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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Glow star Kate Nash faces off against the Princess Diana of pro-wrestling Eve Jetta. Photo credit Rob Brazier

“Wrestling is a place where women can come and reclaim their bodies.” EVE Riot Grrrls of Wrestling talk to Northern Soul

October 20, 2019 No Comments

As a child growing up in the 80s, my weekend highlight was watching Big Daddy at my Nana’s house.

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Adidas Spezial Launch - Cotton Exchange Blackburn - British Textile Bienial - 03-10-19 - Richard Tymon-6

Review: British Textile Biennial 2019, Blackburn

October 20, 2019 No Comments

It feels even colder and wetter than Manchester as I step off the train at Blackburn.

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A love letter to Southport

October 20, 2019 No Comments

Since Southport was designated a part of Merseyside in the metropolitan county reshuffle of the early 1970s, some residents have campaigned for the town’s return to Lancashire.

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Missing Peaky Blinders? Don’t worry, you can relive it at locations across the north

October 20, 2019 No Comments

To the outside world, Peaky Blinders is filmed at a series of locations in and around Birmingham, places that evoke the spirit of the early 20th century.

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Richard Butler PFurs Credit - Mike Pfeiffer

Review: The Psychedelic Furs, O2 Ritz Manchester

October 20, 2019 No Comments

If the surface of pop is glitter then The Psychedelic Furs are sandpaper, rubbing it up the wrong way.

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Franco Manca Manchester

Food Review: Franco Manca, Manchester

October 20, 2019 No Comments

Sourdough pizza is all the rage and I for one am not complaining.

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Once upon a time: how anti-migrant politics threaten the British writing industry

October 20, 2019 No Comments

As Brexit dominates the headlines, Alexandra Jarvis, a writer for the Immigration Advice Service, has some stringent opinions on the impact Brexit will have on our creative sectors. She asks, how do we stop the damage before it’s too late?

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Kyle Soo, Pecha Kucha Manchester, People's History Museum, Manchester

“An opener to new worlds.” PechaKucha talks to Northern Soul

October 20, 2019 No Comments

Forget spiders and heights (although I’m fond of neither), my biggest fear is standing on stage in front of a beady-eyed audience.

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Review: Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, Palace Theatre, Manchester

October 18, 2019 No Comments

It takes a particular kind of grace to be captivating while performing the role of a spiteful drunk.

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Naomi Wood. Image by Rachel Hippolyte

Review: The Forgotten Women of Bauhaus, Naomi Wood, Manchester Literature Festival

October 16, 2019 No Comments

When it comes to novels, there’s an art to research.

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