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Monthly Archives: October 2013

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Defining Me – and Defining Manchester

October 3, 2013 Comments Off on Defining Me – and Defining Manchester

Manchester has a rich, diverse musical heritage – and every right to be fiercely proud of it. But you wouldn’t envy the man who tries to tell the entire story.

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Party Pieces

October 2, 2013 Comments Off on Party Pieces

CHEF TONY SAYS: Northern Soul held its official launch party at Kosmonaut recently, a brilliant bar in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. I provided some canapies for the event.

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An Inspector Calls

October 2, 2013 Comments Off on An Inspector Calls

Seeing An Inspector Calls at the Bolton Octagon recently left me with mixed feelings. I’d seen the play before and studied it back in my school days, so I went to see the production, directed by the theatre’s artistic director David Thacker, with a familiar anticipation and enthusiasm.

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The Wicker Man

Something Wicker This Way Comes…

October 1, 2013 Comments Off on Something Wicker This Way Comes…

Ahead of a new re-mastered release, Ian Winterton chats paganism, Christopher Lee and Nicolas Cage in a bear-suit with Wicker Man director Robin Hardy.

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Educating Rita

October 1, 2013 Comments Off on Educating Rita

The Library Theatre Company, Manchester, has a superb reputation. Attending their production of Willy Russell’s Educating Rita at The Lowry, I had high expectations. They were not met – they were surpassed with accomplished theatrical finesse.

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