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Battle of the Bands Lancaster Music Library. 1 September 2005 - Humble Sam
Sly & Robbie The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal. 1 July 2005 - Perksy Jobsworth

Dan Haywood's New Hawks (of the Great Interior) An interdisciplinary vision
of the high heather and elsewhere! Folly, Lancaster. 16 April 2005 - satori


Photography byJon Sparks. Books: 'Lancashire Moods' and 'Portrait of Lancaster'. Calendars: 'Landscapes of North Lancashire and South Cumbria' and 'Lancashire Landscapes'. Book Launch report, Lancaster Tourist Information Centre, 6 June 2005 - Michael Nunn

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
Brief EncounterFurness & Midland Hall, Carnforth Station Saturday 26 November 2005 at 3pm and 7.30pm - Michael Nunn
Summer Storm The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster Sunday 27 November 2005 - Michael Nunn
Vera Drake (12A) Written and directed by Mike Leigh. The Dukes, Lancaster
7 to 10 March 2005 - Michael Nunn

Lancashire on Film: An evening of gems from the North West Film Archives at Manchester Metropolitan University. The Dukes, Lancaster. 27 February 2005 - Michael Nunn

Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra
play the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 1791) St Peter's Cathedral, Balmoral Road, Lancaster
Thursday 20 October 2005 - Michael Nunn
A Concert given by the Early Music Group Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir of the Music Department, University of Lancaster. The Great Hall, University of Lancaster.
16 March 2005 - Michael Nunn
The English Concert directed by Andrew Manze performs Baroque music by Vivaldi and Telemann. Lancaster International Concert Series, The Great Hall, University of Lancaster. 10 March 2005 - Michael Nunn

The Northern Chamber Orchestra
and the Lancaster Singers
perform Boyce, Handel and Bach. Lancaster International Concert Series The Great Hall, University of Lancaster. Thursday 16 February 2005 - Michael Nunn

DJ Dance Nights  
Cheeky Business 23 December 2005 The Gregson, Lancaster. Review by Matt Cooper Read It!
Sourpuss Fifth Birthday Saturday 5 November 2005, Bentham Town Hall
Review by Perksy Jobsworth Photos courtesy Sourpuss

Red Carpet: The Final Year Art Degree Show. Peter Scott Gallery, University of Lancaster. 4 - 23 June 2005 - Michael Nunn

‘Changing Faces'. Photography by Paul Floyd Blake 13 January - 25 February 2005. Folly Gallery, Lancaster. - Kate Dobson

STEVE TOMLIN local actor, director and impresario talks to Michael Nunn
about his next ‘Shakespeare in the Castle' venture, King Richard III. 1/7/05
PROF. NIGEL WHITELEY of Lancaster University's Department of Art talks with Michael Nunn about rumours of closure. 19/6/05.

LAURA YATES director of LUTG talks to Michael Nunn about working on the recent production of Stags and Hens by Willy Russell. 19/6/05

ROBERT SWAIN author of Lancaster: A History and Celebration and other works, talks to Michael Nunn about his literary output and forthcoming book. 22/4/05

Dara O'Briain 5 May 2005 - Sherry Currington

The Accrington Pals by Peter Whelan The Dukes, Lancaster Thursday 27 October Saturday 19 November 2005 - Michael Nunn
Under Milk Wood The Dukes, Lancaster Thursday 22 September to Saturday 15 October 2005 - Michael Nunn

The Last Composition - based on the life and work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, devised and performed by Shattering Images. The Dukes Youth Arts Theatre. 27 May 2005 - Michael Nunn

Betrayal by Harold Pinter. 11 March - 2 April 2005 - Michael Nunn

The Dennis Potter Symposium 2005 Saturday 26 February 2005 - Leonie Pearce & Dave Pearce

Sisters, Such Devoted Sisters (not) performed by Russell Barr, an Out Of Joint production March 2005. A non-review by Michael Nunn

Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter. Friday 4 to Saturday 26 February 2005 - Michael Nunn

Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Performed by Ripley Productions (Ripley St Thomas School)
The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster
Thursday 5 January 2005 - Michael Nunn

Grand Theatre  
Into the WoodsTuesday 11 to Saturday 15 October 2005 - Michael Nunn
NORTH and SOUTHA Musical Play by Harry Rycroft and Julian Davies Based on the novel by Mrs Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Performed by Lancaster Royal Grammar School (RLGS) and Lancaster Girls' Grammar School (LGGS). 25 - 28 April 2005 - Michael Nunn & John Burkinshaw

