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JB Shorts Reloaded

Review: JB Shorts Reloaded, 53two, Manchester

March 27, 2019 Comments Off on Review: JB Shorts Reloaded, 53two, Manchester

I remember being invited to the first JB Shorts a decade ago and having little idea what to expect from a notion that had begun as a conversation over a few drinks between two writers, let alone imagining that it would blossom into one of the highlights of Manchester’s theatrical landscape.

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Win a pair of tickets to see Icarus at Manchester’s Deaf Institute

March 25, 2019 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to see Icarus at Manchester’s Deaf Institute

2018 provided the biggest moment of Icarus’s career to date.

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Food Review: 20 Stories, Manchester

March 24, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: 20 Stories, Manchester

“We need to go outside.”

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Manchester’s NQ64: “grungy backstreet bar chic combined with retro gaming nirvana”

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Manchester’s NQ64: “grungy backstreet bar chic combined with retro gaming nirvana”

New arcade bar, NQ64, is the latest venture to tap into a strong sense of nostalgia among gamers of a certain age.

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Joy for Ever: Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery celebrates John Ruskin’s bicentenary

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Joy for Ever: Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery celebrates John Ruskin’s bicentenary

The Whitworth has got it all going on.

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

March 20, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review – Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters, Royal Exchange, Manchester

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 Comments Off on Review: From Shore to Shore, Yang Sing, Manchester

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

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 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Barber Shop Chronicles, Royal Exchange, Manchester

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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Scranchester Tours

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

March 13, 2019 Comments Off on It’s great scran: Northern Soul eats the city on a Scranchester Tour

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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