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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Peach

Book Review: Peach by Wayne Barton

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Peach by Wayne Barton

Typically, Fanny Price is the least well-loved of Austen’s heroines.

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The Magic Flute

Opera Review: The Magic Flute, Opera North, The Lowry

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Opera Review: The Magic Flute, Opera North, The Lowry

The excitement in the office at OperaWatch was palpable.

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Review: International Women’s Day Event, Manchester Central Library

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Review: International Women’s Day Event, Manchester Central Library

The clamour of the world scrolls incessantly, regurgitating received wisdoms about Brexit, Fleabag and Neverland.

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Henry Normal The Department of Lost Wishes

Poetry Review: The Department of Lost Wishes by Henry Normal; I Can Draw My Alphabet by Tony Walsh and Paul Neads

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Poetry Review: The Department of Lost Wishes by Henry Normal; I Can Draw My Alphabet by Tony Walsh and Paul Neads

Word of warning: do not read Henry Normal‘s new poetry collection on the bus, even if you’ve been waiting a whole damn hour.

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Win tickets to Liam Byrne (viols) & Jonas Nordberg (lutes) Shadows of Sarabandes at York’s NCEM

March 14, 2019 Comments Off on Win tickets to Liam Byrne (viols) & Jonas Nordberg (lutes) Shadows of Sarabandes at York’s NCEM

Win tickets to Liam Byrne (viols) & Jonas Nordberg (lutes) Shadows of Sarabandes at York’s NCEM.

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Scranchester Tours

It’s great scran: Northern Soul eats the city on a Scranchester Tour

March 13, 2019 Comments Off on It’s great scran: Northern Soul eats the city on a Scranchester Tour

Getting Housemate out of bed on a Saturday morning is often an impossible task. But she’s up bright and early (well, she’s on time) to Eat the City with Manchester-based Scranchester Tours.

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Swinton Doggy Day Care Centre

Doggy Day Care: “People see their dogs as family.”

March 10, 2019 Comments Off on Doggy Day Care: “People see their dogs as family.”

It’s a dog’s life, and a flaming well good one too.

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Food Review: El Gato Negro, King St, Manchester

March 10, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: El Gato Negro, King St, Manchester

Back in the olden dias, seeking out Spanish cuisine in Manchester city centre entailed a visit to La Tasca or the venerable El Rincon.

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Theatre Review: Rags the Musical, Hope Mill, Ancoats

March 7, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Rags the Musical, Hope Mill, Ancoats

Stephen Schwartz launched his songwriting career aged just 23 with the score for Godspell.

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Theatre Review: The Last Yankee, Bolton Octagon

March 7, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Last Yankee, Bolton Octagon

David Thacker is an expert on Arthur Miller, and it shows in this beautifully acted, finely directed play.

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