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Good Stuff #45

Good stuff? Great stuff! And so much of it I’m having trouble keeping track and sharing the best of it in a timely manner. But don’t let my inadequate ability to blog efficiently get in the way you having a wonderful time. Have a look a this list of fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Have a Drinki on Me

Drinki is the world’s first app to reward users with free cocktails in return for Facebook check-ins. The free-to-download app for iOS or Android features more than 60 bars in London (with new venues joining every week) along with bars in Manchester and Liverpool too. Continue reading

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Eastern Exchanges at Manchester Art Gallery

I had a splendid afternoon crashing the press preview of the newly opened Eastern Exchanges: East Asia Craft and Design exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery yesterday. More than a few standout pieces – as well as a chance to peek at a couple of other shows now on and to have a look at the gallery’s impression permanent collection – made my northward daytrip well worth the time on the train. Fans of design would do well to follow suit before the show closes at the end of May.Continue reading

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The Whitworth Reopens: It’s a Happy Valentine’s Day for Manchester’s Art Lovers

Following a £15 million development that doubled its size and created new spaces for celebrating art and “embracing the park it calls home,” The Whitworth in Manchester will reopen its doors to the public on February the 14th. After checking out the gallery’s new digs and all the ace art on view there earlier this week at a press preview, I reckon Mancunian art lovers should prepare for a very happy Valentine’s weekend! Continue reading

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A Look at a Few of England’s World Record Sites (CheapOair)

England. It’s a land that’s as celebrated as much for its pomp and circumstance as for its more subtle eccentricities. Those who know the English well are aware of their love of competition – whatever the contest. No matter how … Continue reading

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Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery to Re-Open Autumn 2014 (CheapOair)

A glimmering gem in the crown of British art spaces, the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester has been closed to the public for several months but is to reopen this autumn following a £15 million (roughly $25 million) transformation. On … Continue reading

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England’s Sports Museums (CheapOair)

When not on the court or in the stands, another great way to soak up all of England’s athletics heritage is to visit one of its sporting museums. Here’s a list of the country’s top museums dedicated to the history and legacy of British sports … Continue reading

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Win a Free Week’s Stay at Park Inn Manchester, Berlin or Djerba, Tunisia

Park Inn Hotels are running a competition with a chance to win some killer prizes, such as iPads (ooh!) and £250 hotel vouchers which can be used at more than 200 hotels in 16 countries (including Park Inn, Radisson Blu … Continue reading

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A Chat with Pete Fowler (Juxtapoz)

A Chat With Pete Fowler Juxtapoz, Tuesday, 26 January 2010 Juxtapoz blogger Chris Osburn catches up with Pete Fowler, the Welsh illustrator, animator, and all around “monster creator” who recently teamed up with Noise Lab in Manchester. READ MY COMPLETE … Continue reading

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