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Junior Akinola, courtesy of Contact Theatre

“The need for us is still there.” Junior Akinola, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Manchester’s Contact Theatre

January 19, 2021 Comments Off on “The need for us is still there.” Junior Akinola, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Manchester’s Contact Theatre

Contact has been an integral part of Manchester’s cultural scene since the 1970s.

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Joshua Wilkinson by David Hall

“They see an arts career as a waste of time.” Northern Soul talks to culture specialist Josh Wilkinson

September 27, 2020 Comments Off on “They see an arts career as a waste of time.” Northern Soul talks to culture specialist Josh Wilkinson

Disaffected youth is an oft-used phrase in the media.

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Theatre Review: The Forest of Forgotten Discos, Hope Mill, Manchester

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Forest of Forgotten Discos, Hope Mill, Manchester

More the Forest of Forgotten Teddy Bears, I’d say, and just the place for a picnic.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh by Jonathan Keenan

“They transform people’s lives.” Julie Hesmondhalgh talks to Northern Soul

May 3, 2018 Comments Off on “They transform people’s lives.” Julie Hesmondhalgh talks to Northern Soul

Julie Hesmondhalgh has my phone number.

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Preview: Return to Grey Gardens, Contact Theatre, Manchester

October 10, 2016 Comments Off on Preview: Return to Grey Gardens, Contact Theatre, Manchester

So, I’m pretty excited right now. There’s a new show coming to town which features fabulous drag queens and pays homage to my favourite documentary of all time. Welcome to Return to Grey Gardens.

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Penny Arcade

Gentrification and the imagination

May 13, 2016 Comments Off on Gentrification and the imagination

The last time I saw Penny Arcade perform she was regurgitating raw eggs on stage after recounting painful experiences from her youth, including a stint in reform school.

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