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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Review: Partition, West Yorkshire Playhouse

September 13, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Partition, West Yorkshire Playhouse

“Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it.” So says Malcolm of the Thane of Cawdor in Macbeth. If only the same could be said of Great Britain abandoning its Empire.

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Review: Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Bolton Octagon

September 13, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Bolton Octagon

It’s 1982 and Margaret Thatcher is just getting into her stride.

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Review: Letters to Morrissey, HOME, Manchester

September 13, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Letters to Morrissey, HOME, Manchester

Unlike most Smiths fans, I’m something of a contradiction in that I do not have warm, fuzzy feelings for Morrissey. There’s just something about him that leaves me cold.

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Step up to the mic: Leaf opens its door to Manchester’s singer/songwriters

September 13, 2017 Comments Off on Step up to the mic: Leaf opens its door to Manchester’s singer/songwriters

Most days, if you wander through the centre of Manchester, you’re bound to encounter at least one busker having a crack at Wonderwall or something by Ed Sheeran. But if you have the talent and street performance isn’t your cup of earl grey, where do you play?

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Win box seats for four and meet the cast on the opening of STOMP

September 12, 2017 Comments Off on Win box seats for four and meet the cast on the opening of STOMP

Win box seats for four and meet the cast on the opening of STOMP

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Review: The Reformation, John Rylands Library, Manchester

September 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Reformation, John Rylands Library, Manchester

“So, what exactly is the Reformation?” asks one of my fellow journalists at the press preview of John Rylands Library’s new exhibition. There’s a pause from our guide that suggests this is not a new question.

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Photo Gallery: Capturing a Decade of Architectural Transformation Across the City, Jean Hobson, Contemporary Six, Manchester

September 11, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Capturing a Decade of Architectural Transformation Across the City, Jean Hobson, Contemporary Six, Manchester

An upcoming exhibition at Contemporary Six will present a collection of paintings, pencil drawings and limited-edition screen prints that record ten years of development across Manchester city centre.

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Photo Gallery: Savage Ink -The Cartoon & The Caricature, People’s History Museum, Manchester

September 11, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Savage Ink -The Cartoon & The Caricature, People’s History Museum, Manchester

Savage Ink looks at the development of the cartoon as an important form of visual protest and its often cruel and controversial imagery.

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Great North Run, image by Phil Pounder

Photo Gallery: Great North Run

September 11, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Great North Run

Northern Soul’s North East Photographer Phil Pounder headed to the Great North Run, an annual UK half marathon which is now officially the biggest in the world.

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Arcade Club, image by Drew Wilby

Button mashing brilliance: Northern Soul visits Arcade Club in Bury

September 9, 2017 Comments Off on Button mashing brilliance: Northern Soul visits Arcade Club in Bury

Tucked away on the outskirts of Bury town centre sits a converted mill housing a unique gaming experience.

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