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Localcheck A New Chapter

We spoke to Jez Hall of the Levenshulme Old Library committee about the reopening of Levenshulme's Carnegie Library and the plans for its future.

Live / stage review Night Time Economy

Elbow once played in the now-closed Cine City cinema in Withington. Beth Ditto and her cohorts in The Gossip played in a subterranean club…

SFTOC 2019: Two Paths Through The Salford Festival

Like a star that has exploded and shed stardust, in this case across Salford’s Chapel Street corridor over 15 years, Sounds From The Other City took the decision to contract into a dense, pulsar-like object that still spews out light and life.

Filmreel Greta

If “Here’s Johnny!” is a catchphrase to strike a chill in the heart, then Greta’s equivalent could be “Mon Cherie”.

Martin Parr: Return to Manchester

Parr's views about places such as hairdressers playing an ever-increasing part in social interaction are delivered with pinpoint accuracy in this photo exhibition.

Filmreel The Raft

A film that throws a light onto a social experiment conducted by Santiago Genoves - with the results not being too surprising.

Filmreel The Favourite

The undocumented spaces in history are exploited to add intrigue into the plotline of this tale of backstabbing and political manoeuvring.

Live / stage review Foundations Festival

"OMG, she has the same nipple tassels as me." That's not a phrase you will come across in the supermarket. The fact it didn’t cause a stir…

Live / stage review Fab Sunday Special

It’s a strange feeling to leave the early November afternoon daylight behind and descend the steps to the darkened environment that forms…

Localcheck Parking Lots

“What’s that all about, mate?” is the question from a van that pauses in the middle of Thomas Street. The driver’s attention has been drawn…

Live / stage review Summer of Lev

If you want to cover a song, there are a multitude of methods, some better than others. For example, Alexandra Burke’s version of…

Sounds From The Other City 2018

“You could get married here.” Well, it’s a long time since I’ve heard an offer like that (Vegas, if you must ask), but it’s completely in…

It's a Foodie Affair

Now Then visits Mayfield, where the product of Grub's blood, sweat and beers is bearing ripened fruit.