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Review: Hallé Pops – The Magical Music of Harry Potter, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

February 6, 2019 No Comments

When you go to see an orchestra play, it’s a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.

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“A celebration of the resilience of the Mancunian spirit.” CP Lee talks about Manchester: A City United in Music

February 3, 2019 Comments Off on “A celebration of the resilience of the Mancunian spirit.” CP Lee talks about Manchester: A City United in Music

On May 25, 2017, three days after the Manchester Arena bombing, there was an extraordinary moment in nearby St Ann’s Square when the crowd gathering to mourn the victims broke into a spontaneous rendition of Oasis’ Don’t Look Back in Anger.

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“We’re all thinking differently now.” Women in film at Manchester’s HOME

February 1, 2019 Comments Off on “We’re all thinking differently now.” Women in film at Manchester’s HOME

The topic of gender inequality in the film industry is a headline-grabbing, hashtag-generating one, and plainly there’s much work to be done to redress it.

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Theatre Review: The Grand Old Dame of York, York Theatre Royal

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Grand Old Dame of York, York Theatre Royal

This year’s York Theatre Royal pantomime concerns the Motley family’s attempts to protect their mother Molly from the dastardly Les Miserable who means to knock her off as the last source of hilarity in a joyless kingdom, with only the help of the brave fairies of the Land of Lovely Thoughts to blah blah blah. 

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Review: Julia Holter, Gorilla, Manchester

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Julia Holter, Gorilla, Manchester

When Julia Holter last played Gorilla in February 2016, she was touring her Have You in My Wilderness album, an unexpectedly poppy proposition relative to her previous work.

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Music Review: Vic Godard & Subway Sect, Yes, Manchester

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Music Review: Vic Godard & Subway Sect, Yes, Manchester

Who’s present at tonight’s Vic Godard gig? That’s easy.

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Theatre Review: Doctor Dolittle, The Lowry, Salford

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Doctor Dolittle, The Lowry, Salford

Doctor Dolittle is totally barmy.

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Food Review: Canto, Manchester

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Canto, Manchester

Back in the day, folk would have many reasons to head to the Manchester district of Ancoats, but the promise of modern Portuguese cuisine was never one of them.

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Theatre Review: Cinderella, Opera House, Manchester

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Cinderella, Opera House, Manchester

These are tumultuous times for the Opera House pantomime.

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Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

Theatre Review: Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

In some ways it’s an obvious choice to adapt Raymond Briggs’ beloved children’s picture book Father Christmas for the stage.

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