Monthly Archives: October 2011

I am The Lord of Hellfire and I Bring You….

The Hellfire Club is a place where things regularly go bump in the night! The Hellfire Club occupies the apparently haunted 19th century building which stands four stories tall on the corner of Queen Street in Harpurhey. It’s an elaborately … Continue reading

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(Parking) Space – The Final Frontier

The recent Nobel Prize winning Physicist Andre Geim has been speaking about his pioneering work with the super material Graphene with colleagues at Manchester University. The Educational institution has a long history of being at the forefront of British innovation, … Continue reading

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MFDF11 Awards: Winners

Back in August I gave a preview to the Manchester Food and Drink Awards 2011. The winners were announced this month with a couple of notable headlines: It’s the fourth time in the last five years that Ramsons and Aumbry … Continue reading

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Gig Review: Ben Howard

Surfing’s new pin-up boy tore into Manchester last night, but Ben Howard is less well known for his carving turns on the wave than his crafted tunes on the stage. From the moment the haunting opening line of Depth Over … Continue reading

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The Manchester Egg

In 1876 Alexander Graham Bell patented the invention of the telephone. The design was perfect, with its basic components of microphone and listening device able to transmit and receive sound existing largely unchanged for 130 years. But then in 2007, … Continue reading

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Going Underground

As though it were a desperate drunk, dawdling near the taxi rank at 3am; British summer decided to leave it late. But just like the black-cab Casanova, it finally came. For a few fleeting days in October, the sun shone … Continue reading

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