Written by Ciara Ewing A big space. A small space. Your space. Safe. Mind the Gap immersed the audience into a world to escape to or escape from, this was the question.’A little space’ is directed by Helen Baggett. Mind the Gap’s Chalri Ward and Karen Bartholomew team up with Gecko devising performer Dan Watson […]
Written by Ben Read: Playlist Editor Last Friday I was fortunate enough to catch Fatoumata at Band on The Wall in Manchester. The fact that I could watch a Malian-parented, Ivorian-raised, French and Wassalou-speaking artist in Manchester highlights an ever growing connectivity in our globalised world. Fatoumata brought a microcosm of her own culture, experiences […]
Written by Charlie O’Brien… In 1910 a ship set sail for New York. On board were Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel. They were travelling with Fred Karno’s famous comedy troupe, Stan as Charlie’s understudy. It was to be a fateful journey, setting them on their way to alter the course of cinematic history. The Strange […]
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 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 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 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 […]
By Head of Arts and Culture, Saoirse Akhtar-Farren This Saturday evening, Lisbon met Manchester, in a collaboration named ‘Blend x De Rumba’ which certainly brought the much needed heat to Manchester. Boiler room DJ and producer PEDRO upon his first visit to the UK, was supported by Idania Borero-Knight, also known as Miss Puerto Rico, […]
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 […]
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