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Monthly Archives: March 2020

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Book launch (digital): You Never Told Me by Sarah Jasmon

March 24, 2020 No Comments

Social media gets a bad rap.

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Kapow! There’s a new exhibition exploring the art of superheroes and villains at the Potteries Museum

March 24, 2020 No Comments

Ever since Andy Warhol decreed that Batman was art, caped crusaders and villains have left trails of superhero boot prints over fashion, photography and design.

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Travel: 48 hours in Leith

March 24, 2020 No Comments

It’s important to start by saying that I inadvertently chose to coincide my trip with the weekend that Storm Ciara hit, meaning there was not much sunshine in Leith (and a pretty grim seven-hour coach journey home).

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Book review: Weather by Jenny Offill

March 20, 2020 No Comments

We’re living in uncertain times.

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Hamiltonic: Bashall Gins

March 20, 2020 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: Bashall Gins

I first met Ben at The Gin Society do at Manchester Cathedral a few weeks ago.

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Opera Review: The Marriage of Figaro and The Turn of the Screw, Opera North, The Lowry

March 20, 2020 No Comments

For OperaWatch, it’s a welcome return to The Lowry for Opera North’s 2020 spring season.

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Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels…

March 19, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels…

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul.

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Review: The Black Bull, Sedbergh

March 15, 2020 Comments Off on Review: The Black Bull, Sedbergh

Is Sedbergh a town that can’t make up its mind?

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“Some people have called me the diva whisperer.” Blondie collaborator Rob Roth talks weirdos, icons and punk sensibility

March 12, 2020 Comments Off on “Some people have called me the diva whisperer.” Blondie collaborator Rob Roth talks weirdos, icons and punk sensibility

“There’s nothing contrived or canned, it’s just Debbie and Chris.”

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Theatre Review: Back to The Future – the Musical, Manchester Opera House

March 12, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Back to The Future – the Musical, Manchester Opera House

Somewhere far along the event horizon, every last hit 80s movie will have been adapted into a stage show – presumably the day they announce Police Academy: The Musical.

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