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18th October: Jimeoin, Lovely at The Comedy Store

To be able to start a show successfully with a string of bird walk impressions, including a chicken in a minefield, can only prepare the…

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20th October: Frisky and Mannish at The Lowry

Arriving late and being uneducated in what the Frisky and Mannish experience involved, I admit I lacked the necessary enthusiasm for the duo’s introductory round…

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20th October: The Best in Stand-up at The Comedy Store

Ben Norris hosted an evening of comedy stylings at The Comedy Store with acts from Paul Tonkinson, Michael Fabbri, Andrew Bird and Phil Nichol. Ben…

Unimpressed by the view. Al Baker, 1996

From past to a present – fabled Al Baker spun us a yarn. WEB EXCLUSIVE

Remember Hulme estate’s torrid to tepid past? Well if you don’t (or you do), read on. Because we couldn’t resist asking the resident lens-witness of…

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Manchester’s very own comedy film festival

On 31st October and 1st November Manchester will be playing host to the premier of Cofilmic, the Short Comedy Film Festival. From the mind of Manchester business woman,…

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Home Grown comediennes, Lady Garden

  Described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘Britain’s funniest women’, Lady Garden are five girls who have been working their bums off climbing the ladder…

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Honest to blog

Blogging gets local

Didem Ozbek redresses Castlefield's exterior

Castlefield Gallery presents Life in the UK/ Balance of Probabilities – ATM11

Worth the art miles?

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Asia Triennial Manchester 11

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Jess Bradley captures some serious pondering

Body Positive art show: Vegans go native

Body Positive art show challenges the misrepresentation of body image in
today’s society, urging participants to ‘kick crash diets’ where it hurts

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From Kashmir to Kandy, at the John Rylands Library

A library of our own provided an ironic lack of supporting literature for this complex exhibtion

Desperately Seeking Paradise II, Rashid Rana's finest

Everything happened at once – Rashid Rana at Cornerhouse

A comment on East vs. West buried behind a grid-like structure of mirrors