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Journey's End at Bolton Octagon

Review: Journey’s End at Bolton Octagon

September 24, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Journey’s End at Bolton Octagon

Commemorations of the First World War – there’s a lot of them about and for some, despite the poignancy, the saturation of the subject can be off-putting.

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GB Theatre Company

All The Lawns a stage…in Manchester’s Spinningfields

August 2, 2014 Comments Off on All The Lawns a stage…in Manchester’s Spinningfields

Spinningfields was the setting for the GB Theatre Company’s double bill of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors and Macbeth offering al fresco entertainment on The Lawns in Manchester.

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David Slack Chris Payne

Northern Soul talks to David Slack, producer of the 24:7 Theatre Festival

July 18, 2014 Comments Off on Northern Soul talks to David Slack, producer of the 24:7 Theatre Festival

After spending time over the last few years at venues such as The Midland Hotel, Sasha’s Hotel, the 3Minute Theatre and 2022NQ, the 24:7 Theatre Festival, which celebrates emerging writing, directing, producing and acting talent, has returned to its cultural home of New Century House.

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Be My Baby at Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

July 15, 2014 Comments Off on Be My Baby at Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the 60s was a time of sexual liberation.

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Create Salford: kicking some creative ass

June 12, 2014 Comments Off on Create Salford: kicking some creative ass

When I first moved to Manchester, I stumbled drunkenly into The King’s Arms one night and asked whereabouts in Manchester I was

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A Catch-22 Situation

June 2, 2014 Comments Off on A Catch-22 Situation

I often sit and think that I am a sane woman in an insane world

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Liverpool Everyman (c) Philip Vile

Everyman: Liverpool’s Third Cathedral

May 7, 2014 Comments Off on Everyman: Liverpool’s Third Cathedral

I lived in Liverpool briefly in 2005 after failing to become a success in London.

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Spring Awakening in Leeds

March 13, 2014 Comments Off on Spring Awakening in Leeds

Anya Reiss is doing alright in the North of England.

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Grand Pacific

Grand Pacific: high tea without being high brow

February 26, 2014 Comments Off on Grand Pacific: high tea without being high brow

Grand Pacific is the lighter-bite little sister of Australasia. Nestled in Manchester’s Spinningfields behind the huge Versace emporium and having only opened six months ago, this neat, sweet Colonial-shabby-chic eatery is fun, friendly and filling.

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War Games, 2011

Past, present and future: Joana Vasconcelos at Manchester Art Gallery

February 23, 2014 Comments Off on Past, present and future: Joana Vasconcelos at Manchester Art Gallery

In the atrium between the old and the new buildings at Manchester Art Gallery – a space which its director Maria Balshaw describes as “no man’s land” – hangs the first piece in a new exhibition by one of Portugal’s most famous daughters, Joana Vasconcelos.

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