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2023 10 10 Leighlou Harper Aerial

Inclusive cabaret: How one performer is prioritising marginalised artists with her Manchester show

Harley Young speaks with Leighlou Harper about the importance of inclusivity in performing arts

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'Pared down but humming with life': Great Expectations, RX Theatre, reviewed

David Adamson enjoys a welcome reworking of Dickens’ masterpiece

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The long view: Manchester's upwardly mobile skyline

Jonathan Schofield and a photo that led to so many other pictures: here are some...

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The Best Twelve: Brutalism in Manchester (part 1/3)

Jonathan Schofield with part one of three stories about the most controversial design style

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Aviva Studios must not repeat the mistake of Urbis

Clear purpose, identity and direction needed if Aviva Studios is to succeed says Jonathan Schofield

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'Renaissance Rediscovered': The Walker Art Gallery's summer blockbuster reviewed

Chris Malpas gets the low down from curator Kate O'Donoghue

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'UK's most horrifying sculpture?': Man on Fire, Imperial War Museum North

Jonathan Schofield doesn't like it at all but thinks it's incredible

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MIF ’23 Reviews: Festival Square, very good but missing the masses

Ahead of the final weekend of MIF, David Adamson reports back on a Saturday night...

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MIF '23 Reviews: THEY with Maxine Peake at John Rylands Library

Sarah Tierney hears a late-night tale about a world where art and individuality are under...

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MIF ’23 Reviews: AFRODEUTSCHE with Manchester Camerata conducted by Robert Ames

David Adamson bears witness to a happy marriage of traditional and techno-inflected

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MIF ’23 Reviews: Kagami by Ryuichi Sakamoto with Tin Drum

David Adamson takes a trip through the uncanny valley when watching the late Japanese master

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MIF ’23 Reviews: You, Me and the Balloons

Jonathan Schofield finds himself lost in an inflatable world of dots

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Didsbury Arts Festival returns after four years: What to expect

Harley Young talks with Festival Director, Rodney Adams about this year’s programme

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Free arty party to take part in this Sunday in Salford

A free arts fair is taking place this Sunday across the three Affinity Living buildings

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Manchester Architecture Part Three: Bombast to Blitz

Jonathan Schofield brings his architectural tour up to World War Two

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Cartoonist Tony Husband has died: here's his lovely June interview with Confidentials.com

Tony Husband talks to David Adamson about a career spent satirising British life using pencils...

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Derelict Union Bank, Piccadilly, to gain 31-storey friend

Jonathan Schofield looks at proposals for another tower tacked onto an old building

2020 10 29 Lost Rx 1

Demolished or destroyed - Twelve Lost Buildings of Manchester

Part One: Some of the amazing structures that used to stand in the city