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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Rock Of Ages, Kevin Kennedy

“I’m just a lad from Wythenshawe.” Former Corrie actor Kevin Kennedy talks about Rock of Ages

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on “I’m just a lad from Wythenshawe.” Former Corrie actor Kevin Kennedy talks about Rock of Ages

What have Justin Lee Collins, Alec Baldwin and Curly Watts got in common? Give up? Well, they have all made the character Dennis Dupree from Rock of Ages their own.

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oppies: Wave outside IWM North by Artist Paul Cummins and Designer Tom Piper.Photographed 7th September 2018.

Review: Wave, Imperial War Museum North, Trafford

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Wave, Imperial War Museum North, Trafford

Ah ceramic poppies, you never fail to disappoint.

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We Were Strangers

Book Review: We Were Strangers – Stories Inspired by Unknown Pleasures edited by Richard V. Hirst

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: We Were Strangers – Stories Inspired by Unknown Pleasures edited by Richard V. Hirst

Viewed decades later, the sleeve of Unknown Pleasures anticipates the after-effects of the vinyl it enfolds: its image the radiation signature of a star long dead, its transmissions still detectable by those with ears to hear.

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Matthew Kelly and David Yelland in THE HABIT OF ART, c Helen Maybanks

Theatre Review: The Habit of Art, York Theatre Royal

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Habit of Art, York Theatre Royal

What have Gypsy Rose Lee, the legendary queen of burlesque, the poet W.H. Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten got in common?

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RHIAN MALIN Thrown Porcelain with Hand-painted decoration L220, L55, L75 photo Yes hen Venema (2800 x 1867)

Win a pair of tickets to the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at Upper Campfield Market

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at Upper Campfield Market

Win a pair of tickets to the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at Upper Campfield Market. 

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Nevinson, Christopher Richard Wynne, 1889-1946; Limehouse

Photo Gallery: The Art of Noise, The Atkinson, Southport

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Art of Noise, The Atkinson, Southport

Southport’s The Atkinson has curated a new exhibition of paintings and sculpture, drawn from their collection which aim to link art and music in innovative ways.

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Sit & Stay, Sadler's Yard

Sit and Stay: A dog show with a difference

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on Sit and Stay: A dog show with a difference

Last weekend saw dog owners come out in droves for a ‘dog show with a difference’ at Manchester’s Sadler’s Yard.

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Theatre Review: Better Off Dead, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

September 14, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Better Off Dead, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

A strange thing happens when you’re a writer.

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Theatre Review: The Return of the Soldier, Hope Mill, Ancoats

September 14, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Return of the Soldier, Hope Mill, Ancoats

Rebecca West’s novella The Return of the Soldier, published in 1918 when she was just 25-years-old, was a striking debut.

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The Crucifixion, performed by the Butchers Gild; directed by Katie Smith. L to R: Jennie Wogan (Longinus), Tony Froud (Livia), Maurice Crichton (Crassus), Will Darwin (Brutus), Credit: Lewis Outing

Review: York Mystery Plays

September 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: York Mystery Plays

“Don’t you bother to blather no more!”

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