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Articles relating to: Cathy Crabb

A working party of the Manchester Regiment moving up to the trenches near Serre in France, January 1917

Dulce Et Decorum Est

May 3, 2014 Comments Off on Dulce Et Decorum Est

One of the saddest things I’ve ever seen was a group of young squaddies queuing in a motorway service station, clearly excited about their journey, buying their crisps and pop.

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Días de vinilo

¡Viva! It’s a film frenzy at Manchester’s Cornerhouse

March 13, 2014 Comments Off on ¡Viva! It’s a film frenzy at Manchester’s Cornerhouse

“He looks very young for a director,” says the woman next to me in the Cornerhouse cinema.

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Of Mice and Men

A beating blue heart in Yorkshire: Of Mice and Men at the Playhouse

March 6, 2014 Comments Off on A beating blue heart in Yorkshire: Of Mice and Men at the Playhouse

I have never seen an adaptation of a classic, well loved text before and really felt that the pivotal moments of the story were told better on stage than on the page.

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Festival of Oddity at Oldham Library

February 14, 2014 Comments Off on Festival of Oddity at Oldham Library

I’ll tell thee what you may know already – Oldham Library is a proper gem.

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Rough Cut pic

Rough Cut: the remake of a film that never existed

December 5, 2013 Comments Off on Rough Cut: the remake of a film that never existed

Nothing is real.

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John Cooper Clarke

Evidently Rotters

October 6, 2013 Comments Off on Evidently Rotters

Oh I did have a good time the other night. It is always good to remind oneself that sobriety may also bring euphoria; that sharing a moment with friends when clarity and understanding prevails is just as good as getting leathered and singing loudly.

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Alpha Papa

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

August 9, 2013 Comments Off on Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

A few minutes in and alongside the fancy credits the ninny from Norwich is belting out Roachford’s Cuddly Toy with passion and sass, while keeping his eye on the road and taking advantage of the instrumental break to warn another driver about his fog lights.

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The World's End

The World’s End

July 29, 2013 Comments Off on The World’s End

I saw that video recently with Dustin Hoffman crying over how Tootsie made him realise that women who aren’t deemed beautiful (by him and thus by everyone) are sometimes more interesting to talk to.

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The Enough Project

The Jam and Preserved Lemons

June 4, 2013 Comments Off on The Jam and Preserved Lemons

I am not often allowed to listen to The Best of The Jam. This is because a while back, during a particularly high peak of euphoria, I played Going Underground repeatedly, singing aloud through tears of rage and joy.

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The Enough Project

The Enough Project – preview

May 18, 2013 Comments Off on The Enough Project – preview

I’ll come clean right now, cut to the chase, no dilly-dallying. I have a girl crush on Cathy Crabb.

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