I’m Anne Louise Kershaw a freelance writer; Music Editor of Blankpages and Manchester's Finest & I write for Guardian Northerner and Clash Magazine amongst others . I'm Senior Editorial & Designer for Carel Press.
This is my blog where I write about music, theatre, fashion, arts & culture, gender & equality. Every time I blog I post a picture because i'm obsessed with my camera.
- RT @ParisLees: Working class white girl here from the East Midlands. I hate what you symbolise @Official_EDL, you don't represent me or the… 7 hours ago
- RT @BlankMedia: And submissions for the #equals publication are welcome from illustrators/essayists/photographers/poets/writers http://t.co… 9 hours ago
- RT @BlankMedia: A reminder that the call-out for contributors for the #equals event includes musicians/performers/video artists http://t.co… 9 hours ago
- Ah people who complain about the "PC Brigade" really do tend to be #sexist and/or #racist #bigots time to #unfriend 9 hours ago
- Exclusive interview with Skin from Skunk Anansie
- Twitter: Procrastination, productivity and pain
- The drawbacks of Twitter bitching
- The Accrington Pals, Royal Exchange Manchester. Bitter, brutal and beautiful!
- Rats’ Tales at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre
- The Country Wife at the Royal Exchange
- I interview Shell Zenner – The godmother of new music
- Bringing classical music out of the concert hall and into the art world!
- I discuss ‘Madchester’ with Dave Haslam
- Blank Media Collective Projector Series
Category Archives: Pop Culture
It is both suitable and exciting that on International Women’s Day and on the eve of an extensive tour I post my interview with one of the best British front women on the scene. Talking with Skin from Skunk … Continue reading
Like your best bitched about local bus service, having written one piece about twitter, another follows quickly after. Of course I would have written it a damned site quicker had I been able to stay off the bleeding thing. But … Continue reading
At a recent social gathering there was a consensus of horror when I revealed my phone. It is a complete brick, a rubber one at that, for no matter how many times I have gone at its life, it has … Continue reading
What springs to mind when you imagine ‘Manchester’ music? The gospel according to google images is quite telling when you search the term. Similarly the immense success of this summers Stone Roses resurgence certainly demonstrates how closely we hold our … Continue reading
Amidst a week of ‘back to work’ and ‘January blues’ tweets came a sudden and unavoidable buzz amongst the creative Mancs in my network (in particular Debbie Manley who is the ‘what’s on’ font of all Mancunian knowledge. Statuses and … Continue reading
81/284 People of a certain age will have jingle, jangle, jewellery, jewellery memories of Top Of The Pops, presented by Jimmy Saville. Others will have flicked and fond memories of Noel Edmonds or even more 80s inspired bad bleach dreams … Continue reading
43/322 How wonderful it is to run your own personal website. Be it a blog or otherwise, it is a great opportunity to express yourself freely; to share with others what you choose; and to have thousands of people mock … Continue reading
40/325 In Banksy goes to Hollywood in The Independent today was the news that the graffiti artist has again crossed the pond. As the Oscars draw closer, for which his film Exit Through the Gift Shop is nominated for Best … Continue reading
39/326 I have always loved Gary Numan. I have no idea where that has come from as I don’t recall any of my older siblings listening to him and he had his heyday before I was old enough to say … Continue reading
38/327 A couple of weeks ago I wrote about My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. My main issue was how the fuss being made over the heavy-weight wedding dresses, porno outfits and spray tans was in fact tackily glossing over the … Continue reading