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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Whitworth Rushes

Rush to the Whitworth Rushcart

August 30, 2013 Comments Off on Rush to the Whitworth Rushcart

It’s a tradition that had died out at the turn of the millennium but has been revived again in recent years.

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Fringe

Fringe Benefits

August 28, 2013 Comments Off on Fringe Benefits

It’s a long August spent at the Edinburgh Fringe. I keep looking wistfully back at the first show I saw, the memory fuzzy like one from my distant past. What, it was only the beginning of the month?

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at Sefton Park

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Rocks the Mike

August 28, 2013 Comments Off on The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Rocks the Mike

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra recently performed a free concert at Sefton Park, conducted by Vasily Petrenko. The event was part of The Liverpool International Music Festival. Paul Jamieson was there.

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bell-peppers

Home-grown goodies

August 27, 2013 Comments Off on Home-grown goodies

CHEF TONY SAYS: The joy of this recipe is that all the vegetables and herbs can be grown in the garden or on your windowsill.

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Norman Jay

‘The Queen has met far worse criminals than me’

August 27, 2013 Comments Off on ‘The Queen has met far worse criminals than me’

Norman Jay may have spinning discs for four decades but his Good Times night is still packing a new generation in at 2022NQ in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

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Brian Clarke Spitfires © Matthew J Graham, 2013

Brian Clarke: Born Oldham 1953

August 20, 2013 Comments Off on Brian Clarke: Born Oldham 1953

There can’t be many people who know that the world’s foremost stained glass artist is from Oldham.

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Crime novels

Why are there no crime novels with British Asian characters?

August 20, 2013 Comments Off on Why are there no crime novels with British Asian characters?

By AK Nawaz

Heard the one about the easily fatigued detective unable to outpace crooks during Ramadan? What about the drug boss who breaks off torturing his victims for midday prayer?

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Liverpool Gay Pride 2013 copyright Paul Jamieson

The Pride of Liverpool

August 20, 2013 Comments Off on The Pride of Liverpool

Northern Soul visited Liverpool’s Gay Pride earlier this month. Paul Jamieson was there to record it.

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Art Everywhere, Matthew J Graham, copyright 2013

Art for Everyone?

August 17, 2013 Comments Off on Art for Everyone?

There’s a good chance that sometime during the next week you will encounter something beautiful at a bus stop. That may be a fervent wish harboured by all of us as we wait for the number 7, but in this case it might just be true: Art Everywhere has finally arrived.

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Actors' Guild members hard at work with scripts in theatre-in-the-round. © 2013 Misha von Bennigsen

An Actor’s Life For Me

August 17, 2013 Comments Off on An Actor’s Life For Me

An actor’s life is not an easy one. Everyone knows that. The notoriously euphemistic ‘resting actor’ jibe often bandied about with abandon. The endless rejections. The lack of money. The bloody day job.

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