Monthly Archives: October 2016
“She’s driving from her home towards Newcastle but that’s the Holy Island causeway and that clearly isn’t right.”Read the full story..
The first two objects in Manchester Museum’s new exhibition Extinction or Survival? are a model of a dodo and a stuffed panda. One is extinct, of course. And the other has been brought back from the brink of extinction, thanks to the efforts of conservationists across the globe.Read the full story..
Ah, the Manchester Literature Festival. It’s proper good.
By any standards, launching a big-budget musical is a huge risk. Nor do you make it any easier for yourself by basing said musical on a much-loved property (mess with cherished notions or characters and you can come a cropper).Read the full story..
In the summer of 1997, Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre staged a new adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s 17th century comedy The Illusion, starring Trevor Baxter and Julia Sawalha. One entranced young audience member was 15 year-old Stockport lad Daniel Rigby who was making his first ever visit to the venue on a college outing.Read the full story..
It seems obvious to me now that Yves Klein‘s Leap into the Void was a fake.Read the full story..
As a young boy visiting my grandparents in Perthshire, I was told the story of a white rabbit which supposedly lived wild in a small glen just outside Gleneagles.Read the full story..
Northern Soul Awards 2017
Congratulations to all the winners at the Northern Soul Awards 2017. It was a cracking night. For the full list, click here http://awards.northernsoul.me.uk/2017-winners
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Thought for the Day: “What can it be about low temperatures that sharpens the edges of objects?” ― Ian McEwan