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Monthly Archives: April 2018

slug and grapefruit

Fleetneedles Forage: Slug-Hunting and Fertilising the Natural Way

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Slug-Hunting and Fertilising the Natural Way

We have some pretty resilient slugs down our way happily munching lots of things, not least foxgloves, a plant they are supposed to loathe.

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Harry Long, Dan Parr and Lauren Samuels

Theatre Review: The Big Corner, Bolton Octagon

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Big Corner, Bolton Octagon

Gleaned from a collection of short stories by Bill Naughton (of Alfie fame) and adapted into a play by Lawrence Till, The Big Corner is a heartfelt homage to life in Bolton when cotton was king.

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Corrido de le Sangre by Jonathan Keenan

Review: The Tiger Lillies, HOME, Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Tiger Lillies, HOME, Manchester

The lights dim against the Mexican-themed backdrop on the stage. The accordion is briefly tinkled with and I see the eyes of many dart about like ships lost at sea.

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The Mouse Outfit

Album Review: Jagged Tooth by The Mouse Outfit

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Album Review: Jagged Tooth by The Mouse Outfit

Formed in South Manchester, The Mouse Outfit began life as the live band at In the Loop, a hip-hop open mic night in Fallowfield.

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Kaze, The Castle Hotel, Manchester, image by Jon Aldridge

Photo Gallery: Kaze, The Castle Hotel, Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Kaze, The Castle Hotel, Manchester

Northern Soul photographer Jon Aldridge sees Kaze perform at Manchester’s Castle Hotel and takes some brilliant images.

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Review: St George’s Day – The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: St George’s Day – The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Imagine that you’re so moved by a performance that you get up out of your seat, raise your arms in the air and dance around exuberantly.

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JB Shorts, 53two, Manchester

Review: JB Shorts 19, 53two, Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: JB Shorts 19, 53two, Manchester

Social media, gizmos and gadgetry have decimated the attention span of many people.

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Happy Mondays

Win tickets to see Happy Mondays at Doncaster Racecourse

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Win tickets to see Happy Mondays at Doncaster Racecourse

Win tickets to see Happy Mondays at Doncaster Racecourse.

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StrEat Food and Family Fun Festival

Win a pair of tickets to StrEat Food & Family Fun Festival in Harrogate

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to StrEat Food & Family Fun Festival in Harrogate

Win a pair of tickets to StrEat Food & Family Fun Festival in Harrogate. 

Families and foodie fans visiting Harrogate this spring can expect to be taken on a gastronomic journey around the world as the StrEat Food & Family Fun Festival returns to the a new location and for the third year running, over the Spring Bank Holiday (May 26-28).

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Lianne Harvey and Matt Connor

Review: Relatively Speaking, Oldham Coliseum

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Relatively Speaking, Oldham Coliseum

Once upon a time I owned an exquisite pair of purple velvet flares.

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