Shrek is a horrible, introverted ogre that lives in a swamp and we can’t get enough of him. For the Christmas season, Shrek the Musical has bought delight to children and adults alike at Manchester’s Palace theatre. Much like his ungodly bottom burps, Shrek is just something you can’t help but laugh at. A particular … Continue reading Review: Shrek The Musical @ Palace Theatre
It’s coming to the end of the year and we have seen a plethora of new bars come and go in the ever changing landscape of Manchester’s social scene. What makes Manchester truly thrive though is its ability to create new areas of cool organically and honestly, and it has no plans of stopping just … Continue reading Best bars in Manchester, 2014 edition.
Music mayhem swept over the Northern Quarter last weekend. Although a small festival, the (mostly) alternative and hardcore directed bands packed a real punch, rivalling its sister city festivals such as Live at Leeds and Sounds of the City. Over a hundred bands in selected venues are spread across Oldham Street and its side roads … Continue reading A Carefully Planned Festival #4, Manchester
Contemporary dance can be seen as a niche idea of a good night out. It is often unfollowable and only addressed to those who ‘get it’ . I however took the plunge and invited my boyfriend to Mark Bruce’s production of Dracula at the Contact Theatre in Manchester. Not only did he sit through it without … Continue reading Review: Mark Bruce Company: Dracula @ Contact
The world needs more African inspired tropical dance fusions of art and music… I walk into Kraak Gallery on a mid-week jaunt to a gig that I wasn’t all that excited about. Three bands I had never heard of and no exciting reviews to prepare me. I went anyway and was blown away by the … Continue reading Review: Kraak Gallery, Manchester
What Krakov had to offer was more than I could have ever expected. You stand in a city with as much butch and as much brawn than a James Dean movie, yet the arts mixes in with the everyday. That is what I love about a place that is not under pressure to be labelled … Continue reading Poland, a short artist’s review
Manchester is no stranger to International artists, boasting a hugely successful International Festival which, even though in its infancy, has welcomed huge artists such as marina Abramovic in her experimental opera and Bjork who dazzled the stage with her technology based show in 2011. Manchester however is one city that understands its roots and is … Continue reading Video Jam 2014, Manchester Art Gallery