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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Theatre Review – Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

September 28, 2022 No Comments

I intend no criticism of this hugely entertaining and enjoyable show by pointing out that it’s a highly romanticised version of the already-improbable true story of the Fisherman’s Friends, a group of seafaring neighbours and shanty-singers who (with one exception) grew up “within half a mile of Port Isaac harbour” in Cornwall.

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Taking the plunge: we test the waters at Victoria Baths, Manchester

September 27, 2022 No Comments

I have one small cup for sporting prowess.

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Review: Matthew Bamber and Ivy Kalungi, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

September 27, 2022 No Comments

A spin of the bottle away from the overspill revelry of Deansgate Locks in university freshers’ week, Castlefield Gallery takes one step back from the litter of drinks promotions and homesickness to afford a less frenetic space from which two artists, each with their own particular vantage point, can sift through the contradictions of where a stop-start decade has brought both them and us.

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Theatre Review: The Book Thief, Bolton Octagon

September 27, 2022 No Comments

A play about the power of words has never been more relevant.

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Gardening: Beautiful Borders

September 23, 2022 No Comments

Is there anything more quintessentially English than a cottage garden border?

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Fleetneedles Forage –Apple Futures  

Fleetneedle’s Forage: You’re the apple of my eye

September 22, 2022 No Comments

As we approach the end of a long, hot summer, most fruit and vegetables are becoming ripe a good few weeks earlier than usual.  

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Theatre Review: Girl From The North Country, The Lowry, Salford

September 21, 2022 No Comments

Reflecting his own mercurial nature, it’s almost inevitable that any theatrical piece based around the songs of Bob Dylan would be something out of the ordinary.

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‘Joy Division ripped off orchestras to make our sound bigger’ Peter Hook talks to Northern Soul

September 21, 2022 No Comments

If Coronation Street is the go-to Manchester reference for TV, then legendary bassist Peter Hook (‘Hooky’) must be the musical equivalent.

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Theatre Review: Things That Divide Us, 53two, Manchester

September 20, 2022 No Comments

Up betimes and to the new 53two venue for its opening in-house production, Things That Divide Us.

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Theatre Review: Dreamgirls, Palace Theatre, Manchester

September 20, 2022 No Comments

Emotional attachment to cultural artefacts is a major driver in the entertainment business.

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