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Monthly Archives: February 2020

One Good Night

Win a pair of tickets to One Good Night at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre

February 17, 2020 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to One Good Night at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre

Win a pair of tickets to One Good Night at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre. 

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Photo Gallery: Brine, Steam and Rust, Lion Salt Works Museum, Northwich

February 17, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Brine, Steam and Rust, Lion Salt Works Museum, Northwich

A new industrial landscape exhibition by Richard Edmunds, Brine, Steam and Rust, is due to open at Northwich’s Lion Salt Works Museum on February 22, 2020.

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Capture a feathered friend on camera: Wilko’s Wild Bird Photography Competition 2020

February 17, 2020 Comments Off on Capture a feathered friend on camera: Wilko’s Wild Bird Photography Competition 2020

Do you know your Blue Tit from your Brambling?

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Jessica Andrews. Image credit: Andrew Brooks

“It’s important to talk about northern voices.” Portico Prize-winning author Jessica Andrews on class, gender and the north

February 17, 2020 Comments Off on “It’s important to talk about northern voices.” Portico Prize-winning author Jessica Andrews on class, gender and the north

I’ve long been fascinated with The Portico Library, which sits above the mildly rowdy Old Bank pub on Manchester’s Mosley Street.

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Review: Lush Spa, Liverpool

February 15, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Lush Spa, Liverpool

I’m a fan of a good spa day but switching my brain off is tricky at the best of the times.

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Yelena Popova, Keepsafe (I and II), 2019 Image: Reece Straw. Courtesy of Division of Labour and l’étrangère’

Review: The Scholar Stones Project, Yelena Popova, Holden Gallery, MMU

February 15, 2020 Comments Off on Review: The Scholar Stones Project, Yelena Popova, Holden Gallery, MMU

In order to leave its mark, art need not explode with the ferocity of the fission that catalyses both nuclear reactor and bomb.

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Film Review: Queen & Slim

February 15, 2020 Comments Off on Film Review: Queen & Slim

“Why do black people always have to be excellent? Why can’t we be normal?”

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Frissons of fear and jangling nerves: writer Jeremy Dyson talks about the return of Ghost Stories

February 15, 2020 Comments Off on Frissons of fear and jangling nerves: writer Jeremy Dyson talks about the return of Ghost Stories

Ten years ago, when the scarifying stage play Ghost Stories was set to make its debut at the Liverpool Playhouse, the show’s co-writers, Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, announced to journalists that they couldn’t really tell them anything about it.

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Illustration by Danielle Rhoda for People’s History Museum. 

The national museum of democracy on its tenth anniversary: People’s History Museum

February 14, 2020 Comments Off on The national museum of democracy on its tenth anniversary: People’s History Museum

The UK’s national museum of democracy is 10 years old this week.

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Holocaust Brunch, Manchester Central Library

Theatre Review: Holocaust Brunch, Manchester Central Library

February 13, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Holocaust Brunch, Manchester Central Library

When I was boy in the 1960s (when people had to read real books), the racks of paperbacks outside newsagents often held two best-selling titles by Lord Russell of Liverpool – The Scourge of the Swastika: A Short History of Nazi War Crimes and The Knights of the Bushido: A Short History of Japanese War Crimes.

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