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Andrew McLain who plays John , image by Lee Baxter 

Review: Hidden, The Horsfall, Ancoats, Manchester

February 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Hidden, The Horsfall, Ancoats, Manchester

I am infuriatingly punctual. I can’t bear tardiness which means I’m usually left standing outside in the cold, or at the bar, waiting for others to show up.

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Julie McCarthy, Creative Producer at 42nd Street, Manchester (image by Paul Husband)

The team at 42nd Street talk mental wellbeing, The Horsfall and Ancoats

January 30, 2017 Comments Off on The team at 42nd Street talk mental wellbeing, The Horsfall and Ancoats

I once set up a creative writing class at a youth centre. I went armed with Berol handwriting pens and my own teenage experience. Only two lads turned up. They laughed, teasing me and each other.

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Life is a cabaret. Or is it? Cabaret Voltaire, Hope Mill Theatre Café, Manchester

January 30, 2017 Comments Off on Life is a cabaret. Or is it? Cabaret Voltaire, Hope Mill Theatre Café, Manchester

Cabaret Voltaire 101 is a new group celebrating Dadaism more than 100 years after its inception.

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Review: Rudy’s Pizza, Ancoats, Manchester

December 24, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Rudy’s Pizza, Ancoats, Manchester

As an ex-hippy, I found style guru Peter York’s Hipster Handbook on BBC4 a blast from the past. The similarities are remarkable. None of us considered ourselves hippies, though we undoubtedly were, and none of the people he interviewed would admit to being Hipsters, despite the beards.

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Scuttlers at Royal Exchange Theatre

Review: Scuttlers at the Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 12, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Scuttlers at the Royal Exchange, Manchester

Rona Munro is a playwright of some note, having won a number of major accolades including a Writers’ Guild award for best play of 2014. So it is something of a coup that she has turned her attention to recreating a seldom explored part of Manchester’s history: the original youth cult and gang culture of the ‘scuttlers’.

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