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Review: British Textile Biennial 2019, Blackburn

October 20, 2019 No Comments

It feels even colder and wetter than Manchester as I step off the train at Blackburn.

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A love letter to Southport

October 20, 2019 No Comments

Since Southport was designated a part of Merseyside in the metropolitan county reshuffle of the early 1970s, some residents have campaigned for the town’s return to Lancashire.

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Missing Peaky Blinders? Don’t worry, you can relive it at locations across the north

October 20, 2019 No Comments

To the outside world, Peaky Blinders is filmed at a series of locations in and around Birmingham, places that evoke the spirit of the early 20th century.

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Once upon a time: how anti-migrant politics threaten the British writing industry

October 20, 2019 No Comments

As Brexit dominates the headlines, Alexandra Jarvis, a writer for the Immigration Advice Service, has some stringent opinions on the impact Brexit will have on our creative sectors. She asks, how do we stop the damage before it’s too late?

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Review: Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, Palace Theatre, Manchester

October 18, 2019 No Comments

It takes a particular kind of grace to be captivating while performing the role of a spiteful drunk.

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Disney on Ice - 100 Years of Magic, Manchester Arena

Review: Disney on Ice – 100 Years of Magic, Manchester Arena

October 14, 2019 No Comments

When after 15 minutes a six-year-old Snow White in the adjacent seat politely enquires as to whether she can have a sandwich, you know that the current iteration of Disney on Ice is not quite as captivating as it might be.

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Yemen: Inside a Crisis, Imperial War Museum North

October 14, 2019 No Comments

Described by the UN as the “world’s worst” humanitarian crisis, the on-going conflict in Yemen has left an estimated 80 per cent of the country’s men, women and children in desperate need of assistance.

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The Day Shall Come

Film Review: The Day Shall Come

October 12, 2019 No Comments

When Chris Morris made his first feature film, Four Lions, back in 2010, it felt like an unexpected move, albeit within a career full of unexpected moves.

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Theatre Review: Curtains, Palace Theatre, Manchester

October 11, 2019 No Comments

A musical whodunnit, penned by John Kander and Fred Ebb, the redoubtable team behind Cabaret and Chicago, and starring the likeable comedian Jason Manford who has come a long way from collecting glasses at Manchester’s Buzz comedy and music club, Curtains has, on the face of it, got a lot going for it.

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Theatre Review: Tabby McTat, Everyman, Liverpool

October 11, 2019 No Comments

Stage adaptations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hugely popular children’s books are so ubiquitous these days that they should probably be categorised as their own sub-genre of theatre.

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