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ANALOGUE PROJECTION LAB by Fossil Optical on The Armory & The Rock Enlighten Bury 2017 Photo Jane Sayers_4

Photo Gallery: ENLIGHTEN Bury – Festival of Light and Sound

October 30, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: ENLIGHTEN Bury – Festival of Light and Sound

Arts producers Curated Place partnered with Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre to develop ENLIGHTEN Bury, a new sound and light festival that took place over two nights, reinventing the experience of Light Night into a high quality public art installation trail alongside an international music programme.

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Slava's Snow Show

Review: Slava’s Snow Show, The Lowry, Salford

October 30, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Slava’s Snow Show, The Lowry, Salford

The real low point was the person in the seat behind sneezing on the back of my neck. 

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Margaret Cho, Fresh off the Bloat

What’s on in November: Comedy in Manchester

October 30, 2017 Comments Off on What’s on in November: Comedy in Manchester

It’s that time of the year again where, shortly after dressing up as the dead and scaring the shit out of your elderly neighbours, we set fire to things and mess about with gunpowder to celebrate the hanging of a Catholic heretic.

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The Enchantment of Chester Zoo, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: The Enchantment of Chester Zoo

October 30, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Enchantment of Chester Zoo

The animals at the zoo have been put under a sleeping enchantment, and only you can help break the spell.

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Maggie Bain in Man to Man. A Wales Millennium Centre production. Photo - Polly Thomas

Review: Man to Man, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

October 26, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Man to Man, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Sometimes it happens that certain playwrights have a ‘moment’, a period during which their work suddenly taps into the creative consciousness bubbling just beneath our feet and causes multiple dramatic fountains to burst through.

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Blackout, The Dukes, Lancaster

Review – Blackout: Tales from Storm Desmond, The Dukes, Lancaster

October 25, 2017 Comments Off on Review – Blackout: Tales from Storm Desmond, The Dukes, Lancaster

Do you remember the pure excitement of a power cut when you were little?

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Soul Mining: The The’s Matt Johnson talks about new documentary, The Inertia Variations

October 24, 2017 Comments Off on Soul Mining: The The’s Matt Johnson talks about new documentary, The Inertia Variations

Students of scriptwriting and film-making tend to be bombarded by hard-and-fast rules, one of which says ‘your film must have incident’.

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Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

Review: Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure, Manchester Arena

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure, Manchester Arena

When a two-year-old has to be hauled out of a venue screaming “I want it again”, you would generally chalk that one up as a hit.

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Andrew McConville

Marijuana grower becomes professional horticulturalist: Northern Soul chats to Hidden Tales in Rochdale

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Marijuana grower becomes professional horticulturalist: Northern Soul chats to Hidden Tales in Rochdale

Author Phillip Pullman said that “after nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world”.

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“The success of Danger Mouse took us all by surprise.” Brian Trueman talks about the legacy of Manchester animation studio, Cosgrove Hall

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on “The success of Danger Mouse took us all by surprise.” Brian Trueman talks about the legacy of Manchester animation studio, Cosgrove Hall

Cosgrove Hall was the little animation studio that could.

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