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.Read the full story..
I have one small cup for sporting prowess.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
Up betimes and to the new 53two venue for its opening in-house production, Things That Divide Us.Read the full story..
Emotional attachment to cultural artefacts is a major driver in the entertainment business.Read the full story..
Manchester Pride 2022 was an incredible showstopper. Thousands lined the streets in the August Bank Holiday sunshine to join in the weekend of celebration in Manchester City centre.Read the full story..
I’m in a city 215 miles away from Manchester but, during the duration of an hour and 10 minutes, I feel the familiarity of home.Read the full story..
The latest exhibition curated by Cotton On MCR, in line with its admirable intention of demystifying and democratising access to art in all its forms, is the first in response to a themed open call to creators across Greater Manchester, whether they be established or absolute beginners.Read the full story..
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