Shame: The Review

By Ciji Singletary   Shame is a film about sexual addiction. Yes, there is a lot of nudity. And yes, there are more than a few sex scenes. But the most arresting parts of this film are the raw, emotional performances of the cast, not their explicit escapades. This is the second film by the … Continue reading

MUGGS H.M.S Pinafore

  By Samuel Codd   Manchester Universities’ Gilbert and Sullivan Society is the biggest, brightest and most innovative student drama organisation in the north-west.  Having celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2011, they now return to the Royal Northern College of Music, Oxford Road, Manchester in 2012 for their sixth season in the prestigious Opera Theatre … Continue reading

The Lovely Egg: Hopes for 2012

By Tom Gore   Towards the end of last year, Tuesday 6th December to be precise, I saw The Lovely Eggs perform in Manchester on the last gig of one of several UK tours that the hard-working band had done in 2011. Made up of former Angelica lead singer Holly Ross and her husband Dave … Continue reading

Who to Watch in 2012

By Jessica Sophie Lovett   As 2012 begins a new array of stars take to the media spot light in search of the public’s attention. This includes both new and old faces enjoying the attention that fame brings, and finally receiving the recognition they deserve for their talents. The faces of 2012 to watch stretch … Continue reading

The Grey – Dir. Joe Carnahan

By John Holden   There are many things to be learned from the films of Liam Neeson. As Oskar Schindler he taught us that we must not, under any circumstances, kill Jews, be it en-masse or otherwise; in ‘Love Actually’, he taught us how to love, in a heart-warming portrayal of a widowed father and … Continue reading

Slammin Vinyl Returns to Bowlers Exhibition Centre

Slammin’ Vinyl in association with Compulsion – NYE 2011 Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Trafford Park, Manchester Saturday 31st December // 8pm-5am Slammin’ Vinyl & Compulsion are proud to present the first all-nighter at Bowlers for over 10 years, and what better date to do it than on Saturday 31st December – New Years Eve? Slammin’ come … Continue reading

The Staves at the Sacred Trinity Church

Alexandra Stephen The Sacred Trinity Church in Salford, on the 24th of November, was quite literally alive with the sound of music, very cliché, but true. The Staves, a trio from Hertfordshire, were the main event and they were supported by 18 year old Rae Morris from Blackpool, and Paul Thomas Saunders who is supporting … Continue reading

It’s Christmas Market Time

Kate Rowan It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which is ridiculous, my brain tells me, because it is not even December as I write this. However, rather than complaining when the Christmas decorations appear in stores in October and begrudging the coffee shops their Christmas music – I’m enjoying the whole build up. … Continue reading

Don’t Hang the DJ

Emily Whitehouse Having lived in Manchester for over two years, I decided it was about time I attended the much loved Smiths Disco at the Star and Garter. The popular night has been running successfully since 1994 and with the new wave of 80’s revival pouring into Manchester, it is no surprise that it shows … Continue reading

Deleted Scenes from The Cutting Room Floor

Clementine McFall Style is back, and as we look to 2012, it only looks like things are going to get more glamorous! So you’re going to need a suitable soundtrack to go along with your new swing revival life, and my suggestion is Caro Emerald the Dutch sensation’s debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting … Continue reading