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The Cotton Famine, Manchester, 19th century,Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org The Cotton Famine: Distributing tickets for bread, soup, meat, meal, coal etc. at the office of a District Provident Society, Manchester. 19th century The Illustrated London News Published: 1862 Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Cotton, Conflict and Culture: The Poetry of the Lancashire Cotton Famine

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Cotton, Conflict and Culture: The Poetry of the Lancashire Cotton Famine

A project to find, collect, and interpret poetry associated with the Lancashire Cotton Famine (1861-65) is gathering pace at Exeter University. Ruth Mather from the university explains the history prior to the launch of recordings of the poems in July.

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LOWES

Sounds Northern: LOWES

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: LOWES

In a new series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. First up, LOWES from the Lake District.

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Alma De Cuba

Food Review: Alma de Cuba, Liverpool

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Alma de Cuba, Liverpool

When I told friends that my husband and I were heading for dinner at Alma de Cuba, more than one of them said, in effect, “why?”

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Vegan/veggie pizzas at PLY, Manchester

Food Review: PLY, Northern Quarter, Manchester

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: PLY, Northern Quarter, Manchester

In recent years Manchester has stepped up its veggie/vegan culinary game with a host of dedicated venues, menus, food festivals and events.

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L7, HOME

Review: L7: Pretend We’re Dead, Doc’n Roll Film Fest, HOME, Manchester

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Review: L7: Pretend We’re Dead, Doc’n Roll Film Fest, HOME, Manchester

In recent years, the music documentary seems to have come into its own, germinating out between the paving stone formula of talking head hindsight and nostalgia, proliferating like weeds of unexpected empathy and wasteland beauty.

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Not Quite Light, image by Alison Boyes

Review: Lone Women in the Not Quite Light, Not Quite Light Festival, Salford

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Lone Women in the Not Quite Light, Not Quite Light Festival, Salford

Have you ever been afraid of the dark?

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Hawthorn

Fleetneedles Forage: May Trees

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: May Trees

The month of May is always the blossom month to my mind, but as the apple, pear and cherry blooms begin to fall the hawthorn is just coming into its own.

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Kiss Me Kate, ©Tristram Kenton

Review: Kiss Me Kate, Opera North, Leeds Grand Theatre

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Kiss Me Kate, Opera North, Leeds Grand Theatre

This is a revival of Opera North’s magnificent production of Cole Porter’s Shakespearian parody Kiss me, Kate, staged by the company in 2015.

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Tim Key 'Megadate'

“I am currently quietly eating an almond slice in Coventry with my notepad.” Tim Key chats to Northern Soul

May 30, 2018 Comments Off on “I am currently quietly eating an almond slice in Coventry with my notepad.” Tim Key chats to Northern Soul

You know Tim Key, even if you think you don’t.

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Flight of the Conchords

What’s on in June: Comedy in Manchester

May 28, 2018 Comments Off on What’s on in June: Comedy in Manchester

June: the month of the year that is not to be confused with the name of half of the mates belonging to your mum and nan (delete according to age).

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