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Nerdcon 2022 at Arcade Club, Bury

1982 arcade life is all set to be recreated at Europe’s biggest arcade this summer. 17th August will see four generations of gamers come together for the first ever Nerdcon at Arcade Club, Bury, Europe’s biggest arcade. Brought together and driven by Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur and former C4 Gamemaster and Sky Games World co-commentator and […]

Scarred For Life

SCARRED FOR LIFE WIGAN OLD COURTS THEATRE THURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2022 DOORS OPEN 7.15PM TICKETS FROM £14 A funny and nostalgic deep dive into the dark and disturbing pop culture of the 70s and 80s Did you spend your childhood being traumatised by Worzel Gummidge, Hartley Hare, Children of the Stones and the Spirit of […]

Future Fanfest

Three SUPERFANS are set to share their love of a 1980s movie trilogy after setting up a day dedicated to the popular franchise. Mike Hutchinson is running Future Fanfest along with two of his friends who are also massive Back to The Future Fans, Ian Robinson a professional prop builder from Harrogate, and Adam Corbally […]

Rock Of Ages

You’ve GOT to be a fan of 80s rock music if you’re here, haven’t you? Of COURSE you are! The musical Rock of Ages is currently showing at The Opera House Manchester and tells the story of two people falling in love – Drew (Luke Walsh) and Sherrie (Rhiannon Chesterman). Drew works at a nightclub […]

Heathers – The Musical

Heathers (the film) is one of the cult classics from the 80s. It told the story of an unknown girl at high school who wanted to become popular, and inadvertently became embroiled in a murder or three. Heathers The Musical is a modern, updated version, and my WORD is it good! Heathers The Musical is […]

Review – Bat Out Of Hell The Musical

This was our first outing into a social gathering setting since, well, y’know, the global apocalypse, and man alive I was excited! Even the walk up to The Opera House became exciting. As we approached, 30 Harley Davidsons drifted their way around the corner and formed a troupe in front of the Theatre. They sat […]

Bat Out Of Hell The Musical

Opening in Manchester on the 11th September, Jim Steinman’s spectacular musical Bat Out of Hell hits the highway on a 2021 UK tour. Bringing to life the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman & Meat Loaf, this critically-acclaimed production uniquely combines the magic and excitement of a musical with the immense energy of rock ‘n’ roll. […]

An Evening With John Cleese

For people like me who enjoy Comiccons, 80s conventions and live events, lockdown has been a nightmare. When I first heard that John Cleese was coming to Manchester for An Evening With John Cleese, I was overjoyed. Skeptical, I will admit, but also overjoyed. I hadn’t been in a room with many people for over […]

Micro But Many – A new book on Micro Machines

If you’re here, I’m guessing you know about the 80s! And I’m guessing you know about, or are at least aware of, Micro Machines. As a quick explanation for people who are just exploring the internet, have found this and would like a brief overview, Micro Machines were miniature vehicles sold in sets of 5 […]

Comic Con Liverpool – 6th to 8th March

Comiccon Liverpool is returning this March and, as ever, the line-up is huge.  The 40+ guests hail from a wide range of TV and Film.  Many of the guests will be well knows to fans of 90’s and 2000’s film and TV, but if you’re also looking to meet 80s legends then this is the […]

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