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19th October 2011

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
19th October 2011

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
19th October 2011

Asia Triennial Manchester 11

is here
18th October 2011

Jimeoin aka Eyebrow Man

Jimeoin aka Eyebrow Man, lovely Irish chap who moved to the sunnier climes of Australia years ago, is coming to the Manchester Comedy Festival 2011 on 18th October and performing at The Comedy Store. At 1pm on 17th October I had a quick chat with him before he scarpered off for more interviews, about stand-up, […]
18th October 2011

Frisky and Mannish

If you haven’t heard of/seen the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Force of comedy-cabaret sauciness, your ears have not lived. On 20th October Frisky and Mannish are making their way to our humble-land (Frisky’s home-town), for the Manchester Comedy Festival and performing at The Lowry. Their production, School of Pop, taught its audiences Tudor history using the […]
18th October 2011

Madchester innit?

For the newbies you may not have seen Manchester in the daylight hours yet: it’s grey drizzly with a splash of colour graffittied to the walls every few metres. Manchester is famously nicknamed the Rainy City, and when you first arrive it’s hard to see anything but the concrete blandness, especially if you’ve moved here […]
17th October 2011

Benicassim Festival 2011

The Strokes, Arcade Fire and Elbow come under Tom Hickman’s scrutiny in the first of our summer festival highlights.
17th October 2011

Tailor Made for Students

A peek at the labyrinthian mind of Haruki Murakami
12th October 2011

Not going all the way

Review: All The Way Home at The Lowry
11th October 2011

Fix me another drink

Review: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Bolton Octagon

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11th October 2011

Brutal but honest

Review: Crystal Kisses at Contact Theatre
11th October 2011

Overnight. Overrated.

Review: MUGGS’ 24-Hour Show
11th October 2011

Free for Arts – Piccadilly Place

Piccadilly Place was the gritty, concrete, spare home to Free for All (Part 1) and Child’s Play for one colourful week
11th October 2011

Free for Arts Festival SPECIAL – The price of art

We went on a free art crawl. *Sponsored by Vitamin Water and Kopparberg
11th October 2011

FFAF – Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters pushed its clothes aside and made room for some Art
10th October 2011

You might have mail

Harriot Allsop investigates the latest in interactive throwbacks
10th October 2011

Live: Death From Above 1979

The Canadian duo cast aside past differences to deliver a scintillating set at the Academy
5th October 2011

WOW. New photography competition

You’ll probably want to do this.
2nd October 2011

This is Your Manchester

Your personally-tailored introduction to the arts page this year
2nd October 2011

Gallery guide – Whitworth Art Gallery

Our introduction to the crucial galleries around and the pick of what’s on ahead.