Jane Eyre presented by Lancaster Footlights Club 19 - 23 April 2005 - Sarah Robin

The Golden Door by David Ashton and Sparkleshark by Philip Ridley. Lancaster Footlights Club Youth Theatre Productions. 17 - 19 March 2005 - Michael Nunn
The Field by John B Keane Performed by Lancaster Footlights Club 15 to 19 February 2005 - Michael Nunn

Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Adapted for stage by Nigel Williams,
and performed by Pilot Theatre
Wed 19 to Fri 21 Jan 2005 - Michael Nunn

A DOLL'S HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen
Lancaster University Theatre Group
Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 March 2005 - Michael Nunn

Fittings Multimedia Arts : The Last Freakshow. 2- 4 June 2005 - Sherry Currington

Schlock. Presented by Uninvited Guests. Thursday 3 February 2005 - Michael Nunn

Williamson Park  
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal  
Lancaster University Theatre Group

Stags & Hens by Willy Russell. Princess Magrethe Hall, St Martin's College, Lancaster. 15 - 17 June 2005.

1984 by George Orwell adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E Hall Jr and William A Miles Jr Performed by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Co. The Sugar House, Lancaster. 6 - 8 June 2005 - Michael Nunn (This review is dedicated to the George Fox Six)

Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton. Performed
in association with Lancaster University Fencing Club. The Grand Theatre, 2 & 3 June 2005 - Michael Nunn

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen. Gregson Centre, Lancaster. 8 and 9 March 2005 - Michael Nunn

Frankenstein - The Re-Creation
written and directed by Christopher Slater and Victoria Mills The Grand Theatre, Lancaster. 25 and 26 February 2005 - Michael Nunn

Interview with Chris Slater and Vicky Mills about their forthcoming adaptation and production of "Frankenstein - The Re-Creation" 23/2/05 - Michael Nunn

Amadeus by Peter Shaffer. The Nuffield, University of Lancaste. Tuesday 8 to Thursday 10 February 2005 - Michael Nunn

St Martins  

When Five Years Pass By Federico García Lorca. Performed by Year 2 Students, Black Box Studio. 2 to 5 March 2005 - Michael Nunn

Ten Tiny Fingers, Nine Tiny Toes
by Sue Townsend
Performed by final year Drama students. Lancaster at The Dukes,Lancaster. 19 to 22 January 2005

The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley. Performed by final year Drama students at The Dukes,Lancaster.
26 to 29 January 2005 - Michael Nunn

Lancaster Castle  
Other Theatre Venues  
Murder in the Cathedral A rehearsed reading at St Peter's Cathedral, Balmoral Road, Lancaster Friday 4 November 2005 at 7.30pm

OLEANNA by David Mamet performed by Freerange Theatre Company, The Black Box Theatre, St Martin's College, Lancaster, and touring. 11 April 2005 - Michael Nunn

FESTEN [A Celebration] based on the Dogme film and play by Thomas Vinterberg translated by David Eldridge and adapted and directed by Dave Pearce. A Performance by 2nd Year Acting Students,
University of Central Lancashire. At St Peter's Arts Centre, Preston. 14 - 16 April 2005 - Michael Nunn

The Vagina Monologues: Until the Violence Stops by Eve Ensler. Performed by Women from the University of Lancaster. The Sugar House, Lancaster
14 to 16 February 2005

"LET'S DO IT' A Celebration of Love and Lovers in Words and Music. Presented by Demi-Paradise productions at The Gregson Centre, Lancaster. 11 February 2005 - Michael Nunn
The Lost World of Mitchell & Kenyon:
A revelation of unique 100-year old footage discovered in Blackburn

BBC2, 9pm, 14 January 2005 (part 1 of 3) - Michael Nunn
Entertaining Polish Guests A review contrasting Lancaster's Water Witch with The Gregson December 2005

The Spotlight Club: Kr!ss Foster, Carole Coates, Sam Barker, Ann Wilson and Little Hero. Yorkshire House, Lancaster. Friday 18 February 2005

Clairvoyance Night At The Farmers Arms. 1 February 2005 - Clare Anna Edwards

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

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