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A Brief Encounter: A powerful musical with lasting impressions

A Brief Encounter: A powerful musical with lasting impressions

Set in the 1930s, A Brief Encounter quickly enraptures the audience in the painful ill-fated love affair of Alec and Laura. An outstanding musical with phenomenal performances, live band accompaniment, and immersive, masterful set design
“A wonderful wander among art from all over the country”: Manchester Art Fair returns

“A wonderful wander among art from all over the country”: Manchester Art Fair returns

Manchester Art Fair returned to Manchester Central last weekend, showcasing some of the best art the North has to offer
Louder Than Words 2023: Celebration of music literature returns to Manchester

Louder Than Words 2023: Celebration of music literature returns to Manchester

In its 11th year, the music-themed literary festival proved to be a triumphant success with a star-studded line-up
Young Fathers live in Manchester: Redefining live music

Young Fathers live in Manchester: Redefining live music

Young Fathers blur the lines of live music and performance art, with a transfixing gig at the Manchester Academy
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
Vintage Folk: Manchester’s monthly vintage warehouse sale comes to the SU

Vintage Folk: Manchester’s monthly vintage warehouse sale comes to the SU

The Students’ Union became home to a vintage clothing pop-up sale hosted by pre-loved experts Vintage Folk. We went down to give it a review!
Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space: Perhaps the most compelling case yet for remakes

Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space: Perhaps the most compelling case yet for remakes

It’s a great time to be a horror fan as two classic 2000s horror games are fully realised in the Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space remakes
The greatest band that never existed: Daisy Jones and The Six review

The greatest band that never existed: Daisy Jones and The Six review

1970s rock roll never looked so good in Taylor Jenkins-Reid’s sun-soaked dive into LA’s music scene. Full of furious arguments, romantic tension and great music, both the series and the book caters perfectly to fans of 70s music.
With ‘The Ambassadors’, Hew Locke seeks to deliver an important message

With ‘The Ambassadors’, Hew Locke seeks to deliver an important message

The Mancunion visits Hew Locke’s stunning new exhibition, ‘The Ambassadors’, at The Lowry
Look no further, Beef is your new favourite show

Look no further, Beef is your new favourite show

Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers
Dredge: Euphoric short excitement

Dredge: Euphoric short excitement

Deep, dark and dreadful. Black Salt Games’ debut, Dredge, delivers a delightful dunk, with some short lacking narratives.
NQ64 smashes retro gin at Super Smash Bros tournament

NQ64 smashes retro gin at Super Smash Bros tournament

The Mancunion attends NQ64’s monthly gaming tournament to not only destroy the competition but fall in love with Hartwall Original Gin. Could this be the drink of the summer? We think so.
Album: U2 – Songs of Surrender

Album: U2 – Songs of Surrender

Bono and co. dive into U2’s illustrious back catalogue, returning to deliver almost three hours of re-recorded hits and album tracks, with mixed results
Live review: Fall Out Boy at Band on the Wall

Live review: Fall Out Boy at Band on the Wall

Fall Out Boy play a special intimate warm-up show at Manchester’s Band on the Wall, making for a night we’ll remember for centuries
Dare to dine in the dark?

Dare to dine in the dark?

Dining in the dark isn’t just for the movies: we took a trip to Poland, and enjoyed a 3 course meal entirely in pitch-black darkness.
Review: Sunday Roast at The Woodstock Arms

Review: Sunday Roast at The Woodstock Arms

From its meats, nut roasts, wines and cosy chic interior, The Woodstock Arms is the fabulous home of the traditional Sunday Roast.
Gig Review: The Social Club at The Lions Den, 17/02/23

Gig Review: The Social Club at The Lions Den, 17/02/23

The Social Club bring their passionate Britpop influence and innovation to The Lions Den
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On review: Stop-motion mockumentary magic

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On review: Stop-motion mockumentary magic

Both quirky and heartwarming, this mockumentary/stop-motion hybrid delivers profound musings on loss, community, and change, with a healthy dose of laughs on the side
Omar Apollo’s new track ‘3 Boys’ continues his growth in 2023 following the immense success of his album ‘Ivory’

Omar Apollo’s new track ‘3 Boys’ continues his growth in 2023 following the immense success of his album ‘Ivory’

Is Omar Apollo climbing higher up the ladder towards becoming the new Frank Ocean with the success of new track ‘3 Boys’?
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania review

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania review

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the latest MCU movie and first of Phase Five is here, and, unfortunately, it missed more than it hit