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Longborough Festival Opera is a 500-seat theatre set in the scenic Cotswolds. The 2019 Festival runs from June 5 to Aug 3, and includes Wagner's Das Rheingold, Donizetti's Anna Bolena and Mozart's Don Giovanni. We're delighted to be handling the ad sales for this event. @lfotweet

Manchester’s markets: “Finding out about the heritage of places helps people to strengthen their connections to where they live.”

April 14, 2019 No Comments

In the past, daily and weekly markets were routinely held in towns and villages up and down the country. Fast forward to 2019 and it’s a different picture.

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On The Come Up, Angie Thomas

Book Review: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

When I first saw Young Adult author Angie Thomas at Waterstones, I cried.

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Theatre Review – Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters, Royal Exchange, Manchester

March 20, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review – Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters, Royal Exchange, Manchester

When I heard about writer and performer Rachel Mars’ one woman show, Your Sexts Are Shit: Older and Better Letters, I was expecting an hour of laughs and covering my mouth in mock horror. I wasn’t expecting to feel moved.

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It’s great scran: Northern Soul eats the city on a Scranchester Tour

March 13, 2019 Comments Off on It’s great scran: Northern Soul eats the city on a Scranchester Tour

Getting Housemate out of bed on a Saturday morning is often an impossible task. But she’s up bright and early (well, she’s on time) to Eat the City with Manchester-based Scranchester Tours.

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Book Review: The Sisterhood – A Love Letter to the Women Who Have Shaped Me by Daisy Buchanan

March 4, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: The Sisterhood – A Love Letter to the Women Who Have Shaped Me by Daisy Buchanan

I don’t have sisters. I’m the youngest of two children and, much to my dismay (and eternal torture), the only girl in my family.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh: A Working Diary

Book Review: Julie Hesmondhalgh – A Working Diary

February 24, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Julie Hesmondhalgh – A Working Diary

Have you ever read a book and thought, ‘wow, this came at exactly the right time?’

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Theatre Review: Mother Courage and Her Children, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 14, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Mother Courage and Her Children, Royal Exchange, Manchester

“The thing about Brecht,” says Housemate, “is you’re not supposed to feel empathy towards the characters.”

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Hannah Currie

‘Where words fail, music speaks.’

January 28, 2019 Comments Off on ‘Where words fail, music speaks.’

‘Where words fail, music speaks.’

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Gillette: why are people so angry?

January 19, 2019 Comments Off on Gillette: why are people so angry?

Sometimes I feel like I live in a parallel universe.

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Northern Soul is still doing RED January 2019

January 17, 2019 Comments Off on Northern Soul is still doing RED January 2019

It’s January. The weather is rubbish, the piggy bank is empty and we’re all feeling a little bit sluggish. It can also be the time of year where our mental health needs some TLC. Northern Soul’s Emma Yates-Badley has registered for RED January 2019, a community initiative that encourages people to support their mental health by doing something active every single day. Emma will be writing about her experience in a weekly blog. In partnership with independent mental health charity, Mind, RED January can provide a focus in a characteristically tough month, empowering you to start the year as you mean to go on. 

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