It was Marie Antoinette who supposedly said ‘let them eat cake.’ We found that Sainsburys in Manchester takes a different line…
At 9.15pm tonight fireworks erupted from the top of Beetham Tower in Manchester. A topping out ceremony was taking place, marking the completion of the highest point. The Tower stands 171m (561ft) and 47 storeys tall, making it the highest residential development in Europe. Read more in my blog entry (includes a photo):
From this afternoon — exclusive video footage of rehearsals for ‘Manchester Passion’, which will be broadcast live from Manchester city centre on BBC3 tonight. I edited this and put it online in an hour.
One thing that hasn’t impressed me about my Sony DCR-HC22E camcorder is its dismal performance in low-light. It isn’t a patch on my old Canon Hi8, which can pretty much shoot anything the eye can make out and also corrects the colour well — even in street lighting at night.
At 9pm on Good Friday, BBC 3 will broadcast ‘Manchester Passion’ live from the city centre. It’s a ‘contemporary retelling of the last hours of Jesus life told through the music of Manchester’.
I’m not exactly a big fan of religion (or Manchester pop bands), but you have to admire the BBC for taking a chance with something different like this
We went for a meal at our current favourite place on Wilmslow Road in Rusholme, Manchester. An area that is known as ‘the curry mile’.
The justice system in Britain is messed up.