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Monthly Archives: October 2013

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Fiddler on the Roof

October 30, 2013 Comments Off on Fiddler on the Roof

There’s something a bit special about this new national tour of Fiddler on the Roof: the role of Tevye, the poor milkman and protagonist of the story, is taken by Paul Michael Glaser, he of Starsky & Hutch fame and also part of the original film adaptation.

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Bigmouth Strikes Again

October 29, 2013 Comments Off on Bigmouth Strikes Again

Rejoice! A leading British publisher has brought us a book by a member of a great modern British band, someone who can write skilful, balanced prose which demonstrates an encyclopedic knowledge of his chosen field of home-grown pop, particularly the pre-Beatles era.

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The Church for Atheists

October 26, 2013 Comments Off on The Church for Atheists

It may seem an oxymoron but people who don’t believe in a god are the world’s third largest ‘faith’ group. Now the Sunday Assembly movement aims to give Britain’s nine million atheists their own church.

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Fruitcake and Fromage: Riding the Tour de France (in Yorkshire)

October 26, 2013 Comments Off on Fruitcake and Fromage: Riding the Tour de France (in Yorkshire)

“We gotta do that!” These were the words I used over dinner in Mallorca earlier this year.

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90 Degree Citizen at Manchester Museum

October 22, 2013 Comments Off on 90 Degree Citizen at Manchester Museum

Beginning in the foyer and spreading towards the café at Manchester Museum is an exhibition of some significance.

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Everything Everything

October 22, 2013 Comments Off on Everything Everything

This was a homecoming gig (of sorts) for Manchester-based Everything Everything. They gave their all – and it showed.

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Goldfrapp: Performer as Curator

October 22, 2013 Comments Off on Goldfrapp: Performer as Curator

Goldfrapp are one of those bands where substance meets style to an often mesmerising effect.

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A Highland Romance

October 17, 2013 Comments Off on A Highland Romance

The first thing that strikes you about this intriguing exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery is the darkness of Gallery 6, its Farrow & Ball-painted dark purple walls contrasting with the brightness of the preceding permanent exhibition rooms.

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That Dame Upstairs

October 17, 2013 Comments Off on That Dame Upstairs

I’m so very glad I had my camera on me last Thursday. In town anyway, and with an hour to kill, I spotted a “life drawing drop-in and photography session” at Cornerhouse

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Critical Mass

October 16, 2013 Comments Off on Critical Mass

What on earth is all this about? That was my overriding thought as I stood in a warm and still St Peter’s Square in Manchester.

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