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GIG REVIEW: Chvrches – Love Is Dead Tour at 02 Victoria Warehouse

Chvrches blew up onto the dance/electronic/synth-pop scene in 2012 with the track “Lies” which went onto feature in their debut album, the Bones of What You Believe. Even if you’ve never heard of the band, chances are you’ve heard their music. Fronted by lead singer Lauren Mayberry, with Martin Dougherty on synthesizers and leading vocals…

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BOOK REVIEW: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

Without realizing it, I had spent the end of 2018 working my way through some of the novels shortlisted and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. You can find a link below to my review of Sophie Mackintosh’s novel, The Water Cure, one such work longlisted.  I followed this up by reading, Everything Under by…

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Restaurants to try in Manchester in 2019

As I sit typing this, I’m dosed up to my eyeballs on lemsip, Vicks, painkillers, you name it! I’ve been brought down by the dreaded flu so I thought, since I can’t do much else, I’d share with you all some of the restaurants I’m looking forward to trying in Manchester in 2019. Before anyone…

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Restaurant Review: Lunya Manchester

Lunya is one of those places I’d passed hundreds of times of my way to somewhere else, alays thinking how nice it looked but never visiting. Well last weekend I decided to finally see if the food was as good as everyone said. Lunya is a Spanish and Catalonian tapas restaurant tucked away inside Barton…

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BOOK REVIEW: The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

Winner of the 2016 White Review short-story prize as well as the Virago/Stylist short-story competition for her previous collection of short stories, Mackintosh also recently found herself longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for her debut novel The Water Cure. Raised in isolation by their parents, Mother and King, on an island, sisters Grace,…

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