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Issue 41 April 2017

Darren Cullen’s warped art works are a real coup for this issue. The masterclass of visual satire begins from the image behind these words and continues through each of this month’s pages, with a button at the top left-hand side of your screen handily giving you the power to switch the view to full-sized images.

We also feature satire by way of Zachary Freeman’s regular Down In The Mouth section, this time looking at a brief comedy club career for the man they call ‘The Spreadsheet’. Brian Rooney too merges reality with surreality, imagining Gary ‘G Nev’ Neville in a sitcom with his brother, Phil. The personification of satire, Boris Johnson, is the subject of Boris!, a play coming to Manchester on 15 April, and we’ve interviewed its writer to find out what to expect.

On a more serious note, Andrew Wood considers the walk of the flâneuse, while David Ewing addresses the pending Gorton by-election and Manchester’s beer scene across separate articles.

Elsewhere, we feature reviews of Honeyfeet and Manu Delago in Live, and Pecha Kucha and the Worsley Radio relaunch in a new section, Talking Points, while the main music interview for this month is with The Moonlandingz.

This month's articles

FLÂNEUSE: A City For Women

Ten years ago I created a character for a song – a laddish, coked-up yuppie. He said to his mates, “Have I told you before, guys, that I…

Ten years ago I created a character for a song – a laddish, coked-up yuppie. He said to his mates, “Have I told you before, guys, that I fou

Manchester Beer Week

Many people see the national drink of England as a cup of tea, but with the proliferation of coffee shops on high streets across the nation…

Localcheck We Need to Talk About Gorton

There is going to be a by-election in Manchester’s Gorton South. Sir Gerald Kaufman, the previous MP for the constituency, passed away in…

SEMI-FICTIONAL OUTSIDER POP MADE FLESH

Often described as ‘semi-fictional’, The Moonlandingz spawned from Eccentronic Research Council’s 2015 concept album Johnny Rocket,…