Monthly Archives: March 2022
It depends on how you look at things: what you see, what you notice, what you take heed of.Read the full story..
I’m always amazed by the success of the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM).Read the full story..
As part of the Chester Designed By Nature campaign launched by Destination Chester, ten BT cabinets have been transformed into colourful murals within the city centre.Read the full story..
Film Review: Explota explota (My Heart Goes Boom!), ¡Viva! 28th Spanish & Latin American Festival, HOME, Manchester
The anglicised title of Explota explota, a generous-spirited jukebox musical about Francoist Spain and dancing, is an irresistible invitation to declare, almost without shame, that the ¡Viva! 28th Spanish & Latin American Festival at Manchester’s HOME opens with a bang. Or should that be a ‘pop’?Read the full story..
While reading Emily Berry’s new poetry collection Unexhausted Time, I am reminded of those moments when a less than lucid mind sparks fresh perspectives on intrusive thoughts. The dark and pungent soil of experience is raked over in this book.Read the full story..
Salford’s magnificent RHS Bridgewater Gardens, which opened in May 2021, are built on what was once the estate of the third Duke of Bridgewater and are bordered by the canal that bears his name.Read the full story..
We are living in strange times. For the first time in more than 40 years of opera-going, I was about to hear a national anthem.Read the full story..
Exhibition: The Likeness of Things, Baum-Cockrill-Henri–Walsh, Prescot Museum & Kirkby Gallery, Knowsley
A new exhibition at Knowsley’s Kirkby Galley aims to celebrate the work of four major artists who lived and worked in Liverpool from the 1960s and whose legacy lives on today.Read the full story..
A total of 108 artists, stretching from the Yorkshire coast to the dales, will throw open their studio doors this summer.Read the full story..
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