in Dylan Morris’ mind and a year later the 18-year-old’s rock opera is being premiered on Monday, July 9th. Based on his favourite Shakespeare play, Dylan, from Hale, spent “at least 100 hours” last summer writing music, lyrics and planning the show. And he and some of the...

The Cinnamon Club Bowdon Upcoming Events

Audey Mattis Cinnamon Club Bowdon April 21st
The Cinnamon Club on The Firs in Bowdon has become a true go to place for lovers of great music - it also hosts weddings, parties and many other forms of live entertainment. The Club is housed in one of Bowdon's finest buildings which used to be known as The Bowdon Assembly Rooms or more recently just 'The Bowdon...

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys – Jesus Christ Superstar

AGS Judas
Lack of funding means musical spectaculars at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys are under threat. The squeeze in education budgets has seen the flagship school forced to scrap A Level Music as an option next year, along with A Level German and Latin. Next week sees the boys perform Jesus Christ Superstar: the most ambitious musical production the school has...

Brassed Off Featuring The World Famous Wingates Brass Band Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Brassed Off Featuring The World Famous Wingates Brass Band
A stunning play, featuring the world famous Wingates Brass Band, Brassed Off found huge popularity with our audiences in two previous sold out productions. The stage adaptation by Paul Allen is set in Grimley (Grimethorpe), a mining town in the north of England, when the mine is up for closure. The plot concerns a family within a community fighting for...

Altrincham Grammar School For Boys Take Top National Swing Band Award!

The Swing Band from Altrincham Grammar School for Boys has taken the top national award at the UK’s largest big band festival for an unprecedented third time.