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A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death

May 31, 2013 Comments Off on A Matter of Life and Death

It is crucial to have a firm grip on the narrative. Persuasive, convincing dialogue is imperative.

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The Honey Bee

The Honey Bee, Wilmslow

May 31, 2013 Comments Off on The Honey Bee, Wilmslow

You know those bank holiday weekends where you plan to do one thing and end up doing something else entirely? Well, that was my bank holiday Monday.

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Posh Tramps and Papooshes

Posh Tramps and Papooses, Chorlton

May 30, 2013 Comments Off on Posh Tramps and Papooses, Chorlton

The differences between North and South Manchester – both real and imagined – are presented to hilarious effect in Posh Tramps and Papooses – the new production from Manchester’s excellent MaD Theatre Company.

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Manchester Sound

Dear Sisters of the Earth…

May 29, 2013 Comments Off on Dear Sisters of the Earth…

Going to school in Manchester I learnt about the Peterloo Massacre because the leaders of Manchester City Council, in those days at least, thought that we should know about a key event in the campaign for the vote which had taken place in the city.

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Islington Mill

Intervention Talk at Islington Mill Studios, Salford

May 29, 2013 Comments Off on Intervention Talk at Islington Mill Studios, Salford

Ten minutes walk from Manchester city centre is Islington Mill Studios, a former cotton-spinning mill which has been rehabilitated as the ultimate bohemian art space, thanks to the not inconsiderable efforts of ex-Central St. Martin’s fashion student and Salfordian Bill Campbell.

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Garlicky goodness – Week Two

May 29, 2013 Comments Off on Garlicky goodness – Week Two

Wild Garlic Soup and Pan-Roasted Lamb Rump

CHEF TONY SAYS: Welcome back to my Ramsons/wild garlic special. Remember this is a short season and is normally over by June.

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The Story of Peterloo

May 29, 2013 Comments Off on The Story of Peterloo

Being a tourist in your own city is an unusual and dislocating experience.

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Worlds within worlds: punk ladies, riot grrls and fanzine culture – Preview

May 22, 2013 Comments Off on Worlds within worlds: punk ladies, riot grrls and fanzine culture – Preview

As well as movements such as Chartism and the Suffragettes, the Working Class Movement Library in Salford also collects and promotes the histories of more recent radical movements including the punk scene in Britain.

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Kan

Kan at Band on the Wall, Manchester

May 22, 2013 Comments Off on Kan at Band on the Wall, Manchester

You know how sometimes you go to a show and you can just feel that this is somehow a tipping point for the performers? Well, there was a definite air of “event” about Kan’s triumphant show at Band On The Wall, and not just because the likes of Becky Unthank and Mike Harding were in the audience.

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I'm So Excited!

The Cornerhouse, Manchester, and I’m So Excited!

May 22, 2013 Comments Off on The Cornerhouse, Manchester, and I’m So Excited!

Fifteen months into living in Manchester and the Cornerhouse is already an old friend.

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