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Ghost Stories, M.R James, The Folio Society

Book Review: Ghost Stories, M.R. James

December 9, 2017 No Comments

It’s stating the obvious, when reading something written over a century ago, to say that it sounds a bit outdated for the modern day.

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Slow Readers Club by Chris Payne

Review: The Slow Readers Club, Albert Hall, Manchester

November 30, 2017 No Comments

“Readers! Readers! Readers!” chanted a legion of rafter-shaking music fans at Manchester’s Albert Hall, a former Methodist hall and chapel just down the road from the city’s Central Library.

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Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

Review: Emily Barker, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

November 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Emily Barker, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

You can tell a good singer by the way they sing out of tune.

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Review: Cabaret, The Lowry, Salford

November 9, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Cabaret, The Lowry, Salford

The secret of good timing is comedy, as the saying doesn’t go.

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St Petersburg SO

Review: St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Leeds Town Hall

November 4, 2017 Comments Off on Review: St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Leeds Town Hall

Hmm. Ominous silence from Putin’s St Petersburg, cradle of the October Revolution, in its centenary month.

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