Disney characters to skate into arena for magical show

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

12:16pm Thursday 25th September 2014

FROM Mickey Mouse to Buzz Lightyear, Disney characters from 18 stories will take to the ice for a spectacular celebration.

Elvis impersonator Chris Connor is All Shook Up for Prestwich gig

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide:

2:46pm Friday 4th July 2014

FROM Graceland to Greater Manchester — Elvis impersonator Chris Connor is bringing his tribute to the King to the Prestwich this weekend.

Corrie actor preparing to make DJ debut

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Ian Puleston-Davies

6:02pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

WHILE his on-screen persona is in no mood for a knees-up of late, Ian Puleston-Davies is hoping to get the party started at a Prestwich club night on Friday.

Elbow land at the top of the charts

10:11am Tuesday 18th March 2014

ELBOW'S latest album has blasted off straight to the top of the charts — and it's easy to see why.

REVIEW: Let It Be, The Palace Theatre Manchester

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: John Bosnan and George Harrison

11:07am Wednesday 5th March 2014

I DON’T think it was a coincidence that ‘When I’m 64’ received some of the most fevered applause on the opening night of Beatles jukebox musical Let It Be.

Young cast ready for Christmas show

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The Secret Garden Cast

4:36pm Friday 22nd November 2013

FROM puppeteers to stars of the show, budding young actors from Bury are looking forward to taking to the stage this Christmas.

Lisa Riley gets the biggest cheers at Strictly Come Dancing show

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Lisa Riley gets the biggest cheers at Strictly Come Dancing show

5:16pm Tuesday 16th July 2013

SPOTTING a lone male in the audience of a ballroom dancing show is perhaps something of an incongruous sight.

Strictly spectacular with Lisa Riley

11:57am Monday 8th July 2013

PRIDE of Bury Lisa Riley is back in the swing next week when dance spectacular Strictly Confidential comes to The Lowry.

Shane’s film is coming up Roses

12:33pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

LAST summer, a resurrection no one thought possible took place in Heaton Park. The Stone Roses played three record-breaking gigs to more than 220,000 adoring fans and acclaimed film-maker Shane Meadows was there to capture the momentous occasion.

Now Don rises to the challenge of directing

12:32pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

NEARLY 40 years after starring in the hit TV comedy Rising Damp, Don Warrington is now calling the shots from the director’s chair.

Little Sparrow takes flight on stage

12:31pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

The story of Edith Piaf is nothing short of extraordinary.

Paul-Michael dances ‘back home’

12:31pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

IT is an iconic film that continues to capture the imagination of generations.

Breaking down walls

12:27pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

DISABILITY care may not seem like a particularly funny topic on which to base a comedy, but the surrealist black humour of Beyond the 4th Wall at The Met is a triumph.

Bailey’s surreal humour fits the Bill

12:26pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

BILL BAILEY The Lowry, Salford MASTER of the surreal Bill Bailey still cannot decide if the world is facing the ‘moral decline’ that doom-mongers are shouting about.

‘Qualiteeee’ time with comic Lee

6:56pm Thursday 9th May 2013

LOCK up your wives, girlfriends, valuables and fried chicken, comedian Lee Nelson is coming to town.

Vowing to be fun

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Vowing to be fun

9:00am Thursday 11th April 2013

A NIGHT of camp comedy with the king — or should that be queen? — of the genre, Julian Clary, is coming to a venue near you.

It's a purr-fect night out

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: It's a purr-fect night out

9:00am Thursday 11th April 2013

IT is a worldwide musical phenomenon, of the furry, feline variety.

Out to make his Marcus

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Out to make his Marcus

9:00am Thursday 11th April 2013

COMEDIAN Marcus Brigstocke will be at The Lowry, Salford Quays, tomorrow.

Gallery hosts tribute to a city

9:00am Thursday 11th April 2013

PAINTERS, sculptors and printmakers are celebrating the heritage of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts with an exhibition throughout April.

The Met unveil new season

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Justin Moorhouse

3:40pm Thursday 4th August 2011

THE Met have unveiled a new season featuring some of the finest musicians, comedians and performers around.

Chance to get a band on Playlist

10:44am Thursday 22nd July 2010

BURY bands are being invited to apply to play at their local O’Neill’s — and they could find themselves in with a chance of winning £2,000 of equipment.

Dancers burst on to streets

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: AXIAL DANCE: The Lambretta and dancers will feature in Bury next week

9:22am Monday 19th July 2010

A ROMANTIC duet between a dancer and a mechanical digger and performances inspired by hip hop and the sixties will form just part of the Urban Moves dance festival in Bury and Manchester this week.

What's on this week

9:23am Monday 19th July 2010

JULY 19 Green Party public meeting Blackburne Hall, Church House, The Wylde, Bury.

Michael Ball in Hairspray reprise

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: HAIRSPRAY: At The Opera House until July 31

9:30am Monday 19th July 2010

Michael Ball reprises his acclaimed West End role as Edna Turnblad

Roadhouse rock queen at the Met

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: MET DATE: Eve Selis plays in Bury tomorrow

9:56am Friday 9th July 2010

SINCE she was a small girl, it was obvious that Eve Selis had a big voice and talent to match.

Rock Choir in church

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: RECORDING: The Rock Choir pictured in one of their sessions making their album

11:47am Thursday 1st July 2010

WANNABE singers can try their hand at being part of a rock choir at a special event at Bury Parish Church Hall on Monday.

