Monthly Archives: June 2013
If you want to see some moving, environmentally-conscious, high-quality photography, the Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013 exhibition is for you.Read the full story..
Let me say from the outset that The French at The Midland doesn’t come cheap. At £55 for the six course tasting menu and £50 for the wine flight to go with it, it took up the £110.07 I got from a pre-emptive raid on my piggy bankRead the full story..
The definition of a barbecue is cooking over an open flame, either over coals or gas (I prefer charcoal, gives the food a better flavour). So, when the editor of Northern Soul asked me to review the new Calor Grill-2-Go portable BBQ, I quibbled over the use of the word ‘barbecue’.Read the full story..
If I was going to dress up as any character in The Rocky Horror Show, I always thought it would be Magenta. For many years we shared the same style: a back-combed mop, too much eye make-up, fish nets. All I really had to do was find a French maid’s outfit.Read the full story..
Typical. You wait ages for a sassy redhead to strut her stuff in town, then two show up at once. But a discerning audience eschewed the attractions of Rihanna at the Arena to celebrate the, shall we say a tad more mature, virtues of Bonnie Raitt and her seasoned band at the Apollo.Read the full story..
Chorlton has a coffee festival now. Twenty years ago, the chances of those words, being used in that precise order, would have been so astronomical that it would have required a computer of HAL 9000 proportions to calculate the odds.Read the full story..
I first heard the name Grace Darling when a friend of mine was involved in a singing group named after the reluctant Victorian heroine. Initially, I’d misheard their name and wrongly assumed they were the Grey Starlings, which made some sense as birds sing, right?Read the full story..
- Picture Gallery: An Unprecedented Year by Rob Pointon, Contemporary Six, Manchester
- “They’ve taken me under their wing.” Chef Dane Smart talks about Manchester’s Molly House and its new menu
- Good News in Focus: Gail Myerscough, a surface pattern designer and illustrator
- The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021
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