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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Local butcher

Chef Tony takes a walk on the Wild(bloods) side

October 16, 2013 Comments Off on Chef Tony takes a walk on the Wild(bloods) side

CHEF TONY SAYS: With this recipe it’s worth knowing a good butcher. When I say good I don’t mean the one that gives the best price, I mean the one who knows his stuff.

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James Martin comes to Manchester

October 15, 2013 Comments Off on James Martin comes to Manchester

“Northerners like bigger portions.” Ain’t that the truth. But when James Martin says so, this truism takes on a whole new resonance.

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Martha Tilston, Parenthood and Wagamama

October 15, 2013 Comments Off on Martha Tilston, Parenthood and Wagamama

Speaking over the phone from her home in Cornwall, Martha Tilston commences the interview by ushering her two small daughters away. Music is marbled right through Tilston’s family.

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The Manchester Man

The Manchester Man

October 15, 2013 Comments Off on The Manchester Man

There’s a street in the heart of Manchester called ‘Scotland’. Just ‘Scotland’. Not Scotland Road, Scotland Street or Scotland Avenue. Where are you going? Oh, I’m going to Scotland, it’s right next to the River Irk and not far from Victoria Station.

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Northern Soul – The Launch Party

October 14, 2013 Comments Off on Northern Soul – The Launch Party

Oooh, I do like a good do. And so it was that Northern Soul ‘officially’ launched to an unsuspecting public last month.

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Mark Radcliffe gets back to his roots

October 14, 2013 Comments Off on Mark Radcliffe gets back to his roots

Mark Radcliffe‘s self-confessed career highlight came in 2006 when he won Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes with a suspiciously Cornish-sounding Shane MacGowan.

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night

October 13, 2013 Comments Off on Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Long Day’s Journey Into Night is the latest show in the Bolton Octagon’s new season. This emotionally complex and conflict-ridden play is at times difficult to deal with, making it compelling theatre.

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Poetry and Scones at The Midland

October 13, 2013 Comments Off on Poetry and Scones at The Midland

Among the plethora of festivals that Manchester now hosts and boasts, the Literature Festival is neither as loud as the International Festival nor as beery as the Food and Drink Festival. It does not possess the quiet cool of the Jazz Festival or the bloody horror of Grim Up North. What it does possess is the grace and grandeur that only writers can provide.

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The Veloplan

October 13, 2013 Comments Off on The Veloplan

Have you ever set yourself a plan for the year to come? I have. Traditionally these commitments are made on New Year’s day and are broken well before February is out. This plan is different.

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The Hallé and Shostakovich…the Power and the Glory

October 13, 2013 Comments Off on The Hallé and Shostakovich…the Power and the Glory

Earlier this month the Hallé opened its 155th season. It would be reasonable to expect that the orchestra, one of the undoubted cultural crown jewels of Manchester, wanted to start things off with a bang, so to speak.

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