Monthly Archives: January 2017
I once set up a creative writing class at a youth centre. I went armed with Berol handwriting pens and my own teenage experience. Only two lads turned up. They laughed, teasing me and each other.Read the full story..
I am starting to think that my greed for gyoza and Tsingtao beer displeases the gods.Read the full story..
It is thought that the priest St Valentine was martyred during Roman times due to his marrying Christian couples (to each other, that is). However, it’s little known that it was actually because his stand-up was so bad. Get down to these comedy love-ins this February.Read the full story..
In January’s edition of Chef Tony’s Wine Club, our resident chef, gastronome and purveyor of fine wines casts his expert eye over two delectable red wine selections. Perfect for winding down during these gloomy January evenings.Read the full story..
On a chilly January evening, Northern Soul finds itself in a packed Manchester Arena pondering the notion of ‘astonishment fatigue’.Read the full story..
Over the past few years, The Lowry has become the spiritual home of this fiendishly clever and entertaining adaptation by Stockport-born writer Simon Stephens of Mark Haddon’s best-selling book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.Read the full story..
Strawberry: the Stockport studio where The Stone Roses, Paul McCartney, 10cc, and The Smiths recorded
In 1971, when the reincarnated Egyptian pharaoh Ramases was ready to record an album, he knew exactly where to go: Strawberry Studios, No. 3 Waterloo Road, Stockport.Read the full story..
Manchester and the North have always had a close relationship with the National Theatre’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.Read the full story..
I have an issue with chopsticks. I just don’t get them. Over the years, my friends have attempted to teach me but, like figuring out a Rubik’s Cube, I find them impossible.Read the full story..
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