Forever Manchester UPDATE 026 - August 2018

August 10, 2018

Welcome to the August edition of the Forever Manchester update from where we bring all the latest news and everything relevant from the wonderful world of Forever Manchester!

This episode includes news of the current funding opportunities for community groups at Forever Manchester. We tell you all about the new Forever Manchester Meets podcasts and give a warm welcome to some new members of the Forever Manchester family. Plus we phone the winner of Captain Manchester's Magical Tombola Draw with some good news.

This Forever Manchester update is presented by Terry Snowden MBE & Rosie Strickleton

 

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FM Meets - Sebastian Heeley - Manchester Gin

July 23, 2018

In this podcast we chat with Sebastian Heeley, co-founder of the Manchester Gin Company who along with his now partner Jen Wiggins, set up Manchester Gin in May 2016. 

Sebastian shares the love story behind the formation, growth and development of Manchester Gin, shares a few distilling secrets and shares his delight at such a young company already recieving an array of plaudits, recognitions and awards at international industry competitions.

When Manchester Gin was born, it was in the dining room of a house that Jen and Seb had just bought. Now, the Spirit of Manchester Distillery occupies a space in the centre of the city where every bottle is hand-crafted and distilled in small batches courtesy of three copper ladies. Wendy after Jen’s beloved late mother, Victoria after the fabulous Victoria Wood and Emmeline after the iconic suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst in tribute to some of Manchester’s most inspirational women.

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FM Meets - Col Skinner

July 23, 2018

Col Skinner is a Digital Marketing Consultant and founder of the Profoundary consultancy. Col also supports Forever Manchester through the sale of items at an online shop called GRAFT which started after Col saw so many items to celebrate our wonderful city following the tragedy of the Manchetser Arena bombing. 

In this podcast Col talks about his early years, his work, the development of GRAFT and his support for Forever Manchester.

 

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Forever Manchester Update 025 - JULY 2018

July 13, 2018

Welcome to the July edition of the Forever Manchester update from where we bring all the latest news and everything relevant from the wonderful world of Forever Manchester!

This episode includes: News from the recent Great Get Together events across Greater Manchester and news of current funding opportunities for community groups. We are encouraging you to spend a day with a Forever Manchester Community Builder and we welome some new additions to the Forever Manchester family plus we have the results of Captain Manchester's magical tombola draw for July and we attempt to phone the winner.

The Forever Manchester update podcast is presented by Terry Snowden MBE & Jen Edmondson

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FM Meets - Lisa Brown - A Day in the Life of a Community Builder!

June 28, 2018

Forever Manchester meets Lisa Brown and spends a day in the life of a Community Builder.

Forever Manchester has been working in the communities of Patricroft and Eccles in Salford since April 2017 and it is here that our Community Building team have been continuously out and about, finding out what goes on in the area and getting to know some of the people who live there.

In order to understand more about the life of a community builder we spent the day with Forever Manchester Community Builder Lisa Brown who told us about her work and introduced us to some of the interesting and wonderful characters from some of the local groups that make Eccles such a unique area.

Many of the groups have been funded through Cash 4 Graft Awards including a recently formed indoor Curling group who took inspiration from the Winter Olympics.

In this picture: FM’s Terry Snowden chats with Dave & Dawn Lovin from The Music Shed, whose aim is to provide affordable music lessons for local people. 

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FM Meets - Rowetta - Part Two

June 22, 2018

Part Two of a two-part podcast where we chat to acclaimed Manchester based singer, Rowetta about her life in Happy Mondays, her associations with some of the music world's greats and other interesting stories from one of the most sampled and powerful female singers on the planet!

This interview was conducted at the offices of Forever Manchester who today occupy the same building as Manchester's famous Boardwalk, the very building where Happy Monday's, amongst others, cut their teeth!

Rowetta is secret voice on the Black Eyed Peas worldwide hit. “Boom Boom Pow”

She is also the voice on the renowned 1989 track "Reach Out", which has been sampled by many, including Steve Angello, DJ Zinc and Todd Terry to name but a few.

