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Monthly Archives: July 2019

DraigCon 2019

Review: DraigCon 2019, Manchester Printworks

July 16, 2019 No Comments

A few years back, there was a small but significant shift in the way children dressed up for World Book Day.

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Photo Gallery: Visible Girls – Revisited, a photographic exhibition by Anita Corbin, The Civic, Barnsley

July 15, 2019 No Comments

Do you ever look back at photographs from your teenage years?

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The Fountainhead. Manchester International Festival

Review: The Fountainhead, Manchester International Festival, The Lowry

July 15, 2019 No Comments

A four-hour, Dutch subtitled, dramatised version of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand might seem as appealing as a dinner party invite from Tommy Robinson, but when it’s directed by one of the world’s most acclaimed directors it’s an opportunity to see a startling and resonant piece of theatre.

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Maxine Peake as Nico for the Nico Project

Review: The Nico Project, Stoller Hall, Manchester International Festival

July 15, 2019 No Comments

Forever immortalised in the nonchalant Velvet Underground line-up or gracing Chelsea Girl, Nico’s near mythical status as a muse, beauty and heroin addict is well known.

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Rosa's Thai Liverpool

Food Review: Rosa’s Thai, Albert Dock, Liverpool

July 14, 2019 No Comments

Rosa’s is a strange beast.

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Review: Alice Roberts, Digging into Britain’s Past

July 14, 2019 No Comments

She’s been on our television screens for nearly 20 years and yet Professor Alice Roberts still exudes the passion of a debutant when talking about anthropology, archaeology, anatomy and history.

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David Lynch at Home, MIF 2019

Review: David Lynch artist talk and Twin Peaks: Series 3 Episode 8, Manchester International Festival, HOME

July 12, 2019 No Comments

The David Lynch at HOME season has an inescapable problem – an elephant man in the room, if you will.

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Review: A Drunk Pandemic, Manchester International Festival, Victoria Station

July 12, 2019 No Comments

Even by the wild and woolly standards of Manchester International Festival, the Manchester cholera epidemic of the 1830s might be considered an unlikely inspiration for a project, let alone one for the first major UK project from a Tokyo-based art collective.

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Meeting Point: Making a difference at Kelham Island Museum

July 9, 2019 No Comments

Something different is coming to Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield. Among the stories of steel, the immense power of the River Don Engine and the makers in Little Mesters lane, a new creative response to the city’s industrial collection is finding its voice.

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Fleetneedles Forage: How to please the bees

July 9, 2019 No Comments

As a proud emblem of Manchester’s industrial past, the bee has always been a familiar symbol.

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