Arts

Arts Diary

Beacon Jazz Fans of avant-garde music are in for a double treat at the Beacon in October. Free jazz trio Somersaults are touring their new album ‘Numerology of Birdsong’ (West Hill Records) featuring local bass hero Olie Brice, Dutch reeds…
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Literature

HIP PROFILE

Roger McGough The ‘People’s Poet’ – Part one By John Cornelius Hastings Independent Press has in a short space of time acquired a formidable reputation for acute arts coverage. John Cornelius has reviewed live performances and books on its Literature…
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Literature

HIP PROFILE: Mike Evans

poet/author saxophone player/editor Q&A with HIP’s local literary correspondent John Cornelius PART ONE Sketch of Mike Evans by John Cornelius Mike Evans played alto saxophone in the 1960s ‘Mersey Beat’ band, The Clayton Squares, later joining poet/painter/performer Adrian Henri to…
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