A Manchester thread for all things Manc

Discussion in 'Midlands and the North' started by mauvais, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

  2. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Went to both of these this weekend, both excellent, thank you for the tips. PHM is surprisingly vast and detailed. A lot of shocking material on Syria, and more generally, an interesting time to be there. There's something uncomfortable right now about these ideas being in a museum. It's an apt reminder that this kind of history is not some linear, ratcheted progression - lots of the documented struggles are or could be back on the agenda today.
     
  3. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

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  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Hey. my band The Monochrome Set are playing Manchester Gullivers on the 25th March. Be great to see some urbanites!
     
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  5. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Got any free tickets? :D
     
  6. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    Manchester International Festival have just announced the programme - some good stuff. Tickets on sale from tomorrow 1pm. Going to book for the John Adams, Jane Horrocks and Portico Quartet. Wouldn't mind seeing Colin Stetson, but I'm boycotting Gorilla 'cause the sound is always shit.

    http://mif.co.uk/
     
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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I may have a couple of freebies :)
     
  8. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    I shall ask the missus. Would be good to get in some real life heckling after a decade of Urbanisation :D

    Do ye do any Slayer?
     
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  9. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Aren't you a sound engineer? We went to Gorilla to see Okkervil River and had a really good night (up on the balcony FWIW) but at the same time a bit of a crap gig down on the ground at other stuff.
     
  10. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    I really need to make more use of the fact I have this city right near me. Went out yesterday with my GF, did the Science and Industry museum, walked around all the canals and then had a lovely pizza. Totally randomly I bumped into a mate from Uni and she invited me to her wedding later this year.
     
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  11. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    I think the in house PAs at all the Trof venues are quite shit- I've had similar issues at Albert Hall. Sometimes bands bring their own sound so you do occasionally get a good show, but mostly they don't.

    (I'm not a sound engineer)
     
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  12. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

    Does anyone care about the greater manchester mayor election? I must admit my interest in it has nose dived since the communist league candidate withdrew
     
  13. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    There's nothing to get interested in is there, now labour have selected their candidate?
     
  14. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So I'm playing Gullivers in Manchester tonight. Anyone around? I might possibly have a small guest list...
     
  16. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    I would have liked to have gone to this but I'm still dealing with the fallout of my disastrous week (burglary etc) unfortunately. Hope it's a good one.
     
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That was bloody marvellous! I loved Gullivers and we had a full house for the gig. We hit Canal Street after and partied till 5am. Loved it!
     
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  18. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    You should have PM'd. Missed this post :mad:
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus



    From Saturday night.
     
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  20. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    There's an amazing new video installation at the Whitworth that's worth a special visit IMO - I found it quite overwhelming, and I was there with the kids who were constantly distracting, so I'm going to have to go back - check it out anyway (the Warhol and Petherbridge shows are both still on too).

    John Akomfrah | Whitworth Art Gallery
     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  22. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

  23. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

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  24. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Dear Ls, Gs, Bs and Ts and +s, I'm taking my vile M-I-L to Manchester this weekend, so do your best to be proper vulgar in front of her.
     
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  25. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    moose just out of curiosity why are you taking her to Manchester? Not a bit of bonding I'm guessing :)
     
  26. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    It's her 80th. Much as I'd like to leave her all alone, to reflect on her unsatisfactory life and miserable existence, D wants to take her out.
     
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  27. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    I hope there was plenty of vulgarity on display today moose. I didn't bother going to watch the parade - it was too hot outside.
     
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  28. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Yes, plenty of pvc codpieces, obscene shorts and what would have been called 'heavy petting' in the 70s. :D
     
  29. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    'heavy petting' isn't a phrase you hear these days. :D

    Wonder if it is still used on those nagging posters in the baths?
     
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  30. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

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