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Leeds Art Gallery exterior, image courtesy Leeds Museums and Galleries

Leeds Art Gallery: Northern Soul has a sneak preview before it reopens to the public

October 9, 2017 Comments Off on Leeds Art Gallery: Northern Soul has a sneak preview before it reopens to the public

I’m looking at a piece of contemporary sculpture.

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Herman Yau

Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017, HOME, Manchester

October 6, 2017 Comments Off on Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017, HOME, Manchester

Some 20 years ago, I remember watching the Royal Yacht Britannia sail out of Hong Kong harbour after the ceremonial handover of the territory to China to create the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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Review: The Reformation, John Rylands Library, Manchester

September 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Reformation, John Rylands Library, Manchester

“So, what exactly is the Reformation?” asks one of my fellow journalists at the press preview of John Rylands Library’s new exhibition. There’s a pause from our guide that suggests this is not a new question.

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The Year of the Sex Olympics

The Year of the Sex Olympics

May 4, 2017 Comments Off on The Year of the Sex Olympics

The scriptwriter Nigel Kneale has a Yahoo group dedicated to discussion of his life and work, and like all Yahoo groups these days, it’s mostly fallen into disuse.

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What’s on in October: Comedy in Manchester

September 30, 2016 Comments Off on What’s on in October: Comedy in Manchester

Blimey, there’s a huge amount of comedy about this month.

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What’s On in August: Comedy in Manchester

August 6, 2016 Comments Off on What’s On in August: Comedy in Manchester

Half of Manchester may well be currently in Scotland hawking their jokes at TV execs and shivering punters at the Edinburgh Fringe, but the Manchester comedy scene is still here, slightly diminished but still ruddy healthy.

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Sara Pascoe

What’s On in June: Comedy in Manchester

June 1, 2016 Comments Off on What’s On in June: Comedy in Manchester

As the weather heats up, live comedy usually drifts away on holiday or into festival tents – not in Manchester though.

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Gentrification and the imagination

May 13, 2016 Comments Off on Gentrification and the imagination

The last time I saw Penny Arcade perform she was regurgitating raw eggs on stage after recounting painful experiences from her youth, including a stint in reform school.

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Preview: Girls On Film, The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle

May 1, 2016 Comments Off on Preview: Girls On Film, The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle

We all know the drill with academic conferences don’t we?

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Russell Kane

What’s On in May: Comedy

April 29, 2016 Comments Off on What’s On in May: Comedy

Ah the lovely month of May. Month of maypoles and burning virgins in Wicker Men. Or is that November? Anyway get your laughing chops round this little lot.

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