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Monthly Archives: October 2018

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Food Review: Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen, Liverpool

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen, Liverpool

Everyone agrees that saving Liverpool’s Albert Dock was A Good Thing.

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Theatre Review: Dishoom! at Oldham Coliseum

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Dishoom! at Oldham Coliseum

Dishoom! is the sound of a punch or a bullet from 70s Bollywood films, much like ‘Kapow!’ from American comic books.

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Book review: Irreplaceable – A History of England in 100 Places by Philip Wilkinson

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Book review: Irreplaceable – A History of England in 100 Places by Philip Wilkinson

Historic England’s new book of ‘irreplaceable’ places in England locates a decent proportion of them in the North.

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Review – Drawing The Modern: The Work of Gordon Hodkinson, Manchester Metropolitan University

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Review – Drawing The Modern: The Work of Gordon Hodkinson, Manchester Metropolitan University

Over the past decade, there’s been a parabolic swell of a very particular appreciation for modernist architecture, best exemplified by Manchester’s (and now Sheffield’s) Modernist Society.

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Great North Run by Phil Pounder

The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

In this month’s sports column, Margaret Brecknell takes a look back at some of the sporting highlights from September in the North including notable performances from two sports stars who have been featured here in previous months. There’s also the usual preview of what to look forward to in the coming weeks.

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Walking on linguistic eggshells: race and racism in America

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Walking on linguistic eggshells: race and racism in America

An exchange I had with a black bouncer at a Hollywood night club showed the tangle Americans get into when talking about race and ethnicity.

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Art: Nathaniel Pitt, curator at The Manchester Contemporary

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Art: Nathaniel Pitt, curator at The Manchester Contemporary

Now in its tenth year, The Manchester Contemporary positions itself as the UK’s only invitation art fair for critically engaged contemporary art outside of London.

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‘“Smell me!” said one extremely excitable girl.’ The Lush UK Showcase 2018

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on ‘“Smell me!” said one extremely excitable girl.’ The Lush UK Showcase 2018

What springs to mind when you think of cosmetics brand Lush? Glittery bath bombs?

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Image: William Kentridge, in collaboration with Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Gibson. The Refusal of Time, 2012

Review – William Kentridge: Thick Time, The Whitworth, Manchester

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Review – William Kentridge: Thick Time, The Whitworth, Manchester

Crossing the threshold into William Kentridge’s puzzle box of a touring exhibition, presently awaiting discovery at the edges of Manchester’s Whitworth, is a subtly, if pleasurably, disorientating experience, as though its terrain was the lens of a kaleidoscope at the moment a determined shift of the instrument brings the same fragments into a different focus.

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“If the city had a voice, where would you hear it?” Northern Soul chats to author Ben Webster

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on “If the city had a voice, where would you hear it?” Northern Soul chats to author Ben Webster

Ben Webster finds himself in a curious position.

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