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Eddie Izzard: Believe Me – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Clare Boswell Eddie Izzard is a remarkable man. From avidly watching his many shows over the years, including Dressed to Kill, Unrepeatable and Glorious it is undoubtable that Izzard is a first-class stand-up. However, what has become apparent since then is his many other talents ranging from acting through to his gargantuan feat of running 27 marathons in 27 ...

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Grayson Perry: Typical Man in a Dress – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Grayson Perry Reviewer:  Stephen M Hornby Typical Man In A Dress might be described as a polemic, except that it really isn’t that polemical.  It is essentially a one man illustrated lecture; Grayson Perry presenting his meditations on masculinity.  Dressed splendidly in vivid dresses designed by students that he teaches, Perry issues forth on the ills of retromasculinity.  while ...

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Ray Mears: Tales of Endurance – The Lowry, Salford

Ray Mears on a snow mobile

Reviewer: Matthew Forrest Ray Mears has been on television for well over two decades, providing handy survival tips and showing us how to get out of some pretty sticky situations. He’s tracked bears and wolves to name but a few of his many outstanding accomplishments. Anyone expecting a survival guide on his latest tour had better think again. Ray Mears ...

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An Audience with Stuart Maconie: The People’s Songs -The Civic, Barnsley

Performer: Stuart Maconie Reviewer: Andrew White There’s something remarkably refreshing about the set up to Stuart Maconie’s show. No oversized screens projecting sophisticated videos, no elaborate PowerPoint presentation and no laser pointers. The only props he uses are an iPad and an iPhone. The iPad to read passages from his many books, and the iPhone to play music. Using his ...

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Colin Cloud: The Forensic Mind Reader – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Julia Taylor Colin Cloud: The Forensic Mind Reader is, frankly, mind boggling. How on earth can he, just by looking at someone, dig out secret information such as how much money a woman has in her purse or deduce what town someone comes from simply by hearing them say ‘hello’? The word, deduce is the key word. It suggests ...

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Race and Gender in the Novels of the Brontës – The Midland Hotel, Bradford

Contributors: Juliet Barker, John Bowen, Rebecca Fraser, Bonnie Greer, Boyd Tonkin Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood It is one of many events part of the Bradford Literature Festival. The festival has a rich and exciting line up of events for their programme which explore themes relevant today through literary and historical celebrations. The panel chair, Boyd Tonkin, opens the discussion asking the ...

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The Enduring Appeal of J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls – City Hall, Bradford

Contributors:John Baxendale, Lee Hanson, Tom Priestley Reviewer:Ron Simpson This really is a difficult event to assess. Two extremely knowledgeable and disarmingly informal scholars talking to a well-informed Bradford audience about the most enduring work of the city’s favourite literary son – what is there not to like? It was certainly a pleasant way to spend 70 minutes. Bradford Literature Festival ...

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Ruby Wax: Sane New World – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer : Craig Hepworth After having the mantel of poster child for mental illness thrust upon her, the irrepressible Ruby Wax brings her one woman show Sane New World to The Lowry and owns it having the audience captivated. A simple set is all you need as Ruby covers everything from Bill Gates and his dandruff to neuroscience and it's ...

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