Posts Tagged ‘reviews’

After marvelling along with the rest of Twitter at the #supermoon last night, I went along to the launch of Hooker‘s single Dance to the Beat of a Lonely Heart. What an excellent gig. It was held in the Nip and Tipple in Whalley Range, Manchester. I must admit, I haven’t been the biggest fan […]


On Friday 18th March, greenroom played host to a double bill of two wildly different but exciting pieces of theatre. Trace Theatre’s Once Upon a Something was all heart. It genuinely made me laugh out loud during most of it. I’ve seen funny shows before but Trace Theatre displayed a sense of comic timing and […]


Sex Idiot

06Mar11

I was lucky enough to see Sex Idiot at Contact Theater on Friday. I want to write at length about the performance but I won’t. It’s something you just have to see. Sex Idiot is written and performed by Bryony Kimmings. It’s a one woman show that constructs its narrative from the author’s sexual history […]


After what has seemed like a veritable drought in terms of Manchester weather, at some point before dawn on Saturday 5th October 2011, the heavens opened. They didn’t close again until Sunday. As luck would have it, this was also the day of Let’s Go Global‘s pervasive gaming event Space Invaders. But try as it […]


First, a quick note on the way I’ll write about games on this blog. Essentially, I’ll do it in an untimely fashion. I play games fairly often but I don’t tend to pick them up on the first day of release and, because life happens all around me, I don’t often complete them all in […]


Possibly the most exciting moments in literature in general and SF in particular are – for me – the publications of new novels by Iain M. Banks, especially Culture novels. However, such moments also come with an unfortunate downside. After waiting two years for the publication of Surface Detail, I finished the thing in just […]


Wednesday 20th October 2010 – An Outlet The choice of venue for the launch of Becca and the Broken Biscuits‘ new single Train Driver was perfect. On what was possibly the coldest night of the year so far, An Outlet played host to two brilliant acts and carved out a warm and open sanctuary from […]