A Soundtrack For Your Easter Holiday – The Manchester Passion

Although I’ve not been there for a while. (Having a kid does things to your wallet).

I love Manchester. To say it holds a special place in my heart is under playing it a fair bit. I spent four years at Manchester Met University, and during that time I fell in love with not just the city and its people, but the music that seemed to be played around that area.

In fact just the other day, I was listening to a 90s music playlist on Amazon, and on came Oasis. In a moment, I pictured myself on the streets of Manchester, worried about programming, and never thinking about Facebook.

Soon after I left Manchester (*typical*), this rather odd sounding event was hosted in Manchester City Centre called, “The Manchester Passion”.

The Manchester Passion was simply described as an Easter Passion play set against the back drop of Manchester, with a Manchester sound.

Personally I wonder if its something more than that.

Anyway. Some lovely person has put the Manchester Passion on Youtube.

The day it comes down, my Easter soundtrack will be changed forever.

Tell Me Something Happy?

I was going to write a deep and meaningful response to the news from Manchester this week, but I’m out of words.

So therefore, I’m not going to write anything, besides, there is probably a better writer out there, that has written about Manchester far more beautifully than I could.

Therefore, I’m going to do something a little different, and kinda scary.

I’m going to ask you to leave a comment. 

Tell me something happy,

tell me about something that has made you smile recently,

tell me about something that gives you hope.

Tell me some good news. 

This could be something seemingly small, and not massively noteworthy, but if it seemed good to you, I want you to share it below. It might be a link to some good and positive news in the world.

Help me see something to smile about in the world.

Help other people smile.

Help others see some hope, love, and positivity.

Tell me something something happy. 

 

The Prayer Booth For Nervous Passengers At Stuttgart Airport

The Pray o Mat Prayer Booth

Back in 2012, The Sofa looked at a Prayer booth installed for nervous students at Manchester University*. Well it seems the prayer booth has gone on tour, and is now being installed at Stuttgart Airport in Germany. Perfect for nervous airplane passengers just before take off!

According to premier.org.uk:

A spokesman for Stuttgart Airport’s told Associated Press (AP) its third terminal has a new prayer booth. There are 300 prayers from various religions in 65 different languages available.

Johannes Schumm, the airport’s spokesman, said: “Often, passengers still have a bit of time before their departure at the gate.

“The prayer booth is an offer by the airport’s chaplains to provide a moment of contemplation.”

The former photo booth includes the Christian Lord’s Prayer and American TV preachers on the touch-screen display.

The booth is free of charge and will be available for three months at Stuttgart Airport’s boarding area next to Gate 310.

Read more over at premier.org.uk.

We one appearing in Manchester a few years ago, and now one in Germany, I wonder if there is just the one Prayer Booth which tours around the place, or if there’s a small army of Prayer Booths around the world?

*In fact I’ve used the photo from Manchester above.

The Manchester Passion – A Soundtrack to Easter

I have to admit.

I bloomin love Manchester, to say it holds a special place in my heart is under playing it a fair bit. I spent four years at Manchester Met University, and during that time I fell in love with not just the city, but the music that seemed to be played around that area.

Soon after I left (*typical*), this rather odd sounding event was hosted in Manchester City Centre called, “The Manchester Passion”.

The Manchester Passion is simply described as an Easter Passion play set against the back drop of Manchester, with a Manchester sound.

And some lovely person has put it on Youtube:

A Soundtrack to Easter Week – The Manchester Passion

I have to admit. Manchester holds a special place in my heart. But I guess that’s what happens when you live there for four years whilst you go to university. Soon after I left (*typical*), this rather odd sounding event was hosted in Manchester City Centre called, “The Manchester Passion”.

The Manchester Passion is simply described as an Easter Passion play set against the back drop of Manchester, with a Manchester sound.

And some lovely person has put it on Youtube:

For those living in the student areas of Manchester. Please tell me The Queen of Hearts is still open?

Weekly Round Up – The Predictable Riot Edition

I’m not sure if doing a round up of peoples comments about the riots is predictable, or sensible. Hopefully you’ll find something new here: