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Monthly Archives: July 2022

Theatre Review – Gypsy: A Musical Fable, Buxton Opera House

July 9, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review – Gypsy: A Musical Fable, Buxton Opera House

What is it about musicals?

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Exhibition review: #OutofDate2022, Modernist Society, Manchester

July 5, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition review: #OutofDate2022, Modernist Society, Manchester

When the Modernist Society invited photographers to make use of a cache of old slide films, they weren’t quite sure about the results.

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‘Enjoy reading books when you had a state education? Come off it.’

July 5, 2022 Comments Off on ‘Enjoy reading books when you had a state education? Come off it.’

This has been an angry week. Among other rage-inducing news items, I saw a Twitter thread about the English Literature degree at Sheffield Hallam University being ‘suspended’ because the Government will no longer fund degrees where 60 per cent of students don’t end up in ‘highly skilled’ jobs within six months of graduation.

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Blackbird flies again: director Nick Bagnall on plays and a return to acting

July 2, 2022 Comments Off on Blackbird flies again: director Nick Bagnall on plays and a return to acting

Just over two years ago, the theatre director Nick Bagnall discovered, as did many others, that plays and pandemics don’t mix.

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A Little Bird says…should the West fight for victory or settle for peace in Ukraine?

July 2, 2022 Comments Off on A Little Bird says…should the West fight for victory or settle for peace in Ukraine?
In a series of editorials where leading writers are free to say what they want under a pen name, Little Bird writes about the conflict in Ukraine. 
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