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Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Time Machine

Defying the Arrow of Time

June 29, 2013 Comments Off on Defying the Arrow of Time

There can be few places as profoundly lonely as the stage in a one man production.

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Keep Calm and Carry On

June 29, 2013 Comments Off on Keep Calm and Carry On

Ubiquitous really does apply to the Keep Calm logos that have appeared on everything from maternity clothing and mugs to posters and t-shirts.

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Effie Gray

Yours Sincerely, Effie Gray

June 29, 2013 Comments Off on Yours Sincerely, Effie Gray

An exhibition and conference at a literary gem in Manchester is this weekend exploring the life of Effie Gray through her letters.

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Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

June 29, 2013 Comments Off on The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

One of the criticisms of the Manchester International Festival is that it doesn’t include any of the region’s innovative and homegrown talent. By contrast, the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival is very much about local talent, as well as a sprinkling of the already mildly famous.

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Danger Mouse

That’s Where Danger Mouse Lives, That Is

June 29, 2013 Comments Off on That’s Where Danger Mouse Lives, That Is

Some experiences simply make you smile. If you’re lucky that smile won’t have been raised at someone else’s expense or require cynicism or guile to be unlocked.

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Beethoven Remix

RNCM Beethoven Remix

June 25, 2013 Comments Off on RNCM Beethoven Remix

The RNCM is having a big year: 40 free concerts to celebrate its 40th anniversary, an awesome Beethoven festival and a catalogue of events at its home on Oxford Road and around the city.

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Songbird

The Unwelcome Companion

June 23, 2013 Comments Off on The Unwelcome Companion

For many people, it’s a certain song. For others, a familiar place, a type of drink or a favourite dish. For lots of us, it’s absolutely nothing at all.

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The Shop of Little Horrors

The Shop of Little Horrors at The Met, Bury

June 23, 2013 Comments Off on The Shop of Little Horrors at The Met, Bury

I know I’m not on my own when I say that I’ve always found puppets scary. I trace it back to watching a black and white film from 1945 called Dead of Night.

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Yorkshire’s East Coast: an undiscovered cultural oasis

June 23, 2013 Comments Off on Yorkshire’s East Coast: an undiscovered cultural oasis

Bridlington, once a forgotten East Yorkshire coastal town, has had a new lease of life thanks to David Hockney, one of the UK’s greatest modern artists, who now lives there.

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Before Midnight at The Cornerhouse, Manchester

June 23, 2013 Comments Off on Before Midnight at The Cornerhouse, Manchester

Just about the closest cinematic parallel to Richard Linklater’s ongoing story of Jesse and Celine, as chronicled at roughly nine-year intervals in Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and now Before Midnight, is the late Francois Truffaut’s wonderful Antoine Doinel series.

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