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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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Doctor Caligari

The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari at the RNCM

March 27, 2013 Comments Off on The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari at the RNCM

In 1895, the Lumière brothers developed the world’s first commercially successful movie projection system, the cinématographe.

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Othello, keep calm

Othello at the John Thaw Theatre

March 27, 2013 Comments Off on Othello at the John Thaw Theatre

The John Thaw Theatre in Manchester University’s quadrangle is a hidden gem. Earlier this week, Black Box Theatre Company performed at the theatre with their innovative adaptation of Othello, set in the First World War.

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Portico Library & Gallery

The Portico Library & Gallery

March 26, 2013 Comments Off on The Portico Library & Gallery

Hands up who has heard of the Portico Library & Gallery in Manchester city centre? Nope, neither had I until recently.

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Alan Bennett, copyright Paul Wolfgang Webster

Made in the North at The Albert Square Chop House

March 26, 2013 Comments Off on Made in the North at The Albert Square Chop House

Ah, if only everything I wrote began with Alan Bennett. Alan, I wish you were my dad. Well, maybe not my dad. A kindly uncle perhaps, with a penchant for farce and swearing.

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Night & Day, Manchester

Night & Day, Manchester

January 2, 2013 Comments Off on Night & Day, Manchester

Whenever a friend from out of town comes to visit, I take them to Night & Day. Why? Because it encapsulates what real Manchester is all about: within these four walls there is no pretence, no faux industrial heritage, no 21st century makeover.

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