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Monthly Archives: April 2022

“He was a recklessly generous soul.” Frank Cottrell-Boyce on Tony Wilson and the 20-year anniversary of 24 Hour Party People

April 16, 2022 Comments Off on “He was a recklessly generous soul.” Frank Cottrell-Boyce on Tony Wilson and the 20-year anniversary of 24 Hour Party People

“This is Manchester, we do things differently here.”

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The Hara. Credit: Scruff of the Neck Records

“The vibes were sick.” The Hara talk to Northern Soul

April 15, 2022 Comments Off on “The vibes were sick.” The Hara talk to Northern Soul

I first met the three-piece heavy rock outfit known as The Hara during Storm Eunice. It was one of the worst UK storms in recent memory and a day where, between the four of us, no one had thought to bring an umbrella.

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“You hope your songs can weave their way into people’s lives.” Marti Pellow talks to Northern Soul

April 13, 2022 Comments Off on “You hope your songs can weave their way into people’s lives.” Marti Pellow talks to Northern Soul

Marti Pellow has come a long way from the cheery-faced lead singer with Scots pop stars Wet Wet Wet in the 1980s and 90s.

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Theatre Review: The Jungle Book, Oldham Coliseum

April 12, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Jungle Book, Oldham Coliseum

Whatever you’re doing, stop it.

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Food Review: Northcote, Langho, Blackburn

April 10, 2022 Comments Off on Food Review: Northcote, Langho, Blackburn

I am many things but I am not a good cook.

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Nein! Nein! Nein! The Covid Covers exhibition, The White Hotel, Salford

April 7, 2022 Comments Off on Nein! Nein! Nein! The Covid Covers exhibition, The White Hotel, Salford

A new exhibition has invited visitors to muse over memorable headlines from the Daily Star, including Carry On Chaos, Stick It Up Yer Virus, The Dukes Of Biohazard and Psycho Seagulls Corona Rampage.

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Review: Fairy Tales, Z-arts, Manchester

April 7, 2022 Comments Off on Review: Fairy Tales, Z-arts, Manchester

Fairy Tales is the latest in a series of immersive children’s exhibitions to reach Hulme’s Z-arts from the Discover Children’s Story Centre in London.

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Rachel Goodyear, Concentration, copyright the artist. Photo Michael Pollard

Exhibition: Stirrings, Rachel Goodyear, Grundy Art Gallery / Salford Museum and Art Gallery

April 7, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Stirrings, Rachel Goodyear, Grundy Art Gallery / Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Co-commissioned by Grundy Art Gallery Blackpool and the University of Salford Art CollectionStirrings is the first major solo exhibition by artist Rachel Goodyear in a museum and art gallery in the North West of England and will include new large-scale drawings and a new animation.

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Theatre Review: The House with Chicken Legs, HOME, Manchester

April 7, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The House with Chicken Legs, HOME, Manchester

Untruths unveiled, reckless actions and distancing yourself from your carer, it’s all part of adolescence.

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British Music Experience

Exhibition Review: Don’t You Forget About Me, British Music Experience, Liverpool

April 2, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: Don’t You Forget About Me, British Music Experience, Liverpool

At its best, pop resists the definitive. It side-steps the constraints of those who try to pin it down and restrict it to a dull litany of the usual saints, the Dylans and the Lennons, the Whites and the Sheerans, those who are dead and those who might as well be, desiccating them into relics and museum pieces, suitable for endless resale.

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