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2019 02 15 Mother Courage Thumbnail Image The Other Richard Richard Davenport

‘It had more impact in the thirties’ - Mother Courage and her Children, Royal Exchange, reviewed

Joan Davies wonders how relevant the ‘greatest anti-war play’ is today

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The pop artist, the dictator, and the gallery on King Street

John Blundell on why the sale of prints of Warhol's Chairman Mao in Manchester has...

2017 08 14 Victoria Baths

Victoria Baths launches urgent appeal

With hundreds of stained glass pieces, the six-metre-high ‘Windmill Window’ will cost £20,000 to repair

2019 02 11 Darcey Bussell Company Chameleon Joel Chester Fildes 1

Darcey Bussell joins Manchester dance company

The renowned ballet dancer and Strictly judge is Company Chameleon’s first patron

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Why Manchester’s new baroque orchestra is a sign of our success

Columnist and councillor John Blundell on the city’s latest classical music addition

2019 02 05 Hulme Hippodrome Thumbnail Ian Grundy

These five Greater Manchester theatres are at risk of being lost

Most are derelict and in disrepair, despite all five being Grade II-listed

2019 01 27 Invisible Cities Walking Tour Cenotaph

‘Even the statues look down on you’ - Manchester’s homeless walking tours

Tours with Invisible Cities Manchester offer a poignant insight into life on the edge of...

170614 Tony Wilson

A poem about…the nineties

'Tony Wilson Says', by Gerry Potter

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World-renowned magician Dynamo brings 'intimate' new show to Manchester

Magician Impossible star will perform two ‘highly personal’ shows at The Lowry in February

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The extraordinary story of Picasso, Guernica and Manchester

Jonathan Schofield on art, bombs and war as an exhibition tells the 80-year-old tale

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New Order and Hot Chip announced for Bluedot Festival

They join Kraftwerk as headliners at Jodrell Bank’s summer festival, which returns 18-21 July

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Manchester’s best city centre art galleries

Whether browsing, buying or getting cultural - our guide to getting your art on

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Arthur Dooley: a portrait of the artist at 90

Annual Dooley Day celebrates extraordinary life through unseen pictures, talks and films

2019 01 11 One Manchester Hulme

On Top of the World: a tale of loneliness, theatre and Manchester tower blocks

A housing provider teamed up with the Royal Exchange to help lonely residents…with life-changing results...

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HOME to celebrate women in film in 2019

Special year-long programme includes festivals, retrospectives and films from across the globe

2018 10 29 Walking With The Snowman

Missed out on a bee? Now you can buy a snowman

Bee in the City creators’ new trail features twelve giant snowmen - soon to be...

2018 12 10 Puccini

‘Chalk and cheesy’ - Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, RNCM, reviewed

Jonathan Payne enjoys this double bill of one-act operas, from Puccini’s Il Trittico

2018 12 10 Janelle Monae Photo Credit Juno Jpg

MIF 2019 - Janelle Monáe to headline opening concert at Castlefield Bowl

GRAMMY-nominated singer and actor will perform on Manchester International Festival launch night (Thurs 4 July)

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