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Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Wipers Times

Theatre, war and a satirical newspaper: Ian Hislop and Nick Newman talk about The Wipers Times

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Theatre, war and a satirical newspaper: Ian Hislop and Nick Newman talk about The Wipers Times

The Wipers Times, coming to Manchester Opera House at the end of October, tells the extraordinary true story of a satirical newspaper created in the midst of the mud and murderous mayhem of the Somme at the height of the First World War.

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The Death of Stalin

Film Review: The Death Of Stalin, HOME, Manchester

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review: The Death Of Stalin, HOME, Manchester

If you were to go by the title alone, The Death of Stalin wouldn’t be the film you’d assume it was.

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Salzburger Festspiele 2014- Golem -Landestheater Salzburg

Review: Golem, Liverpool Playhouse

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Golem, Liverpool Playhouse

Many people of a certain age will remember the suburban wonders of a living-room slideshow. It was cinema you could do yourself with the lights out, curtains pulled, and head-cut-off holiday portraits beamed against the woodchipped wall.

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Richard Thompson

Review: Richard Thompson, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, The Lowry, Salford

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Richard Thompson, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, The Lowry, Salford

You may well have read our recent interview with David Agnew, director of the Manchester Folk Festival, where he talked about the exciting state of folk and acoustic music these days.

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Jessie Ware, image by Nicola Jackson

Photo Gallery: Jessie Ware, HMV Manchester

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Jessie Ware, HMV Manchester

Northern Soul photographer Nicola Jackson attends a live performance by internationally-acclaimed artist, Jessie Ware.

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Outsiders booksleeve

Review: Outsiders – Five Women Who Changed the World by Lyndall Gordon, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Outsiders – Five Women Who Changed the World by Lyndall Gordon, Manchester Literature Festival

I’m tired of being told what a woman should and shouldn’t say.

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Harriet Harman, Manchester International Festival

Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

What do breakfast kippers, a curry and a book about law all have in common?

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Lemn Sissay, Something Dark

Review: Something Dark, HOME, Manchester

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Something Dark, HOME, Manchester

Lemn Sissay is magnetic.

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The Spanking Roger, Store Street Manchester

Bar brawls and fighting dogs: Northern Soul samples the cocktail menu at Manchester’s Store Street

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Bar brawls and fighting dogs: Northern Soul samples the cocktail menu at Manchester’s Store Street

When you check into a hotel in Manchester and they tell you their bar is themed around local history, you can imagine the usual suspects: cotton, trains, bees, football, the Haçienda.

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David Agnew, credit Chris Payne

“This festival is about celebrating the range of great music described as folk.” David Agnew, director of Manchester Folk Festival

October 17, 2017 Comments Off on “This festival is about celebrating the range of great music described as folk.” David Agnew, director of Manchester Folk Festival

For several years, the Homegrown festival at Bury Met, with its associated Folk Expo industry event, has been one of the most significant dates on the international folk and roots music calendar.

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