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For the love of Love On The Dole: A love-letter to Walter Greenwood, via my granddad. And Morrissey

I’m a firm believer that books wait for you. Like fishing in reverse, they let you pick them, pull them down from the shelf, let you start them, let you in, sometimes let you devour them in a single sitting; … Continue reading

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Why you’ve got to love Mike Garry

Stockport in the rain on a Friday night. Grey lashed streets, lights coming on too early for June. A couple of hundred people amble into the Guildhall, collars up to the drizzle. The room is like a function room at … Continue reading

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“Powerpoints for the People!” Quiet Loner and Tony Walsh at the People’s History Museum, Manchester, 18/05/2013

What passed in the few hours on Saturday afternoon may have been the politest revolution in musical history. Matt Hill (Quiet Loner) launches his album ‘Greedy Musicians’, a biting political assault on the coalition government not with a rally or … Continue reading

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A Defence of ‘Our Lady of the Goldfinches’ by Jane McNulty

On Thursday evening I went to see a production of Jane McNulty’s incredible new play, ‘Our Lady of the Goldfinches’ at The Lowry in Salford. McNulty’s hard-hitting, disorientating masterpiece stays with you long after you leave. The play deals with … Continue reading

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