I caught up with Sam Smith and his team following him winning 4 Mobo awards. There was no studio available at the BBC. We walked across the road and used the crypt in the church opposite to record the audio interview on the link below.
Sir Ken Robinson was born in the shadow of Goodison park in Liverpool. The home of Everton Football club. One of seven children he had aspirations to play for the football team but was struck down by Polio at the age of four. Although his brother Neil played football professionally for Everton and other clubs. His Father who played semi-professional football was also injured in a work accident on the docks in Liverpool. Although as a child he was confined to bed initially he was able to attend the Margaret Beaven Special School. Then later the Liverpool Collegiate School due to his accomplishments in school. He then attended Breton Hall College of Education were he was awarded a degree in Education. Completing his Phd at the University of London researching drama and theatre in Education.
The American soprano Jessye Norman, sadly died of complications from a spinal cord injury aged 74, in September of last year. She was one of the most prominent singers in the last quarter of the 20th century. At her peak, her regal stage manner, brought her immense prestige and high fees.
Miten ~ Temple at Midnight ~ by Phil Cartwright
I was asked to call a hotel room in Manchester, UK and ask for Ms. Lincoln. I was transferred through reception and asked my name before being transferred, and Belinda duly answered.