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Monthly Archives: Oct 2018

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Theatre Review: Europe, Leeds Playhouse

Oct 22, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Europe, Leeds Playhouse

A railway station, probably somewhere in eastern Europe.

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Food Review: Rikyu, Peter Street Kitchen, Radisson Blu, Manchester

Oct 22, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Rikyu, Peter Street Kitchen, Radisson Blu, Manchester

The Manchester Free Trade Hall was built on the site of the Peterloo Massacre. 

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Theatre Review: The Pride, Hope Mill, Manchester

Oct 22, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Pride, Hope Mill, Manchester

What it means to be gay has been dissected and analysed every which way in theatre over the past 30-odd years.

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Utøya: July 22 Dir Erik Poppe (Norway, 2018) Photo by Paradox 2

Film Review: Utøya: July 22 Dir Erik Poppe (Norway, 2018)

Oct 22, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Utøya: July 22 Dir Erik Poppe (Norway, 2018)

Two premieres were held at HOME in Manchester recently showcasing films about massacres.

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Theatre Review: The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, Liverpool Playhouse

Oct 22, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, Liverpool Playhouse

It is barely 70 minutes long and its constituent parts are a trio of women with white-painted faces, an unseen piano and some cartoons.

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Picture Gallery: This is Manchester – a Michael Ashcroft exhibition at Contemporary Six

Oct 22, 2018 Comments Off on Picture Gallery: This is Manchester – a Michael Ashcroft exhibition at Contemporary Six

A collection of highly-regarded paintings of Manchester’s cityscape by artist Michael Ashcroft, entitled This is Manchester, are coming to Manchester’s Contemporary Six in November.

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Little Girl with Toy Pram in Large Shoes, Manchester 1966. Photograph by Shirley Baker (1932-2014)

Painting the North: Autumn Exhibition, Colourfield Gallery, Poynton

Oct 22, 2018 Comments Off on Painting the North: Autumn Exhibition, Colourfield Gallery, Poynton

In the latest instalment of Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England. As the weeks progress, Ant will bring you his image or exhibition of the week from the popular social media page. This week it’s the Mixed Autumn Exhibition at Colourfield Gallery in Poynton.

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Hamiltonic: Shed 1 Gin, Cumbria

Oct 20, 2018 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: Shed 1 Gin, Cumbria

In a new series called Hamiltonic, Northern Soul’s Gin Correspondent Robert Hamilton samples the best gin that the North has to offer and talks to the people who make it. This week, he chats to the good folk at Shed 1 Gin in Cumbria and sips a few samples. 

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24 Stories, Unbound

Review: 24 Stories featuring Kathy Burke, Mike Gayle, John Mitchinson, Nina Stibbe, Manchester Literature Festival

Oct 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: 24 Stories featuring Kathy Burke, Mike Gayle, John Mitchinson, Nina Stibbe, Manchester Literature Festival

Social media gets a bad rap.

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Review: Room 103 – a tribute to George Orwell, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

Oct 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Room 103 – a tribute to George Orwell, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

George Orwell had relatively little comment on the subject of the visual arts save to say that he didn’t much care for Salvador Dali whose autobiography he described as “simply a strip-tease act conducted in pink limelight”.

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