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Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

June 29, 2013 Comments Off on The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

One of the criticisms of the Manchester International Festival is that it doesn’t include any of the region’s innovative and homegrown talent. By contrast, the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival is very much about local talent, as well as a sprinkling of the already mildly famous.

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Ólafur Arnalds, RNCM

June 6, 2013 Comments Off on Ólafur Arnalds, RNCM

In his publicity shots, Ólafur Arnalds looks like a model in a Topshop advert. But at his concert at the Royal Northern College of Music he was more rugged, befitting someone who had spent two weeks travelling and sleeping in a coach criss-crossing Europe.

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Manchester Sound

Dear Sisters of the Earth…

May 29, 2013 Comments Off on Dear Sisters of the Earth…

Going to school in Manchester I learnt about the Peterloo Massacre because the leaders of Manchester City Council, in those days at least, thought that we should know about a key event in the campaign for the vote which had taken place in the city.

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Worlds within worlds: punk ladies, riot grrls and fanzine culture – Preview

May 22, 2013 Comments Off on Worlds within worlds: punk ladies, riot grrls and fanzine culture – Preview

As well as movements such as Chartism and the Suffragettes, the Working Class Movement Library in Salford also collects and promotes the histories of more recent radical movements including the punk scene in Britain.

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger! Mikron Theatre, Huddersfield

April 29, 2013 Comments Off on Don’t Shoot the Messenger! Mikron Theatre, Huddersfield

Mikron Theatre is celebrating its 42nd year. Based in Marsden, near Huddersfield, the theatre tours on a narrowboat in the summer and by road in the autumn.The company has performed in every kind of venue from pubs and village halls to the inside of a tunnel.

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Gorton Monastery

Gorton Monastery

April 19, 2013 Comments Off on Gorton Monastery

I grew up in the shadow of Gorton Monastery. Gorton was home to a vibrant Irish community and so the church followed the people.

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Wiiliam Cuffay and the London Chartists

Hidden by Red Saunders

April 1, 2013 Comments Off on Hidden by Red Saunders

Red Saunders is a political artist. In 1976 he was one of the founders of Rock Against Racism, an organisation based on the simple premise that racism was wrong and that, through music, good people could come together to oppose it.

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