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Monthly Archives: August 2019

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Photo Gallery: Sketch for Survival

August 12, 2019 No Comments

The Serengeti is coming to the North as sketches of wildlife by celebrities from across the globe are set to premiere in Harrogate as part of a campaign to raise awareness about species extinction.

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Let’s Not Die a Young Man’s Death: Northern Soul talks to Roger McGough

August 8, 2019 No Comments

British culture can offer few positions more indicative of popular, mainstream acceptance than an afternoon guest slot on BBC Radio 2.

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Plastic not so fantastic: Lush Manchester gets naked

August 7, 2019 No Comments

Sustainability has become a marketing buzzword.

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Theatre Review: Amélie The Musical, Opera House, Manchester

August 7, 2019 No Comments

I’ve pondered before in these pages on the apparently insatiable appetite of musical theatre producers for hit films that can be transformed into stage hits.

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The Borrowers, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester. Image by Mark Carline

Theatre Review: The Borrowers, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

August 6, 2019 No Comments

It was always going to be interesting to discover how the world of The Borrowers, those helpful miniature beings, would be created.

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Book Review: Precious You by Helen Monks Takhar

August 6, 2019 No Comments

I have a confession to make. When I’m perusing the shelves in my local bookshop, I usually pass on the section marked ‘Thriller’.

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Win a pair of tickets to see Martin Kemp as he goes Back to the 80s at Manchester Academy

August 5, 2019 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to see Martin Kemp as he goes Back to the 80s at Manchester Academy

Win a pair of tickets to see Martin Kemp as he goes Back to the 80s at Manchester Academy.

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White Wave, Open Water, Andrea Hall, Stephen Joseph Theatre

Photo Gallery: Open Water, Andrea Hall, Stephen Joseph Theatre

August 5, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Open Water, Andrea Hall, Stephen Joseph Theatre

It’s long been known that open-air swimming is good for your mental health.

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What’s on in August: Comedy in Manchester

August 1, 2019 Comments Off on What’s on in August: Comedy in Manchester

In August, there are areas of Manchester where the tumbleweed roams free.

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Theatre Review: Season’s Greetings, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

August 1, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Season’s Greetings, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Season’s Greetings first premiered at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough back in 1980, and this year it’s back as part of the annual Alan Ayckbourn double-bill: two plays written and directed by Ayckbourn, who is the SJT’s director emeritus.

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