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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Lucy Ward

Lucy Ward goes for the folk crown

December 5, 2013 Comments Off on Lucy Ward goes for the folk crown

Folk music used to be the preserve of blokes in Arran jumpers singing tales of woes and recounting disasters down t’pit. Now a new generation of female singers like Lucy Ward have made the genre relevant again.

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West Side Story. The Tour

From East to West: how one of the greatest ever musicals was made

December 5, 2013 Comments Off on From East to West: how one of the greatest ever musicals was made

I’m by no means the world’s biggest fan of musicals. But to have an undisputed classic like West Side Story coming into Manchester town just weeks after Singin’ In The Rain is surely enough to gladden the heart of the most curmudgeonly of critics.

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Coronation Street

Ta’ra Quay Street, Hello MediaCity: Coronation Street moves house

December 5, 2013 Comments Off on Ta’ra Quay Street, Hello MediaCity: Coronation Street moves house

Many, many years ago the 14-year-old me set off on an adventure with three friends. It was the first time we’d been allowed to go to Manchester on our own.

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Manchester Museum

In the Vault of the Mummies at Manchester Museum

December 5, 2013 Comments Off on In the Vault of the Mummies at Manchester Museum

Some places imprint themselves upon your consciousness, that strange relatively inexplicable netherworld of neurons and dreams.

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Northern Soul Podcast

The Northern Soul Podcast

December 1, 2013 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast

We came, we saw, we launched a podcast.

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Ransack Theatre

Making the Cut: Fringe Theatre

December 1, 2013 Comments Off on Making the Cut: Fringe Theatre

By Alastair Michael

I have never naturally felt the same mix of fatigue, relief, adrenaline and ecstasy that I have felt as the curtain comes down on a show.

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Browns in Manchester

Bursting at the seams at Browns

December 1, 2013 Comments Off on Bursting at the seams at Browns

It’s 40 years since Browns Bar & Brasserie opened a single eatery in Brighton. Today there are 28 across the country, with the newest addition in Liverpool.

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Jeremy Deller

All That is Solid Melts into Air: Jeremy Deller and the Industrial Revolution

December 1, 2013 Comments Off on All That is Solid Melts into Air: Jeremy Deller and the Industrial Revolution

There’s a strong sense of commemoration about All That is Solid Melts into Air, the latest Hayward Touring exhibition currently showing at Manchester Art Gallery.

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Laughing Cows

Laughing Cows

December 1, 2013 Comments Off on Laughing Cows

Once upon a time comedy promoters had the odd idea that female comics were box office poison – so Laughing Cows was born.

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