Posts Tagged: Manchester

Encyclopedia Spheniscida

In 1966, Manchester Education Committee decided that the city was to abolish grammar schools, and go comprehensive. So that was the last year of the 11-plus examination. I was 11 at the time, and sometime in March of that year – I think – my class at Alfred Street sat the final Manchester exam, the… Continue reading Encyclopedia Spheniscida

Leonard Cohen: First he took Manchester

I expect that, by now, septuagenarian poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen will have his feet up, having completed a remarkable series of gigs in Europe, largely, it seems, to supplement his pension after being ripped off by his accountant. It was quite a coup for the Manchester International Festival to book him for a series… Continue reading Leonard Cohen: First he took Manchester

Copyright © 2023. All Rights Reserved. Dr Rob Spence by Flytonic.