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DraigCon 2019

Review: DraigCon 2019, Manchester Printworks

July 16, 2019 No Comments

A few years back, there was a small but significant shift in the way children dressed up for World Book Day.

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David Lynch at Home, MIF 2019

Review: David Lynch artist talk and Twin Peaks: Series 3 Episode 8, Manchester International Festival, HOME

July 12, 2019 No Comments

The David Lynch at HOME season has an inescapable problem – an elephant man in the room, if you will.

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Bumble bee and chive flower

Fleetneedles Forage: How to please the bees

July 9, 2019 No Comments

As a proud emblem of Manchester’s industrial past, the bee has always been a familiar symbol.

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Years and Years

Review: Years and Years

July 4, 2019 No Comments

In recent months a good many television shows – your Fleabags, your Game of Throneses – have been hailed as landmarks in the history of the medium.

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Mick Houghton

“Probably the person who comes out of it looking most like a twat is me.” Mick Houghton talks to Northern Soul

July 4, 2019 No Comments

It’s any modern music fan’s dream: hanging out with The Ramones, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Julian Cope, Spiritualized and The KLF during their glory days.

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Those Two Weeks Epstein Theatre

Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Stories: Northern Soul talks to playwright Ian Salmon

June 24, 2019 Comments Off on Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Stories: Northern Soul talks to playwright Ian Salmon

Like at least 50,000 other Liverpudlians, the writer Ian Salmon recently went on an impromptu holiday to Madrid.

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In Fabric

Film Review: In Fabric

June 24, 2019 Comments Off on Film Review: In Fabric

Until now, British writer/director Peter Strickland has brought us films such as Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy which, while exquisitely and dazzling labours of love, were perhaps just a little too arch and knowing.

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“You’re told that London is the centre of opportunity and it just isn’t.” Theatre Director Jake Murray talks to Northern Soul

June 15, 2019 Comments Off on “You’re told that London is the centre of opportunity and it just isn’t.” Theatre Director Jake Murray talks to Northern Soul

There’s an eclectic mix of pictures on the walls of my house. Like many people, my home is my life writ large and among the mish-mash of Brontë quotes and self-deprecating swipes at my Northern heritage is a signed poster of the 1995 Manchester Royal Exchange production of Miss Julie

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Hamiltonic: Monkey 47 Gin, Bill’s Restaurant, Leeds

June 12, 2019 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: Monkey 47 Gin, Bill’s Restaurant, Leeds

Every time I pull into Leeds Station I look out for the three Italian towers. Over the years they have become increasingly hard to spot among the plain, anonymous new-builds along the Leeds Liverpool Canal, and I suspect they will be lost forever one day.

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Food Review: Grand Pacific, Manchester

June 9, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Grand Pacific, Manchester

It always pays to double-check.

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