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NME Tour 2004: Har Mar Superstar plus Queens of Noize. Sugar House, Lancaster. 4 October 2004 - Sherry Currington

Five Knuckle & support. Yorkshire House, Lancaster. 21 September 2004 - Reza Mills

Ulcat Row - The Bobbin, Lancaster - 2 September 2004 - Reza Mills

Tantrum 25 August 2004John O'Gaunt, Market Street, Lancaster
- Reza Mills

The Darkheart Boys 29 July 2004
The Bobbin, Lancaster - Reza Mills

Cotton + Billawtm - Metaphysical Circus Tour 2004 19 July, Yorkshire House, Lancaster. £3
2 reviews!
Reza Mills


The Ghettobillies Gregson Centre, Lancaster. 29th June 2004 - Reza Mills

The Band That Time Forgot Part Deux Friday 21 May 2004. £3 Gregson Centre, Lancaster- satori

The Band That Time Forgot Friday 6 Feb 2004 Yorkshire House, Lancaster - Doug Leece
Lancaster Secular & Sacred: Two books by Dr Sharon Lambert. Fumigating the Cat & Other Stories from the Marsh History Group, and Monks, Martyrs and Mayors: The History of Lancaster's
Roman Catholic Community
and Cathedral 1094 - 1991
- Michael Nunn
Lancashire Airfields in the Second World War By Aldon P Ferguson.
Countryside Books, published 2004
Softback, 288 pp, price £12.95 - Michael Nunn

Furness & Cartmel Peninsulas:
Photographic Memories by Robert Swain. Published by Francis Frith, October 2004, paperback, 96pp, price £10.99. - Michael Nunn

A Walker's Guide to the Lancaster Canal by Robert Swain. Published by Cicerone Publishing, 1990, paperback,
116pp, price £5.99 - Michael Nunn

55 555 Walks by Robert Swain Published by Yan Press, 2001, paperback, 248pp, price £10.99 - Michael Nunn

A History of Whitby by Dr Andrew White. Phillimore & Co Ltd, published September 2004. Hardback, 210 pp, price £16.99 - Michael Nunn

Lancaster: A History and Celebration by Robert Swain. Produced by The Frances Frith Collection exclusively for OTTAKAR'S. Published 2004, hardback, 120pp, price £14.99 - Michael Nunn

The Storey's Story: Memories, Stories, Poems, Images. Edited by Rodge Glass Published by Litfest Publications, Lancaster to coincide with the 2004 litfest, price £5 - Michael Nunn

Bowland and Pendle Hill by Dr WR Mitchell. Phillimore & Co Ltd, published September 2004. Hardback, 150 pp, price £15.99 - Michael Nunn

Heysham Port: A Century of Manx and Irish Services by Dick Clague
Published by Ferry Publications Ltd September 2004, £9.99 - Michael Nunn
Aids On The Agenda: Adapting Development and Humanitarian Programmes to Meet the Challenge of HIV/AIDS by Sue Holden. An Oxfam publication in association with ActionAid and Save the Children UK First published on World AIDS Day, 1 December, 2003 - Michael Nunn

British Railways Past and Present No 43: WEST, EAST and NORTH LANCASHIRE by Paul Shannon and John Hillmer - Past & Present Publishing Ltd, 2004 £15.99 - Michael Nunn


Farenheit 9/11 (2004) Written + Directed by Michael Moore - Ketlan Ossawski

Navigators (2001) Directed by Ken Loach, Screenplay by Rob Dawber. The Dukes, Lancaster. 23 May 2004 - Michael Nunn


Classics by Candlelight featuring
The Locrian Ensemble The Grand Theatre, St Leonardgate, Lancaster
Friday 4 June 2004 - Michael Nunn

DJ Dance Nights  

BATTLE OF THE BREAKS Matt Cantor (Freestylers) vs Krafty Kuts (Fingerlickin' Records). 30 October 2004
Morecambe Dome. £10 - Perksy Jobsworth. Photos by Ruth Quaglieri

FAT ASS FUNK –THE BLOCK PARTY With Cash Money + The SK Crew. Morecambe Dome. Saturday 15 May 2004
You can also read Perksy Jobsworth's interview with Hip-Hop world champion Cash Money.
her Interview with DJs Sol & Xample with MC SAS - wot a busy bee!

Nowt But Breaks - Koma + Bones
Friday 7 May 2004, Band on the Wall, Manchester. Sourpuss Productions in conjunction with Projections. Weekend weight loss programme! - Perksy Jobsworth


Tricia Gilman and Ruth Moillet - sculptures & paintings inspired by the natural world. Storey Gallery October - November 2004 - Kate Dobson

‘Distance Made Good' by Jen Southern and Jen Hamilton. Folly Gallery 18 Sep– 22 Oct 2004 - Kate Dobson

‘Switches and other works' by Stephen Monger. Folly Gallery, Lancaster 11 Sep – 15 Oct 2004 - Kate Dobson

‘Homemaker' by Jeanie Finlay Folly Gallery 1st August - 10th September 2004 - Kate Dobson

‘Bender' by Nigel Grimmer Folly Gallery 31st July - 3rd September 2004 - Kate Dobson

Morecambe Comedy Festival 2004.The Platform, Morecambe Box Office 01524 582803.
Richard Herring: The Twelve Tasks of Hercules Terrace (21 Oct) - satori
Jeremy Hardy (22 Oct) - Ken Walton
Jeff Green (23 Oct) - Sherry Currington
Horse & Bamboo Theatre: A Strange and Unexpected Event (24 Oct) - Marian Hughes
Jeff Green pics by Sherry. Other pics by satori.

