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2018 09 20 Matilda Manuel Harlan 1

‘A splendiferous take on Roald Dahl’s classic’ - Matilda, Palace Theatre, reviewed

It took seven years for RSC to translate book to stage. Vicky Smith thinks it...

2018 09 14 Ben Eine Mural Jody Hartley 1

Hell is a City - world famous street artist paints first Manchester mural

Based on the sixties cult film, Ben Eine’s iconic piece celebrates the North West’s cultural...

2018 09 14 Beyond The City Longsight Hulme Moss Side2018 08 11 Coffee Cranks Cafe 2

Beyond the city: how to spend a weekend in... Hulme, Moss Side and Longsight

Part six of Carolyn Yates's tour around Greater Manchester’s urban environs - this time she...

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Learn to paint like Van Gogh while drinking beer

Art, ale and anthems: September events at Seven Bro7hers Beerhouse

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Funeral of Diana Princess of Wales, White Hotel, reviewed

Danny Moran gets up close to the death car in this bizarre 'artistic exorcism'

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Farewell Bee in the City - see all 101 bees under one roof

Make a beeline for the Velodrome this October

2018 07 27 Fame 1

‘Can I give it six stars out of five?’ - Fame, Palace Theatre, reviewed

With productions like this, Vicky Smith wouldn’t be surprised if Fame indeed lives forever

2018 07 27 Dusty 2

‘A distinctive voice and a dramatic story’ - Dusty, The Lowry, reviewed

Joan Davies predicts a strong future for this landmark new musical, based on memories from...

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Tourism’s missing link - Central Library’s astonishing visitor numbers

Jonathan Schofield praises the St Peter’s Square icon but wonders at its omission

2018 07 22 Bee In The City 3

101 bees land in Manchester for ambitious public art project

The giant honeybees will be on display throughout the city until September - so pick...

2018 07 Impossible Dave Williams

Nothing Comperes To Gordo (but four stand-ups might be better)

A riot of laughs for just a fiver – get your ticket while you still can

2018 07 16 The Invisible Man Kieran

New exhibition reveals Manchester through the eyes of the homeless

‘Stories of the Streets’ has popped up in the Arndale, showcasing over 250 photos taken...

2018 07 10 Julie Hesmondhalgh Elspeth Moore 1

Julie Hesmondhalgh on Take Back Theatre: 'where acting meets activism'

The political theatre collective was co-founded by Hesmondhalgh in response to the 2015 Tory conference...

2018 6 21 Mitzi Cunliffe

BAFTA designer is first female artist to receive plaque in Manchester

A memorial for Mitzi Cunliffe will be unveiled at her Didsbury studio, where she created...

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The Bromley Boys - could this become the 'definitive football film'?

With World Cup fever just around the corner, Sareda Dirir previews this summer’s most anticipated...

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Five of Manchester's best independent bookshops

With Independent Bookshop Week around the corner (16-23 June), check out these local literary legends

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Slow motion greatness – cult author Jeff Noon is back

Danny Moran speaks to the man who spins rainbows out of ideas

2018 02 26 Star Garter

The Music Stops Here: a film about The Star and Garter

Documentary tells the tale of another threatened music venue, as part of Manchester Film Festival

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