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#YOURPARTYPLANNER – #SUFFRAGETTECITYMCR – PORTRAIT OF WOMEN IN MANCHESTER MUSIC

It's 2018 - and we've already hit the ground running. In this year that celebrates and highlights the centenary of women's suffrage, I am proud to be featured amongst the 25 STRONG portraits in the 'Suffragette City' exhibition that has been curated by media powerhouse and Manchester Digital Music Archive co-founder Alison Surtees and photographed by Elspeth Moore.
realpaulette
January 19, 2018
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HOW TO KILL A DJ – CHAPTER 5

Friday October 9th WAKE UP All you fear is fear itself, Check out your own backyard before you check out someone else. https://youtu.be/NGGRi2CEFu8 Janet Damita Jo Jackson’s ‘Unbreakable’ has been soundtracking my days recently. I love everything about it – from design and styling to the lyrics and feel that we are practically twins under the skin, being fierce black…
Paulette
August 19, 2016
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HOW TO KILL A DJ – CHAPTER 4 PT. 2

Saturday October 3rd TO EXCEL, NOT COMPETE   WORD OF THE DAY (Collins 2008) PASADO ADJECTIVE Past, Bad, Overdone, Out of date NOUN MASCULINE Past, Atelier Noun A Workshop or studio, especially of an artist, artisan or designer https://youtu.be/yyhL0ioST_U   The opening notes of Otis Redding’s ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ are playing in my head. Since I was small…
Paulette
August 19, 2016
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HOW TO KILL A DJ – Day 2

TO MAKE CHANGES NOT EXCUSES I have lived and breathed music since before I was born. My musical heritage started with my mum, Blanche, who was a jazz and cabaret singer. In the 60s she co-owned ‘The Ebony Club’, the first integrated dance club in Manchester. Legend has it that, when she was pregnant with me and my twin, her…
Paulette
March 24, 2016
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LOVE LETTER TO IBIZA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQvs9tmzWtEThey say if you can survive the winter then you are meant to be here. It’s not so much that it’s an expedition worthy of polar or arctic preparations but Ibiza is financially a summer seasonal island ergo winters here are, economically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually testing. Everything here that you once considered important – the post office, the bank, the…
Paulette
April 27, 2014
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ROOTS

Grounding or zero? Around this time last year I had three gardening face - offs 1) Jimson Weed 2) the wall climbing ivy 2) a giant vibrant violet thistle: all glorious weeds in real life that were each taking over a different aspect of the garden and morphing from beautiful, unusual delights into virulent, rampant and destructive blights. What had…
Paulette
February 28, 2014