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Lisa Ventura is Managing Director of Ventura Communications Ltd, a local PR and Marketing company with clients as wide ranging as NHS Plus, Abraxus Records and the Not Just Sauce Worcester Music
Festival, which is a 3 day event in August 2008 showcasing over 100 bands in over 20 venues in Worcester City Centre, with the aim of raising money for Charity including for St Richard’s
She is also a freelance journalist and writer, runs several websites including www.worcesterwomen.net and is often to be found on the Malvern Hills walking her two dogs to relax.
Posted at 12:22pm Friday 7th September 2007
I was very saddened to hear about the death of Luciano Pavarotti yesterday; I knew he was ill with cancer but I didn’t realise he was that ill. Despite the fact that I am predominantly into rock and metal music I am a huge fan of his and love “Nessun Dorma” to bits.
Posted at 2:15pm Sunday 19th August 2007
Posted at 3:06pm Saturday 23rd June 2007
The other Saturday morning I took part in a “Keep Our Post Offices Open” rally outside the main Post Office in Foregate Street. It was organised by the Worcester Conservatives and the Parliamentary Candidate for Worcester, Robin Walker, was in attendance.
Posted at 1:55pm Saturday 26th May 2007
Tonight saw the debut gig of Pippa Jennings, Worcester’s brightest up and coming female vocalist to date at the Virgin Tavern in Worcester. She started off her set with the popular track “Sound of the Underground” by Girls Aloud, where she brought a unique and fresh energy and style.
Posted at 8:15pm Thursday 24th May 2007
Friday 25th May 2007 sees the debut of one of Worcester’s most promising singers to date, Pippa Jennings, at the Virgin Tavern on the Tolladine Road in Worcester. Pippa is a rare breed because unlike many wannabe singers out there, she actually has plenty of talent and charisma which will be evident in her debut performance.
Posted at 7:54pm Thursday 24th May 2007
Posted at 1:32pm Sunday 13th May 2007
Last night saw the annual Eurovision Song Contest take place in Helsinki, hosted there because metal band Lordi won last year’s Eurovision song contest by a mile. I can’t believe that it is a year since Lordi won Eurovision, it seems like two minutes ago.
Posted at 11:42am Friday 11th May 2007
Posted at 9:50am Monday 7th May 2007
Posted at 12:08pm Sunday 15th April 2007
Posted at 4:11pm Saturday 24th March 2007
This is just a very quick entry before I depart for the warmer climes of Tunisia. I am in much need of a holiday as I have had a very busy and hectic year so far and it has been a while since my last holiday too. My case is packed, my sun tan lotion is packed and all that remains for me to do is to get to the airport and get my flight.
Posted at 5:51pm Sunday 18th March 2007
This weekend saw the arrival of a much awaited event in my calendar – the start of the Grand Prix season with the Australian Grand Prix, and what a start it was!
Posted at 9:50am Sunday 11th March 2007
Posted at 6:01pm Saturday 3rd March 2007
I was cheered up this morning no end to hear that Ben Mills who took part in last years X Factor is releasing his first single on Monday called “Beside You”. I have been hooked on Ben and his voice from the moment I first saw him audition on X Factor last year, and I knew he was different.
Posted at 7:52pm Sunday 25th February 2007
For the last two weeks I have been glued to the TV on a Tuesday night at 9pm with the welcome return of Life on Mars to BBC-1. I loved every episode of the first series and was over the moon when they said they were making another series as I love 1970’s culture, music and TV and everything about the 70’s.
Posted at 5:43pm Tuesday 20th February 2007
Posted at 6:52pm Friday 9th February 2007
As I write this much of the UK is covered with a thick blanket of heavy snow. It started on Wednesday night and hasn’t stopped much since, and ironically where I live in the Midlands (Worcester) we usually escape it with the brunt of any bad weather affecting the surrounding areas due to the shelter of the Malvern Hills and the city being in a dip. Not so this time.
Posted at 12:14pm Sunday 4th February 2007
Well it’s been an interesting week. My right hand has been really sore with a very swollen tendon so I’ve had it strapped up for the majority of the week, trying to rest it as best I can around everything I have to do and I’ve been very tired as it has been waking me up in the night with the pain. This is despite taking anti-inflammatories and painkillers and keeping it strapped up. To be honest it is beginning to do my head in now, so I think a visit to the docs about it will be in order if it doesn’t go down in the next couple of days.
Posted at 8:39pm Monday 29th January 2007
Last night was the long awaited return of Top Gear and more importantly of Richard “The Hamster” Hammond following his horrific car crash last year in a jet powered car at over 300mph where he nearly died from severe head and brain injuries.
Posted at 4:07pm Sunday 28th January 2007
Well not literally, it’s a line from the song “Rock n Roll All Night” by Kiss and I’m listening to it because I’m addicted to Family Jewels at the moment and I am not ashamed to admit that I can’t stop watching it.