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7 Veils: An Evening With Mata Hari

November 22, 2014 Comments Off on 7 Veils: An Evening With Mata Hari

We all know Mata Hari, don’t we? The slinky seductress, exotic dancer and spy who was arrested as a double agent and executed by a French firing squad in 1917, just as the First World War was coming to a close and all sorts of scores were starting to be settled.

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Simon Webb, BBC Philharmonic

Simon Webb, head of BBC Philharmonic, talks to Northern Soul

October 27, 2014 Comments Off on Simon Webb, head of BBC Philharmonic, talks to Northern Soul

As I wait in reception for the general manager of BBC Philharmonic, I notice a large crowd of people being body-scanned by security.

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Boy George

Boy George talks to Northern Soul

September 18, 2014 Comments Off on Boy George talks to Northern Soul

Some songs are heard and never forgotten. Love Me Do by The Beatles? Check. Elvis singing Always On My Mind? Definitely. Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit? Yes. Karma Chameleon? Absolutely.

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Joey at Central Library in Manchester

Up Close and Personal with War Horse

August 2, 2014 Comments Off on Up Close and Personal with War Horse

Cathy Crabb and her 11-year-old daughter Hazel went to see War Horse at The Lowry in Salford and then to the War Horse family event at Manchester’s Central Library two days later. This is their experience.

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Be My Baby at Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

July 15, 2014 Comments Off on Be My Baby at Greater Manchester Fringe Festival

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the 60s was a time of sexual liberation.

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Here’s an exhibition we made earlier at The Lowry

July 14, 2014 Comments Off on Here’s an exhibition we made earlier at The Lowry

Muffin the Mule. Val, John and Peter. Zammo. Teletubbies. Mr Tumble. Tracy Beaker.

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Thomas Truax at Sounds From The Other City Festival, Salford

Sounds From The Other City

May 16, 2014 Comments Off on Sounds From The Other City

Now in it’s ninth year, Sounds From The Other City celebrates all that’s new and experimental in music.

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A working party of the Manchester Regiment moving up to the trenches near Serre in France, January 1917

Dulce Et Decorum Est

May 3, 2014 Comments Off on Dulce Et Decorum Est

One of the saddest things I’ve ever seen was a group of young squaddies queuing in a motorway service station, clearly excited about their journey, buying their crisps and pop.

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Multi-Cultural Voices

March 5, 2014 Comments Off on Multi-Cultural Voices

If you believed Ukip’s rhetoric you might think multi-cultural Britain is a bad thing.

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Cirque Berserk

Cirque Berserk

January 29, 2014 Comments Off on Cirque Berserk

Ah, the circus. The big top, the floor strewn with straw, the hard, wobbly benches, the clowns and trapeze artist, the strong man, the lions, tigers and bears, oh my!

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