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Lucentia: (extra)ordinary

December 11, 2013 Comments Off on Lucentia: (extra)ordinary

For the past six years, the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair has championed designer craft-makers

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Manchester United

Behind the Scenes at Man United

November 24, 2013 Comments Off on Behind the Scenes at Man United

Last month, I had the good fortune to accompany the winners of the seventh annual Young Creative Chevrolet Awards on an event-packed weekend – mainly taking place in and around Old Trafford.

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Stay where there are songs by Ciara Leeming

Stay Where There Are Songs

November 15, 2013 Comments Off on Stay Where There Are Songs

The British media love a good bogeyman and, among their many pet hates, Roma Gypsies come close to the top. If they also happen to be Eastern European immigrants – as opposed to indigenous Romanies – then all the better. Scapegoat bingo.

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The Whitaker

By The People, For The People: The Whitaker

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on By The People, For The People: The Whitaker

Where can you see a tiger and python locked in a terrifying embrace, a baby African elephant and a genuine shrunken head? At The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery in Rawtenstall in the heart of the Rossendale Valley.

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Sunday Assembly

The Church for Atheists

October 26, 2013 Comments Off on The Church for Atheists

It may seem an oxymoron but people who don’t believe in a god are the world’s third largest ‘faith’ group. Now the Sunday Assembly movement aims to give Britain’s nine million atheists their own church.

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The Society of the Spectacles

The Society of the Spectacles

October 6, 2013 Comments Off on The Society of the Spectacles

It’s been nearly two years since the idea of The Society of the Spectacles came to me.

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The Write Way

The Write Way

September 17, 2013 Comments Off on The Write Way

It all started with an email that went something like this:

“hey krn do we need 2 bring any stuff wiv us tomoz for cls”.

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View across lake at Chorlton Water Park

A-Foraging We Will Go

August 6, 2013 Comments Off on A-Foraging We Will Go

Forget BBQs, the true art of eating outdoors is sticking your hand in a nettle bush and eating what you pull out.

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Aumbry

The Food of the Gods (in Prestwich)

July 1, 2013 Comments Off on The Food of the Gods (in Prestwich)

I started to write this review before I had my tea. That was a mistake, like the folly of shopping at the supermarket on an empty stomach.

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Keep Calm and Carry On

June 29, 2013 Comments Off on Keep Calm and Carry On

Ubiquitous really does apply to the Keep Calm logos that have appeared on everything from maternity clothing and mugs to posters and t-shirts.

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