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A quintessential English story comes home following productions in 12 countries and 10 languages – but was it worth the wait?
Jessica Hamilton reviews Rebecca Black at Manchester’s Deaf Institute as she paves herself a brand new path to pop stardom.
Closets that never end, closets that pick your outfit for you, and closets controlled with a remote… ah the life of a fictional girlboss
Manchester Film Festival returns once again to the Odeon Great Northern, this time they’re celebrating 10 years of introducing cutting-edge cinema to the city’s audience
Dune: Part Two is cemented as a newfound cultural phenomenon as Denis Villeneuve just delivered the best film of 2024
Life in Manchester may feel very different to continental Europe, but with our compilation of advice, you won’t feel so far from other European cultures as a student in the city
Following the popularity of Saltburn we delve into Emerald Fennell’s stylistic choices through ideas of class and exploration of literature. Saltburn takes what is familiar and turns it into a hedonistic power play
As Barbie misses out on big category nominations at the Oscars, the misplaced passion of its supporters signals a worrying shift for feminism
The University of Manchester launches its bicentenary with a special Light Up event on Oxford Road and in the Manchester Museum
Books are the ideal present for anyone, but faced with the overwhelming amount of choice, we offer a few suggestions from the most popular genres.
Harmonising History: The Resonant Journey of The Drifters
Step into the spotlight with Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Lowry Theatre, a heartwarming whirlwind of self-discovery, laughter, and fierce fashion that will leave you humming its tunes long after the curtains close
Roll up, roll up: The Mancunion heads to Rock n Roll Circus, Sheffield’s one-of-a-kind circus/music festival hybrid, for a weekend of triumphant headlines and dizzying carnival spectacle.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Happy Mondays, Self Esteem, Gatecrasher DJs, stilt-walkers and contortionists… read on to find out all you need to know about Sheffield’s uniquely carnivalesque festival.
The Crucible is a must-see morality play bolstered by superb performances and a fresh take on a modern classic
Parklife review: The festival weekend’s success demonstrates the modern mantra of the ‘death of the genre’ and re-ignites the appetite for connection through live music.
Neighbourhood Weekender is back in Warrington’s Victoria Park, hosting a legendary set from recently reunited Pulp, and standout sets from CMAT, Picture Parlour, Self Esteem and Sugababes
Out of the four adaptations of Peter James’ books that I have seen, Wish You Were Dead, starring George Rainsford and Katie McGlynn, translated the worse onto the stage
Eurovision is back in the UK after 25 years, and we got to attend an exclusive press preview of semi-final 1 – here’s what to expect!
Rebecca Lucy Taylor gave David Byrne a run for his money, performing a set that was theatrical and moving in equal parts