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In light of Dane Baptiste’s upcoming stand-up show ‘The Chocolate Chip’, the comedian, actor and podcaster speaks to Fuse FM about the inspirations behind his act and his other entertainment ventures. Baptiste was nominated for the category “Best Newcomer” at the 2014 Edinburgh Comedy Awards and has since made television appearances in shows such as […]

Written by Jo Chitty You would be forgiven for entering a performance of Roots at HOME, having read the necessary leaflet, and yet still having no concept of what you were about to witness. In fact, on Thursday I both entered and left a performance of Roots in a similar state of dazzled confusion. Over […]

Written by Olivia White Where to even begin?  Black Midi continue to strike awe, shock or confusion (sometimes all 3) in the eyes of those who witness their mismatch of genres, styles and eccentric vocals. However, without fail, they consistently attract cult fans to their sold-out live performances and paved their own entrance to the […]

Written by Louis Golding While walking back from the Castle Hotel last Tuesday mulling over how best to articulate the content of this review, there was one moment to which my mind kept returning returning. Rather than something I had witnessed that night, it was a sentence that I had uttered 3 years prior, sitting […]

Written by Katya Camyab Upon watching “The Shadow,” and knowing that it was solely based on dance, I was anxious as to whether I would enjoy it due to the lack of speech. However, I can safely say that I was hooked from beginning to end, intrigued by the complexity of themes such as the […]

Written by Mia Edwards… The year is 2015. A text appears on my phone. I am embedded in a McBusted-in-bed marathon. The text reads: For your 18th do you want tickets to see Scouting for Girls with me and my mum?  Fast forward a month or so, and a venue in Bouremouth is filled with the melody of thousands of […]

Written by Olivia White The Minneapolis-born Night Moves graced the very ‘on brand’ Manchester’s Night & Day Café. Having only played the ‘Cottonopolis’ once before a few years back, I was certainly cautious about the crowd they’d be able to bring on a chilly Sunday evening. However, from the second I arrived; my doubts melted […]

Written by Charlie O’Brien ‘Kindness… you have to pay it forward.’ The opening monologue, from a Big Issue vendor played by Andrew Sheridan, sets out a theme which will run through both halves of The Manchester Project at Christmas, a marvelous evening’s entertainment emphasising the value of community this advent. Local company Monkeywood have created […]

Written by Digby Barrowcliff After reading the description of the play by Chanje Kunda, it was rather hard to know exactly what to expect from the performance. Collecting her thoughts, Kunda bursts into her narrative with a beaming smile and the punchy statement that wine must be one of her five a day as around […]