US band Hayseed Dixie heading to
A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC called
Hayseed Dixie will be perform a concert at O2 Academy in Liverpool, on 6
February 2018. We are told that the band was formed during the summer of 2000,
in the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee, USA. Since forming, they have
recorded 15 albums and in 2005 they recorded a videography called:- "No
Sleep Till Liverpool (DVD)."
The band has a unique fusion of bluegrass and rock music, playing a
mixture of cover versions of hard rock songs and original compositions. The
current 4 band members:- John Wheeler, Hippy Joe Hymas, Jake "Bakesnake"
and Tim Carter have been performing all over the world. They have appeared at
countless, from Nashville in the US to Roskilde Festival in Denmark, plus a few
down under, in Australia. They have even preformed in BBC Television show Top of
the Pops twice and many other shows... We are told they have topped up the
whiskey to float a battleship from the Florida Coast over the pond to Liverpool,
so get ready! If you like Country, do not miss this amazing show when it comes
If you have not heard them these are 4 links
to tracks on YouTube to get your hillbilly feet twitching:-
► Oliver's Army
► Buffalo Soldier
► A Change Is Gonna
► A Hot Piece of
49% of the North West 'too busy'
to wash their hands
56% of the North West think there
should be more measures in place to control infection.
The research was conducted by Sterillo who make what is claimed to be the world's most hygienic hand dryer.
The study found that 35% in the region
worried if they got sick that treatment from the NHS wouldn't be available.
Despite these concerns 41% in the North West admitted that they have gone to
work when they have been ill and possibly contagious.
Handwashing correctly is another problem. Despite 75% of respondents saying they
had been shown how to wash their hands properly, 57% do not wash them for 20
seconds or more; the minimum amount of time required to clean hands effectively
to avoid spreading germs. Alarmingly, 49% admitted they sometimes forget, or are
too busy to wash their hands after they go to the toilet!
A lack of education is also exacerbating the problem. 62% of those surveyed did
not know that if someone coughs or sneezes the highly contagious flu virus can
remain on surfaces for 24 hours.
This may be why 63% would like to see better hygiene education in Schools, while
55% said there should be campaigns on effective hand washing. 55% would welcome
the implementation of a washroom hygiene standard, as well as workplace policies
to keep viruses at home.
65% were aware that public washrooms are a likely place to pick up a virus.
Whilst a whopping 77% correctly believed an unclean washroom was an even more
likely place to catch the flu. Smelly toilets, most believed (78%) indicated
they were also dirty. Despite this awareness of bad smells and unclean
conditions being signs of harbouring illnesses, 34% said they are less likely to
wash their hands in an unclean public washroom.
Steve Levy, Inventor of the Sterillo says:- "Effective handwashing can't
be achieved in an unclean environment, even if the public did always use these
facilities to wash their hands they would likely still be contaminated. This is
why we are seeing outbreaks with viruses like flu and even worse the Aussie Flu.
We need a hygiene standard in place to assist with infection control."
Matthew Bourne's Cinderella is heading to
Liverpool and Salford
by Hugo Glendinning...
NEW Adventures are returning to North
West with 1 of their most popular and beloved productions, Matthew Bourne's
Cinderella; a thrilling and evocative love story, set in London during the 2nd
Matthew Bourne's interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a
true war time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for
Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in
love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.
It takes the audience into the heart of Prokofiev's magnificent score, and the
sights and sounds of war torn London, with surround sound designed by Paul Groothuis, and a specially commissioned recording of a 60 piece orchestra, Lez
Brotherston's Olivier Award winning designs and lighting by Olivier Award
winning Neil Austin.
"Cinderella is 1 of my most heartfelt works and a personal favourite amongst my
re-imagined classic stories," says Matthew Bourne. Make sure you book
your tickets on time!
For more information please visit:-
Matthew Bourne's "Cinderella" Tour Dates in 2018 are as follows:-
► The show will be unning until Saturday, 27 January 2018 at
► Tuesday, 30 January to Saturday, 3 February 2018, it will be at the
► Tuesday, 6 February to Saturday, 10 February 2018, it will be at the
► Tuesday, 13 February to Saturday, 17 February 2018, it will be at the
Milton Keynes Theatre.
► Tuesday, 27 February to Saturday, 3 March 2018, it will be at the
► Tuesday, 6 March to Saturday, 10 March 2018, it will be at the
► Tuesday, 13 March to Saturday, 17 March 2018, it will be at
► Tuesday, 20 March to Saturday, 24 March 2018, it will be at the
► Tuesday, 27 March to Saturday, 31 March 2018, it will be at the
► Tuesday, 3 April to Saturday, 7 April 2018, it will be at the
► Tuesday, 10 April to Saturday, 14 April 2018, it will be at the
► Tuesday, 17 April to Saturday, 28 April 2018, it will be at the
► Tuesday, 1 May to Saturday, 5 May 2018, it will be at the
New Wimbledon Theatre.
► Tuesday, 8 May to Saturday 12 May 2018, it will be at the
► Tuesday, 15 May to Saturday, 20 May 2018, it will be at the
► Tuesday, 22 May to Saturday, 26 May 2018, it will be at the
► Tuesday, 5 June to Saturday, 9 June 2018, it will be at the
► Tuesday, 12 June to Saturday, 16 June 2018, it will be at the
Kings Theatre, Glasgow.
► Tuesday, 19 June to Saturday, 23 June 2018, it will be at the
New Victoria Theatre, Woking.