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2022NQ 1st birthday party

2022NQ First Birthday Party

April 17, 2013 Comments Off on 2022NQ First Birthday Party

As first birthday parties go, this is a good one.

For a man of 28 with no children, you’ll forgive my lack of experience in this department.

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Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

April 13, 2013 Comments Off on Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

When I was about eight or nine years old I went on a school trip to the Manchester Liverpool Road Station, and I can still vividly recall the diminutive astonishment of class 3a upon learning that we were standing in the world’s first railway station.

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People's History Museum

People’s History Museum, Manchester

April 13, 2013 Comments Off on People’s History Museum, Manchester

The People’s History Museum in its current form has been with us since February 2010, when it reopened after a £12.5 million, two and a half year refurbishment.

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House of Love

House of Love at Sound Control, Manchester

April 13, 2013 Comments Off on House of Love at Sound Control, Manchester

You could say that timing has never been the House of Love’s forte… just when they looked set to dominate the world with their brand of visceral, thoughtful indie-rock, along came grunge in the early 1990s and swept them away in a tide of lank hair and lumberjack shirts.

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Ricky Champ as Josef The Fool (left) and Ony Uhiara as Lizaveta in CANNIBALS by Rory Mullarkey (Royal Exchange Theatre until 27 April). Photo - Jonathan Keenan

Cannibals at the Royal Exchange

April 9, 2013 Comments Off on Cannibals at the Royal Exchange

Theatre reviewing is an odd job. For the most part, you are asked to form a response to a play within a matter of hours, leaving little time to ponder the whys and wherefores.

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HOME

HOME

April 4, 2013 Comments Off on HOME

It’s clearly great news that Arts Council England has awarded £5.5 million to the HOME centre, a new hub for international contemporary art, film and theatre which will open the year after next.

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Wiiliam Cuffay and the London Chartists

Hidden by Red Saunders

April 1, 2013 Comments Off on Hidden by Red Saunders

Red Saunders is a political artist. In 1976 he was one of the founders of Rock Against Racism, an organisation based on the simple premise that racism was wrong and that, through music, good people could come together to oppose it.

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Starflyer

The Manchester Starflyer

March 28, 2013 Comments Off on The Manchester Starflyer

The publicity for Manchester’s newest attraction calls it “The Tower of Thrills”. I prefer to refer to use my sister’s description, “Not for all the tea in China, my friend”.

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Shimmerdancers, JonathanGoddard & Ino Riga. Photo Chris Nash

Richard Alston Dance Company at The Lowry

March 28, 2013 Comments Off on Richard Alston Dance Company at The Lowry

Salford has a world-class venue for touring shows. The Lowry has seen some of the most spectacular performances – sometimes on the same evening – from across the globe due to its capacity to house three touring productions in three separate spaces on any one night.

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The Avenue at Spinningfields

The Avenue

March 28, 2013 Comments Off on The Avenue

Shopping. Shopping in posh shops. Shopping in stores, salons and boutiques. Mmm, shopping.

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