Archive for the ‘Free Culture’ Category

Manchester International Festival – and an alternative

Friday, June 29th, 2007

The Manchester International Festival runs from 28th June to 15th July in Manchester. It features a range of events, from dance, through art to Music.

Brand new this year is a completely unofficial, alternative fringe event. It hosts over 50 gigs, art exhibitions and other events. We’re running a special Songs for the Bath Tub event at Trof in the Northern Quarter. And I’m being interviewed and doing a live set on Manchester’s all fm on monday 9th July, 3-4pm.

Open Office and Ubuntu Linux

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

For a lot of my music, word-processing stuff I’ve moved away from Windows, to Linux, a free operating system for your computer that lets you run nearly all the programs you need. For a very readable overview on installing Ubuntu Linux, see this blog