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Review: Around the World in 80 Days, The Lowry, Salford

December 8, 2017 No Comments

It’s been retold a hundred times but, as everyone knows, at the start of Jules Verne’s original novel the Victorian gentlemen Phileas Fogg makes a bet that he can cross the globe in, well, 80 days.

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The Bear by Raymond Briggs at Waterside Arts Centre Picture © Jason Lock Photography

Review: The Bear, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

December 8, 2017 No Comments

Sale Waterside has delivered some fine Christmas family shows in recent years, specialising in hand-crafted, smaller-scale work that punches above its weigh and delights younger audiences.

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Mary-Ellen McTague at Aumbry. Photo by Chris Payne.

“Good food doesn’t need to be an elitist thing.” Northern Soul talks to chef Mary-Ellen McTague

December 6, 2017 No Comments

Long ago, back before it was subsumed into a south Manchester suburb, Chorlton-cum-Hardy was a village dominated by farmlands and dotted with dairies.

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Review: Jesca Hoop, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

December 6, 2017 No Comments

Resplendent in a remarkable red dress which makes her look part flamenco dancer and part Dalek, Jesca Hoop takes to The Stoller Hall stage for something like a homecoming gig.

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Review: Dog & Partridge, Didsbury, Manchester

November 30, 2017 No Comments

There’s finest Iberican ham on the menu at the Dog & Partridge in Didsbury where once there was none.

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Review: Asha’s, Manchester

November 24, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Asha’s, Manchester

In India, Asha Bhosle, now 84, is much adored as a legendary playback singer – that is, a vocalist to whose performance a Bollywood actor mimes – in more than 1,000 Hindi films dating back to before the Second World War.

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“Bollocks to that, we’ll do it here.” The Fall’s Paul Hanley talks about his history of Manchester music

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on “Bollocks to that, we’ll do it here.” The Fall’s Paul Hanley talks about his history of Manchester music

Much-venerated Manchester band The Fall have had a whole host of different line-ups over the years, but during their early 80s glory days they were driven by a particularly notable rhythm section.

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Film Review: Paddington 2

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review: Paddington 2

Three years ago, when the first Paddington feature film was released, expectations were seriously low.

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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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“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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