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A celebration of Jewish art in Manchester: Introducing Synagogue Scratch

A celebration of Jewish art in Manchester: Introducing Synagogue Scratch

This month, Synagogue Scratch is returning to Manchester Jewish Museum. The series represents a unique opportunity to enjoy new, groundbreaking performances by Jewish artists, in the museum’s beautifully preserved 1874 Synagogue.
Women’s ‘invisible labour’ is the backbone of Christmas

Women’s ‘invisible labour’ is the backbone of Christmas

All of the work women put into the festive season goes underappreciated, underacknowledged and unpaid; I’m fed up with it
Dealing with homesickness: Seven brilliant tips

Dealing with homesickness: Seven brilliant tips

Homesickness is experienced by thousands of university students each year: but what are the best ways to cope with it?
England and Son review: A tragic tale of stolen youth, rage, and outrage

England and Son review: A tragic tale of stolen youth, rage, and outrage

Ed Edwards’ poignant play follows Thatcher’s Great Britain, with a father and son struggling to get by as they go into business together. The glory days are over for Industrial England, and an uncertain future lies ahead
Review: Leaves of Glass

Review: Leaves of Glass

Leaves of Glass pulls back the curtain of the ‘ordinary’ family, exposing a mosaic of memory, manipulation, and heartbreak. This drama is a domestic archaeology, digging deep into the layers of past trauma and guilt.
How helping an older neighbour had given me much more than a chance to volunteer

How helping an older neighbour had given me much more than a chance to volunteer

As we grow older, we grow more detached from the world, often without choice. However, Manchester tackles issues of isolation and the generational gap with its community programmes, sparking life back into the retirement years.
Switching on your ‘university brain’

Switching on your ‘university brain’

A long break from uni is both a gift and a curse. Finally, we get a moment to breathe, to switch off, and relax. But, this only makes coming back to uni in January harder. Lifestyle discusses the trials and tribulations of switching on your ‘university brain’
A cure for homesickness: Books to annotate and gift to loved ones

A cure for homesickness: Books to annotate and gift to loved ones

The winter blues can sometimes make homesickness unbearable. Stay connected with those at home with our creative gift exchange idea: book annotations
A Parent’s Guide to Manchester

A Parent’s Guide to Manchester

So your parents are down visiting in Manchester, and you’ve got no idea where to go: no need to worry with our Parents Guide to Manchester
Growing up in Ireland: Ignorance vs beauty

Growing up in Ireland: Ignorance vs beauty

Growing up black and Irish is an unspoken struggle at times – yet being Irish goes beyond race
Life as a Masshole: Massachusetts and America’s mistakes

Life as a Masshole: Massachusetts and America’s mistakes

Escape to Massachusetts through the eyes of a Masshole. The state is rich with history, nature, and student debt
Grimmfest 2021: Tarumama

Grimmfest 2021: Tarumama

Drawing on Colombian folklore, Tarumama is a surreal and at times poignant horror drama about a feuding family
Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Even though it has two iconic actresses at the centre, Hillbilly Elegy is unable to engage with the big ideas at its centre due to dull writing and bad characterisation
Gabriel Garcia Márquez: Love and solitude

Gabriel Garcia Márquez: Love and solitude

Books Editor Shaheena discusses the dynamic between romance and solitude in One Hundred Years of Solitude
I fell off the social media grid for a year: here’s what I learned

I fell off the social media grid for a year: here’s what I learned

Lilly Rosenberg reflects on her year with no social media and explains why she no longer feels guilty about her scrolling habits
Social media does help us feel a little less homesick

Social media does help us feel a little less homesick

Writer Hanya Hesham writes about how important social media has been to stay in contact with family whilst at university
A Film Lover’s Guide to Christmas

A Film Lover’s Guide to Christmas

In the long-awaited sequel to our Mancunian Guide, we asked our writers to pick their favourite festive films — all you have to do is trust them
Review: Toast

Review: Toast

Tara Bharadi reviews Nigel Slater’s autobiographical play, Toast
In defence of the New Year’s resolution

In defence of the New Year’s resolution

Eva Gerretsen discusses why today’s youth are so opposed to New Year resolutions, and some alternatives that could help us to be less self-centred
Preview: Ken Cheng’s Best Dad Ever

Preview: Ken Cheng’s Best Dad Ever

Anuli Changa talks to comdeian Ken Cheng about his first UK tour and his comedic experience