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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Fotheringay

The Return of Fotheringay

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on The Return of Fotheringay

Fotheringay were one of the great ‘coulda, shoulda’ contenders from the golden era of folk-rock.

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Kafka's Monkey

Review: Kafka’s Monkey at HOME, Manchester

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Kafka’s Monkey at HOME, Manchester

“How would you like to play a monkey?” asked Walter Meierjohann.

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Hay Fever at The People's Theatre

Review: Hay Fever at The People’s Theatre, Newcastle

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Hay Fever at The People’s Theatre, Newcastle

If, as Oscar Wilde once said, “a little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal”, then Noel Coward’s delightfully flippant Hay Fever stays well away from the danger zone.

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Manchester Day by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Manchester Day 2015

June 17, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester Day 2015

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets to celebrate all things Manchester for the sixth Manchester Day celebration and its theme – GAME ON – on Sunday.

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Victoria Baths

Splashing out on a day of creativity at Victoria Baths

June 16, 2015 Comments Off on Splashing out on a day of creativity at Victoria Baths

When was the last time you had a day of creative indulgence?

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Penderecki

Win tickets to see Penderecki conduct the RNCM Orchestra

June 16, 2015 Comments Off on Win tickets to see Penderecki conduct the RNCM Orchestra

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE PENDERECKI CONDUCT THE RNCM AT BRIDGEWATER HALL

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Dreamers

Where are the women who write musical theatre?

June 14, 2015 Comments Off on Where are the women who write musical theatre?

Why is there such a paucity of female writers in musical theatre? This was the title of an article by critic Mark Shenton in The Stage last year. A few weeks ago a female librettist and lyricist responded to this question. Now the writers, musical director and composer of Dreamers the Musical, premiering at Oldham Coliseum this week, have their say.

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The Northern Soul Podcast: The Slow Show

June 14, 2015 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: The Slow Show

Hurrah and huzzah! It’s time for The Northern Soul Podcast.

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Red Dragonfly on Lynne Bateson's car aerial

Animal Crackers: skunks, skunk and scary critters

June 14, 2015 Comments Off on Animal Crackers: skunks, skunk and scary critters

My friend Bob has a possum story.

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Reuben Amarna and Leon Cooper, photo by Simon Mott

Feeling the Sci-Fi love: my first Comic Con

June 14, 2015 1 Comment

I’ve got a big, big confession to make – I’ve never seen the original Star Wars films.

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