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No Two Days The Same

November 21, 2013 Comments Off on No Two Days The Same

“You’d think Mike Tyson would be hard work to photograph, but he’s incredibly calm compared to Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary, who just comes across as unhinged.”

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The Hallé Goes to War

November 19, 2013 Comments Off on The Hallé Goes to War

The Hallé went to war earlier this month but thankfully both audience and orchestra survived to tell the tale.

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Resplendent in neon orange skates

November 19, 2013 Comments Off on Resplendent in neon orange skates

Karen Connolly get her skates on for a bit of festive fun at The Ice Rink at Selfridges, Manchester Trafford.

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Doctor Who: Who-ly, Madly, Deeply

November 15, 2013 Comments Off on Doctor Who: Who-ly, Madly, Deeply

As Doctor Who turns 50, Geoffrey Lovelock meets Gareth Kavanagh, the man behind Manchester’s month-long celebration of everyone’s favourite Time Lord.

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Eddi Reader by Chris Payne

It’s got to be…the Perfect Eddi Reader

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on It’s got to be…the Perfect Eddi Reader

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”

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David Birrell as Sweeney Todd (left) and Don Gallagher as Judge Turpin in SWEENEY TODD (Royal Exchange Theatre until 30 Novmeber

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

November 6, 2013 Comments Off on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Not long into the first half of Sweeney Todd, my stomach rumbled and I realised the folly of failing to have any tea before the show. Nearly three hours of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street lay ahead, much of which is set in Mrs Lovett’s pie shop.

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Charlie Chaplin

Modern Times

November 2, 2013 Comments Off on Modern Times

In 1936 Charlie Chaplin made a film that is today regarded as a cinematic masterpiece.

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Sunday Assembly

The Church for Atheists

October 26, 2013 Comments Off on The Church for Atheists

It may seem an oxymoron but people who don’t believe in a god are the world’s third largest ‘faith’ group. Now the Sunday Assembly movement aims to give Britain’s nine million atheists their own church.

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Everything Everything

October 22, 2013 Comments Off on Everything Everything

This was a homecoming gig (of sorts) for Manchester-based Everything Everything. They gave their all – and it showed.

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A Highland Romance

October 17, 2013 Comments Off on A Highland Romance

The first thing that strikes you about this intriguing exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery is the darkness of Gallery 6, its Farrow & Ball-painted dark purple walls contrasting with the brightness of the preceding permanent exhibition rooms.

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