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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Night of the Living Dead Remix. Photography by Edward Waring (4)

Theatre Review: Night Of The Living Dead – Remix, Courtyard Theatre, Leeds Playhouse

January 30, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Night Of The Living Dead – Remix, Courtyard Theatre, Leeds Playhouse

In 1968, an independent horror movie called Night Of The Living Dead not only irrevocably changed the horror movie genre, but has since proved massively influential.

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Theatre Review: Dr Korczak’s Example, Leeds Playhouse

January 30, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Dr Korczak’s Example, Leeds Playhouse

Since the recent multi-million pound transformation of Leeds Playhouse, there are a myriad of outstanding features and facilities ready to greet theatregoers at the iconic Quarry Hill site.

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Bourgeois and Maurice's Insane Animals. Courtesy of HOME.

What’s on in February: Comedy in Manchester

January 30, 2020 Comments Off on What’s on in February: Comedy in Manchester

Once again, it’s time for the month of love.

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Anne Brontë Reimagined by Adelle Hay

Book Review: Anne Brontë Reimagined by Adelle Hay

January 29, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: Anne Brontë Reimagined by Adelle Hay

It’s no secret that I spent my younger years with my head buried in novels by the Brontë sisters.

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Wildflowers

“What’s a carnation unless it whiffs?” Gardener Christine Walkden talks about growing up north

January 29, 2020 Comments Off on “What’s a carnation unless it whiffs?” Gardener Christine Walkden talks about growing up north

I’ll not lie, Christine Walkden is my favourite TV gardener.

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View of the Tyne Bridge from the High Level Bridge, 6 March 1928, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Photo Gallery: the North East, Tyne & Wear Archives

January 29, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: the North East, Tyne & Wear Archives

Located in the Discovery Museum in the heart of Newcastle, Tyne & Wear Archives is home to thousands of documents, housed on 14km of shelving, relating to the five local districts of Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside.

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Theatre Review: The Woman in Black, Liverpool Playhouse

January 29, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Woman in Black, Liverpool Playhouse

There are occasions in theatres – I find they also occur sporadically in art galleries and are virtually guaranteed at the opera – when one wonders whether the failing is mine.

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Manchester Open Exhibition, HOME

Photo Gallery: Manchester Open Exhibition 2020, HOME

January 27, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester Open Exhibition 2020, HOME

The folks over at HOME in Manchester have launched the Manchester Open Exhibition, a major open-entry art show celebrating the creative talent of Greater Manchester residents.

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Bird’s Nest From the series Soup

Photo Gallery: Our Plastic Ocean by Mandy Barker, Waterside, Sale

January 27, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Our Plastic Ocean by Mandy Barker, Waterside, Sale

Eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year. If these trends continue, our oceans could contain more plastic than fish by 2050.

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Film Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield

January 25, 2020 Comments Off on Film Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield

In recent years, having already established himself as godfather to a whole generation of British radio and TV comedy, Armando Iannucci has been branching out, creating Veep for American television and co-writing and directing the feature film The Death of Stalin.

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