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Manchester Art Gallery: Fashion

As I’ve been back in Manchester for a few weeks, I thought it was about time I headed into town for some culture. Manchester Art Gallery has opened two new fashion exhibitions over the summer, and I was eager to go and take a look. Vogue 100: A Century of Style I picked up my… Continue reading Manchester Art Gallery: Fashion

book haul · books · classics · experimental literature · fiction · language · literature · war

September Book Haul

September is in full swing, and unlike the rest of the working world I’m only starting to admit that summer is over. My third and final year has arrived, so here’s a selection of what I’ll be reading across my first semester.  My first module focuses on the First World War – the literature from… Continue reading September Book Haul

book review · books · China · fiction · literature · religion · review · war

In A Land Of Paper Gods

Stuck between two worlds, Ming-Mei arrives at Lushan, a boarding school for missionary children in the mountain tops of China’s Jiangxi Province. Ming-Mei lies forgotten, as does her forbidden Chinese tongue; she is Henrietta Robertson a girl of British missionary parents teaching the gospel to the people of China. Yet something mysterious occurs to Dormitory A,… Continue reading In A Land Of Paper Gods

manchester · music · Musical · performance · review · The Lowry · Theatre · war

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music bounced onto the Lowry’s stage in a musical extravaganza of a show for this Christmas. Filled with the classics of Do Re Me, Edelweiss and Sound of Music the music carried the show and transported the audience back to the 1930s. Beginning in the Abbey, the nuns were serious and melancholy… Continue reading The Sound of Music