While volunteering at the Womad festival, Shirley Procter checks out a powerful and passionate set from Ziggy Marley.
During the first two days of the Bluedot Festival Shirley Procter attends a performance by the Halle Orchestra of classic sci-fi soundtracks and also several of its science-oriented events.
At the last two days of the Bluedot Festival Shirley Procter watches sets by Easy Star All Stars, Omar Souleyman, Jarvis Cocker, Kraftwerk and She Drew The Gun.
Shirley Procter attends this year's Glastonbury Festival and reports on her personal favourite acts.
Shirley Procter reviews rising Bolton-based singer-songwriter James Holt at an excellent showcase at Night People in Manchester.
Writer Shirley Procter and photographer Amanda J Window watch and photograph Frank Turner playing an energetic and crowd-pleasing show at new Manchester venue the Victoria Warehouse.
Shirley Procter at the third day of the Blue Dot Festival watches performances by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Gary Numan, while on its fourth and final day she participates in some of its many science-based presentations and other activities.
On the first day of the eclectic Blue Dot Festival Shirley Procter watches the Hallé Orchestra perform the music from 'The Blue Planet', while on the second day in complete contrast she enjoys an explosive set from the Flaming Lips.