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Bez At 50: Anti-Fracker, Bee-Keeper And Standing For Parliament, VIVA Has A Word

Bez At 50: Anti-Fracker, Bee-Keeper And Standing For Parliament, VIVA Has A Word

  It’s hard to believe that Bez has hit his half-century today as he remains forever the maraca-wielding dancer who became an icon to the millions of Happy Mondays’ fans. VIVA caught-up with the Salford lad while he was in Hereford where he was sorting out beehives as part of a school project he’s involved […]

18th April, 2014 | By More
Uncle Frank Hits Manchester This Easter

Uncle Frank Hits Manchester This Easter

  WHEN: Monday 21st April 11-2am WHERE: Liars Club, Manchester WHAT: Uncle Frank DJ Set HOW MUCH: Free Fun Lovin’ Criminals drummer Frank Benbini is currently on his ‘Step InTo My Room Tour’ with his other band Uncle Frank and will be hitting Manchester this Easter. They will be playing live in the VIVA living-room […]

18th April, 2014 | By More
VIVA Easter Weekend Round Up

VIVA Easter Weekend Round Up

  If you are looking for something a little bit different to do over Easter weekend then don’t worry Manchester has got plenty on offer for once you’ve finished off all your chocolate. If you’re interested in the Manchester music scene then Spinfest at The Oast House, Spinningfields on Sunday 20th April is the perfect […]

17th April, 2014 | By More
Super Weird Substance Presents: A Vinyl Happening For Record Store Day 2014

Super Weird Substance Presents: A Vinyl Happening For Record Store Day 2014

  WHEN: Saturday 19th April: 2pm – 8pm WHERE: Dry Bar, Manchester WHAT: Vinyl Celebration for Record Store Day 2014 HOW MUCH: Free Established in 2007, International Record Store Day is a celebration of independently owned record stores; an event which is recognised around the world. The celebration takes place every third Saturday of April, […]

16th April, 2014 | By More
The Oast House Presents: Spinfest 2014

The Oast House Presents: Spinfest 2014

  WHEN: Sunday 20th April: 12pm – late WHERE: The Oast House, Spinningfields. WHAT: Spinfest 2014 HOW MUCH: Free A festival of City Life, Spinfest is back to showcase local talent and celebrate the best of Manchester. A free day-time music festival featuring a variety of music genres, Spinfest is a great event for friends, […]

16th April, 2014 | By More
The Manchester Fringe Is Back, And It’s Good!

The Manchester Fringe Is Back, And It’s Good!

  The Manchester Fringe is back for the third year in a row and it has upped the anti this time around. Last year over 200 events were hosted at 18 different locations across the city; for 2014 there is even more to be looked forward to, a mix of up and coming talent alongside […]

15th April, 2014 | By More
Miss Manchester Is Rescued From The Palace (Hotel) To Go To The Ball.

Miss Manchester Is Rescued From The Palace (Hotel) To Go To The Ball.

  With this year marking the 10th Anniversary of the Miss Manchester competition, the finalists flocked to The Palace Hotel for some pre-event shots in order to prepare for The Grand Final on 24th April. Forever Manchester’s superhero, Captain Manchester was on hand to rescue the girls from their ‘ugly sisters’ and to make sure […]

15th April, 2014 | By More
Best of London: Scoff & Banter Covent Garden

Best of London: Scoff & Banter Covent Garden

- by Tom Gatehouse  Thursday seems to be the new Friday in London town. Well, that’s what I gleaned while exiting Covent Garden underground station at around 7pm, with a veritable army of well-dressed gentlemen waiting anxiously for their dates to arrive for an exhilarating dinner in the West End. There certainly is no better […]

14th April, 2014 | By More
Jo Malone Collaboration With Calm & Collected

Jo Malone Collaboration With Calm & Collected

  Jo Malone London was acquired by Estée Lauder in 1999. Ever since, the brand have made themselves available in 34 countries worldwide. Jo Malone London are very charitable, collaborating with dedicated charities in an attempt to improve the lives of people in deprived and vulnerable through the use of gardening. The project is funded […]

11th April, 2014 | By More
Graeme Park’s House Call With VIVA

Graeme Park’s House Call With VIVA

  As classic pairings go Graeme Park and Mike Pickering have probably done their fair share to make house music what it is today, after playing together for four years at the Hacienda’s infamous Nude nights. Now the duo, along with a stable of other names from the Hac and House scene, are set to […]

11th April, 2014 | By More