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Monthly Archives: March 2020

The Gin Society

Hamiltonic: The Gin Society, Manchester Cathedral

March 5, 2020 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: The Gin Society, Manchester Cathedral

I was meant to attend The Gin Society do at Rochdale Town Hall but Storm Dennis put paid to that.

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Theatre Review: Alone in Berlin, York Theatre Royal

March 5, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Alone in Berlin, York Theatre Royal

More and more these days I am reminded of the prescience of W.B. Yeats’s poem The Second Coming, and particularly the line ‘The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.’

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Henry Normal

Win a signed copy of The Escape Plan by award-winning poet Henry Normal

March 4, 2020 Comments Off on Win a signed copy of The Escape Plan by award-winning poet Henry Normal

Win a signed copy of The Escape Plan, the latest collection of poetry by award-winning writer, poet, TV and film producer Henry Normal. 

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The Talented Mr Ripley at Wiltons Music Hall. ©The Other Richard

Theatre Review: The Talented Mr Ripley, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

March 3, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Talented Mr Ripley, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

There’s a challenge to taking a story as well-known as Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley and making something fresh and new without losing the spark of the original.

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Scarborough Museums Trust. 

Picture Gallery: Scarborough – A Day at the Seaside, Woodend, Scarborough

March 2, 2020 Comments Off on Picture Gallery: Scarborough – A Day at the Seaside, Woodend, Scarborough

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside.

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Greed

“Just because someone’s fun, it doesn’t mean they’re not nefarious.” Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom talk about Greed

March 2, 2020 Comments Off on “Just because someone’s fun, it doesn’t mean they’re not nefarious.” Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom talk about Greed

Steve Coogan’s film career has been a hit-and-miss affair.

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John Constable, Dedham Church and Vale, Suffolk, 1800, pen, ink and watercolour, courtesy the Whitworth, The University of Manchester

Review: Utopias, The Whitworth, Manchester

March 2, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Utopias, The Whitworth, Manchester

For a time it seemed that Utopia had lost its currency.

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Adam Kay

What’s on in March: Comedy in Manchester

March 2, 2020 Comments Off on What’s on in March: Comedy in Manchester

Hares.

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