Lunch in Manchester Cathedral cafe with my dear friend Katrina, was followed by my first visit to Bridgewater Hall for a concert
Handel by Candle – light
Michael Bawtree CONDUCTOR – personable
Tereza Gevorgyan SOPRANO – amazing
Crispian Steele-Perkins TRUMPET – always a twinkle in his eye
Mozart Festival Orchestra IN FULL 18TH CENTURY COSTUME
We got centre front, second row seats – for twenty three pounds.
Then a quick trip by train across the Pennines to see a conversation with George Costigan (of Happy Valley and Educating Rita) and Willie Russell (who wrote Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine)