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Absent at the Winter Gardens Blackpool

A large part of Blackpool’s Winter Gardens have been turned into a hotel development in Absent, an installation from dreamthinkspeak. The premise is deceptively simple.  Local woman Maggie Morgan wins £1,000 on the pools in 1957 and moves into the Winter Gardens Hotel with enough money to stay for two months.  In 2016 the hotel is… Continue Reading →

Warp Festival

‘Whitworth Young Contemporaries present a warped weekend (25/26 June 16) of art, music and the unexpected beneath the trees.  Programmed by 15-25 year olds from across Greater Manchester, the festival celebrates the installation of a major new sculpture by Turner Prize nominated artist, Anya Gallaccio.  WYC, the Whitworth’s youth arts collective, have masterminded this free… Continue Reading →

Quarantine – a personal story

I’ve only recently discovered Quarantine.  First at Home for a five hour preview of Wallflower, where the company tried to remember every dance they had ever danced, and placed each dance into the context of their own lives.  Then one lunchtime at Kabana Curry Cafe where I swapped my conversation for a veggie curry.  Today is the… Continue Reading →

See something new in April

Some months you want to see something different, and April feels like just the right time.  Here are some events that offer something, well, a little different, or unexpected, or surprising, not just in Manchester.  I haven’t seen any of them, but they’re all productions that I’d take a chance, knowing you might witness something truly brilliant…. Continue Reading →

Best of 2015

It’s been a very good year for theatre in Manchester.  From the International Festival through mainstream theatres to fringe and university productions, there really has been something for everyone.  At times there have been many more things to see than anyone could possibly manage and for that reason this review can never be truly comprehensive.  Still, hopefully… Continue Reading →