Steve Angello and Laidback Luke used her voice for the hit dance tune “Be” which David Guetta and Hardwell often use it to open their dj sets, it is also used on the Steve Angello/Robin S hit “Show Me Love”
Rowetta wrote the original with Sweet Mercy and it continues to be sampled and played globally today.

Cheryl Cole also sampled Rowetta on her Brits performance of 'Fight For This Love"

Rowetta is also the original female singer with the recently reformed Madchester band, Happy Mondays, singing on all their hits, and touring the world.

She played herself in the Michael Winterbottom film 24 Hour Party People and was Simon Cowell’s favourite and the last lady standing in the UK’s very first X Factor in 2004.

Rowetta has collaborated with many house producers including Lights Out feat Rowetta with Tom Stephan and Pete Gleadell on New York label, Nervous Records and No More Comin' Down with J Nitti on Dos or Die (Unlimited Sounds) with remixes by Darude.

She also sings with Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order) and his new band The Light and was the lead singer on the EP 1102/2011.

Rowetta also performs and is a big hit at all the UK Gay Prides including London, Manchester and Brighton. She has also headlined the infamous,
G-A-Y night twice.

Rowetta has toured with the Hacienda party including Graeme Park, Todd Terry, Marshall Jefferson, Mike Pickering and many more with performances in Japan, Thailand and Dubai alongside many Hacienda parties in the UK.

New Years Eve 2013 saw Rowetta at the Albert Hall, Manchester where she shared the stage to sing with the legendary Frankie Knuckles.

Recent collaborations will see releases with Eddie Le Funk, Mirror People & Shimi Sonic, as well as her own live funk band.

Recent releases include on Cr2 Records: Alex Gray & Rowetta “It’s All About House Music’; FSOE: Will Atkinson & Rowetta“Mesmerise”; Zulu Records: My Digital Enemy feat Rowetta “It Would Be”

Greco feat Rowetta: ‘BE' was named as one of Billboard's Top 20 House and Techno tracks of 2017. Rowetta currently tourws with Happy Mondays and Hacienda Classical as well as performing solo.

Days after the Manchester bomb, Rowetta was asked to perform on The Andrew Marr Show with Manchester Camerata strings as a tribute to the victims and along with Peter Hook, they led a minute’s silence at the opening of Glastonbury, before performing with Hacienda Classical and they also led a fitting tribute at The Royal Albert Hall.

Rowetta is also involved with and an ambassador of many charities and is passionate about Manchester. She fronted the ‘End The Fear’ campaign with Greater Manchester Police and continues to work with domestic violence support groups.

Forever Manchester is a charity that funds and supports grass-root communtity activity across Greater Manchester, for more information please visit www.forevermanchester.com 

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FM Meets - Rowetta - Part One

June 22, 2018

This is Part One of a two-part podcast where we chat to Manchester based singer, Rowetta about her life and love of music, her memories and experiences from School Hall's to Concert Halls, to life in Happy Mondays, her X-Factor adventure and other interesting stories from one of the most sampled and powerful female singers on the planet.

This interview was conducted at the offices of Forever Mancheter who today occupy the same building that used to be home to The Boardwalk, the very place where Happy Monday's cut their teeth!

Rowetta is secret voice on the Black Eyed Peas worldwide hit. “Boom Boom Pow”
She is also the voice on the renowned 1989 track "Reach Out", which has been sampled by many, including Steve Angello, DJ Zinc and Todd Terry to name but a few.  
Steve Angello and Laidback Luke used her voice for the hit dance tune “Be” which David Guetta and Hardwell often use it to open their dj sets, it is also used on the Steve Angello/Robin S hit “Show Me Love”
Rowetta wrote the original with Sweet Mercy and it continues to be sampled and played globally today.
Cheryl Cole also sampled Rowetta on her Brits performance of 'Fight For This Love"

Rowetta is also the original female singer with the recently reformed Madchester band, Happy Mondays, singing on all their hits, and touring the world. She played herself in the Michael Winterbottom film 24 Hour Party People and was Simon Cowell’s favourite and the last lady standing in the UK’s very first X Factor in 2004.

