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Suffragette-Movie-Posters

Film review: Suffragette

October 10, 2015 Comments Off on Film review: Suffragette

Given that the last time Meryl Streep appeared in a film scripted by Suffragette writer Abi Morgan it was as Maggie Thatcher in The Iron Lady, you could probably disappear down a very Alice-like rabbit hole pondering the psycho-social implications of her showing up here, albeit briefly, as Emmeline Pankhurst.

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Golem

Review: Golem, HOME in Manchester

October 9, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Golem, HOME in Manchester

This is the first time that 1927 has brought its enormously inventive and entertaining adaptation of the folk myth Golem to Manchester – and the company arrives trailing clouds of five-star review glory.

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Moon landing

Aliens in America: A Northerner Writes

October 7, 2015 Comments Off on Aliens in America: A Northerner Writes

My friend Edgar saw a UFO while sipping wine and enjoying the cool night air on his porch in Bellflower, California, in 1968. He waved.

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eneral Manager Giordana Annibal and Asha Bhosle

Review: Asha’s, Manchester

October 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Asha’s, Manchester

I’ve never been much of a cook. It takes skill and patience and neither of those skills are innate to me. As a result, my meals at home are relatively uncomplicated. I won’t lie to you, it’s basically just omelettes and sandwiches in the Stocker kitchen.

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Sian and Violet in Banana

Oh lesbians, wherefore art thou?

October 7, 2015 Comments Off on Oh lesbians, wherefore art thou?

There isn’t a massive amount out there that I relate to lezzy-wise. Lesbian shiz is kinda elusive.

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Artisan Restaurant

Review: Artisan, Manchester

October 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Artisan, Manchester

“What sort of clothes should I be putting on?” said Wor Lad as we were getting ready for a meal at Artisan.

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Sage Gateshead

Photo Gallery: Inside Sage Gateshead

October 7, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Inside Sage Gateshead

It’s more than a decade since Sage Gateshead opened. An international centre for music, education and conferences housed within a striking stainless steel structure designed by Norman Foster, the Sage dominates the skyline on the NewcastleGateshead Quayside

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Ramsbottom Festival

Ramsbottom Festival: A Short Film by Northern Soul

October 4, 2015 Comments Off on Ramsbottom Festival: A Short Film by Northern Soul

The fifth Ramsbottom Festival was an absolute corker.

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British Drawing Pencils

A Taste of the HB Source: Inside the Cumberland Pencil Museum

October 4, 2015 1 Comment

It was summer’s end. Across the land, shop-fresh school shirts were being slipped from the cellophane and given an inaugural airing in public.

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Manchester Camerata: Beethoven and The Beatles

October 4, 2015 Comments Off on Manchester Camerata: Beethoven and The Beatles

Autumn is upon us and with it the annual signifiers of the change of seasons: the days shorten, the trees take on their first hint of gold and in Manchester the city’s great orchestras begin their new programmes.

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