Art

An Interview with Dave Draws

Based in Manchester, Dave Draws is an illustrator whose abstract doodles and quirky hand-drawn maps have made him a key figure in the Manchester art scene. A freelancer, he is commissioned by businesses all over the country- as well as having his own online shop and a stall in Afflecks Palace. I caught up with […]

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Film

Dunkirk

At this point in his already accomplished career, it is fair to say that Christopher Nolan can be regarded as a contemporary torch bearer for traditional filmmaking, a man who truly defends the big screen experience. In Dunkirk, Nolan’s handling of the 1940 evacuation of allied soldiers in occupied France, it’s soon apparent that Nolan has crafted […]

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TV

Game of Thrones: ‘The Queen’s Justice’

I fully expected to watch ‘The Queens Justice’ and nothing happens, the episode to end as Jon arrives at Dragonstone and we get to see yet more people maneuver into place for some eventual payoff that the show keeps promising. So imagine my surprise when the show opens with Jon arriving on Dragonstone to be […]

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Music, News

The Changing Face of Manchester’s Club Scene

Change is something in life that we’ve all got to accept. Nothing stays the same as time goes on, with something new always waiting around the corner. However, it’s hard to be optimistic when change looks to put independent, hard-working ventures out of business. Such is the case in Manchester, a city infamous for its […]

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Art, News

An Interview with Girl Gang MCR

Images courtesy of Girl Gang MCR Girl Gang are here- and they’re shaking up Manchester’s social life. Their female-orientated events provide a safe space for women to socialise and forge long-lasting friendships- but they emphasise all genders are welcome. Past attendees say there is a “lovely atmosphere” and that they “felt less alone” after taking […]

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TV

Game of Thrones: Stormborn

Gore, sex, set up, serve up in any order and pretend it’s still innovative. The Game of Thrones formula that I’ve found wearing a little bit thin in recent seasons, and Stormborn seemed to just be another episode of that. I know that there’s something to be said for tuning into a show and knowing […]

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Gaming

Final Fantasy: The Zodiac Age

More than eleven years after its initial release on the PlayStation 2, where it sold almost six million copies, Final Fantasy: The Zodiac Age is a re-release of the classic Final Fantasy 12 for the PlayStation 4. With the title having never been brought to PlayStation Now and with no PlayStation Classic version or backwards […]

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