Author Archives: Luke Botham

Pigeon Detectives perform ‘Unforgettable’ gig in Lincoln

With the crowd surfing, ceiling pole swinging and high kicks, I think it is fair to say that there was no absence of energy in The Pigeon Detectives performance on Tuesday night. Jo Peplow-Revell went along.

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Frequency Festival Day One – Preview.

The second bi-annual Frequency Festival took off in Lincoln last night. This year, the festival aims to show audiences how technology affects the ways they interact with the world around them.

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Jim Broadbent: “You learn so much by making films.”

The Engine Shed’s Platform looks fairly normal, considering it’s currently acting as the VIP room of what can only be described as a very unique after party. Stood near the bar with a pint and a plate of sandwiches, Oscar winning actor Jim Broadbent is taking a well-earned rest after hosting Lincoln’s annual LAFTA awards.

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5 Minutes With… The Loveable Rogues

Elaine Brown also contributed to this report.  Just How Loveable are The Loveable Rogues? They’d definitely give puppies a run for their money on the loveable scale.

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Interview: Rob Beckett

After winning four awards in his first year alone, Rob Beckett has grown and grown in the world of stand-up comedy. And tonight, he’s in Lincoln.

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5 Minutes With…Iain Mahanty

Alice Rose also contributed to this report.  Following hit singles “Give Me What I Want” and “Saturday” in 2008, Welsh rock band Kids in Glass Houses have come a long way. 3 albums later, they’re back on tour to promote their new album Peace. The Linc had a chat to guitarist Iain Mahanty before their […]

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Radio 1’s Huw Stephens: “Freshers is the most fun ever!”

Fresh out of presenting Reading Festival’s TV coverage, he hosts one of Radio 1’s most popular weekend shows. But this success hasn’t come easily; It’s a whopping 14 years since a teenage Huw Stephens joined the BBC. At just 17, he became Radio 1’s youngest ever presenter.

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5 Minutes With…Marvin Humes.

Daniel Baker and Luke Botham contributed to this report.  After six years and five UK number ones, JLS star Marvin Humes is ready to take his career in a slightly different direction. Following the band’s split, he’s started his own radio show on Capital FM, debuted his presenting skills on ITV’s This Morning with wife Rochelle and […]

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