What's on this week

12:53pm Thursday 1st July 2010

What's on this week

Summer festival returns

12:45pm Thursday 1st July 2010

RADCLIFFE’S annual School’s Out for Summer festival returns this year with 20 bands spread over two days.

Hegley to say "bonjour" to The Met

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Hegley to say "bonjour" to The Met

8:10am Monday 21st June 2010

COMEDY poet John Hegley will take his new show, The Adventures on Monsieur Robinet, to The Met, in Bury, on Friday July 2.

Never gonna give up on 80s revivals

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: EIGHTIES STAR: Rick Astley

11:12am Thursday 17th June 2010

EIGHTIES pop hero Rick Astley has revealed he is thrilled to be heading to Heaton Park this summer.

Comedian Phil announces Preston date

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Phil Buckley

4:16pm Tuesday 15th June 2010

COMEDIAN Phil Buckley will appear as part of this year’s Preston Tringe festival.

Jigga shows why he's the man

5:01pm Wednesday 9th June 2010

DOES anyone do it better than Jay Z?

Annabelle Chvostek goes solo at The Met

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Annabelle Chvostek goes solo at The Met

11:26am Wednesday 9th June 2010

CANADIAN urban roots musician Annabelle Chvostek will bring her fiercely rocky brand of acoustica to The Met, tomorrow.

Dangerfield heads out for solo shows

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Dangerfield heads out for solo shows

10:22am Wednesday 9th June 2010

TICKETS went on sale today for Fyfe Dangerfield’s September tour.

Jigga shows why he's the man

5:50pm Tuesday 8th June 2010

DOES anyone do it better than Jay Z?

Pixie Lott announces first headline tour

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Pixie Lott announces first headline tour

4:01pm Tuesday 8th June 2010

PIXIE Lott has announced her first ever headline tour.

Horse + Bamboo to return to The Met

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Horse + Bamboo to return to The Met

8:50am Thursday 3rd June 2010

THE Met, in Bury, is set to welcome back Horse + Bamboo Theatre Company with its beautiful new show Little Leap Forward on Friday, June 18.

Three treasures in store for Opera North's summer season

8:21am Wednesday 2nd June 2010

Opera North's summer season opens with an exciting new cast and conductor when La Bohème returns to The Lowry this month.

Travelling Band make it a Glasto hat-trick

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Travelling Band make it a Glasto hat-trick

9:30am Thursday 6th May 2010

BURY six piece The Travelling Band will be appearing at this year’s Glastonbury — for the third time.

Doves hint at Guy Garvey collaboration

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Guy Garvey

5:14pm Wednesday 5th May 2010

MANCHESTER band Doves have revealed they are set to take a two year hiatus - but frontman Jimi Goodwin has hinted that he is to collaborate with Elbow's Guy Garvey.

Fairport Convention to play acoustic gig in Bury

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Fairport Convention to play acoustic gig in Bury

3:29pm Wednesday 28th April 2010

ORIGINAL folk rock legends Fairport Convention will play The Met, in Bury, on Thursday, May 13.

James Grant gig this week

3:34pm Wednesday 28th April 2010

RESPECTED singer and songwriter James Grant is set to appear at The Met this week.

Scottish fusion at The Met

11:08am Wednesday 14th April 2010

ONE of the most inventive and diverse bands from the Scottish folk scene, PBS6, will play The Met in Bury next Thursday.

Curious Amy bucks the starlet trend

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Curious Amy bucks the starlet trend

8:20am Thursday 1st April 2010

IN a world where music stars are becoming more (in)famous for their tiresome extra-curricular activities than their day jobs, Amy Macdonald seems like a delightful prospect.

Soul diva and blues guitarist unite

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Soul diva and blues guitarist unite

3:07pm Wednesday 31st March 2010

Maggie Bell, Blues Band’s Dave Kelly and the British Blues Quartet will be appearing at The Met for a night of soul and blues classics on Thursday, April 15.

Talking April Fools pranks with Idiots of Ants

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Talking April Fools pranks with Idiots of Ants

8:40am Wednesday 31st March 2010

SEEING as it’s April Fools Day tomorrow, what could be more fitting than an interview with the hilarious and likeable four-man sketch troupe Idiots of Ants, rated as having one of the funniest shows on last year’s Edinburgh Fringe and soon to embark on a national tour that will take them up and down the length of the UK.

Passion and tragedy in new adaptation of Greek myth

8:40am Saturday 27th March 2010

Kulvinder Ghir (Goodness Gracious Me, The Real McCoy, Bend it Like Beckham) and Michelle Hardwick (The Royal) star in Tom Paulin’s gripping new adaption of Euripides’s Greek tragedy, Medea, which opens at The Lowry on April 13.

Terrible beast stalks Lowry stage

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Terrible beast stalks Lowry stage

8:30am Friday 26th March 2010

HE has terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.

June Whitfield - "I'm an archive, not a treasure!"

8:20am Thursday 25th March 2010

ACTRESS June Whitfield is soon to be seen gracing the cobbles of Weatherfield when she visits Coronation Street to explain the death of Blanche Hunt to her friends and relatives.

Jason Manford talks babies, Peter Kay... and quitting as a comedian

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Jason Manford talks babies, Peter Kay... and quitting as a comedian

4:40pm Wednesday 24th March 2010

HE’S one of the hottest names in comedy, so it seems surprising that 28-year-old Jason Manford is already thinking of retirement.



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