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Issue 54 May 2018

We’re back again, ahead of the long weekend, with another batch of Greater Manchester’s cultural picks.

We have a handful of interviews this month: there’s one with YouTube mash-uppers Cassetteboy; Lisa O’Hara explains her artistic craft; Sadia Habib chatted with Rachael Young for the Stage section; and our featured music Q&A is with recently awoken locals, The Longcut.

We also have part two of last month’s interview with the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People, as well as an array of reviews.

This month's articles

Cassetteboy Mash-Up Kings

Cassetteboy’s video mash-ups will be known to many, with a collective online view count of over 43 million. The duo’s political uploads…

Lisa O'Hara: Surrealist Manifestations

This month’s featured artist, Lisa O’Hara, is an illustrator and graphic designer living and working in the Sheffield area. Her work is a…

Sound Radio Rodeo

I love radio. There, I’ve said it. More than TV; more than theatre; more than film. In fact, my misunderstanding of aural sex has led me…

Rachael Young on NIGHTCLUBBING

Rachael Young is a creator whose theatre, live art and interactive installations often involve the theme of social engagement. A lecturer…

No Shortcuts To The Trio’s Third Album

The Longcut’s abrasively melodic post-rock juxtapositions were familiar to South Manchester’s DIY music community of the late 2000s, but it…