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Monthly Archives: February 2020

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Theatre Review: Wuthering Heights, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 13, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Wuthering Heights, Royal Exchange, Manchester

There are more adaptations of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights than you can shake a stick at.

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Book Review: The Book of Sheffield

February 10, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: The Book of Sheffield

Twenty-five years ago, Sheffield was mine.

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Book Review: The Quarry by Ben Halls

February 7, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: The Quarry by Ben Halls

Toxic masculinity has become a bit of a buzzword in recent months.

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Preview: OperaWatch, Winter 2020

February 6, 2020 Comments Off on Preview: OperaWatch, Winter 2020

On the eve of the EU referendum in 2016, Richard Mantle, the general director of Opera North, warned of the detrimental effect a no vote would have on the “enormous talent pool which is Europe”.

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Review: Ute Lemper, Rendezvous with Marlene, RNCM, Manchester

February 6, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Ute Lemper, Rendezvous with Marlene, RNCM, Manchester

It was 1987 in Paris and young cabaret performer Ute Lemper was opening as Sally Bowles in the stage musical Cabaret.

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Picture Gallery: The Printmakers Council 1992-2019, Scarborough Art Gallery

February 3, 2020 Comments Off on Picture Gallery: The Printmakers Council 1992-2019, Scarborough Art Gallery

Calling all art lovers…

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Win a bottle of Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin

February 3, 2020 Comments Off on Win a bottle of Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin

Win a bottle of Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin. 

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Photo Gallery: The Year of the Rat – Chinese New Year in Manchester

February 3, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Year of the Rat – Chinese New Year in Manchester

Thanks to recent events, ringing in the new decade with positivity, enthusiasm and fireworks seems like a lifetime ago.

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“Being a parent is the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me.” Comedian Josie Long talks to Northern Soul

February 1, 2020 Comments Off on “Being a parent is the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me.” Comedian Josie Long talks to Northern Soul

The last time comedian and broadcaster Josie Long took a stand-up show out on tour, namely Something Better back in 2017, it looked at ways to actively improve our world during troubled times.

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Use Hearing Protection: celebrating the early years of Factory Records

February 1, 2020 Comments Off on Use Hearing Protection: celebrating the early years of Factory Records

Jan Hicks has a particular, distinctive memory of growing up in the early 80s.

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