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From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads – The Lowry, Salford

Writer/Director: Adrian Berry Reviewer: Matt Forrest From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads: No, this isn’t a cookery programme which sees Delia Smith travelling from the Balearic Islands to Norwich, While cooking up a culinary feast at Ibiza’s hotspots such Manumission and Pacha. It’s a line from the sublime David Bowie masterpiece Life on Mars. It is also the title of ...

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Absolute Bowie – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Absolute Bowie

Reviewer: Matt Forrest The phrases ‘icon’ and ‘legend’ are banded about far too much these days: it would seem you only have to appear in some God-awful reality TV show, and you jump into "legend" status. However, on 10 January this year, the world lost a true icon, and legend of popular culture, when David Bowie passed away. It has ...

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The Man Who Sold the World – 02 Academy, Leeds

Reviewer: Rich Jevons Firstly, full marks to the 02 Academy for their consideration towards audience members with disabilities, not to mention the immaculate nature of the acoustics and staging. The Man Who Sold the World is a touring company put together specially to perform a tribute to David Bowie, mainly focusing on the seminal album of its name. The show ...

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Tony Hadley – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly More than three decades after Spandau Ballet topped the charts, Tony Hadley is back on the road for a nationwide solo tour with a full orchestra… and boy does he sound good. Hadley first shot to fame in the 1980s as the lead singer of pop/romantic band Spandau Ballet. The group sold more than 20 million albums ...

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