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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Turtle Bay Table Service – The Wait Is Over!

Are you sick of spending half your night out queuing at the bar for a drink? Well, you no longer need to as Turtle Bay have come up with the answer, a table service where cocktails are delivered to your own personal table all night. That’s right, you’ll waited on hand and foot and all…

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ART REVIEW: Isaac Julien – Ten Thousand Waves

  Ten Thousand Waves Isaac Julien’s installation Ten Thousand Waves combines documentary, fantasy and film essay elements to explore issues surrounding labour migration and landscape and is part of a series of moving image acquisitions by The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester. Julien is a Turner-Prize nominated filmmaker and installation artist from London who specialises…

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BOOK REVIEW: Lulllaby by Leila Slimani

I first saw Lullaby by Leila Slimani being talked about as part of Erica Davis’ book club. (There’s more here if you’re interested in seeing the other books she’s reading ¬†Edited Recommends) All I knew about it was that it has won the Prix Goncourt in France and was being labelled a ‘nanny killer’ novel.…

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BOOK REVIEW: Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak

“It was an ordinary spring day in Istanbul, a long and leaden afternoon like so many others, when she discovered, with a hollowness in her stomach, that she was capable of killing someone.” Three Daughter’s of Eve by Elif Shafak These are the opening lines of Elif Shafak’s latest novel Three Daughters of Eve. The…

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ART REVIEW: Alison Wilding at The Whitworth Art Gallery

Of all this summer’s exhibitions at the Whitworth Art Gallery, with the exception of Isaac Julien’s, this was the one I was most interested in seeing. I knew nothing about Alison Wilding’s work but I was keen on expanding my knowledge of sculpture, an art form I feel I know the least about. I’m always…

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ART REVIEW: Phil Collins – Can’t Do Right For Doing Wrong

For those that don’t know and until today I’d count myself as one of those people, Phil Collins is a Turner Prize nominated visual artist (not to be mistaken with the singer) who lives in Berlin. I’d visited HOME last week to watch a film called Pin Cushion and whilst I was there I noticed…

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