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From a Dark Place book launch, image by Kerry Hargreaves

Review: From a Dark Place: How a Family Coped with Drug Addiction, Albert Square Chop House, Manchester

February 20, 2017 No Comments

Sitting in the dimly lit bar of Manchester’s Albert Square Chop House – nursing what can only be described as the world’s biggest (and most expensive at £6) gin and tonic – I wait for the launch of From a Dark Place: How A Family Coped with Drug Addiction to begin.

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Win tickets to Angel of the House, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

February 20, 2017 Comments Off on Win tickets to Angel of the House, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

WIN TICKETS TO ANGEL OF THE HOUSE AT HOPE MILL THEATRE, MANCHESTER

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Review: The House of Bernarda Alba, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The House of Bernarda Alba, Royal Exchange, Manchester

“It’s Middlemarch gone mad,” I heard someone say in the interval.

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Andrew McLain who plays John , image by Lee Baxter 

Review: Hidden, The Horsfall, Ancoats, Manchester

February 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Hidden, The Horsfall, Ancoats, Manchester

I am infuriatingly punctual. I can’t bear tardiness which means I’m usually left standing outside in the cold, or at the bar, waiting for others to show up.

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Playwright and songwriter Lizzie Nunnery talks to Northern Soul

February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Playwright and songwriter Lizzie Nunnery talks to Northern Soul

Inspired by stories of her grandfather’s time in the Navy during World War Two and other tales from naval veterans, Narvik, the new play with songs produced by Manchester-based theatre company Box of Tricks, is just one of a whole host of projects this year penned by the award-winning Liverpool-based playwright and songwriter Lizzie Nunnery.

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Review: Narvik, HOME, Manchester

February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Narvik, HOME, Manchester

“This is a basement, a ship, an attic room, the coast of Norway, the Arctic…water is on the ground.”

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Review – T2: Trainspotting, Danny Boyle Q&A, HOME, Manchester

February 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review – T2: Trainspotting, Danny Boyle Q&A, HOME, Manchester

It beggars belief but it was 20 years ago that Danny Boyle and his team introduced a special preview screening of Trainspotting to a sold-out crowd at Manchester’s Cornerhouse.

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Julie McCarthy, Creative Producer at 42nd Street, Manchester (image by Paul Husband)

The team at 42nd Street talk mental wellbeing, The Horsfall and Ancoats

January 30, 2017 Comments Off on The team at 42nd Street talk mental wellbeing, The Horsfall and Ancoats

I once set up a creative writing class at a youth centre. I went armed with Berol handwriting pens and my own teenage experience. Only two lads turned up. They laughed, teasing me and each other.

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Crouching Tiger(beer), Hidden Dragon: Chinese New Year in Manchester

January 30, 2017 Comments Off on Crouching Tiger(beer), Hidden Dragon: Chinese New Year in Manchester

I am starting to think that my greed for gyoza and Tsingtao beer displeases the gods.

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Life is a cabaret. Or is it? Cabaret Voltaire, Hope Mill Theatre Café, Manchester

January 30, 2017 Comments Off on Life is a cabaret. Or is it? Cabaret Voltaire, Hope Mill Theatre Café, Manchester

Cabaret Voltaire 101 is a new group celebrating Dadaism more than 100 years after its inception.

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