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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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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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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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Theatre Review: Tree, Manchester International Festival 2019

July 8, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Tree, Manchester International Festival 2019

Enclosed in Upper Campfield Market, we gather standing around the stage to experience the secrets and lies around one man’s journey into the heart of South Africa and the uncovering of his family tree.

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Joy for Ever: Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery celebrates John Ruskin’s bicentenary

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Joy for Ever: Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery celebrates John Ruskin’s bicentenary

The Whitworth has got it all going on.

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Suffragette City: People’s History Museum, Manchester

December 4, 2018 Comments Off on Suffragette City: People’s History Museum, Manchester

A new exhibit at the People’s History Museum in Manchester offers a stark reminder of what women went through to secure the vote. 

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Review: Manon, Manchester Opera House

October 24, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Manon, Manchester Opera House

Billed as a ‘lusty tale of doomed love’ we gather in the heavily gilded, Edwardian splendour of Manchester’s Opera House for English National Ballet’s revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon.

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Review: An Afternoon with Jenni Murray, Manchester Literature Festival

October 11, 2018 Comments Off on Review: An Afternoon with Jenni Murray, Manchester Literature Festival

This year feels like the perfect time to welcome the launch of Jenni Murray’s new book – A History of the World in 21 Women – as we celebrate the centenary of women (those aged over 30 who had a household) gaining the vote and the rise of global feminist movements such as #TimesUp and #MeToo.

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