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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Tree Of Codes by Ruth Hogben

Review: Tree Of Codes, Manchester International Festival

July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Tree Of Codes, Manchester International Festival

Tree Of Codes is one of those ‘wild card’ yet brilliantly successful shows that Manchester International Festival has made a bit of a specialty of miraculously pulling off over the years.

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The cast of Stuff

Review: Stuff at The Lowry, Salford

July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Stuff at The Lowry, Salford

I’ve always been able to make receiving a gift feel awkward. It’s one of the perks that comes with being an over-active worrier.

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Cymbals

What’s On in July – Music

July 7, 2015 Comments Off on What’s On in July – Music

It’s summer and tis the season of long drinks, short shorts and festivals!

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What’s On in July – Theatre

July 7, 2015 Comments Off on What’s On in July – Theatre

We know it’s summer but if you prefer spending your evenings indoors it doesn’t get better than going to the theatre.

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Jamie Sives - Arthur Miller's The Hook - Liverpool Everyman Theatre by Manuel Harlan

Review: The Hook, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Hook, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Just a few days ago I was sitting in the Liverpool Small Cinema watching a film called Still the Enemy WithinElegiac and accusatory, it’s the story of the 1984-85 miners’ strike from the perspective of the striking miners themselves. 

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The Skriker - Maxine Peake. Photo by Jonathan Keenan

Review: The Skriker, Manchester International Festival

July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Skriker, Manchester International Festival

Maxine Peake’s artistic reunion with director Sarah Frankcom after The Masque Of Anarchy and Hamlet has, predictably, proved to be one of the hottest tickets at this year’s Manchester International Festival, although it’s worth noting that it continues at the Royal Exchange for a couple of weeks beyond the end of the Festival if you’re searching for tickets.

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Southern Cemetery

Walking with ghosts: Southern Cemetery

July 4, 2015 Comments Off on Walking with ghosts: Southern Cemetery

As the cultural historian CP Lee has observed, Southern Cemetery is the dead centre of Manchester.

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Park Inn

Manchester’s Park Inn: a four star experience?

July 4, 2015 Comments Off on Manchester’s Park Inn: a four star experience?

To say that Park Inn’s location is a double-edged sword is something of an understatement.

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wonder.land at MIF

Review: wonder.land, Manchester International Festival

July 4, 2015 Comments Off on Review: wonder.land, Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival’s USP has always been the creation of original, new work – premières which then carry the brand around the world, at least in theory. This bold attitude has led to some remarkable triumphs over the years and some unique events for Manchester.

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Ma Boyle's interior

Ma Boyle’s: a Liverpool institution

July 4, 2015 Comments Off on Ma Boyle’s: a Liverpool institution

Steve Regan reports on the reopening of an historic Liverpool bar.

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