5
May
2011

Book of The Month for April 2011 A Darker Domain- Val McDermid

Acclaimed crime writer Val McDermid`s narrative `A Darker Domain` is the Gill Appleton choice for the April 2011 Book Of The Month programme in association with Middlesbrough Libraries and the upcoming 3rd Middlesbrough Literary Festival ( original TX on www.southsidebroadcasting.com for Friday April 8th 2011 )

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1
Sep
2010

The Singer`s Singer- Michele Monro

The August 2010 Book of the Month features the top biography of her father Matt by Michele Monro - with Gill Appleton. Gill Prouse & Alex Lewczuk

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1
Sep
2010

Jules Clare & Khadim Hussain

Award winning poet Jules Clare &  ace author/poet Khadim Hussain ( whose book Boro Football Poems 2009.2010 is available NOW ) join University of Belmont English Graduate Simon Marshall in conversation and performance ( original tx on www.southsidebroadcasting.com Hospedia Channel 1 on Friday August 27th 2010 )

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30
Jul
2010

Moonshine Magic for the July Book of the Month

Gill Appleton from Middlesbrough Library services & co-hosts Gill Prouse & Alex Lewczuk this month feature a marvellous mid-summer treat from ace author Christina Jones www.christinajones.co.uk who also had the honour of being the first author featured in this year`s Middlesbrough Literary festival- her audio interview with Southside can easily be found under our literary festival section or use the search facility on the right.

August`s book of the month is `The Singer`s Singer` by Michele Monro www.mattmonro.com  and should be online and available on or shortly after August 27th 2010- All comments welcome and feel free to suggest any authors and/or titles you would like to hear featured on the programme.

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28
Jul
2010

Michele Monro at Southside

On the eve of her debut at the second Middlesbrough Literary festival, Michele Monro  www.mattmonro.com stopped off at the Southside Studio to have a `live` studio chat with managing editor Alex Lewczuk and take the Southside Song-Identifier Challenge ! ( Original TX on Southside on Friday July 24th 2010 )- photos on www.facebook.com/southsidebroadcasting

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28
Jul
2010

Marina Fiorato in top form at Marton Library

Ace author Marina Fiorato www.marinafiorato.com chats with Alex Lewczuk and a variety of southsiders including Aaron Craig & Gill Prouse about her triumphant return to the Middlesbrough Literary festival with her 3rd fantastic novel `The Botticelli Secret` www.beautiful-books.co.uk

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28
Jul
2010

Michele Monro & Graeme Harper debut at Litfest

Some after event comments from top biographer Michele Monro ( www.mattmonro.com ) & Bafta award-winning Director Graeme Harper following their joint event at the 2010 Middlesbrough Literary festival on Saturday July 24th 2010- Photos on www.facebook.com/southsidebroadcasting

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21
Jul
2010

From Coronation Street to Middlesbrough

Join BAFTA award-winning Director Graeme Harper as he reveals some teasing snippets from the world of Coronation Street, including the news he`s been asked to direct the 50th anniversary episode as well as finding our his views on the recent FIFA World Cup and what he`s likely to be doing on Saturday July 24th at Middlesbrough reference library at 1.00p.m ( original TX on Hospedia Channel 1 in the James Cook University Hospital Saturday July 17th 2010 )

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15
Jul
2010

Gods, gangsters & honour at Berwick Hills

Continuing the super 2010 Middlesbrough Literary Festival, legendary showbiz lawyer Steven Machat shared some of his life philosophy with the audience on Tuesday July 13th. With interviews with local musician Dan Pettitt & Lifest co-creator ( & fine singer ) Sara Dennis also featured, Steven chats to Southside Managing Editor Alex Lewczuk about his fascinating life journey

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4
Jul
2010

Marina Fiorato- The Botticelli Secret

With a Classical musical intro from Vivaldi, ace author Marina Fiorato www.marinafiorato.com returns to Southside to share some of the fascinating production points behind her latest novel `The Botticelli Secret` and looks ahead to her upcoming session on Monday 26th July at Marton library for the second Middlesbrough book festival.

With all 3 of her books `The Glassblower of Murano`, `The Madonna of the Almonds` AND `The Botticelli Secret`  having been selected as a Book of the Month on our regular BOTM podcast in association with Middlesbrough library services- the Fiorato magic is in full force and it`s surely only a matter of time before other fine Fiorato family members make their Southside debuts ( a series on Renaissance Italy may well be in the offing :) )

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