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Stroker’s Picks: 24:7 Theatre Festival

July 19, 2013


The 24:7 Theatre Festival is back for a tenth year of entertainment and this year is bigger and better than ever. With 10 shows premiering over the next week there are also a host of other rehearsed readings, chance to give feedback on new works and a chance to see the best of emerging actors […]

GM Fringe: New Dawn Fades

July 16, 2013


The Factory Records world is a very sexy and attractive one. Combining the punk and alternative scenes, bands such as A Certain Ratio, Durutti Column and of course Joy Division sprang out of the record label. Dominating characters such as Bez, Peter Hook and Martin Hannett all circled around Factory Records manager and local TV […]

Stroker’s Picks: Manchester International Festival Special

July 5, 2013


Can you believe its been two years since the last Manchester International Festival? Well it’s back for another sell-out month of events across dance, music, drama and art across from of Manchester’s best-known and recently rediscovered venues. Some events, such as the adaptation of Macbeth starring Kenneth Branagh have hit the headlines – and have sold out […]

Stroker’s Picks: The Greater Manchester Fringe – Week 1

July 1, 2013


It’s here – 31 days of music, drama, comedy and much more! The 2nd Greater Manchester Fringe launches today across 13 venues. You’d be well advised to take a trip over to the GM Fringe website to see the full programme of events as more have been added including Rod Tame, Louise Jameson and a […]

Why Don’t You… Get to The Greater Manchester Fringe?

June 21, 2013


The Greater Manchester Fringe is back bigger and better than ever. This week saw the launch of the programme for this year at Canal Street’s Taurus Bar. We were there to get you the lowdown on what’s sizzling this summer. This year, venues across and beyond the city will join forces to bring you an […]

TV Times: From Granadaland

June 15, 2013


The Television Centre of the north switches off its lights for the final time this weekend as Granada moves from its Quay Street facility to MediaCity UK. A special show, fronted by Granada fan and comedian Peter Kay airs on ITV1 tomorrow night to say goodbye to this iconic building. Audiences for six decades have […]

Manchester Sound – LIVE!

June 13, 2013


Meeting at a secret location in Manchester, the gear is going down and the groove is starting up as you are invited to a very special underground rave.80’s band Frankie Goes to Hollywood sang about two tribes (who) go to war, apt for what follows in the latest site-specific production from the Library Theatre. Those […]