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Monthly Archives: September 2017

British Street Food Awards, image by Jon Aldridge

Photo Gallery: British Street Food Awards, GRUB Food Fair, Manchester

September 19, 2017 No Comments

Is there anything better than decent grub and a good time?

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Bill Ayres, Salford

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

September 15, 2017 No Comments

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul.

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Review: Partition, West Yorkshire Playhouse

September 13, 2017 No Comments

“Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it.” So says Malcolm of the Thane of Cawdor in Macbeth. If only the same could be said of Great Britain abandoning its Empire.

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Review: Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Bolton Octagon

September 13, 2017 No Comments

It’s 1982 and Margaret Thatcher is just getting into her stride.

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Review: Letters to Morrissey, HOME, Manchester

September 13, 2017 No Comments

Unlike most Smiths fans, I’m something of a contradiction in that I do not have warm, fuzzy feelings for Morrissey. There’s just something about him that leaves me cold.

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Leaf Manchester

Step up to the mic: Leaf opens its door to Manchester’s singer/songwriters

September 13, 2017 No Comments

Most days, if you wander through the centre of Manchester, you’re bound to encounter at least one busker having a crack at Wonderwall or something by Ed Sheeran. But if you have the talent and street performance isn’t your cup of earl grey, where do you play?

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STOMP

Win box seats for four and meet the cast on the opening of STOMP

September 12, 2017 No Comments

Win box seats for four and meet the cast on the opening of STOMP

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Cross corridor

Review: The Reformation, John Rylands Library, Manchester

September 11, 2017 No Comments

“So, what exactly is the Reformation?” asks one of my fellow journalists at the press preview of John Rylands Library’s new exhibition. There’s a pause from our guide that suggests this is not a new question.

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Seat of Learning, Manchester, Gouache, 240 x 1210, 1950

Photo Gallery: Capturing a Decade of Architectural Transformation Across the City, Jean Hobson, Contemporary Six, Manchester

September 11, 2017 No Comments

An upcoming exhibition at Contemporary Six will present a collection of paintings, pencil drawings and limited-edition screen prints that record ten years of development across Manchester city centre.

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Photo Gallery: Savage Ink -The Cartoon & The Caricature, People’s History Museum, Manchester

September 11, 2017 No Comments

Savage Ink looks at the development of the cartoon as an important form of visual protest and its often cruel and controversial imagery.

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