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Monthly Archives: February 2019

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Travel: Northern Soul spends a month in Extremadura, Spain

February 22, 2019 Comments Off on Travel: Northern Soul spends a month in Extremadura, Spain

At the end of 2018, I swapped cold, damp Manchester for the cold but dry climes of Hoyos in the Sierra de Gata, Extremadura in the middle of Spain and just 15 minutes from Portugal.

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Food Review: Cosy Club, Corn Exchange, Manchester

February 22, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Cosy Club, Corn Exchange, Manchester

I remember it like it was yesterday.

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Slide into February with 4 x Snow Park passes at Chill Factore in Manchester

February 22, 2019 Comments Off on Slide into February with 4 x Snow Park passes at Chill Factore in Manchester

Slide into February with 4 x Snow Park passes at Chill Factore.

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Win two tickets (and a bottle of prosecco) to The Stretch at Manchester’s 53two

February 18, 2019 Comments Off on Win two tickets (and a bottle of prosecco) to The Stretch at Manchester’s 53two

Win two tickets (and a bottle of prosecco) to The Stretch at Manchester’s 53two. 

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David Judge (Dave) in SparkPlug by David Judge, directed by Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder. Presented by Box of Tricks at HOME Manchester, Wed 13 - Sat 23 February 2019, and then touring. (Photo by Alex Mead/Decoy Media

Theatre Review: SparkPlug, HOME, Manchester

February 18, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: SparkPlug, HOME, Manchester

As a self-proclaimed ‘launchpad for new talent’, Manchester-based Box Of Tricks pride themselves on championing the next generation of playwrights, commissioning and developing “bold and original new plays from the most exciting new voices”.

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Review: The Oakfield, Chester Zoo

February 18, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Oakfield, Chester Zoo

There are many things to be spied at Chester Zoo. Some are majestic – a lioness roaring, or a male orangutan lumbering around his enclosure – and others are merely predictable.

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Billionaire Boy, The Lowry

Theatre Review: Billionaire Boy – The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

February 18, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Billionaire Boy – The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

Whenever two or three children’s authors are gathered together, they tend to start bitching about David Walliams.

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Photo Gallery: Foreign Trade – A celebration of queer migration, The Gallery of Liverpool

February 18, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Foreign Trade – A celebration of queer migration, The Gallery of Liverpool

On March 1, a new month-long exhibition opens at The Gallery Liverpool

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Review: Yoko Ono, Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds Arts University

February 17, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Yoko Ono, Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds Arts University

As we head back to Saddleworth after our visit to Leeds Arts University’s new building at Blenheim Walk, I tell someone off on the train and my daughter is pleased with that at least.

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Trailblazing: the UK’s first LGBT retirement community will be in Manchester

February 16, 2019 Comments Off on Trailblazing: the UK’s first LGBT retirement community will be in Manchester

“I think there has been some nervousness from some as to how it will be received,” says Councillor Bev Craig about the LGBT retirement community due to open in Manchester in 2020.

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