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Instituto Cervantes, Manchester

May 16, 2013 Comments Off on Instituto Cervantes, Manchester

Outside of Cornerhouse’s commendable Viva! season for a couple of weeks every year, and the occasional output of international stars like Almodovar, there’s generally very little chance to see even the best and most popular Spanish films in Manchester.

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EMMYLOU HARRIS & RODNEY CROWELL 2013 (credit David McLister)

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

May 11, 2013 Comments Off on Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

If you’re going to kick off your set with a couple of the best-known tunes from Americana’s patron saint Gram Parsons and follow them with a version of the hallowed Townes Van Zandt’s Pancho And Lefty, then you’ve got to know you’ve set the bar pretty high for your own stuff.

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A Doll's House

A Doll’s House at The Royal Exchange, Manchester

May 8, 2013 Comments Off on A Doll’s House at The Royal Exchange, Manchester

There is a brilliant cast in this production of A Doll’s House at the Royal Exchange. The type of cast dynamic that makes me think – are those occasional tables really necessary?

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Yuri Gagarin

Red star in Manchester

May 7, 2013 Comments Off on Red star in Manchester

It is 7.10am on April 12, 1961. Major Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin of the Soviet Air Force climbs into the tiny capsule a-top of the nascent soviet spacecraft, Vostok 1. Gagarin, the son of a carpenter and a milkmaid, is a volunteer who knows that many in his country’s space programme privately think he has no more than a 50 per cent chance of surviving this mission.

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Don Giovannis

Don Giovannis, Manchester

May 4, 2013 Comments Off on Don Giovannis, Manchester

Maybe I’m a bit jaded or maybe I’ve had too many meals that were overpriced, overcooked and, praise the lord, over quickly, but I never expect very much from city centre dining. So it’s really, really nice to be able to write a positive restaurant review about a central Manchester eaterie.

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Michelangelo Drawing Blood

Michelangelo Drawing Blood, RNCM, Manchester

April 29, 2013 Comments Off on Michelangelo Drawing Blood, RNCM, Manchester

Of all the arts, contemporary dance is perhaps the most abstract and least understood.

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Temples

Temples and Drenge at Night & Day, Manchester

April 25, 2013 Comments Off on Temples and Drenge at Night & Day, Manchester

When ‘The Chief’ speaks, the Manchester masses normally listen. So Noel Gallagher’s recent verbal crowning of Temples as “the best new band in Britain” could perhaps at least part-explain the impressive mid-week turnout down Oldham Street for an otherwise relatively unknown duo of bands.

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Gorton Monastery

Gorton Monastery

April 19, 2013 Comments Off on Gorton Monastery

I grew up in the shadow of Gorton Monastery. Gorton was home to a vibrant Irish community and so the church followed the people.

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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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