Some years ago, I visited the site where Julius Caesar was said to meet his maker. The Curia in the Theatre Of Pompey is not only a place of significant historical importance but much to my total and utter glee, a colony for feral cats. Cat lovers this is your Mecca, cat not-lovers probably give … More Review: Opera North’s Giulio Cesare at The Lowry
The Bee Gees belong to Manchester, well Chorlton to be specific. Yes, ok, they flirted with being born in the Isle of Man, emigrating to Australia, living in LA, travelling the world, but it was in Chorlton, Manchester, that the magic first happened. These fellow honorary mancs formed their first band, the skiffle/rock and roll … More More than a building…Chorlton Bee Gee landmark needs your help to stay alive!
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NQ Jazz is one of my favourites things. Yes we have Matt and Phred’s and I give thanks to the gods of live jazz that we do. But Manchester needs even more and NQ Jazz gives us that more in a gloriously dark, underground befitting location that is The Whiskey Jar. To speak in New … More Preview: NQ Jazz – 21.10.2019 – Sue Rynhart & Huw Warren
Politics, eh? What larks. I heavily, heavily jest. But if like me, you’re fascinated by the goings on in that big White House across the pond, you can would have been equally fascinated by BBC North America Editor, Jon Sopel, as he talked about his new book A Year at the Circus. Given a foot … More Review: Jon Sopel – Inside Trump’s White House (Penguin Live)
I do sometimes question why I come away with so many positive feelings, thoughts and, well, reviews, from productions that I’ve been lucky enough to see in theatres in and around Manchester. Be they performed on a stage in a large auditorium, in a church, in a renovated mill, even in a pub cellar, theatre … More Review: The Jumper Factory at HOME
October is about Hallowe’en and Hallowe’en is basically about films. Keep your costumes and candy (yes I know we’re British but the whole trick or treating is increasingly of the USA and essentially it was good alliteration. Last year’s FilmFear brought us many cinematic sensations but most of all Nicolas Cage being more Nicolas Cage … More FilmFear and chills…Film Festival returns to HOME Mcr this Hallowe’en