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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Die Walküre

Review: Die Walkure at The Lowry and Wether at HOME, Manchester

July 5, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Die Walkure at The Lowry and Wether at HOME, Manchester

As you can imagine, there’s been a right old ding-dong here in the offices of OperaWatch at Northern Soul Towers.

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Rehearsal The Might Walzer Elliot Levey (Oliver Walzer) photo Jonathan Keenan

Preview: we talk to Howard Jacobson and the team behind The Mighty Walzer

July 5, 2016 Comments Off on Preview: we talk to Howard Jacobson and the team behind The Mighty Walzer

“Why it was that every Jewish boy growing up in Manchester in the 50s played table tennis with some degree of competence I can’t explain,” observes award-winning comic writer Howard Jacobson.

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Betty Tebbs

Betty Tebbs: a lifelong activist for peace, workers’ rights and equality

July 2, 2016 Comments Off on Betty Tebbs: a lifelong activist for peace, workers’ rights and equality

In an unassuming Manchester suburb there’s a living room with a piece of furniture you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. It’s a lamp made from a Greenham Common section of fencing. It belongs to lifelong equality activist and peace campaigner, Betty Tebbs.

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What’s on in July: Comedy in Manchester

July 2, 2016 Comments Off on What’s on in July: Comedy in Manchester

Round about now, the arts scene generally starts to wind down for the summer – but not the comedy.

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