The BBC takes the Corner Shop Back in Time from yesteryear to nearly next century

Polly Samson and Sara Cox (front) with the Ardern family

Do you have a corner shop nearby?  If so the chances are it will be owned and run by a family of Asian heritage, open most of twenty-four hours, friendly, better stocked than the supermarket, and all the more likely to provide you with improbable, impossible whatever,  if you have ready cash and a sense of humour. Theatre doesn’t come better than this. But this is real life. No kidding.

BBC2 have just taken us through a six-part ‘extraordinary time-travelling adventure’ on the corner shop from Victorian times to the end of our new century. At the moment Back in Time for the Corner Shop is waiting for you on iPlayer for a little while longer. If this isn’t entertainment with a big smile, I don’t know what is.

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Leeds Lieder’s Forthcoming Schubert Song Series in Leeds and Sheffield


Schubert Song Series, University of Leeds   

Held in the Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall, and in association with the BBC New Generation Artists, Kathleen Ferrier Awards and Young Concert Artists Trust, the songs of Schubert are explored in a series that champions the finest young British-trained Lieder singers. Pre-concert talks will illuminate the programmes and explore Schubert’s song repertoire and that of his contemporaries. Masterclasses will be staged to work with student song duos.

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Warsaw Philharmonic Bring Sheffield Concert Season to a Rousing Conclusion

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schubert, Beethoven: Wiolletta Chodowicz (soprano), Hannah Pedley (mezzo0, Andrew Rees, (tenor), Paul Carey Jones, (baritone), Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Sheffield Philharmonic Choir & members of the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus / Jacek Kaspszyk (conductor), City Hall, Sheffield, 17.5.2015 (JK)

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