Monthly Archives: June 2010
As there doesn’t seem to be a central ‘hub’ where this sort of information can be found, The Poplar Tree has collected a few Manchester based writing competition details together which are being held over the coming months. The Poplar Tree will update this list on a regular basis as it follows various websites/blogs and independent magazines. Hopefully you will find the following interesting and inspiring: Continue reading
The Manchester Independent Book Market is coming to the city this weekend, 25th-26th June at St Anne’s Square 12pm-5pm. There will be readings throughout the day by poets and authors plus stalls including book sellers and representatives from the world of publishing. The Poplar Tree took a stroll amongst the stalls last year and picked up details of writing competitions which it never found the time or inspiration to enter. It’s worth a visit if you’re looking to get published or meet some local literary talent, but if you’re looking for cheap second hand books (as was The Poplar Tree’s intention) you will be left disappointed because that’s not what it’s about.
*Parental Warning – this post contains very rude language, apologies for any offence caused, it’s because Gordon Ramsey has a potty mouth.
Celebrity Come Dine With Me – Celebrity Chef Special
Narrated by Dave Lamb. Featuring: Gordon Ramsey, Heston Blumenthal, Jamie Oliver, Gary Rhodes and Delia Smith.
LAMB: Take five celebrity chefs, make each one of them throw their own idea of the perfect dinner party, and let them rate each other in secret. Over the course of five nights we’ll see Gordon Ramsey, Heston Blumenthal, Jamie Oliver, Gary Rhodes and Delia Smith battle it out in the kitchen, in the hope of winning a £1000 prize for charity. Tonight we’re in Norwich, home of Delia Smith, the self-styled Queen of Dinner Parties and she is about to host the first one, but will it be knives out in the kitchen or culinary bliss? Let’s find out… Continue reading