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I’m a freelance journalist and published poet, based in Manchester.

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Readers: 9865
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Articles: 157
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My WeekendNotes - 157
"It happened that my daughter had a daughter," says Eric (Stephen Rea) to Clinical Psychologist Bridget (Ronkẹ Adé... [more]
27/05/2020 - 31/07/2020
In the animated film The Swallows of Kabul everyone seems to be waiting. Taliban soldiers wait for their next order a... [more]
As you enter the reopened Manchester Art Gallery and 'check-in' at the foyer-desk, it is not just the staff who are wear... [more]
Manchester's film-lovers can see a range of carefully selected films on the big screen at HOME arts centre, from 4th Sep... [more]
A new purpose-built recording studio, refurbished performance spaces, offices for artists and cultural organisations, a ... [more]
On 17th March, I and many others were looking forward to the press night in Manchester of Winsome Pinnock's new play Roc... [more]
13/06/2020 - 12/07/2020
The musical side of the author of A Clockwork Orange and Earthly Powers is in the spotlight at the International Anthon... [more]
Manchester Museum has opened an online door to its treasures, whilst its building on Oxford Road remains firmly shut, du... [more]
Musical colour will be added to the revamp of the former site of Worsley New Hall by the BBC Philharmonic and compos... [more]
Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl; Simon Russell Beale in The Tempest Steven Elliott in True West; Anthony Sher in King Lear;... [more]
As any soap opera scriptwriter knows, a couple about to get married should have multiple obstacles and explosive family ... [more]
10/03/2020 - 21/03/2020
A poet who had a UK number-one single in the 1960s, and who Meghan Markle is allegedly a fan of, is currently on a tour ... [more]
07/02/2020 - 10/07/2020
Suddenly the house lights crash off, as if there's been a power cut. This is a more abrupt start to a night at the t... [more]
18/02/2020 - 22/02/2020
With the country caught between two storms - and regions like West Yorkshire once again repairing flood damage - the Roy... [more]
07/02/2020 - 07/03/2020
An artwork which commemorates and explores a fatal fire in Manchester, is on show in the city for the first time. In ... [more]
25/10/2019 - 01/03/2020
A recording studio set up by 10cc now has a dedicated room in its honour at Stockport's market place museum - Staircase ... [more]
At the start of the Royal Northern College of Music's (RNCM) new production, directed by, Orpha Phelan, the curtain is a... [more]
08/12/2019 - 14/12/2019
At the start of 2019, the Royal Exchange produced Mother Courage. They are ending the year with the story of another f... [more]
30/11/2019 - 25/01/2020
Never work with children and animals? Circus 1903 abides by half of this showbiz maxim. My memories of circuses are ... [more]
19/11/2019 - 24/11/2019
The house lights go down and Christine (Rebecca Manley) walks on stage to tell us about a visit to the Co-op in February... [more]
24/10/2019 - 16/11/2019
How do you like to spend New Year's Eve? In Athol Fugard's play - first performed in Johannesburg in 1992 - two strang... [more]
31/10/2019 - 03/11/2019
A new music ensemble is orchestrating a renaissance of Manchester's classical past. Manchester Baroque are "dedicated to... [more]
02/11/2019 - 18/07/2020
A play first performed in Johannesburg in 1992, directed by its author Athol Fugard, is coming to Salford's Media City. ... [more]
31/10/2019 - 02/11/2019
There is a pause in the sound and fury of artillery fire and flashing lights. Three soldiers in camouflage gear - one wh... [more]
13/09/2019 - 19/10/2019
If you said you were going into Manchester city centre to commune with nature, you might be answered with a sardonic lau... [more]
As Dr Roy Earle observes - we all love to be scared. He is a resolutely sceptical American visitor to an English manor ... [more]
07/09/2019 - 31/10/2019
The heroes and heroines of the Greek Myths have unwittingly lent their names to numerous nightclubs and restaurants and ... [more]
30/08/2019 - 25/09/2019
As you enter the exhibition you are greeted by a relay of clips from Stanley Kubrick's (1928 - 1999) films - including... [more]
26/04/2019 - 17/09/2019
We're used to stories of artistic sons and daughters struggling against parents who want them to follow a more conventio... [more]
How do you attract an audience to a new production about industrial conflict from over two hundred years ago? It is not... [more]
25/07/2019 - 10/08/2019
