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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Hope Mill Theatre

How are independent theatres navigating the coronavirus crisis?

February 25, 2021 Comments Off on How are independent theatres navigating the coronavirus crisis?

While the restrictions surrounding COVID-19 have been essential, the impact on society has, nonetheless, been seismic.

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It's a Sin

TV Review: It’s a Sin

February 19, 2021 Comments Off on TV Review: It’s a Sin

Steven Moffat once joked that the philosophy of his fellow TV scriptwriter Russell T Davies was to “create interesting characters – and melt them”.

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Castles from Cobwebs

Book Review: Castles from Cobwebs by J.A. Mensah

February 19, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Castles from Cobwebs by J.A. Mensah

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, I stopped reading.

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Grace Maisiri

Photo Gallery: Manchester artists respond to Riz Ahmed’s The Long Goodbye for MIF and Fuse

February 15, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester artists respond to Riz Ahmed’s The Long Goodbye for MIF and Fuse

Riz Ahmed’s critically acclaimed album, The Long Goodbye Livestream Edition, takes a close-up look at the break-up of a toxic relationship with the country you call home.

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Royal Photographic Society shorlisted entry do be diplayed in the digital exhibition - The Dead River by Abdul Momin

“Online platforms allow us to reach new audiences.” Ella Wild, Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

February 15, 2021 Comments Off on “Online platforms allow us to reach new audiences.” Ella Wild, Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Manchester Science Festival was one of the most popular science festivals in the UK and had become a key event in the city’s cultural calendar. Here, the Science and Industry Museum’s head of festival and events, Ella Wild, discusses the decision to take the festival online and the benefits that audiences can find in digital events.

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Image by Hayley-Jane Sims

The Gayby Has Landed: A very COVID-19 winter

February 11, 2021 Comments Off on The Gayby Has Landed: A very COVID-19 winter

I’ve always tried to air on the chipper side of doom when it comes to getting through coronavirus times.

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Spine of Lindisfarne Gospels c 700 Cotton MS Nero D IV c British Library Board

Photo Gallery: The Lindisfarne Gospels to go on display in the North East in 2022

February 8, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Lindisfarne Gospels to go on display in the North East in 2022

The most spectacular surviving manuscript from Anglo-Saxon England will go on display in the North East in 2022.

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Relax

Book Review – Relax: A User’s Guide to Life in the Age of Anxiety by Timothy Caulfield

February 7, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review – Relax: A User’s Guide to Life in the Age of Anxiety by Timothy Caulfield

It’s easy to believe that the entire world has lost its mind.

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