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Theatre in the northern power house

The northern powerhouse at HOME – the civic status of theatre in the wake of regional devolution

By George Rennie

On Saturday afternoon, the recently inaugurated HOME Manchester played host to the first ‘A Nation’s Theatre’ event: a series of discussions devised by the Guardian Live and Battersea Arts Centre to facilitate discourse on the state of theatre and performance practice in the UK, and to bring together practitioners and professionals from a range of different backgrounds and institutions. 1,260 more words

Arts And Culture

On The Corner

So farewell then, to The Cornerhouse. A Manchester institution of 30 years standing that served up arthouse cinema, a mean veggie lasagne and a semi-decent range of reassuringly expensive, foreign beers. 350 more words

Manchester

Welcome HOME!

Last month Cornerhouse and I reluctantly ended our long-standing relationship (it wasn’t my doing; Cornerhouse decided it was time to move on)Today, I began a new relationship with… 267 more words

2015

The Cornerhouse Cafe

I had some deviled eggs which were very nice, then they threw me out.

Art

Street Performance / Playtime

An ordinary three-way junction ringing with music, dance breaking out here and there…

Inspired by the direction of Jacques Tati’s 1967 comedy masterpiece Playtime, the performance explored themes of… 122 more words

Architecture

Corner House, Singapore Botanic Gardens

In recent years, there has been an explosion of avant garde restaurants helmed by exciting and innovative young local chefs. Ingredients though are probably flown in, which accounts for the higher price such as the French sweet onion used for the soup. 511 more words

Cooking

Goodbye Cornerhouse

For certain people in Manchester, the Cornerhouse is the still point of the turning world. Patrons include Mark Kermode and Danny Boyle, it held the UK premiere for Reservoir Dogs (complete with baffling Tarantino introduction), the first public gallery to commission Damien Hirst, and basically every student’s favourite cinema/gallery/restaurant/book shop/cafe. 137 more words

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