Welcome to year 5 of the Capture The Cathedral Photographic Competition. And what a joy it was, once again, to join the judging panel of this wonderful competition. There were over 300 entries, and after much deliberations we, the judges, were able to come up with out 4 winners.


On Sunday the 23rd of July 2017, hundreds gathered in Manchester Cathedral to celebrate diversity in song, dance, food, fun and fellowship. This was another truly wonderful event with many many highlights.


On the 13th of July 2017 all roads led to the Chesford Grange Hotel, Warwickshire for the TPAS National Finals 2017. This very special night would see our special 10th Anniversary celebrations. It has been my great pleasure to host every TPAS Awards Ceremony over the past 10 years. I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to everyone who has worked over the past decade to ensure the success of this wonderful event.


Coming soon! Yes it's true, yours truly Mike Shaft is out and about for a very special Old Skool Soul night. Hear tunes from some of the North West's great soul nights of years gone by. You'll want to be there.


Saturday the 8th of July saw the wonderful Sparkle take place in Manchester. It was a joy to behold. I had the great pleasure of hosting the Awards and the Gala Ball as well. It was truly a weekend to remember.


Well after another amazing Netball season, Staff, Players, Volunteers, Sponsors, and Fans headed to the Fabulous Hotel Football for the End of Season Awards. It was a truly amazing night and I think, a good time was had by all!


11th June 2017


Well what a night we had at the Manchester Thunder. It was a night of Manchester Music and we paid tribute to everyone affected by the Manchester Arena bomb.


Friday the 7th of April 2017, and it was time once again for us to get together for the TPAS North Region Awards Final. Congratulations to all the Nominees and the eventual winners. On now to the National Finals and very best wishes to all the Regional Finalists.


Last Monday evening saw a wonderful Netball encounter between Manchester Thunder and Hertfordshire Mavericks in front of the SKY Sports cameras. It was a truly wonderful event with the Mavericks having the best of it early in the game but with Manchester coming good when it mattered. The fans were loud and the atmosphere...ELECTRIC.