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Lemn Sissay, Something Dark

Review: Something Dark, HOME, Manchester

October 21, 2017 No Comments

Lemn Sissay is magnetic.

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David Agnew, credit Chris Payne

“This festival is all about profiling and celebrating the range of great music described as folk.” David Agnew, director of Manchester Folk Festival

October 17, 2017 No Comments

For several years, the Homegrown festival at Bury Met, with its associated Folk Expo industry event, has been one of the most significant dates on the international folk and roots music calendar.

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“Take the music very seriously, but don’t take yourself very seriously.” Northern Soul chats to Mark Radcliffe about radio, writing and Galleon Blast

October 17, 2017 No Comments

When Mark Radcliffe was given his first national Radio 1 show, Out on Blue Six, back in April 1991, it came with an enigmatic promotional shot of him wearing a black cowl and shades.

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Herman Yau

Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017, HOME, Manchester

October 6, 2017 Comments Off on Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017, HOME, Manchester

Some 20 years ago, I remember watching the Royal Yacht Britannia sail out of Hong Kong harbour after the ceremonial handover of the territory to China to create the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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thumbnail_People Places & Things pic 4 (02034) - photo by Johan Persson

Review: People, Places & Things, HOME, Manchester

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: People, Places & Things, HOME, Manchester

First off, it should probably be acknowledged that there are noticeable similarities between this rather brilliant production and the National Theatre’s The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.

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England is Mine

Film Review: England is Mine, HOME, Manchester

August 4, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review: England is Mine, HOME, Manchester

Of the many and varied responses to the news that a Morrissey biopic was being made, probably the most salient can be summed up thus: “Oh no, please don’t encourage him”.

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Albert Herring, Buxton Opera Festival

Opera Reviews: Albert Herring at Buxton Opera Festival, and other opera goings-on

July 26, 2017 Comments Off on Opera Reviews: Albert Herring at Buxton Opera Festival, and other opera goings-on

Summer is usually a quiet time here at the OperaWatch offices.

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Operation Black Antler

Review: Operation Black Antler, HOME, Manchester

June 12, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Operation Black Antler, HOME, Manchester

I never learn that ‘immersive theatre’ is simply fancy-speak for ‘audience participation’.

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After the Storm directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, 2016

Film Review: After the Storm

June 8, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review: After the Storm

In any given cinematic year, there’s an unpredictable, uneven batch of releases.

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Rose, by Martin Sherman

Review: Rose, HOME, Manchester

June 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Rose, HOME, Manchester

Rose is by Martin Sherman, a playwright who’s perhaps best-known for his Pulitzer Prize-nominated play Bent exploring the persecution of homosexuals during the Holocaust.

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