Fulfilling a dream

Theatre of Dreams, Old Trafford A reminiscence Watching my first football game Enchantment on Boxing Day Seeing young charges, trying to Outdo the achievements of players and Heroes past Moving towards the opposition net and Enjoying the home team score a goal

Landmark

#Fowc #Landmark Look around and you will find them everywhere north to south distinct buildings, created for a purpose many come from far and wide just to see the architecture, while others like to look ’round the facilities, taking in all the history and artifacts kept within the walls of the building

Musical

Monday 30th December 2019 Sat up in the gods, or in the stalls enjoying the vibe of the tunes nailing together the storyline and sewing up all the loose threads as you watch the actors tell the tale, you tap away in rhythm with the cast it wont be long till you join in with …

Revival

#freedomofexpression #revival Returning for three nights…to the place of their youth Excited parents gather round to enjoy a performance Vitalised for a new audience If you looked at the script…it hasn’t changed much Versatile young things star with masters of their craft As seasoned fans of the drama sit with brand new groupies Like it …

Pantomime

#FOWC Pull up a chair, take in a show As you watch a tale, read to little ones at Night-time, There’s a range of characters On the stage, in bright coloured attire Making Mirth , for your entertainment If you’re lucky – they’ll be a Musical number or maybe magic tricks and Everyone enjoys the …

Illumination

Salford, 8th April 2019 LED Lighting – Outside the house (Image BF Kirkham) It’s not as if an alien were looking for a landing spot or leading lights of theatre were performing outside under portable stage lighting – moon looks on in awe – as halogen lighting casts instant brightness down the street night time …

The Wall

Chapel Street, Salford 2018 They reclaimed the bricks and numbered each one as the diggers did their thing the builders saving a theatre wall you could almost hear them sing   artwork by the cathedral doors in colours you’d never expected before bright neon on the way to town spread across bricks orange/brown   numbers …

Ovation

Ovation Salford , 7th June 2017 an Acrostic by Brian F Kirkham   On the whole, the performance was well received Violets and petunias as well as the obligatory roses were Advanced with applause toward the stage, To be received by the soprano. In time, the critics would sharpen their quills but On the nights …

City of Culture

Culture A reaction to the many museums, theatres, art galleries and sports venue in and around my home town   Music of many kinds can be found on my doorstep Artworks adorn many a wall – external as well as internal Northern writers practice their craft Coming as they do – into the beating Heart …