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Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Brass Bands: a Northern working class cliché?

August 6, 2016 Comments Off on Brass Bands: a Northern working class cliché?

Back in 1963, the celebrated dramatist Dennis Potter wrote a review for the Daily Herald about a play by Ron Watson called Man of Brass.

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What’s On in August: Comedy in Manchester

August 6, 2016 Comments Off on What’s On in August: Comedy in Manchester

Half of Manchester may well be currently in Scotland hawking their jokes at TV execs and shivering punters at the Edinburgh Fringe, but the Manchester comedy scene is still here, slightly diminished but still ruddy healthy.

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Trigger Happy? The culture of gun ownership in the US

August 6, 2016 Comments Off on Trigger Happy? The culture of gun ownership in the US

When my partner Bill encounters a bad driver I plead with him not to hoot. “Remember we’re in America,” I say. “They might have a gun.”

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A guide to Pokémon Go

August 6, 2016 Comments Off on A guide to Pokémon Go

Is your child chirping on about Charizard? Is your bezzie boasting about battles? Are your gal pals glued to their phones more than usual?

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Mark Storor talks to Northern Soul about Little Sister at Manchester’s Royal Exchange

August 6, 2016 Comments Off on Mark Storor talks to Northern Soul about Little Sister at Manchester’s Royal Exchange

There may not be a specific, genre-fitting description for the art Mark Storor creates except to say, as the Royal Exchange does of its new collaboration with him, that he “makes work in a unique place between live art and theatre”.

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