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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 No Comments

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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Patti Smith by Edward Mapplethorpe

“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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Hardwick Live 2019

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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Outside the Flamingo Lounge, Just So 2019, credit Samuel Mills

Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

August 21, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

The average Just So parent, judging by appearances, is of approximately the correct vintage for Glastonbury 1997 to be a resonant pop culture reference.

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Kate Rusby

“We’ve encouraged people to feel like the festival is theirs.” Folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby talks about Underneath the Stars

July 29, 2019 Comments Off on “We’ve encouraged people to feel like the festival is theirs.” Folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby talks about Underneath the Stars

As festival destinations go, Underneath the Stars takes place at one of the UK’s most attractively named places: Cinderhill Farm.

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Hot Chip, Bluedot

Review: Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank Observatory

July 29, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank Observatory

Technically, this year’s Bluedot festival kicks off with a few performances on the Thursday night, but for Northern Soul, as for many other folks, it starts on arrival around teatime on the Friday.

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Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Review: Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2019, Tynemouth Priory

July 22, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2019, Tynemouth Priory

If I could paint a picture of my ideal festival location, it would be this. Ditch the muddy fields in the middle-of-nowhere and say ‘why-aye man’ to the postcard-perfect destination of Tynemouth, host of the annual Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

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