• Culture, Manchester

    £10K Manchester Writing Competition judges reveal what they’re looking for in winning entries

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    The 2020 Manchester Writing Competition is now open for entries.The UK’s biggest literary award for unpublished work returns this year as the prestigious Manchester Writing Competition opens for entries. Each year writers compete for two £10,000 prizes offered by the Manchester Writing School, the most successful writing school in the UK. The Poetry Prize and Fiction Prize…

  • Music

    Preview: Liverpool Sound City 2020

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    The UK’s leading independent festival Sound City is returning to Liverpool in less than 3 months. It boasts three days of innovative musical performances which will take place in the Baltic Triangle, the epicentre of culture in Liverpool. The festival will take place from the 1st of May to the 3rd of May this year….

  • Culture, Manchester, Review

    Review: The Reno Reborn @ Whitworth Art Gallery

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    The Reno – a safe space in an “unsafe” neighbourhood The funk and soul cellar of Moss Side in the 80s was packed with iconic regulars, MPs and individuals like ‘Hurricane’ Higgins; all dancing to the beats of DJ Persian. The Reno’s iconic atmosphere returned to Manchester with the launch of Linda Brogan’s book about…

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    “The Poets’ Poet”: Jean Sprackland on Elizabeth Bishop

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    By Kamila SebestovaPhotography by Bryn Rogers A sense of “homelessness and other reality” is what Elizabeth Bishop gives the reader, according to poet and Professor Jean Sprackland. The Creative Writing lecturer from Manchester Metropolitan University discussed Bishop’s poetry in Manchester’s iconic Principal Hotel last Thursday. The event was part of The People’s Poetry Lectures series, an ongoing…




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