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
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
In its 11th year, the music-themed literary festival proved to be a triumphant success with a star-studded line-up
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
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
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
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.
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.
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’
Is Omar Apollo climbing higher up the ladder towards becoming the new Frank Ocean with the success of new track ‘3 Boys’?