She has collaborated with many house producers including Lights Out feat Rowetta with Tom Stephan and Pete Gleadell on New York label, Nervous Records and No More Comin' Down with J Nitti on Dos or Die (Unlimited Sounds) with remixes by Darude.

Rowetta also sings with Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order) and his new band The Light and was the lead singer on the EP 1102/2011.

Rowetta also performs and is a big hit at all the UK Gay Prides including London, Manchester and Brighton. She has also headlined the infamous,
G-A-Y night twice.

Rowetta has toured with the Hacienda party including Graeme Park, Todd Terry, Marshall Jefferson, Mike Pickering and many more with performances in Japan, Thailand and Dubai alongside many Hacienda parties in the UK.

New Years Eve 2013 saw Rowetta at the Albert Hall, Manchester where she shared the stage to sing with the legendary Frankie Knuckles.

Recent collaborations will see releases with Eddie Le Funk, Mirror People & Shimi Sonic, as well as her own live funk band.

Recent releases include on Cr2 Records: Alex Gray & Rowetta “It’s All About House Music’; FSOE: Will Atkinson & Rowetta“Mesmerise”; Zulu Records: My Digital Enemy feat Rowetta “It Would Be”

Greco feat Rowetta: ‘BE' was named as one of Billboard's Top 20 House and Techno tracks of 2017. Rowetta currently tourws with Happy Mondays and Hacienda Classical as well as performing solo.

Days after the Manchester bomb, Rowetta was asked to perform on The Andrew Marr Show with Manchester Camerata strings as a tribute to the victims and along with Peter Hook, they led a minute’s silence at the opening of Glastonbury, before performing with Hacienda Classical and they also led a fitting tribute at The Royal Albert Hall.

Rowetta is also involved with and an ambassador of many charities and is passionate about Manchester. She fronted the ‘End The Fear’ campaign with Greater Manchester Police and continues to work with domestic violence support groups.

Forever Manchester is a charity that funds and supports grass-root communtity activity across Greater Manchester, for more information please visit www.forevermanchester.com  

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FM MEETS - Dave Haslam - Part Two

June 20, 2018

Part Two of a two-part podcast where we chat to Manchester based writer, broadcaster and DJ Dave Haslam about his love of music and his memories and experiences of venues such as the Boardwalk and the world famous Haçienda nightclub. We also touch on Dave's love of English, his books and writings, and his series of live and 'Close Up' onstage interviews that have featured many guests including Jarvis Cocker, Nile Rodgers and John Lydon to name but a few.

The interview was conducted at the offices of Forever Mancheter who today occupy the same building that used to be home to The Boardwalk!

Forever Manchester is a charity that funds and supports grass-root communtity activity across Greater Manchester, for more information please visit www.forevermanchester.com 

 

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FM Meets - Dave Haslam - Part One

June 20, 2018

This is Part One of a two-part podcast where we chat to Manchester based writer, broadcaster and DJ Dave Haslam about his love of music, his memories and experiences of venues such as the Boardwalk and the world famous Haçienda nightclub. We also touch on Dave's love of English, his books and writings, and his series of live and 'Close Up' onstage interviews that have featured many guests including Jarvis Cocker, Nile Rodgers and John Lydon to name but a few.

The interview was conducted at the offices of Forever Mancheter who today occupy the same building that used to be home to The Boardwalk!

Forever Manchester is a charity that funds and supports grass-root communtity activity across Greater Manchester, for more information please visit www.forevermanchester.com 

 

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FM Meets - David Hunter - Seven Months in 79

May 18, 2018

Seven Months in 79 is an exhibition of interesting music related photographs taken by David Hunter and unseen for almost 40 years! In this podcast we chat to David about his love of music and a passion for photography culminating in the Seven Months in 79 exhibition at Eccles Community Art Gallery and featuring unique photographs of many names including The Specials, The Only Ones, The Human League, Joy Division, The Buzzcocks, Ian Dury & Dexy's Midnight Runners to name but a few!

   

 

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