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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Fleetneedles Forage: The Origins of Halloween

October 27, 2019 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: The Origins of Halloween

I prefer Halloween to Christmas.

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Theatre Review: The Exorcist, Manchester Opera House

October 26, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Exorcist, Manchester Opera House

When the first wave of so-called ‘movie brat’ film directors began to break through in the 70s, it often seemed to be with ingeniously crowd-pleasing adaptations of successful mass-market novels.

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The Intelligence Park

Review: The Intelligence Park, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

October 22, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Intelligence Park, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

There is an old joke that goes like this.

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How to Beat Up Your Dad, The Talleyrand, Levenshulme, Manchester

Theatre Review: How to Beat Up Your Dad, The Talleyrand, Levenshulme

October 22, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: How to Beat Up Your Dad, The Talleyrand, Levenshulme

Jonny Genet, Sam Beckett and Ant Artaud walk into a bar.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh (June) in There Are No Beginnings at Leeds Playhouse. Photography by Zoe Martin

Theatre Review: There are No Beginnings, Leeds Playhouse

October 22, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: There are No Beginnings, Leeds Playhouse

For those who lived through the time of the Yorkshire Ripper, much of his reign of terror was characterised by an intermittent series of horrific news items and, as the number of victims increased, lots of analysis about the case.

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

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 Comments Off on Review: British Textile Biennial 2019, Blackburn

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 Comments Off on A love letter to Southport

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

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 Comments Off on Review: The Psychedelic Furs, O2 Ritz Manchester

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

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