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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 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 Ben Reed I hope that anyone who had the fortune to catch Sampa the Great at Yes will reflect upon the brilliance of the experience. The gig itself was a cathartic playground; every aspect of the performance was of the highest quality. The crowd was alive and the band sublime. Sampa performed with […]

Last week in the basement room at YES, MorMor played his first show in Manchester, and proved that he is an artist of breath-taking versatility and control. Toronto musician Seth Nyquist, aka MorMor, is something of an enigma. An enigma whose music some reputable sources have labelled “psychedelic indie-pop”. I have no idea how MorMor […]

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 […]

I arrive at HOME theatre unaccompanied. As it so prevails, this is a courageous act: I am not to know that the next 90 minutes (without an interval to to gather your thoughts and smile meekly at other spellbound strangers) will penetrate the psyche in a manner that will incite me to ponder loneliness like […]

Mac DeMarco

By Edoardo Fusi   Mac DeMarco, the prince of indie rock himself, will be blessing audience members with wavy tunes and a wacky performance in Manchester tomorrow, at the O2 Apollo. It seems appropriate for this to take place at a venue named after the ancient god of music, dance and poetry.   The gig […]