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Monthly Archives: March 2019

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Tea from The Manor: Northern Soul talks tea, teabags and tea-tasting with James Green

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Tea from The Manor: Northern Soul talks tea, teabags and tea-tasting with James Green

Dapper. Not a word I often use but, English being an exact language, it’s the only word to describe the proprietor of Tea from The Manor.

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Book Review: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

When I first saw Young Adult author Angie Thomas at Waterstones, I cried.

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Manchester’s NQ64: “grungy backstreet bar chic combined with retro gaming nirvana”

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Manchester’s NQ64: “grungy backstreet bar chic combined with retro gaming nirvana”

New arcade bar, NQ64, is the latest venture to tap into a strong sense of nostalgia among gamers of a certain age.

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Joy for Ever: Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery celebrates John Ruskin’s bicentenary

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Joy for Ever: Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery celebrates John Ruskin’s bicentenary

The Whitworth has got it all going on.

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Pineapple in a pasty? Northern Soul attends the World Pasty Championships

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Pineapple in a pasty? Northern Soul attends the World Pasty Championships

My big brother has never shied away from trouble, whether that’s chucking the ball at his little sister during teenage cricket matches in the garden or being in a stubble field when it was set alight, all the while prancing around dressed as a Cavalier during a civil war re-enactment battle (he wants me to point out that he was part of the crowd who tried to extinguish the fire, but still).

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Travel: Flowers, fennel and a mammoth tortoise. Northern Soul visits Madeira

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Travel: Flowers, fennel and a mammoth tortoise. Northern Soul visits Madeira

I hadn’t realised that Madeira is best known as the birthplace of the footballer Christian Ronaldo, nor that he was named after Ronald Reagan, his father’s favourite actor.

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Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2019

Shortlist announced for the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2019

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Shortlist announced for the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2019

We’re delighted to have teamed up with Comma Press and the University of Central Lancashire as Media Partner for the second annual Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction.

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Theatre Review – Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters, Royal Exchange, Manchester

March 20, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review – Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters, Royal Exchange, Manchester

When I heard about writer and performer Rachel Mars’ one woman show, Your Sexts Are Shit: Older and Better Letters, I was expecting an hour of laughs and covering my mouth in mock horror. I wasn’t expecting to feel moved.

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Review: From Shore to Shore, Yang Sing, Manchester

March 19, 2019 Comments Off on Review: From Shore to Shore, Yang Sing, Manchester

During From Shore to Shore at Manchester’s Yang Sing restaurant, we are fed the tales and the sharing plates of Chinese food.

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Theatre Review: Father Figurine, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

March 19, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Father Figurine, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

How do you create a catalyst for change where mental health issues and male suicide rates are concerned?

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