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

March 20, 2019 No Comments

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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Review: From Shore to Shore, Yang Sing, Manchester

March 19, 2019 No Comments

During From Shore to Shore at Manchester’s Yang Sing restaurant, we are fed the tales and the sharing plates of Chinese food.

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Time for a Tanqueray - an evening of literature and gin, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

Hamiltonic: Time for a Tanqueray, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

March 15, 2019 No Comments

One of the great pleasures of this job is the occasional invitation to evenings such as this.

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Theatre Review: Barber Shop Chronicles, Royal Exchange, Manchester

March 15, 2019 No Comments

Written by poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams, Barber Shop Chronicles comes to Manchester’s Royal Exchange where it’s co-presented by Contact and credits Fuel, the National Theatre and Leeds Playhouse as co-producers (that being the nature of theatrical productions these days) following not only two sell-out runs at the National but also a world tour.

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

March 13, 2019 No Comments

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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Food Review: El Gato Negro, King St, Manchester

March 10, 2019 No Comments

Back in the olden dias, seeking out Spanish cuisine in Manchester city centre entailed a visit to La Tasca or the venerable El Rincon.

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Win dinner for two at Mr Cooper’s Restaurant and Bar at The Midland in Manchester

March 4, 2019 Comments Off on Win dinner for two at Mr Cooper’s Restaurant and Bar at The Midland in Manchester

Win dinner for two at Mr Cooper’s Restaurant and Bar at The Midland in Manchester. 

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Photo Gallery: The Northern Boys, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

March 4, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Northern Boys, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

Have you looked out from a Manchester tram to see a figure before an easel, stooped under an umbrella, painting furiously in the driving rain?

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What’s on in March: Comedy in Manchester

March 4, 2019 Comments Off on What’s on in March: Comedy in Manchester

March. Wordsworth’s favourite month because of the daffodils, of course.

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Theatre Review: Wise Children, HOME, Manchester

March 2, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Wise Children, HOME, Manchester

This is jolly good fun. Based on Angela Carter’s final novel, a picaresque romp through the lives of twin sisters, Nora and Dora Chance, all human life is there even if director and writer Emma Rice has cut quite a lot of the plot.

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