The unlikely friendship of a speedway star and a literary critic, poet and aeronautical expert in a country miles from home is celebrated in Dare Devil Rides to Jarama, an account of why so many ordinary people made the extraordinary choice to leave family and livelihoods and fight in the brutal Spanish Civil War.
At nearly three hours long, it was testament to the storytelling, and sensational songs of Sunny Afternoon that time just flew by; we were all up on our feet clamouring for more at the finale – the joint was jumping!
REVIEW: Scarborough Symphony Orchestra, Queen Street Methodist Hall
A record audience attended Queen Street Methodist Hall for the concert given by Scarborough Symphony Orchestra. The programme opened with Haydn’s Symphony No.104, his last, written and first performed on his visit to London in 1795; the composer’s quirky touches were underlined by the orchestra, who gave a spirited performance of the symphony.