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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Win lunch for two at Manchester House

July 28, 2015 Comments Off on Win lunch for two at Manchester House

WIN A SET LUNCH FOR TWO PEOPLE AT MANCHESTER HOUSE

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Daedric Armor Cosplayer at PLAY it! Gaming event, at the Museum of Science and Industry Manchester

Review: PLAY it! Manchester, MOSI

July 28, 2015 Comments Off on Review: PLAY it! Manchester, MOSI

Back in the late 90s I was stuck on a level of Tomb Raider.

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St Mary's Lighthouse by Phil Pounder

Photo Gallery: St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay

July 24, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay

Sat on a tiny island just North of Whitley Bay, St Mary’s Lighthouse is a favourite haunt on the North East coast.

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Newcastle bridges by Phil Pounder

Last orders at Intermezzo…

July 24, 2015 1 Comment

On a cloudless June day in Newcastle, the news sounded like a church bell: unable to secure an extension of its lease, Intermezzo Coffee Bar is to close in April 2016.

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Norris & Parker

Review: All Our Friends are Dead, The Kings Arms, Salford

July 24, 2015 Comments Off on Review: All Our Friends are Dead, The Kings Arms, Salford

It’s quite the daunting experience being the only 17-year-old at a pub-theatre. But All Our Friends Are Dead at Salford’s Kings Arms made me realise that I’m just as twisted as everyone else in the audience.

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Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride

Our Deirdre: a love letter to the Street’s first modern woman

July 24, 2015 Comments Off on Our Deirdre: a love letter to the Street’s first modern woman

I’ve been trying to work out why I was terribly moved by the death and subsequent tributes to Anne Kirkbride.

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Kerry Wilkinson books

Win a set of books by crime writer Kerry Wilkinson

July 24, 2015 Comments Off on Win a set of books by crime writer Kerry Wilkinson

WIN A SET OF BOOKS BY CRIME WRITER KERRY WILKINSON, AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING JESSICA DANIEL SERIES SET IN MANCHESTER

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The Last Executioner

Review: Manchester Film Festival 2015

July 24, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Film Festival 2015

There have been a few goes at this in past years. All have floundered on the jagged coastline of disinterest, underfunding, crap location, terrible films or bad timing.

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Food at Common

Review: Common, Manchester

July 20, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Common, Manchester

In Manchester’s Northern Quarter, there’s a certain kind of vibe.

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Royal Exchange © Matthew J Graham, 2013 (2)

Pre-Theatre Eats: Royal Exchange, Manchester

July 19, 2015 Comments Off on Pre-Theatre Eats: Royal Exchange, Manchester

In the first of a new series focusing on pre-theatre eats in the North West, Northern Soul’s Guy Kilty visits three restaurants within a stone’s throw of Manchester’s Royal Exchange. 

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