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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Review: The Book of Mormon, Palace Theatre, Manchester

June 13, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Book of Mormon, Palace Theatre, Manchester

Written by the South Park team of Trey Parker and Matt Stone with Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez, The Book Of Mormon arrives at Manchester’s Palace amid the sort of hype that has made it a very hot ticket indeed, with most of the fuss seeming to be about how ground-breakingly outrageous, but hilariously funny, the show is.

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Theatre Review: Hobson’s Choice, Royal Exchange, Manchester

June 12, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Hobson’s Choice, Royal Exchange, Manchester

What an absolute delight.

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Hamiltonic: Monkey 47 Gin, Bill’s Restaurant, Leeds

June 12, 2019 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: Monkey 47 Gin, Bill’s Restaurant, Leeds

Every time I pull into Leeds Station I look out for the three Italian towers. Over the years they have become increasingly hard to spot among the plain, anonymous new-builds along the Leeds Liverpool Canal, and I suspect they will be lost forever one day.

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Food Review: Grand Pacific, Manchester

June 9, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Grand Pacific, Manchester

It always pays to double-check.

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Stan Wallace

Tales from Northern Britain: Playwright and comedian Stan Wallace talks to Northern Soul

June 9, 2019 Comments Off on Tales from Northern Britain: Playwright and comedian Stan Wallace talks to Northern Soul

The whole Brexit conundrum may be dividing the nation but that hasn’t stopped first-time playwright and stand-up comedian Stan Wallace from having his say and encouraging us to have ours.

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Corin Bell, Open Kitchen MCR

“Sustainability isn’t about going without.” Corin Bell, director of Open Kitchen MCR, talks to Northern Soul

June 9, 2019 Comments Off on “Sustainability isn’t about going without.” Corin Bell, director of Open Kitchen MCR, talks to Northern Soul

Whether it’s stuffing the freezer full of items we don’t need simply because they were a bargain, chucking things away based on the sell-by date or reaching for takeaway apps, we all make food choices that aren’t beneficial to the environment, our health, society and even our wallets.

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Council operated CCTV Camera, Manchester. November 2009.

Photo Gallery: Flag of Convenience, David Dunnico, Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Flag of Convenience, David Dunnico, Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

How do you feel when you see the Union Jack or the St George flag? Do they stir feelings of patriotism or make you feel uneasy?

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Danny Sargent - Environlution Festival 2019 -7

It’s festival season. At Manchester’s Envirolution, it’s plastic-free

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on It’s festival season. At Manchester’s Envirolution, it’s plastic-free

It’s no secret that us Brits love a good festival. Come rain or shine, we strap on our wellies, slap on the glitter and head for the fields to drink tepid cider, listen to loud music and generally have a bloody good time.

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The White Hart at Lydgate

Hotel Review: The White Hart at Lydgate, Oldham

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Hotel Review: The White Hart at Lydgate, Oldham

The checking-in process at hotels can be laborious.

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The Disappeared

Book Review: The Disappeared by Amy Lord

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: The Disappeared by Amy Lord

As the dominoes continue their haphazard topple in the wake of the EU Referendum, as a blowhard struts vaingloriously in the Oval Office, and as right-wing populism slithers out of its bunker and back into the daylight, it’s difficult to discount the disquieting suspicion that these are dystopian times.

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