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What’s on in November: Comedy in Manchester

November 5, 2018 No Comments

Remember, remember the 5th of November…but can’t recall why off the top of my head.

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Service of Thanksgiving for Pets and Working Animals. Michael Taylor

Photo Gallery: Service of Thanksgiving for Pets and Working Animals at Manchester Cathedral

October 29, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Service of Thanksgiving for Pets and Working Animals at Manchester Cathedral

No, your eyeballs do not deceive you. It’s pooches in prayer. On October 14, Manchester Cathedral held its first Service of Thanksgiving for Pets and Working Animals.

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Hamiltonic: Tarsier Gin

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: Tarsier Gin

In a new series called Hamiltonic, Northern Soul’s Gin Correspondent Robert Hamilton samples the best gin that the North has to offer and talks to the people who make it. This week, he chats to the good folk at Tarsier Gin in Manchester and sips a few samples. 

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Music Review: Manchester Folk Festival 2018

October 26, 2018 Comments Off on Music Review: Manchester Folk Festival 2018

Last year, when David Agnew opted to move the English Folk Expo and its public-facing concerts to central Manchester after several years based around Bury Met, there was a certain amount of discreet breath-holding as to whether its delicate balance of intimacy with a worldwide mission to spotlight English music and artists could work as well in this new context, right in the vibrant heart of the city and spread around several venues.

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Review: Manon, Manchester Opera House

October 24, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Manon, Manchester Opera House

Billed as a ‘lusty tale of doomed love’ we gather in the heavily gilded, Edwardian splendour of Manchester’s Opera House for English National Ballet’s revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon.

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Peter Street Kitchen 28-Day-Aged Rib-Eye Beef with Yuzu Kosho, 20 Smoked Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Food Review: Rikyu, Peter Street Kitchen, Radisson Blu, Manchester

October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Rikyu, Peter Street Kitchen, Radisson Blu, Manchester

The Manchester Free Trade Hall was built on the site of the Peterloo Massacre. 

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Theatre Review: The Pride, Hope Mill, Manchester

October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Pride, Hope Mill, Manchester

What it means to be gay has been dissected and analysed every which way in theatre over the past 30-odd years.

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Review: Room 103 – a tribute to George Orwell, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

October 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Room 103 – a tribute to George Orwell, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

George Orwell had relatively little comment on the subject of the visual arts save to say that he didn’t much care for Salvador Dali whose autobiography he described as “simply a strip-tease act conducted in pink limelight”.

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Review: Carys Davies and Sarah Moss, Manchester Literature Festival

October 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Carys Davies and Sarah Moss, Manchester Literature Festival

From ITV big gob (and all-round cockwomble), Piers Morgan has suggested that papoose-wearing fathers look ’emasculated’. 

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Review: Thus spoke the Hallé, Strauss and Janácek, Bridgewater Hall

October 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Thus spoke the Hallé, Strauss and Janácek, Bridgewater Hall

The Hallé Orchestra and the Hallé Choir came together in Manchester recently to deliver a performance of epic proportions in a highly accomplished presentation of Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra and Janácek’s Glagolitic Mass.

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