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Review: Yoko Ono, Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds Arts University

February 17, 2019 No Comments

As we head back to Saddleworth after our visit to Leeds Arts University’s new building at Blenheim Walk, I tell someone off on the train and my daughter is pleased with that at least.

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Cold Feet meets The Street: Northern Soul chats to actor John Thomson

February 16, 2019 No Comments

There’s a sharp knock on my front door and I open it to find John Thomson standing on my doorstep.

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Theatre Review: Mother Courage and Her Children, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 14, 2019 No Comments

“The thing about Brecht,” says Housemate, “is you’re not supposed to feel empathy towards the characters.”

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Photo Gallery: Fancy Pants, The Portico Library, Manchester

February 12, 2019 No Comments

In 1836, the enormously popular Manchester Music Festival came to a close with a fancy dress ball so grand a temporary structure was built to connect The Portico Library with the nearby Assembly Rooms and Theatre Royal.

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Theatre Review: Big Up! Unity Theatre, Liverpool

February 12, 2019 No Comments

Five stars for a performance that was funnier, more engaging and more inventive than virtually any theatre production aimed at young children I’ve ever seen?

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Theatre Review: A Different Way Home, Oldham Coliseum

February 10, 2019 No Comments

Kenneth Alan Taylor is a phenomenon. In fact, he’s a phenomenal phenomenon.

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Queering the past: Bolton, LGBT history and Walt Whitman. Playwright Stephen M Hornby talks to Northern Soul

February 10, 2019 No Comments

A number of places are synonymous with the history of gay culture: San Francisco, New York, Paris, Bolton.

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What’s on in February: Comedy in Manchester

February 4, 2019 No Comments

February: the month of love and cold weather. So, squeeze up close to a load of slightly sweaty folk in a lovely beery club and have a laugh at this lot. 

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Into The Midst, Joseph Whitmore 

Photo Gallery: Into The Midst, Joseph Whitmore, Waterside, Sale

February 4, 2019 No Comments

Into The Midst is a newly commissioned body of work by Manchester-based artist Joseph Whitmore. The exhibition explores simulated personal experiences and the ever changing effect digital technology has on history, artefact, and the human condition.

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Theatre Review: Ladybones, The Kings Arms, Salford

February 3, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Ladybones, The Kings Arms, Salford

It ends with an ovation.

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