5th March 2020 | By Divine Vika

Author Alex Wheatle’s Crongton Knights takes centre stage in Manchester

Award-winning novelist, Alex Wheatle is bringing his Crongton Knights series to the stage at the Lowry Theatre in Manchester next week. After receiving the Guardian Children Fiction’s...


5th February 2020 | By dave porter

Chaplin and Laurel cross the ocean to seek fame and fortune in the States

Perhaps more slapschtik than slapstick, the Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Oliver Hardy recounts the early careers of Chaplin and Laurel as they traverse across the...


22nd January 2020 | By Elena Richards Coldicutt

Open art exhibition at HOME showcases new crop of talent from Manchester and beyond

The Manchester Open Exhibition at HOME opened its doors to the public at the weekend. The exhibition displays 543 works from across Greater Manchester, including...


20th January 2020 | By Elena Richards Coldicutt

Musician Moses Boyd aims to fuse musical genres in his radical take on jazz

How would you describe your music? An extension of black music, the diaspora. Influenced by the West Indies, parts of Africa, west Africa in particular...


27th November 2019 | By Kamila Sebestova

Reno regulars gather to remember heyday of iconic Moss Side club

Moss Side’s famous soul and funk club, The Reno, came back to life on Thursday at Manchester’s Whitworth art gallery. Award-winning playwright Linda Brogan launched her...


13th November 2019 | By dave porter

Political chaos we find ourselves in is Out of Order as this stage show comically proves

Six clowns appear on stage, faces grimaced in make-up, suits awry, and proceed to sit sullenly round a table. Music alerts them to action and...


5th November 2019 | By Daniel Mardle

Review: Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig is a reason to visit Home

It’s a tough premise to sell.  A play based on a book of someone’s real battle with depression and thoughts of suicide.  Sorry, I did...


28th October 2019 | By Anish Vij

Student lands job at Manchester Confidential because of hugely popular food blog

A Man Met student said to be Manchester’s biggest food blogger has landed a new role at long-standing website Manchester Confidential. Zack Hipps, who regularly gets...


21st October 2019 | By Scott Trusdale

Joseph Saelee wins the Classic Tetris World Championship for the second time in a row

It’s been an exciting weekend for Tetris fans, as the 10th annual Classic Tetris World Championship (CTWC) draws to a close, with 2018’s champion Joseph Saelee...


18th October 2019 | By Scott Trusdale

The original Castlevania comes to modern consoles – again!

The original Castlevania game is returning to modern consoles – again!  Hamster’s Arcade Archives series is trucking along with its excellent ports, this time with Vs Castlevania,...