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  • Review: Hegemony and Socialist Strategy
    Identity politics often finds negative attention from across the political spectrum. Laclau and Mouffe in their book Hegemony and Socialist Strategy pay tribute to the usefulness of different social
  • Review: A Little Space
    Performed at HOME theatre, A Little Space is a physical theatre production from theatre companies Gecko and Mind The Gap, exploring the concept of space, both physical and abstract. A Little Space
  • In conversation: Alan Silvestri, Glen Ballard and Bob Gale at the Back to the Future Press Junket
    Following on from the launch event of Back to the Future the musical, held at Albert Hall last October, a press junket was held at The Ivy last week to make some further announcements. This involved t
  • Back to the Future - Press Junket
    Following on from the launch event of Back to the Future the musical, held at Albert Hall last October, a press junket was held at The Ivy this week to make some further announcements. Joining the
  • Review: Extraordinary Wall of Silence
    Extraordinary Wall of Silence was a defiant treat for the senses. A range of smaller acts that created a flowing montage of experiences, history and education spun us through an 80-minute performance
  • Review: Fatoumata at Band on the Wall
    Written by Ben Read: Playlist Editor Last Friday I was fortunate enough to catch Fatoumata at Band on The Wall in Manchester. The fact that I could watch a Malian-parented, Ivorian-raised, Frenc
  • Review: Welcome to Shangri-La
    “I only want what other people have!” “Don’t we all?” Welcome to Shangri-La is a dark comedy written by the Manchester-based writer, and BAFTA-winner, Gemma Langford. It is a cleverly
  • Still waiting for misogyny to be a hate crime
    In December 2018 Manchester’s Misogyny is Hate campaign organised the rally of ‘1000 voices.’ Whilst Greater Manchester Police (GMP) failed to attend, the campaign has continued working towards
  • Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
    A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood makes for an unexpectedly personal viewing experience, one which holds your hand and takes you back to the days of your childhood. All in all, it makes for a surpr
  • Review: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
    From start to finish Birds of Prey was a wild ride, led by the amazing Margot Robbie as Harleen Quinzel AKA Harley Quinn. Post-break up with the Joker, Harley is going out on her own and finding herse
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