Everything You Need To Know About The 2016 Manchester Film Festival


Everything you need to know about the 2016 Manchester Film Festival, from venue locations to ticket availability

After its successful inaugural year in 2015, the Manchester International Film Festival makes a welcome return to the city this March, showcasing a strong slate of bold new films.

Film fans came out in their thousands last year to visit the festival which took place between the 10th and 12th July at the AMC Manchester...

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Over 90 films to make their World, UK and regional premieres at ManIFF2016

The official selection for the 2016 Manchester Film Festival was announced today at a special launch event at Elliot House in Manchester.

Over 90 films will make their World, UK and regional premieres at ManIFF2016, which takes place between 3 to 6 March 2016 at venues across the city including AMC Manchester, Odeon Printworks and HOME.

The international premiere of Dennis Viollet – A United Man will open the festival o...

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New Musical THE GIRLS Heads To The Lowry

The Original Calendar Girls and the cast of The Girls. Image Credit: Matt Crockett

The Original CALENDAR GIRLS and the cast of new musical THE GIRLS. Image Credit: Matt Crockett

Gary Barlow & Tim Firth’s long awaited new musical THE GIRLS premieres at The Lowry

Following its short preview run at Leeds, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s long awaited new musical THE GIRLS heads to The Lowry, Salford this week for its world premiere.

Based on the award-winning film and play Calendar Girls, THE GIRLS tells the story of a brave group of women who decide to appear nude for a Women’s In...

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Book Review: Christmas Cravings by Emma Hamilton

Christmas Cravings Cover

Fun and festive, Christmas Cravings is a short and sweet novella with a Christmas backdrop

Christmas Cravings is a festive romance standalone episode from the Greedily Yours series, an eight-part book series about Mia Maxwell, a food blogger on the search for good food and the perfect man.

Christmas Cravings opens with Mia and her friend Lizzie in visiting the Christmas markets in Germany...

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Music Review: Alexander O’Neal – 30 Years of Soul at The Lowry, Salford

Alexander O'Neil 30 Years of Soul at The Lowry

Alexander O’Neal may be in his sixties but he still has what it takes to entertain an audience

Alexander O’Neal’s heyday may have been in the 1980s but his extensive back catalogue and abilities as a live performer is still capable of drawing in the crowds.

The American singer-songwriter first shot to fame in the 1985 with hit single Saturday Love and has since released 14 UK top 40 singles including If You Were Here Tonight, Criticize, Saturday Love, (What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me ...

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In Interview: Henry Rollins Chats About HE NEVER DIED

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins is one busy man. The former lead-singer of legendary hardcore punk band Black Flag certainly has his fingers in many pies. He’s a passionate political activist, an international speaker, a poet, a radio show host and an international singer. Add accomplished actor to that list and to call his career multifaceted would be an understatement.

In his latest project, Rollins takes on his first lead role in a film in HE NEVER DIED, a horror-drama written and directed by Jason Krawczyk...

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Theatre Review: The Bodyguard – Palace Theatre, Manchester

The Bodyguard at Palace Theatre Manchester

Slick, sassy and superbly performed, Alexandra Burke excels in The Bodyguard

Few people can handle the power ballad classic I Will Always Love You like Whitney Houston, but Alexandra Burke is certainly one of them.

The three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner steals the show as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, belting out hit after hit in the award-winning musical.

Based on the smash-hit 1992 film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard tells the story of superstar Rachel Ma...

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DVD Release Date Confirmed For MACBETH


STUDIOCANAL has confirmed the UK DVD release date for Justin Kurzel’s critically acclaimed adaptation of MACBETH.

Available from 1 February on DVD, Blu-Ray and Limited Edition Steelbook, MACBETH features the full feature length film as well as a host of DVD extras including an interview with Director Justin Kurzel, an exclusive ‘The Special Effects of ‘Macbeth feature and ‘re-imagining of a classic’, ‘Macbeth, Casualty of War’ and ‘Lady Macbeth’ featurettes.

Based on the famou...

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Theatre Review: INTO THE WOODS – Royal Exchange, Manchester

INTO THE WOODS L-R Michaela Bennison (stepsister) & Gemma Page (stepmother) Photo: Jonathan Keenan

INTO THE WOODS L-R Michaela Bennison (stepsister) & Gemma Page (stepmother) Photo: Jonathan Keenan

Matthew Xia delivers a musical Christmas cracker at Manchester’s Royal Exchange with INTO THE WOODS

“Into the woods, into the woods!” And into the woods we certainly went!

Setting the scene for Sonheim’s amalgamation of fairy tales is Tony Award winning stage and costume designer Jenny Tiramani who has turned Manchester’s Royal Exchange round stage into a magical forest, both outside and inside...

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Manchester Film Festival Announce Venues for 2016


HOME, Odeon Printworks, AMC, Great Northern Warehouse and Manchester Chambers of Commerce to host ManIFF 2016

Following the phenomenal success of its inaugural year, Manchester Film Festival (ManIFF) has announced the partnership venues for the 2016 Manchester Film Festival which will run from 3 – 6 March.

The newly opened HOME venue, along with the Odeon at the Printworks, AMC, Great Northern Warehouse and Manchester’s Chambers of Commerce will play host to ManIFF 2016, showcasing a huge ...

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