Sam Cooke, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and Jim Brown (American football legend and actor) spend an evening in a Miami motel ... [more]
02/07/2019 - 05/07/2019
As the entirely unscripted games in Love Island play out on TV, Manchester's Hope Mill is staging a nineteenth-century p... [more]
18/06/2019 - 22/06/2019
In 2012, Richard III's bones were excavated from a car park in Leicester (formerly Greyfriars Priory Church). He was r... [more]
30/04/2019 - 25/05/2019
It's fitting that Peter Shaffer's drama should have a Greek-sounding name as it has a suitably brutal premise. In a... [more]
23/04/2019 - 11/05/2019
A play about young people which began life in Salford two and a half years ago and was performed in the House of Lords, ... [more]
04/06/2019 - 08/07/2019
The European stage debut of West Side Story took place at Manchester Opera House in 1958. Now the musical is back in th... [more]
06/04/2019 - 25/05/2019
In the new production at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), director Jonathan Cocker sets Vaughan Williams' ope... [more]
31/03/2019 - 06/04/2019
A festival which celebrates the city at dawn and dusk is returning to mark the start of Spring. Photographer Simon Bu... [more]
28/03/2019 - 31/03/2019
The new production at the Royal Exchange is set in barbers shops from Lagos to South London. Not much haircutting takes... [more]
07/03/2019 - 23/03/2019
If you look up as you walk around the city centre, you will probably collide with someone staring at their phone or rush... [more]
The Partition Museum, Amritsar and Manchester Museum, (part of The University of Manchester) are co-curating 'Jallianwal... [more]
06/04/2019 - 02/10/2019
A garish van is dragged on stage, advertising, "award-winning ice cream." It has clearly been in the wars, but it is a ... [more]
08/02/2019 - 02/03/2019
'Never work with children and animals', the famous showbiz maxim goes. Does this extend to animated children and animal... [more]
06/02/2019 - 16/02/2019
Expertly organised chaos is the closest I can come to summing up this roller coaster of a show by five performers from t... [more]
13/12/2018 - 22/12/2018
A Christmas light is being shone on issues surrounding homelessness by Chorlton's Edge Theatre. It's Behind You is a pan... [more]
13/12/2018 - 15/12/2018
A show so dire it will be a financial gold mine. The conceit at the heart of Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan's musical has... [more]
30/11/2018 - 26/01/2019
In his introduction to The Maids (New York: Grove Press,1954), Jean-Paul Sartre quotes Jean Genet as saying: "If I were ... [more]
16/11/2018 - 01/12/2018
A young woman (Nandi Bhebhe) at St Helens Central railway station approaches me and the lady next to me, who I've just m... [more]
19/11/2018 - 01/12/2018
Proud and Loud Arts group are set to turn hate into art at Manchester's Whitworth Gallery and Tate Liverpool. Cells -... [more]
05/11/2018 - 25/10/2018
With some new productions of classic plays it is hard to answer the question - why show this now? This is not the case ... [more]
11/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Electricity will run through Manchester, even before the Christmas lights are turned on - as the city's science festival... [more]
08/10/2018 - 28/04/2019
Future Dilemmas could be the alternative title of the new production at HOME's Theatre 2. This episodic mixture of sp... [more]
28/09/2018 - 13/10/2018
Danny Boyle, who took charge of the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony, is recruiting participants for a new national... [more]
06/10/2018 - 11/11/2018
As Tom Stoppard found with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1966), there is great potential in modern dramatists p... [more]
14/09/2018 - 06/10/2018
This October alone will see book festivals in Manchester, Birmingham, Althorpe, Durham, Liverpool, Bridlington, Beverley... [more]
05/10/2018 - 14/10/2018
Having previously been shown in New York (MoMa) and London (Hayward Gallery), Isaac Julien's three-screen installation ... [more]
30/03/2018 - 28/08/2018
The Lowry, based in Salford Quays, is holding another of its Open Days. All activities and events are free. In 2017, the... [more]
HOME is giving Manchester theatre-goers a preview of this summer's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, or at least one play that ... [more]
19/07/2018 - 02/10/2018
Paul Simon will call at Manchester Arena, Glasgow (SSE Hydro), Dublin (ROS Arena) and London (Hyde Park, British Summer ... [more]
10/07/2018 - 15/07/2018
In 2016, Maxine Peake gave a memorable performance as Blanche Du Bois in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire. ... [more]
25/05/2018 - 23/06/2018
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