April 2016

After the Live from Worktown Festival 2015 (see Links) a chance to recharge the batteries. Here Dave Morgan and Kevin Bates perform at Bolton Socialist Club as part of the International Beat Poetry Festival. The event organised and hosted by Scott Devon, included a Skype link with legendary writer/composer David Amram in New York. David added Manchester to his itinerary in November when visiting Britain and it was a great privilege to see and hear him live.

  

   

I was asked to chair the Irwell Vallet Sustainable Communities Project in September 2015. Two months later we received a United Nations award for developing community resilience in the face of climate change. On Boxing Day East Salford was inundated by the River Irwell for the first time in 70 years. See how the community responded.

The New Year heralded the start of Live from Worktown's monthly Cabaret night at Bolton Socialist Club, ably hosted by Paul Blackburn. Now we are preparing a third Live from Worktown Festival bid for October. Watch this space.