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Heathers The Musical - UK Tour 2021 - Photos by Pamela Raith (1)

Theatre Review: Heathers the Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

October 13, 2021 No Comments

Seeing half-remembered films from the 1980s turned into feel-good theatrical musicals has been a puzzling phenomenon of theatregoing in the past few years.

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Sunday with Sides

Food Review: Sunday with Sides/Cauliflower Cheese Menu, Ducie Street Warehouse, Manchester

October 12, 2021 No Comments

I have eaten cauliflower for dinner for three nights in a row this week.

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“Strong, broad-ranging music that tells social stories that mean something.” David Agnew, director of Manchester Folk Festival

October 2, 2021 No Comments

Manchester is set to become the centre of the international folk world at the end of October.

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Review: The Hallé Orchestra, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

October 2, 2021 No Comments

The Hallé Orchestra opened its new season last week with a moving and magnificent performance at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.

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Review: Manchester Collective – Voice of the Whale, Hallé St Peter’s, Manchester

October 2, 2021 No Comments

Journalists sometimes get it wrong.

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The Specials

Music Review: The Specials, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

September 21, 2021 Comments Off on Music Review: The Specials, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

Making political statements through music has been The Specials’ strong suit since they formed in the late 1970s. And that skill of getting the message across through music still stands today.

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Theatre Review: Glee and Me, Royal Exchange, Manchester

September 20, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Glee and Me, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Fans of The Take on YouTube will have seen the one about ‘The Sick Girl’ trope.

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The Stretford End Lads by Sefton Samuels

Photo Gallery – When Football Was Football: The Photography of Sefton Samuels 1960s-1980s, National Football Museum, Manchester

September 15, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery – When Football Was Football: The Photography of Sefton Samuels 1960s-1980s, National Football Museum, Manchester

Calling all football fans.

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Deansgate and Bridge Street crossover Manchester. 18 x 50.

Image Gallery: From Manchester to New York, Contemporary Six, Manchester

August 25, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: From Manchester to New York, Contemporary Six, Manchester

Have you ever wandered through a city and marvelled at its character? Did you pause to look at the backstreets and landmarks?

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Review: Stand Close and Breathe Me In, Oceans Apart, OA Studios, Salford

July 14, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Stand Close and Breathe Me In, Oceans Apart, OA Studios, Salford

On a temporarily blockaded King Street West in Salford, just a mere stride across the river near Blackfriars, is the the red brick building that houses Ocean’s Apart’s gallery and artists’ studios.

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