image of Sharleen Spiteri

Texas announce Bridgewater Hall date

Ahead of the release of their new album Jump On Board (out 21 April), Texas have announced a 21 date UK tour including a date at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. Written and produced by Texas stalwarts Johnny McElhone and Sharleen Spiteri … read more

classical and jazz

image of Edward Elgar and Samuel West

Samuel West to join The Halle on Stage as Edward Elgar

The Halle have announced that the award nominated actor Samuel West will join them on stage at the Bridgewater Hall to perform the role of Edward Elgar in their performance of Beyond the Score: Elgar’s Enigma Variations. The performance for … read more

theatre, stage and film

image from performance of The Commitments

Previewed: The Commitments at the Palace Theatre

Coronation Street legend, Kevin Kennedy, is to star as Jimmy’s Da in the UK tour of the critically acclaimed musical The Commitments written by Roddy Doyle, which comes to the Palace Theatre, Manchester, from Monday 27 March to Saturday 8 … read more

museums and art

Life jacket on display at Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum acquires refugee’s life jacket

Engaging visitors with contemporary issues Manchester Museum has acquired a refugee’s life jacket, which is now on display in the entrance to the museum.  In doing so, Manchester Museum is seeking to engage visitors with one of the major issues … read more

in interview

Thomas Rhett image courtesy Joseph Llanes and

In Interview: Thomas Rhett

“They’re just really high energy” comments Thomas Rhett as we chat to him about his live performances backstage at Manchester’s Ritz, “I love including the crowd, I love when the crowd sings with me, I love when they participate, when … read more