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Enkhbold constructs at Manchester Museum

Enkhbold Togmidshiirev’s ‘gentle’ message

Enkhbold Togmidshiirev, Mongolian performance artist, spoke to us about his conception of place. But where is his place in the art world?


Jon Richardson at The Lowry, 28th October 2011

Dani Middleton is taken by the Jon Richardson factor

Le Chic, image by Jessica Neary

Le Chic do Warehouse

Do not panic, you are in the Arts section not Music you haven’t lost the plot. We in the Arts section thought Le Chic deserved…


Manchester premiers comedy film festival

On 31st October and 1st November 2011, Manchester’s very own Comedy Store hosted the very first Short Film Comedy Festival, Cofilmic. The Mancunion was kindly…

Manchester Ship Canal, Adolphe Valette Oil On Canvas 49.5 x 3

Adolphe Valette: A Pioneer of Impressionism in Manchester

The current retrospective of the forgotten Impressionist rights past wrongs


21st October: Best in Standup

Manchester’s comedy store has been open since 2000 and, like its sister stage in London, is one of the most established venues in comedy. Best…


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…


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…


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,…


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…