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Weeknight curfew for Fallowfield bars

Manchester City Council planners are enforcing a 2am curfew on bars in Fallowfield popular with students, forcing Fallow Cafe to close early on weeknights

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Preview: The Return of Memory

As part of HOME’s ‘A Revolution Betrayed?’ programme, The Return of Memory is a contemporary examination of the Russian Revolution’s legacy

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Fallowfield Freshers: your local guide to the best restaurants to visit with a hangover

Whilst the morning after a big night out is likely to be shaped by a hammering headache and acute memory loss, this pick of the best hangover hotspots in Fallowfield will guide you to recovery

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Dancing in Damascus: an evening with Miriam Cooke

Renowned author and Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University spoke about the importance of art in a revolution

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Revolution: New Art for a New World

Margy Kinmoth’s documentary explores the effect and power of art within early 19th Century Russia

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Bloody chokers, they’re back in fashion again!

Whilst chokers adorn many necks of the Manchester student body, Sophie Billington takes a look at their grim and gruesome origins from 18th century France

Stannard & Blythe Credit: Alex Whitcomb

Revolution 2015

Wiggins and Doull were on top form in the cycling competition, but Tennant and Keisse win the day


Review: Russell Brand – Revolution

Books editor Alister Pearson reviews Russell Brand’s third book, ‘Revolution’, that commands us to overturn this corrupt capitalist society in favour for a society focused on love

Protesters in Egypt's Tahrir Square. Photo: Joseph Hill @Flickr

Egypt – a revolution of the heart and the mind

Haughty ideals are only half a revolution, Marina Iskander argues the most permeating revolutions come from the heart

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Russell Brand is wrong, apathy does not engender revolution

Mark Twain once said, “If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.” I feel the frustration, but voting abstinence is not the path to utopia.

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Voting and Russell Brand’s revolution

Jenny Sterne discusses whether not voting will ever achieve the revolution that the popular comedian imagines…

An American man celebrates the death of Osama bin Laden in Times Square

Celebrating Death

By sacrificing our ideals – the source of our humanity – do we reduce ourselves to the level of the dictators themselves?