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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Photography: getting back to basics

June 20, 2014 Comments Off on Photography: getting back to basics

As a keen photographer and art lover, I’ve often asked myself which of the two I prefer.

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Thinking about drinking at Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

June 20, 2014 Comments Off on Thinking about drinking at Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

The Thinking Drinkers are probably the only act to offer drinks during a performance. Now they are bringing their new show The Legends of Liquor to Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.

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Kings of Leon

June 19, 2014 Comments Off on Kings of Leon

First time I heard Kings of Leon was in 2004. The Bucket had been released as their first single off the album Aha Shake Heartbreak and it blew me away, with its raw power and unpolished energy.

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Thanks for the Memorex: rewinding the past with Record and Play

June 19, 2014 Comments Off on Thanks for the Memorex: rewinding the past with Record and Play

It’s a comment that was once so common, but is now never heard.

“I’ve made you a tape,” we would say, “a few tracks you might like.”

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Billy Liar at Manchester’s Royal Exchange

June 19, 2014 Comments Off on Billy Liar at Manchester’s Royal Exchange

I have a confession to make. I tell lies.

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Twisted Wheel

The late, lamented Twisted Wheel

June 19, 2014 Comments Off on The late, lamented Twisted Wheel

Surely a city would protect the birthplace of Northern soul music from destruction? Not Manchester.

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The aspirational shouldn’t garden

June 15, 2014 Comments Off on The aspirational shouldn’t garden

Chelsea Flower Show is over. Take a deep breath. Step away from social media. Allow your blood pressure to return to normal.

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Christmas Markets-Sausages by Chris Payne

From Street Food To Supper Clubs: Manchester goes mental for food

June 15, 2014 Comments Off on From Street Food To Supper Clubs: Manchester goes mental for food

If you paid any attention to London-centric coverage and a handful of stubborn critics, you’d be forgiven for thinking Manchester’s food scene consists of either dodgy meat pies or a frantic race for that elusive coal oil-infused Michelin star, with pretty much nothing in between.

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Angel Meadow: must-see theatre

June 13, 2014 Comments Off on Angel Meadow: must-see theatre

Immersive theatre is at its most effective when the audience has stage fright.

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An August Bank Holiday Lark

June 12, 2014 Comments Off on An August Bank Holiday Lark

According to writer Deborah McAndrew, her brief for this show from Northern Broadsides’s Barrie Rutter went something like “I want a play for the First World War Centenary in 2014

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