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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Polly Lister in The Snow Queen. Photos by Tony Bartholomew.

Festive Theatre Review: The Snow Queen, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

December 20, 2020 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: The Snow Queen, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

If ever there was a time when the world needed a bit of Christmas magic, this is it. Luckily, I can tell you exactly where to find it.

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“I think we can go on record and say we’re the only metal band influenced by Kanye West.” Cameron Wilson, Lure In

December 18, 2020 Comments Off on “I think we can go on record and say we’re the only metal band influenced by Kanye West.” Cameron Wilson, Lure In

There’s a lot going on in Manchester.

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Front of House, Jo Byrne. Image by Marge Bradshaw

Photo Gallery: Front of House by Marge Bradshaw

December 14, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Front of House by Marge Bradshaw

“A world without live music feels like living in a house with no windows. Live music is uplifting, it’s nourishing, it’s social glue. It’s well and truly missed by me.” – Rob Young, musician

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Suitcase

Poetry Review: Suitcase by Kevin Reid

December 11, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Suitcase by Kevin Reid

In Suitcase, one of the latest pamphlets published by independent publishing press 4Word, Kevin Reid takes us on a number of engaging and emotional journeys.

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Adam Keast & Helen Carter in A Christmas Carol, Playhouse Liverpool 2020 Photo © Robert DayESC_1704 #

Theatre Review: A Christmas Carol, Liverpool Playhouse

December 11, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Christmas Carol, Liverpool Playhouse

There were ghosts in this play alright, many more than Dickens ever intended.

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Competition: Win a bottle of Witch Kings Rum

December 10, 2020 Comments Off on Competition: Win a bottle of Witch Kings Rum

Win a bottle of Witch Kings Rum.  

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Cafe Exil

“It was pure, undiluted pleasure.” HOME’s Jason Wood and Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley chat to Northern Soul about Café Exil

December 10, 2020 Comments Off on “It was pure, undiluted pleasure.” HOME’s Jason Wood and Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley chat to Northern Soul about Café Exil

By day, Jason Wood is the creative director for film & culture at HOME in Manchester and his friend Bob Stanley is one-third of beloved British pop band Saint Etienne.

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Growing up North: A Year in the Garden

December 8, 2020 Comments Off on Growing up North: A Year in the Garden

It’s been a funny old year.

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Win a festival pass for York Christmas at Home, a new online weekend festival at York’s National Centre for Early Music (NCEM)

December 7, 2020 Comments Off on Win a festival pass for York Christmas at Home, a new online weekend festival at York’s National Centre for Early Music (NCEM)

Win a festival pass for York Christmas at Home, a new online weekend festival at York’s National Centre for Early Music (NCEM). 

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Manchester Gin Winter Spiced Gin

Win a bottle of Winter Spiced Gin, a festive-inspired tipple from Manchester Gin

December 7, 2020 Comments Off on Win a bottle of Winter Spiced Gin, a festive-inspired tipple from Manchester Gin

Win a bottle of Winter Spiced Gin, a festive-inspired tipple from Manchester Gin.

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