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Domestically Challenged

This month Word Of Warning flags up a series of small-scale performances called Domestic staged in an obscure local arts venue, Cooper House. “Sounds familiar” I thought when…

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The Tamworth Estate tower blocks lie within the borough of Trafford, even though they share the east side of Chorlton Road (B5218) with Manchester’s Hulme, M15. Their ‘brutalist’…

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The Phoenix & The Student Precinct

In the early ’80s, my comprehensive school’s corridors heaved with perrys, bovver boys and Blondie/Siouxsie/Chrissie Hynde pretenders. So at sixth form, I was startled to encounter a throng…

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Hulme Hippodrome

The substantial building on the corner of Chichester Road and Warwick Street, Hulme, contains not just one theatre, but two, standing side-by-side! The Grand Junction Theatre and Floral…

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The Nile Rodgers Experience!

On 11th and 12th November 2011, Nile Rodgers (of Chic) was in Manchester, appearing at two very different events. The first was an interview with Dave Haslam at…

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Jez Kerr

Last month, Jez Kerr, the lead singer and bass player of A Certain Ratio, released a new album “Numb Mouth Eat Waste” under his own name; I went…

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Bowie Boys, Pips Nightclub

Concerning ‘Manchester Slingback’ by Nicholas Blincoe (1998) and Pips Night Club Manchester Slingback is a book about a group of gay and bisexual boys sharing a flat in…

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The Grants Arms

The Bentley House Estate, Hulme, celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2007. ‘The Redbricks’, as they are known locally, have survived the demolition of the surrounding area twice: first…

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Living In The Concrete Jungle

By Geraldine I lived in the Hulme crescents for six years. I moved there out of necessity rather than choice – I felt lucky to be able to…

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Hulme Concrete Jungle

Growing up in Chorlton, during the 1970s and early ’80s, I would travel through Hulme on the way to town; all I knew about the area was what…

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Sam Sams

Sam Sams used to share its premises with Salmon Cabs and for years, the place was a late-night haven of safety and sustenance in Hulme. Salmon Cabs was…

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Breeze

Breeze began at the Old Steam Brewery on September 10th 1988 and ran on alternate Saturdays for about a year. Denton, the organiser and DJ, moved to London…