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Moonlight poster
21st Feb
Barry Jenkin’s ‘Moonlight’ successfully explores the complexities and experiences of being a gay, black man in one of the most...
Sundara Karma
18th Feb
When Sundara Karma walked out onto the stage at Albert Hall, Manchester, to Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl, I knew I was in store for a fantastic...
Akcadamy at Rebellion
18th Feb
Akcadamy are introducing something new to the rap genre. Fusing hip-hop beats with funky guitar-based rhythms, the 5-piece bring a fresh...
Stuart Robertson, Harper Collins, Waterstones, If Ever I should Fall
15th Feb
After spending a decade writing for newspapers in the North West and then acting as editor of the Rossendale Free Press, Stuart Robertson finally...
Rag'n'Bone Man Humans cover
14th Feb
The bearded and husky 32-year-old started out as a rapper and by taking influences from both his blues and hip-hop background, Rag ‘n’...
Sampha - Process album cover
14th Feb
Life is full of processes, everything we encounter or go through happens through a process. This rings true for Sampha, much like his album, he...
Aquilo Silhouettes
14th Feb
It can be hard to get excited about music that is expressively mellow, however for ambient electro-pop duo Aquilo, their new album Silhouettes...
Boris Nzebo
9th Feb
Nzebo's unique exhibition illustrates modern urban life in his home country of Cameroon, morphing daily life and common occurrences into...
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
26th Jan
Adapted by Simon Stephens from the best-selling novel by Mark Haddon, Curious Incident tells the story of a young 15-year-old boy...


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