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Jesca Hoop

Review: Jesca Hoop, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

December 6, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Jesca Hoop, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

Resplendent in a remarkable red dress which makes her look part flamenco dancer and part Dalek, Jesca Hoop takes to The Stoller Hall stage for something like a homecoming gig.

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Review: Dog & Partridge, Didsbury, Manchester

November 30, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Dog & Partridge, Didsbury, Manchester

There’s finest Iberican ham on the menu at the Dog & Partridge in Didsbury where once there was none.

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Ashas restaurant Manchester

Review: Asha’s, Manchester

November 24, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Asha’s, Manchester

In India, Asha Bhosle, now 84, is much adored as a legendary playback singer – that is, a vocalist to whose performance a Bollywood actor mimes – in more than 1,000 Hindi films dating back to before the Second World War.

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The Fall

“Bollocks to that, we’ll do it here.” The Fall’s Paul Hanley talks about his history of Manchester music

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on “Bollocks to that, we’ll do it here.” The Fall’s Paul Hanley talks about his history of Manchester music

Much-venerated Manchester band The Fall have had a whole host of different line-ups over the years, but during their early 80s glory days they were driven by a particularly notable rhythm section.

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Film Review: Paddington 2

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review: Paddington 2

Three years ago, when the first Paddington feature film was released, expectations were seriously low.

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Rubber duck

We Apologise for the Inconvenience: Mark Griffiths on his new play about Douglas Adams

November 14, 2017 Comments Off on We Apologise for the Inconvenience: Mark Griffiths on his new play about Douglas Adams

As well as being a best-selling author, scriptwriter and the mind behind The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams is celebrated for such killer quotes as “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”

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Soul Mining: The The’s Matt Johnson talks about new documentary, The Inertia Variations

October 24, 2017 Comments Off on Soul Mining: The The’s Matt Johnson talks about new documentary, The Inertia Variations

Students of scriptwriting and film-making tend to be bombarded by hard-and-fast rules, one of which says ‘your film must have incident’.

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“The success of Danger Mouse took us all by surprise.” Brian Trueman talks about the legacy of Manchester animation studio, Cosgrove Hall

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on “The success of Danger Mouse took us all by surprise.” Brian Trueman talks about the legacy of Manchester animation studio, Cosgrove Hall

Cosgrove Hall was the little animation studio that could.

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Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Biros, paper bags, comedy and music: Northern Soul chats to Mik Artistik

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Biros, paper bags, comedy and music: Northern Soul chats to Mik Artistik

Some time around the mid-90s, the artist known as Mik Artistik went for a night out in Leeds with his brothers to a pub that was holding an open mic music night.

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The Death of Stalin

Film Review: The Death Of Stalin, HOME, Manchester

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review: The Death Of Stalin, HOME, Manchester

If you were to go by the title alone, The Death of Stalin wouldn’t be the film you’d assume it was.

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