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Beautiful World, Where Are You?

Book Review: Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

September 15, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

With proof copies of Sally Rooney’s third novel trading for hundreds of pounds on eBay, and bookshops opening early and stocking extra copies, it’s fair to say that Beautiful World, Where Are You is one of the most eagerly anticipated novels of 2021.

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Review: Nick Hornby, Manchester Literature Festival

October 28, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Nick Hornby, Manchester Literature Festival

Nick Hornby’s pedigree is a little intimidating.

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“As humans we need real life connection.” Girl Gang Manchester on Everything I Knew, I Felt

March 7, 2020 Comments Off on “As humans we need real life connection.” Girl Gang Manchester on Everything I Knew, I Felt

Get set for a Girl Gang Manchester takeover of The Lowry in Salford.

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Food Review: Mr Cooper’s, The Midland, Manchester

December 21, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Mr Cooper’s, The Midland, Manchester

Nestled among the Edwardian splendour of The Midland is Mr Cooper’s, the modern British Brassiere.

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Theatre Review: Gypsy, Royal Exchange, Manchester

December 6, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Gypsy, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Get set for a night of high kicks, old Hollywood glamour, backstage shenanigans, feathers and lipstick, all under the watchful eye of Rose – the pushiest showbiz mum in town.

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Review: Bruntwood Dines, Drinks and Shops, Hatch, Manchester

October 5, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Bruntwood Dines, Drinks and Shops, Hatch, Manchester

Have you been to Hatch yet? It’s the Instagrammable, brightly-coloured community for 30 traders, creators, makers and street food operators, under the Mancunian Way on Manchester’s Oxford Road.

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Review: Glen Moray Old Fashioned Cocktail Masterclass, The Pen & Pencil, Manchester

September 28, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Glen Moray Old Fashioned Cocktail Masterclass, The Pen & Pencil, Manchester

I blame Don Draper.

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The Fountainhead. Manchester International Festival

Review: The Fountainhead, Manchester International Festival, The Lowry

July 15, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Fountainhead, Manchester International Festival, The Lowry

A four-hour, Dutch subtitled, dramatised version of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand might seem as appealing as a dinner party invite from Tommy Robinson, but when it’s directed by one of the world’s most acclaimed directors it’s an opportunity to see a startling and resonant piece of theatre.

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Maxine Peake as Nico for the Nico Project

Review: The Nico Project, Stoller Hall, Manchester International Festival

July 15, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Nico Project, Stoller Hall, Manchester International Festival

Forever immortalised in the nonchalant Velvet Underground line-up or gracing Chelsea Girl, Nico’s near mythical status as a muse, beauty and heroin addict is well known.

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Invisible Cities, Manchester International Festival

Review: Invisible Cities, Manchester International Festival

July 8, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Invisible Cities, Manchester International Festival

With the pervasive smell of brick dust hanging in the air and the stage curtained off with projections mapping Kublai Khan’s kingdom, we embark on a tale of empire.

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