The 70 minute performance covers so many topics at the heart of womanhood that I could easily have watched another hour of the rebellion as the pair unpacked taboo topics of womanhood like rape, queerness and women loving women, victim blaming, female masturbation, breast cancer and dismantling the patriarchy one safety pin, metal spike and stud at a time.
In True Faith we can appreciate Manchester's incredible music-scene and the legacy of arguably our city's biggest musical icons, in ToGather we celebrate the diversity and embrace our multicultural society and in Manchester Street Poem we are immersed into the world of Manchester's homelessness crisis, something we each see and often ignore every day.
My usual Manchester audience may not be familiar with Rhythm and Vines festival, set in the picture-perfect vineyards of the Waiohika Estate, in magical Gisbourne, on the North Island of New Zealand; but you’re about to be. Envisage endless rows of grape vines, green rolling hills all the way down to the glittering blue sea in the distance, hot hot hot sun all day to lie back and relax- then put New Zealand’s biggest New Years Eve party raving right in the centre!
The fifth Festwich took place this weekend at St. Mary’s Park in Prestwich. Sponsored by local rock club Rebellion and XS Manchester radio station, tribute acts from all over the country gathered to celebrate some of the greatest rock bands of all time.
I’ll admit that I was sceptical about an entire festival consisting only of tribute artists; but having spent both days in the park I am thoroughly convinced and ready to get my free ticket for 2017.
The Saturday saw a line-up including Stiff Bizkit, Motorheadache, Green Days, Loyal Blood, Guns or Roses, Mentallica and Whole Lotta DC… and I know that like me, you’re impressed by the names alone!
The inaugural Bluedot festival saw a seemingly perfect pairing of science, dance music and the all round other-worldly feel of festivals over the weekend.
Taking place at Jodrell Bank under the giant Lovell telescope the festival has fledged from smaller gigs, to large-scale performances from the likes of New Order, Elbow and Sigur Ros and now to an ‘out of this world’ themed space fest called Bluedot (nod to Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space).
The weekend saw performances spanning festival newbies like Plastic Mermaids, Let’s Eat Grandma and I Like Trains all the way up to old-school original ravers Underworld, Jean-Michel Jarre and...