Tag: manchester

  • This Blog’s 2011 in Review

    This Blog’s 2011 in Review

    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.   Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that […]

  • Short Com: Comedy Films at The Frog + Bucket, Manchester

    Short Com: Comedy Films at The Frog + Bucket, Manchester

    The phrase ‘a hidden gem’ is somewhat flawed – in order to know it’s there, you have to uncover it. Short Com at the Frog and Bucket is a new night with a twist: screening short comedy films from filmmakers across the world as well as the latest celluloid (read: Canon 5D Mk II) from […]

  • University Fresher? How To Be An Honourary Manc

    University Fresher? How To Be An Honourary Manc

    So, clever fresher, wizened postgrad, city newbie – whoever you are, whatever you love, when you’re taking that giant leap for Mancunia…there are a few little gems you might need up your sleeve. For your now-and-future reference I’ve compiled knowledge form the very best of sources. Namely, what I’ve remembered from my own experiences, and those with my close group of friends and colleagues.

  • His Master’s Voice: About To Choke?

    His Master’s Voice: About To Choke?

    [AS FEATURED BY CHIMP MAGAZINE AND FUTURE ARTISTS] EXPOSURE TO THE STREAM of doom-impending headlines would make it easy to believe that the death knell is nigh for HMV. With no official gauge of public reaction to the possible loss of the company, there has been an interesting lean towards keeping up shop – a […]

  • Retrospective: Volunteering at the Manchester International Festival

    Retrospective: Volunteering at the Manchester International Festival

    A while ago, I was asked to write about my experience of the Manchester International Festival as a Project Volunteer in 2009 for the supercool,  Tim-Burgess-approved Same Teens zine, XOX.  (Manchester collective for young bright lovelies in Manchester under the ripe old age of 19.) Here’s how it went – and for everyone doing the […]

  • Stephen Bailey: Comedy Loveliness

    Stephen Bailey: Comedy Loveliness

    Stephen Bailey is a stand-up comedian, and a talent to watch in 2011. Northern, gay, ginger and sharp as a lemon, he’s been on the circuit for just over a year, blessing London and Manchester audiences with  his own brand of camp and surreal comedy. He hosted his very own charity night at The Miller, […]

  • ART INTERVIEW: Ben Tallon

    ART INTERVIEW: Ben Tallon

    Originally from M+ Magazine. Photo by Danni Skerritt. Ben Tallon is the award winning, internationally acclaimed illustrator who has swept his quills and spray paints all over e4’s Skins campaign, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Design Week and various indie and design publications. M+ meets the man behind the spilt ink & sketches. ART INTERVIEW: […]

  • Captain America Films in Manchester, England

    Captain America Films in Manchester, England

    JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO, MANCHESTER’S NORTHERN QUARTER was transformed into a 1940s New York for this summer’s big Marvel film, Captain America. Captain America Films in Manchester, England Photographers, bloggers, BBC Manchester and even the extras from in and around the city had all collected and featured images of the secret film-set world, for […]