Dr SHARON LAMBERT talks to Michael Nunn about meeting people with a tape recorder, growing up on The Marsh, and the use of history.20/9/04

Lesbian, Gay + Bi-Sexual (LGB)

Grand Valentine's Night Charity Celebration Kampus, China Street, Lancaster 14 Feb 2004 - Oscar O'Lune & Bosie O'Bare


Mike Wilmott and Rich Hall 29/04/04 - Larry Jones


The Lost Warrior by Neil Duffield. The Dukes, Lancaster. 26 November 2004 until 1 January 2005 - Michael Nunn

The Talented Mr Ripley Adapted by Phyllis Nagy from the novel by Patricia Highsmith. 29 October - 20 November 2004 - satori

Abigail's party by Mike Leigh
Thursday 24 Oct till Saturday 16 Nov 2004 - Michael Nunn

The Canterbury Tales - A Promenade production by the Dukes Theatre Co in Williamson Park
TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard - Dukes 12 March – 3 April 2004 - Michael Nunn
KAFKA's DICK by Alan Bennett - Dukes 6 – 28 February 2004 - Michael Nunn
The Snow Queen adapted by Neil Duffield from the story by Hans Christian Andersen. - The Dukes - 27 Nov 2003 - 3 Jan 2004 - satori
Grand Theatre  

VAMPIRES ROCK. Grand Theatre, Lancaster. 19 & 20 November 2004 - Sherry Currington

HYSTERIA by Terry Johnson presented by Freehold Theatre 7 – 8 April 2004 - Michael Nunn & John Burkinshaw

Williamson Park  
FIVE NIGHTS, FIVE PLAYS from THREE COMPANIES 2004 Summer Season of Theatre in the Park: ART, Macbeth, Alice Through The Looking Glass, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and As You Like It. Wed 11 to Sun15 August 2004 - overview by Michael Nunn

ART by Yazmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampson, directed by Nigel Havers and produced in arrangement with David Pugh & Sean Connery. Chapterhouse Theatre Company Wed 11 August 2004 - Michael Nunn

MACBETH by William Shakespeare
Heartbreak Productions 12 August 2004 - Michael Nunn

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS by Lewis Carroll, adapted by Sally Meredith. Illyria Fri 13 August 2004 - Michael Nunn

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare. Chapterhouse Theatre Company Sat 14 August 2004 - Michael Nunn

AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare. Chapterhouse Theatre Company Sun 15 August 2004 - Michael Nunn

The Canterbury Tales - A Promenade production by the Dukes Theatre Co in Williamson Park Summer 2004 - Michael Nunn
Lancaster University Theatre Group
Double Bill - WYRD SISTERS by Terry Pratchett, adapted for stage by Stephen Briggs, and
POPCORN by Ben Elton
Lancaster University Theatre Group at The Nuffield Theatre, University of Lancaster 1- 3 December 2004 - Michael Nunn
Wyrd Sisters

Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo. Lancaster University Theatre Group (LUTG), The Gregson Centre, Lancaster. 23 and 24 November 2004 - Michael Nunn

Pinnoccio Translated, adapted for stage and directed by Andrea Ibba Monni from the original novel by Carlo Collodi. St Paul's Church Hall, Scotforth Road, Lancaster. 15, 16 and 18 June 2004 - Michael Nunn

"A Streetcar Named Desire' by Tennessee Williams. LUTG in assoc with
The University of the South, Tennessee, USA. Gregson Centre, Lancaster. 8 + 9 June 2004 - Michael Nunn
"Company – A Musical Comedy' Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Nuffield Theatre. 1 - 3 June 2004

Antigone by Sophocles St Thomas Church, Lancaster. 1, 2 and 4 March 2004 - Michael Nunn

Road by Jim Cartwright. Princess Margrethe Hall, St Martin's College, Lancaster. 3 and 5 March 2004 - Michael Nunn
Happy in the Rain by John Godber The Gregson 17 - 18 February 2004
St Martins  
Theatre from St Martin's College 21 – 31 Jan 2004 - Overview plus seperate reviews of the 2 plays: My Mother Said I Never Should, by Charlotte Keating and The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde
Lancaster Castle  

All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare (Demi-Paradise Productions). The Shire Hall etc, Lancaster Castle 10 – 27 March 2004 - Michael Nunn

Other Theatre Venues  

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA by Jules Verne, adapted by Peter Grimes, performed by WALK THE PLANK near and on board the MV Fitzcarraldo Moored alongside The Stone Jetty, Morecambe. 19 to 23 August 2004 - Michael Nunn


THE GREEN AYRE CALENDAR July 2004 to July 2005 Published by The Green Ayre Public House, 63 North Road, Lancaster,
price £2. Out on Wednesday 18 August 2004 - Michael Nunn

THE DIY FASHION SHOW: DENIS DOES DRESSES Plastic Rose / ReCreations. Gregson Centre, Lancaster. 8pm 12 June 2004. £3 - Satori

The Cumbrian Mountain Scot Special Scenic Day Excursion from Barrow in Furness and stations to Lancaster,
then on to Edinburgh via the famous Settle – Carlisle line. £40 return. Promoters: Compass Tours Fund. 29 May 2004 - Michael Nunn

A Chinese Celebration - A Fundraising Evening for the Morecambe Bay Chinese Victim Support Fund Friday 2 April 2004 Gregson Centre, Lancaster
in conjunction with The North West Chinese Council - satori

Nanotechnology - Friend or Foe? Dr James Wilsdon, Head of Strategy, DEMOS
Café Scientifique, The Sun Café, Sun Street, Lancaster - Michael Nunn
Holocaust Day 2004 Gregson Centre, Lancasterand other locations. Wednesday 28 January 2004 - Michael Nunn
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