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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Comptoir Libanais

Food Review: Comptoir Libanais, Spinningfields, Manchester

July 9, 2019 No Comments

Comptoir Libanais is to Lebanese food what Pizza Express is to Pizza.

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Invisible Cities, Manchester International Festival

Review: Invisible Cities, Manchester International Festival

July 8, 2019 No Comments

With the pervasive smell of brick dust hanging in the air and the stage curtained off with projections mapping Kublai Khan’s kingdom, we embark on a tale of empire.

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Janelle Monáe at MIF19 - image credit Priti Shikotra 1

Music Review: Janelle Monáe, Manchester International Festival 2019

July 8, 2019 No Comments

“I have total trouser envy!” said my friend Erin, aged 11 and three-quarters.

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Tree, MIF2019

Theatre Review: Tree, Manchester International Festival 2019

July 8, 2019 No Comments

Enclosed in Upper Campfield Market, we gather standing around the stage to experience the secrets and lies around one man’s journey into the heart of South Africa and the uncovering of his family tree.

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CBBC Summer Social - Mr Tumble

Win a family pass to the BBC Summer Social at Croxteth Hall, Liverpool

July 4, 2019 No Comments

Win a family pass to the BBC Summer Social at Croxteth Hall, Liverpool. 

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Years and Years

Review: Years and Years

July 4, 2019 No Comments

In recent months a good many television shows – your Fleabags, your Game of Throneses – have been hailed as landmarks in the history of the medium.

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Mick Houghton

“Probably the person who comes out of it looking most like a twat is me.” Mick Houghton talks to Northern Soul

July 4, 2019 No Comments

It’s any modern music fan’s dream: hanging out with The Ramones, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Julian Cope, Spiritualized and The KLF during their glory days.

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“I was writing, somehow I was writing.” Northern Soul’s Lyndsey Skinner on winning the Sid Chaplin award

July 4, 2019 No Comments

On the wall above my desk is a quote from Virginia Woolf.

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The Hired Man, Oldham Coliseum

Theatre Review: The Hired Man, Oldham Coliseum

July 3, 2019 No Comments

Any work with the title The Hired Man has got to be a socialist polemic based on the Marxist contradiction between Capital and Labour, doesn’t it? Well, not exactly.

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Andiamo! Festa Italiana is coming to Manchester

July 3, 2019 No Comments

I remember my first encounter with Italian culture well. It was in a fish and chip shop on Dalry Road in Edinburgh.

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