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Patron of the Whispers of War Poetry Competition, Jason Isaacs

Whispers Of War

Manchester independent theatre icons Feelgood Theatre Company and 24:7 Festival join forces

Kevin Bourke

Clonter Opera: the auditorium


Clonter Farm, deep in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special production of Gounod's Faust. Following a successful run in July, there will be one more performance at Clonter on 27 September before it transfers to London.

Philip Radcliffe

Walter Meierjohann

HOMEward bound

Theatre Director Walter Meirjohann reveals some of his exciting and ambitious plans for HOME.

Kevin Bourke

Danny Boyle visits the HOME site

Danny Boyle comes HOME

Danny Boyle has been announced as the first Patron of HOME, the new cultural hub and social space for Manchester.

Kevin Bourke

Nicholas Hytner at the National Theatre

Nicholas Hytner In Conversation

In Conversation was a three-hander hosted by Gordon Burns with his two guests - Nicholas Hytner, artistic director of the National Theatre, and Julia Fawcett OBE, chief executive of The Lowry.

Diana Stenson