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Yard & Coop, Manchester

Review: Yard & Coop, Northern Quarter, Manchester

March 4, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Yard & Coop, Northern Quarter, Manchester

For a vegetarian, the self-proclaimed ‘home of buttermilk fried chicken’ might seem like a peculiar restaurant choice.

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Andrew McLain who plays John , image by Lee Baxter 

Review: Hidden, The Horsfall, Ancoats, Manchester

February 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Hidden, The Horsfall, Ancoats, Manchester

I am infuriatingly punctual. I can’t bear tardiness which means I’m usually left standing outside in the cold, or at the bar, waiting for others to show up.

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Julie McCarthy, Creative Producer at 42nd Street, Manchester (image by Paul Husband)

The team at 42nd Street talk mental wellbeing, The Horsfall and Ancoats

January 30, 2017 Comments Off on The team at 42nd Street talk mental wellbeing, The Horsfall and Ancoats

I once set up a creative writing class at a youth centre. I went armed with Berol handwriting pens and my own teenage experience. Only two lads turned up. They laughed, teasing me and each other.

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Make Up

Sexism and the supermarket: is it OK for women to wear pyjamas and apply make-up in public?

January 18, 2017 Comments Off on Sexism and the supermarket: is it OK for women to wear pyjamas and apply make-up in public?

We’ve all got our own procedure. I do mine in front of Netflix. Housemate lays out her tools in the bathroom sink like she’s preparing for an operation.

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Central Library, Manchester by Andrew Moor

It’s Not Grim Up North

April 29, 2016 Comments Off on It’s Not Grim Up North

‘As you dry your clothes once again
Upon the radiator
What makes Britain great
Makes Manchester yet greater’

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