Barmcake i — October 2015, #4


Northern entertainment for the middle-aged. Fed up with style-over-substance magazines? You've come to the right place.

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Northern entertainment for the middle-aged.

Issue 4 of Barmcake is out now and is available free at these venues:

If you can't find a copy, please send a donation via the PayPal link on my website and I'll post one. Issue 4 won't go online until March 2016.

Issue 4 features exclusive interviews with:

Kathryn Williams: The Plath project and getting the ruler at school for not singing loud enough

Ian McMillan: The meaning of Yorkshire and how to avoid becoming a Professional Northerner

Elkie Brooks: Vinegar Joe, her best LPs, and the ‘hell’ of Batley Variety Club

Dave Haslam: Eric’s, Twisted Wheel, and the Hacienda – was it really any good?

Emma Jane Unsworth: building novels, writing movie scripts, and the Guy Garvey film score

Mik Artistik: Joyce Grenfell’s teeth exploded in his face. One of the most original - and gloriously daft - performers

The Zombies: surviving band members reunite for possibly the last time to perform classic LP

Also featuring:

Cross stitching the stars: Tim Burgess, Corrie stars, and The Wicker Man (among others). Fabulous creations by Michelle AKA 8bitnortherner

Beer Mat Movies: film reviews on beer mats

Vinyl Tap: new record shop’s a big hit

Temptation: club night for the over-40s

David Barnett: his new novel

Dave Hadfield: new book by Bolton’s answer to Bill Bryson

Jo Bell: chance to see poet acclaimed by laureate Carol Ann Duffy

O’Hooley and Tidow: gigs in real ale venues

Pub stargazing at the Jubilee Refreshment Rooms, Sowerby Bridge

Skipton Sound Bar: new record shop/bar

Asian Dub Foundation: live soundtrack to George Lucas’s THX1138

Stephen Hargadon: his new story

Forthcoming attractions: easy-to-read listings – gigs, comedy shows, beer festivals, and literature festivals

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