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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Paul Holliday

Review: Paul Holliday, A Little Bit Sketchy, Polite Intervention Theatre, The Lowry Studio

October 19, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Paul Holliday, A Little Bit Sketchy, Polite Intervention Theatre, The Lowry Studio

Throughout lockdown, stand-up comedian Paul Holliday posted some of his character sketches online.

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Music Review: Fontaines D.C., Manchester Academy

October 19, 2021 No Comments

It was like nothing had happened. Eighteen months of lockdowns and enjoyment-sapping restrictions were blown away in a second by a post-punk poet and a rock ‘n’ roll band.

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Review: Road, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

October 19, 2021 No Comments

Road was Farnworth-born, Jim Cartwright’s first play.

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Review: British Textile Biennial 2021

October 19, 2021 No Comments

The British Textile Biennial 2021 completely inhabits East Lancashire for the entire month of October, weaving stories of the global nature of textiles and re-evaluating histories while continuing to recognise the wealth of continuing relationships.

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It's a Sin. Behind the Seams exhibition at Preston Park Museum. Image Byline: Dave Charnley Photography.

Exhibition: Behind the Seams, Preston Park Museum, Stockton-on-Tees

October 18, 2021 Comments Off on Exhibition: Behind the Seams, Preston Park Museum, Stockton-on-Tees

Calling all film buffs…

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Adela Rajnovic, Riana Duce & Matt Prendergast - imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse - Dracula The Untold Story - Photo Ed Waring

Theatre Review: Dracula – The Untold Story, imitating the dog, Leeds Playhouse

October 14, 2021 No Comments

“We have staged Dracula: The Untold Story as a live graphic novel,” says UK theatre company imitating the dog. And that is precisely what they have done.

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Heathers The Musical - UK Tour 2021 - Photos by Pamela Raith (1)

Theatre Review: Heathers the Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

October 13, 2021 No Comments

Seeing half-remembered films from the 1980s turned into feel-good theatrical musicals has been a puzzling phenomenon of theatregoing in the past few years.

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Winnie-the-Pooh - Once There Was a Bear (The Official 95th Anniversary Prequel)

Book Review: Winnie-the-Pooh – Once There Was a Bear (The Official 95th Anniversary Prequel) by Jane Riordan

October 12, 2021 No Comments

As I write this from my bed, there’s a Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed toy sitting next to me.

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Sunday with Sides

Food Review: Sunday with Sides/Cauliflower Cheese Menu, Ducie Street Warehouse, Manchester

October 12, 2021 No Comments

I have eaten cauliflower for dinner for three nights in a row this week.

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Letter to Boddah. Images courtesy of Ilkley Playhouse

Theatre Review: Letter to Boddah, Ilkley Playhouse

October 12, 2021 No Comments

This is a fine production of an extraordinary play.

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