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Why Don’t You… Go to the Manchester Comic Con?

July 19, 2013

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The San Diego Comic Con might be in full swing, but Manchester is all set to be invaded this weekend. Daleks, Stormtroopers and Klingons will all be descending on Manchester Central for the annual MCM Expo. One of the biggest sci-fi and anime events in the north, it yet again returns with a mix of […]

MIF: Chopra and do it 2013 in Review

July 18, 2013

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Manchester International Festival has been dominating the column inches recently. From Kenneth Branagah’s Macbeth through to the audio visual experience of Massive Attack vs. Adam Curtis, there have certainly been some diverse events across the city – both paid and free. The Festival Tent in Albert Square has certainly reinvigorated the area with its programme […]

Entertainment to Die For..

June 10, 2013

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A retirement party for James Bond goes horrifically wrong when a retirement gift backfires and kills him. But who’s dastardly machinations got rid of one of this country’s best known secret agents? Could it be the political animal at the head of MI6, Titan Belt, or his long-time friend Phillip Screwdriver? Does Bond’s Russian wife Ivana […]

Strange World, Odd Person

May 18, 2013

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Guest contributor David McGowan from The Battered Billycock was at the launch of Manchester poet Rod Tame’s new book, Strange World, Odd Person on behalf of The Fiction Stroker on Thursday night, here’s his take on events:  Rod Tame’s launch night for his book ‘Strange World, Odd Person’ (Flapjack Press) is a superb example of […]

You Are My Only Hope – Star Wars in Manchester

May 4, 2013

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Manchester’s Generation Gallery is hosting the world premiere of several pieces in the Official Star Wars fine art collection from today. The Fiction Stroker was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the delights awaiting visitors as they tackle the Force. Iconic characters such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, robots R2-D2 and C3PO are […]

Why Don’t You… Celebrate Delia Derbyshire Day?

January 9, 2013

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Manchester’s Band on the Wall is hosting a special event this Saturday (12 January) to celebrate the life and influence of a pioneering electronic music composer, Delia Derbyshire. Perhaps best known for her work in realising the iconic Doctor Who theme tune, she unashamedly spearheaded a musical revolution. Following her intense interest in the mechanics […]

Why Don’t You… Visit The National Media Museum?

December 30, 2012

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The National Media Museum in the heart of Bradford City Centre celebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2013. Boasting over 3.5 million items in its collection, and with several thousand more bequeathed to the museum by the BBC recently, it is unrivalled in its significance to archive television, film and photography. It is well worth planning […]