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Monthly Archives: December 2019

The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

Review: The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

December 3, 2019 No Comments

If Christmas really is all about the children, then there can’t be any quibbles about this year’s iteration of The Lanterns at Chester Zoo.

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Opera Review: Bluebeard’s Castle by Béla Bartók and Sinfonetta by Leoš Janáček, Opera North, Huddersfield Town Hall

December 3, 2019 No Comments

The first thing that greets you as you leave Huddersfield Train Station is the tall statue of the short Harold Wilson, well 5’ 8” according to Google.

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Comptoir Libanais, Spinningfields, Manchester

Festive Food Review: Comptoir Libanais, Spinningfields, Manchester

December 3, 2019 No Comments

Comptoir Libanais nestles comfortably among Spanish and Thai fare in The Avenue, the fast-growing eating and drinking destination in Manchester’s Spinningfields.

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Theatre Review: Cinderella, The Dukes, Lancaster

December 3, 2019 No Comments

Once upon a time there was a very good theatre director called Sarah Punshon who got a job as artistic director at the Dukes Playhouse in Lancaster where she did some excellent work including a wonderful summer show in Williamson Park loosely based on The Three Musketeers and a Peter Pan for Christmas that was the best thing I saw last year.

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THE LUKA STATE / Shot in Manchester by Rob Blackham / www.blackhamimages.com

Win three tickets to Black Cacti Presents: The Luka State at The Met in Bury

December 2, 2019 No Comments

Win three tickets to Black Cacti Presents: The Luka State at The Met in Bury.

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Manchester German Christmas Markets on Albert Square in front of the landmark Town Hall

Photo Gallery: Manchester Santa through the ages

December 2, 2019 No Comments

Love him or loathe him, Zippy Santa’s absence from Manchester’s Albert Square has been noticeable.

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What’s on in December: Comedy in Manchester

December 2, 2019 No Comments

What else is there to do in December?

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