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Michelangelo Drawing Blood

Michelangelo Drawing Blood, RNCM, Manchester

April 29, 2013 Comments Off on Michelangelo Drawing Blood, RNCM, Manchester

Of all the arts, contemporary dance is perhaps the most abstract and least understood.

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger! Mikron Theatre, Huddersfield

April 29, 2013 Comments Off on Don’t Shoot the Messenger! Mikron Theatre, Huddersfield

Mikron Theatre is celebrating its 42nd year. Based in Marsden, near Huddersfield, the theatre tours on a narrowboat in the summer and by road in the autumn.The company has performed in every kind of venue from pubs and village halls to the inside of a tunnel.

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Gorton Monastery

Gorton Monastery

April 19, 2013 Comments Off on Gorton Monastery

I grew up in the shadow of Gorton Monastery. Gorton was home to a vibrant Irish community and so the church followed the people.

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Blonde Bombshells

Blond Bombshells of 1943, Oldham Coliseum

April 18, 2013 Comments Off on Blond Bombshells of 1943, Oldham Coliseum

Blonde Bombshells of 1943 taps into the nostalgia for the Second World War with its lively and upbeat production at the newly refurbished Oldham Coliseum.

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Rutherford & Son at The Lowry, Salford

April 17, 2013 Comments Off on Rutherford & Son at The Lowry, Salford

It’s hard to be critical of a play that includes the phrase “nobbut a lad” four glorious times.

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Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

April 13, 2013 Comments Off on Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

When I was about eight or nine years old I went on a school trip to the Manchester Liverpool Road Station, and I can still vividly recall the diminutive astonishment of class 3a upon learning that we were standing in the world’s first railway station.

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People's History Museum

People’s History Museum, Manchester

April 13, 2013 Comments Off on People’s History Museum, Manchester

The People’s History Museum in its current form has been with us since February 2010, when it reopened after a £12.5 million, two and a half year refurbishment.

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Twelfth Night at The Lowry

April 13, 2013 Comments Off on Twelfth Night at The Lowry

It begins with the iconic soliloquy “If music be the food of love, play on.”

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Ricky Champ as Josef The Fool (left) and Ony Uhiara as Lizaveta in CANNIBALS by Rory Mullarkey (Royal Exchange Theatre until 27 April). Photo - Jonathan Keenan

Cannibals at the Royal Exchange

April 9, 2013 Comments Off on Cannibals at the Royal Exchange

Theatre reviewing is an odd job. For the most part, you are asked to form a response to a play within a matter of hours, leaving little time to ponder the whys and wherefores.

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22. Entrance to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (I). Mulberry Street, Manchester

St. Mary’s: Manchester’s Hidden Gem

April 1, 2013 Comments Off on St. Mary’s: Manchester’s Hidden Gem

If you are lucky enough to have visited Rome, you will no doubt have remarked upon the number and beauty of its churches, many of which present themselves as objects of chance discovery in the city’s charismatic streets.

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