The parade of musicians onto the Barbican stage has Norma Waterson at its centre, and there's a chair centre-stage for her, set between daughter Eliza and niece Marry, and spread either side stand musical friends and family – Martin Carthy, Olly Knight and Neill MacColl on guitars, multi-instrumentalist Kate St John, brilliant husky-voiced young singer John Smith duetting with an assured Kami Thompson, and committed turns from Richard Hawley and Jarvis Cocker, stick-thin enough to really do "The Scarecrow", one of many strange and wonderful works to trip from the mind of Lal Waterson.
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Friday 28 January 2005
Saturday 27 November 2004
Fuller, Smith & Turner, the pubs group with a major presence in the City, has heralded an upsurge in drinking activity in London's financial district.
Saturday 07 August 2004
With brands like Fosters, Kronenbourg 1664, Strongbow and John Smith's lined up on the bar, you might think Scottish & Newcastle, the leading brewer in the UK, would be investors' best drinking buddy.
Friday 06 August 2004
Wednesday 04 August 2004
Sunday 18 July 2004
Monday 10 May 2004
Sunday 09 May 2004
At lunchtime today there will be an unusual remembrance service in an abbey on the Scottish island of Iona, where John Smith, the former leader of the Labour Party, is buried. About half the congregation will be islanders, the other half, personal friends and family members gathering to mark the tenth anniversary of Smith's sudden death at the age of 55, on 12 May 1994.
Monday 27 October 2003
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Friday 19 September 2003
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Thursday 07 August 2003
Monday 30 June 2003
Thursday 29 May 2003
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