Review: Greater Manchester Fringe Festival – A Dream Play

Article published: Saturday, July 25th 2015

We were outside Nexus Art Café in the Northern Quarter, queuing, when a car raced up, the driver shoved a woman to the pavement and the performance began. This was the introduction to the character Aggie in A Dream Play by the Déjà Vu Ensemble, daughter of the gods, who has come to our world to learn what it means to be human.

All ears: community radio station All FM opens its doors on Sat 25th July

Article published: Monday, July 20th 2015

Community radio station All FM 96.6 celebrates its 15th birthday with an open day and fundraiser on Saturday 25th July at its studio in Levenshulme.

Review: Greater Manchester Fringe Festival – Under Manc Wood

Article published: Friday, July 17th 2015

Under Manc Wood is an hour-long ode to the city of Manchester, adapted from Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood. It plays homage to its precursor, reworking and including the poetry of the original while avoiding to simply superimpose Dylan’s play onto a Manchester setting.

Review: Greater Manchester Fringe Festival – The Messiah

Article published: Monday, July 13th 2015

Jokes come thick and fast in Chris Brown’s knockabout comedy The Messiah, a day in the life of an aggressive and egomaniacal knicker factory manager and the employees that suffer him. Brown stars as Mr. Kitson, the deluded ‘puppet-master’ whose bile and bravado thinly mask his internal fluster and frustration.

Review: Greater Manchester Fringe Festival – Women Who Wank

Article published: Saturday, July 11th 2015

A show entitled Women Who Wank would never be intended to not to attract your attention. The one-woman show by improv performer and one half of FoolSize Theatre Joanne Tremarco promised to be “comical” and “tragical”, and didn’t fail to deliver both in equal measures.

Review: We Are Many

Article published: Friday, July 10th 2015

Director Amir Amirani’s stirring documentary We Are Many (2014) about February 15th 2003, the day that protesters around the world took to the streets to march against the imminent invasion of Iraq, offers a rousing and timely antidote to post-election apathy and despondence.

Preview: Acoustic Amnesty Women’s Aid fundraiser

Article published: Friday, July 3rd 2015

A fundraiser at Sacred Trinity church on Thursday 16 July will see all-female acts perform to raise money for Amnesty International and Women’s Aid.