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Pincho Moruno

Food Review: Lunya, Barton Arcade, Manchester

May 21, 2019 No Comments

It is one of my good fortunes to visit Barcelona twice a year, something I have done since 2011. I almost feel like a returning resident.

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Tom Hughes and Dean Brocklehurst, The Talleyrand

“We’d like to make history.” The Talleyrand, Levenshulme, Manchester

May 17, 2019 No Comments

Levenshulme is rising. To say it is gentrifying is perhaps too strong but it’s certainly becoming bohemian.

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Up close and personal with a Manchester icon: Afflecks

May 14, 2019 No Comments

Afflecks (or Affleck’s Palace as was) is a Manchester institution. With a history going back to the 1860s, the modern day indie emporium dates to 1982. Northern Soul’s Caleb Everett joins a new tour exploring its secrets.

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Food Review: Store Street Exchange, DoubleTree, Manchester

May 4, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Store Street Exchange, DoubleTree, Manchester

Having previously appeared in Northern Soul restaurant reviews merely as Robert Hamilton’s dining companion The Brunette, I was honoured to be entrusted with writing as well as eating (as Mr Hamilton was stuck on the tarmac at El Prat).

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Manchester…forever ANZAC

May 3, 2019 Comments Off on Manchester…forever ANZAC

In Manchester, in the north of England, there is a corner of an English field that is forever ANZAC.

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Paul Mason

“Progress will win.” Journalist and author Paul Mason talks to Northern Soul

April 29, 2019 Comments Off on “Progress will win.” Journalist and author Paul Mason talks to Northern Soul

Paul Mason’s latest book, Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being, comes in at 300 pages followed by 20 pages of notes then a delicious 36-page index (Marx and Marxism fills a page).

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Jordan Yates

Photo Gallery: Two Minds – Art Exhibition and Print Sale, Whitworth Locke, Manchester

April 29, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Two Minds – Art Exhibition and Print Sale, Whitworth Locke, Manchester

Did you know that one in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year?

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Charlie Bubbles

Film Review: Charlie Bubbles, HOME, Manchester

April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Film Review: Charlie Bubbles, HOME, Manchester

More than half a century after its partial release, it’s difficult to prise Charlie Bubbles apart from the cultural resonances that have aggregated limpet-like to its slender framework over the intervening decades.

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FONTAINES DC, Dublin City, 2018

Music review: Fontaines D.C., Gorilla, Manchester

April 15, 2019 Comments Off on Music review: Fontaines D.C., Gorilla, Manchester

Like all great art, it inspires you to do something.

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Kingdom 10 - photo by Vicenç Viaplana

Theatre Review: Kingdom, HOME, Manchester

April 15, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Kingdom, HOME, Manchester

Barcelona-based theatre company Señor Serrano, contributing to the theatre element of this year’s year’s ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2019 at Manchester’s HOME, create what they call “cinema-in-real-time”, in this case using a live-feed camera, keyboard, guitar, microphones, drum kit, amplification and a huge number of smaller props carefully arranged across three large tables, as well as a willingness to show off their manly bodies.

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