We're starting off our latest News And Snippets with a move away from what has been our usual charity opening and start this week off with a trail for a forthcoming book on The Beatles.
If you were asked to think of the locations associated with the Beatles, I guess Liverpool would probably be the first name up there, then maybe Abbey Road, The EMI Building, then maybe India or New York, Bournemouth probably wouldn't be high on your list.
Yeah Yeah Yeah:The Beatles And Bournemouth by Nick Churchill explains why it should be as the connections were a lot stronger than you think. Bournemouth and neighbouring Poole have actually played and interesting part in the band's lives, more significant than you might think. It wasn't for nothing that John Lennon bought his Aunt a house on the Sandbanks peninsular.
There's also previously unseen images for if you're a fan of the Fab Four or interested in musicology, keep an eye out for this one. I'm sure we'll be reviewing it soon.
Briefly whilst still in the Poole/Bournemouth area, a quick reminder of The Gigantic Mirrorball Show at Champions in Westbourne, Bournemouth on the 16th September. The gig is raising money for the MacMillan Caring Locally charity and tickets are a fantastically reasonable £5. If you can get along, please do.
With End Of The Road, it might be fair to say that the main festival season is over, but there's a couple of indoor festivals that we'd like to draw your attention to. Pocktoberfest, is as it's name suggests in October and in Pocklington. Billy Bragg, Hayseed Dixie, Thea Gilmore, ahab, Sean Taylor, 3 Daft Monkeys, Sean Taylor, Ellen And The Escapades and Tristan Clopet make up the bill. The date October 30th, more details here:www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk/
Even deeper into Winter is the three day Great British Folk Festival at Butlins Skegness starts on the 2nd December, an extensive bill includes Seth Lakeman, Kanda Bongo Man, Cara Dillon, Feast Of Fiddles, Chumbawumba and The Wurzels. Lots more details about these and the other acts playing from the website: http://www.bigweekends.com/your-break/67404
Finally our video of the week come from St. Spirit , a band of 19-year-olds from South London, a real band, with all the ballsy idealism and emotional sensitivity that entails. Fronted by songwriter and guitarist Myles McCabe, the band craft tunes from sweet melodies spun around choppy chords and wrung through a broad and bold lyrical palette. www.stspirit.com "Build A Life" becomes available as a free download on September 26th