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Author: Lucia Cox

Create Salford: kicking some creative ass

June 12, 2014 Comments Off on Create Salford: kicking some creative ass

When I first moved to Manchester, I stumbled drunkenly into The King’s Arms one night and asked whereabouts in Manchester I was

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A Catch-22 Situation

June 2, 2014 Comments Off on A Catch-22 Situation

I often sit and think that I am a sane woman in an insane world

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Liverpool Everyman (c) Philip Vile

Everyman: Liverpool’s Third Cathedral

May 7, 2014 Comments Off on Everyman: Liverpool’s Third Cathedral

I lived in Liverpool briefly in 2005 after failing to become a success in London.

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Spring Awakening in Leeds

March 13, 2014 Comments Off on Spring Awakening in Leeds

Anya Reiss is doing alright in the North of England.

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Grand Pacific

Grand Pacific: high tea without being high brow

February 26, 2014 Comments Off on Grand Pacific: high tea without being high brow

Grand Pacific is the lighter-bite little sister of Australasia. Nestled in Manchester’s Spinningfields behind the huge Versace emporium and having only opened six months ago, this neat, sweet Colonial-shabby-chic eatery is fun, friendly and filling.

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War Games, 2011

Past, present and future: Joana Vasconcelos at Manchester Art Gallery

February 23, 2014 Comments Off on Past, present and future: Joana Vasconcelos at Manchester Art Gallery

In the atrium between the old and the new buildings at Manchester Art Gallery – a space which its director Maria Balshaw describes as “no man’s land” – hangs the first piece in a new exhibition by one of Portugal’s most famous daughters, Joana Vasconcelos.

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Hobson's Choice by Harold Brighouse. Photo credit Ian Tilton (8)

Hobson’s Choice at Bolton Octagon

January 30, 2014 Comments Off on Hobson’s Choice at Bolton Octagon

Bolton’s latest nod to all-things Northern comes in the classic Brighouse tale, Hobson’s Choice. Set in Salford, Lancashire at the turn of last century, Harold Brighouse’s play has been his enduring legacy.

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Cirque Berserk

Cirque Berserk

January 29, 2014 Comments Off on Cirque Berserk

Ah, the circus. The big top, the floor strewn with straw, the hard, wobbly benches, the clowns and trapeze artist, the strong man, the lions, tigers and bears, oh my!

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A Christmas Carol

November 20, 2013 Comments Off on A Christmas Carol

Manchester has fully embraced the Christmas spirit.

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Fiddler on the roof

Fiddler on the Roof

October 30, 2013 Comments Off on Fiddler on the Roof

There’s something a bit special about this new national tour of Fiddler on the Roof: the role of Tevye, the poor milkman and protagonist of the story, is taken by Paul Michael Glaser, he of Starsky & Hutch fame and also part of the original film adaptation.

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