MouthMusick to launch new spoken word video series

Article published: Sunday, October 14th 2012

New Manchester film group MouthMusick is set to launch a series of music videos favouring content over glamour.

Music interview: DRS

Article published: Thursday, August 23rd 2012

With his new record “I don’t usually MCs, but…” doing the rounds, Joseph Ritchie caught up with DRS of Broke’n’£nglish for a chat about the new album, the Manchester scene and taking things on the road.

Manchester Craft and Design Centre celebrates 30 year anniversary

Article published: Thursday, July 12th 2012

Manchester Craft & Design Centre is to host a special event this Saturday to mark its 30 year anniversary, as Elbow frontman Guy Garvey is unveiled as its new patron.

Preview: Antwerp Mansion Festival (13 – 15 July)

Article published: Thursday, July 12th 2012

The Rusholme based independent arts hub Antwerp Mansion begins a three-day festival event this weekend, showcasing music and art from Manchester and beyond. Ian Pennington looks at the programme of events.

Preview: The Imploding Inevitable Festival

Article published: Thursday, June 28th 2012

Even some of the largest of the UK’s annual music festivals have decided to sidestep this year’s sporting attractions by taking a year off, but The Imploding Inevitable Festival will embark on its third year this weekend, bringing together some of the North West’s finest musicians and poets. Director and curator Baz Wilkinson describes previous years and what to expect this year.

Interview: Chorlton Arts Festival 2012

Article published: Thursday, May 24th 2012

As Chorlton Arts Festival enters its second week there’s plenty to see, as the festival director Philip Hannaway tells Ian Pennington.

Music preview: FutureEverything

Article published: Friday, May 11th 2012

The new technologies and electronic music production festival FutureEverything is back for another year with as enticing a line-up as ever. Ian Pennington leafs through the programme to pick out some musical highlights.