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“Strong, broad-ranging music that tells social stories that mean something.” David Agnew, director of Manchester Folk Festival

October 2, 2021 Comments Off on “Strong, broad-ranging music that tells social stories that mean something.” David Agnew, director of Manchester Folk Festival

Manchester is set to become the centre of the international folk world at the end of October.

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Music: This Is Tomorrow 2021, Exhibition Park, Newcastle

September 22, 2021 Comments Off on Music: This Is Tomorrow 2021, Exhibition Park, Newcastle

Festival season is (safely) back in full swing.

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Music: This Is For The NHS, Exhibition Park, Newcastle

September 22, 2021 Comments Off on Music: This Is For The NHS, Exhibition Park, Newcastle

Newcastle’s biggest outdoor music festival, This Is Tomorrow, hosted a free festival for NHS workers at Newcastle’s Exhibition Park to thank staff who have been risking their lives to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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Colour fight at Just So Festival 2021. Credit: Andrew Allcock

Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

August 26, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

The last festival I went to was pre-kids. Back then, I could usually be found starting the day brushing my teeth with a can of leftover cider. But this time was a different experience.

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A scene from The Global Playground by Theatre-Rites @Great Northern Warehouse. Part of Manchester International Festival 2021. Directed by Sue Buckmaster. Guy Hoare, Lighting Designer, Ingrid Hu, Designer and Gregory Maqoma, Choreographer (Opening 2-07-2021) ©Tristram Kenton 06-21 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

Review: The Global Playground, Theatre-Rites, Manchester International Festival, Great Northern

July 17, 2021 Comments Off on Review: The Global Playground, Theatre-Rites, Manchester International Festival, Great Northern

If Manchester International Festival (MIF) has any raison d’être, this has to be it.

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Leeds Lieder Festival 2021, Leeds Town Hall. Credit Justin Slee

Review: Leeds Lieder Festival 2021, Leeds Town Hall

June 24, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Leeds Lieder Festival 2021, Leeds Town Hall

It was the culmination of four days of exquisite musical offerings from this year’s Leeds Lieder Festival, with festival director Joseph Middleton joined on stage by soprano Carolyn Sampson and baritone Roderick Williams.

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“A unique snapshot of these unprecedented times.” Manchester International Festival 2021

April 28, 2021 Comments Off on “A unique snapshot of these unprecedented times.” Manchester International Festival 2021

“MIF has always been a festival like no other, with almost all the work being created especially for us in the months and years leading up to each festival edition. But who would have guessed two years ago what a changed world the artists making work for our 2021 festival would be working in?’

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The principles of puppet making

“The animation industry wouldn’t be where it is today without Manchester.” Director of Manchester Animation Festival, Steve Henderson

October 19, 2020 Comments Off on “The animation industry wouldn’t be where it is today without Manchester.” Director of Manchester Animation Festival, Steve Henderson

There’s often a risk that the world of animation can be undervalued, pigeon-holed as the preserve of children’s films and not much more.

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Glaston-BURY: the annual music festival is coming to your front room

August 30, 2020 Comments Off on Glaston-BURY: the annual music festival is coming to your front room

The small town of Bury has given a lot to the North West over the years.

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Review: Hardwick Live Festival 2019

September 3, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Hardwick Live Festival 2019

“You got the whole experience Lucy, my goodness,” said BBC Tees radio presenter Antony Collins as I described my weekend at Hardwick Live, a phrase which couldn’t have summed it up more perfectly.

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