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In Review: Hair the Musical
Daring and bold, 'Hair the Musical' is still as exciting today as it was in the sixties - find out why in TickX's review.
Aminah Barnes   |  10 Apr 2019
American Idiot lands in Manchester: Review
American Idiot lands in Manchester: Review
We went to see the musical reimagining of Green Day's 'American Idiot' at the Palace Theatre - read our review here.
Rachel Jones   |  3 Apr 2019
Review
A Beginners' Guide to York: where to stay, what to eat, what to do and more
A Beginners' Guide to York: where to stay, what to eat, what to do and more
TickX uncovers the best places to eat and stay in the historical city, alongside the top events and impressive venues to discover.
Aminah Barnes   |  26 Mar 2019
5 reasons why The Book of Mormon is so popular
5 reasons why The Book of Mormon is so popular
Since opening, The Book of Mormon has proved to be one of the most popular and successful contemporary musicals - find out why...
Aminah Barnes   |  25 Mar 2019
Feature
Gender equality and festivals: how many women have headlined the UK's largest festivals?
Gender equality and festivals: how many women have headlined the UK's largest festivals?
Last year Wireless was singled-out for its heavily male lineup, but how do other UK festivals compare?
Kestra Walker   |  20 Mar 2019
Feature
Festival headliners: where they began and where they are now
Festival headliners: where they began and where they are now
Have festival headliners always landed at the top of the bill? We look at where they started, and where some have fallen to.
Chris Ogden   |  18 Mar 2019
Artist
Everything we know so far about & Juliet
Everything we know so far about & Juliet
Find out everything there is to know about Max Martin's new West End show '& Juliet'.
Aminah Barnes   |  17 Mar 2019
The Comedians Raising Money for Red Nose Day 2019
The Comedians Raising Money for Red Nose Day 2019
United for a good cause - find out who will be joining Sir Lenny Henry at this year's Comic Relief Spectacular.
Aminah Barnes   |  15 Mar 2019
Artist
What music festival should you go to?
What music festival should you go to?
Are you more Glastonbury or Leeds/Reading? Do you prefer urban park festivals or those further afield? Are you looking to rave or relax? From comparing who's headlining to debating fashion and more, find out which festival is the best for you.
Aminah Barnes   |  12 Mar 2019
Feature
6 things you didn’t know about Joshua Brooks
6 things you didn’t know about Joshua Brooks
Reckon you know everything about this popular Manchester-based bar and club? Think again...
Aminah Barnes   |  11 Mar 2019
Celebrating women in cinema: 10 films with a strong female lead released in 2019
Celebrating women in cinema: 10 films with a strong female lead released in 2019
2019 will see new characters emerge as well as old characters resurge in our list of the top films coming out this year with female lead roles.
Aminah Barnes   |  9 Mar 2019
Feature
Everything you need to know about Delfont Mackintosh Theatres
Everything you need to know about Delfont Mackintosh Theatres
The prestigious theatre group are a dominant force in the West End, with theatres that have witnessed many momentous productions and performances. Discover more about their history and the exciting range of current and upcoming shows.
Aminah Barnes   |  9 Mar 2019
Celebrating women in cinema: 10 famous feminists from the big screen
Celebrating women in cinema: 10 famous feminists from the big screen
Get inspired this International Women's Day with our list of actress advocates of gender equality.
Aminah Barnes   |  7 Mar 2019
Feature
10 all-female bands that you need to know
10 all-female bands that you need to know
This International Women's Day, we celebrate ten all-woman bands that you really should see live.
Chris Ogden   |  5 Mar 2019
Artist
Celebrating women in cinema: 11 female directors to remember
Celebrating women in cinema: 11 female directors to remember
This International Women's Day, we list some of the top female films directors paving the way for gender equality and #BalanceForBetter.
Aminah Barnes   |  4 Mar 2019
Feature
Top 10 events in Manchester this Spring
Top 10 events in Manchester this Spring
Find out the best events in Manchester happening this spring, from gigs to comedy, sport and more.
Kestra Walker   |  1 Mar 2019
Good food, good music and a good night: PizzaExpress Jazz Club
Good food, good music and a good night: PizzaExpress Jazz Club
For our Venue of the Week this week we look at PizzaExpress' intimate Jazz Club in Soho, London.
Chris Ogden   |  22 Feb 2019
Venues
5 Alternative Festivals for Music Lovers in 2019
5 Alternative Festivals for Music Lovers in 2019
Looking for something different this festival season? Take your pick from these 5 alternative festivals happening in and around London this year!
Kestra Walker   |  20 Feb 2019
15 Years Later: How Green Day's American Idiot musical fits in to today
15 Years Later: How Green Day's American Idiot musical fits in to today
15 years on and the narrative of Green Day's titular album is still being told through the American Idiot musical.
Aminah Barnes   |  17 Feb 2019
Artist
Festival Survival Guide: Everything you need to know about Lovebox 2019
Festival Survival Guide: Everything you need to know about Lovebox 2019
Get the most out of Lovebox this festival season with our ultimate survival guide, covering everything from tickets and transports to what to wear.
Kestra Walker   |  13 Feb 2019
Dating Across the UK: How do your dating habits measure up?
Dating Across the UK: How do your dating habits measure up?
We surveyed people across the UK on their first dates and their habits for this Valentine's Day. Find out all the facts with this handy infographic!
Kestra Walker   |  11 Feb 2019
Feature
10 Budget Date Nights That Won't Break the Bank
10 Budget Date Nights That Won't Break the Bank
Last minute planning for Valentine's Day? Try these eight cheap date ideas!
Kestra Walker   |  8 Feb 2019
Can you beat the hardest Book of Mormon quiz ever?
Can you beat the hardest Book of Mormon quiz ever?
Do you think you know the Book of Mormon musical inside out and back to front? Test your knowledge with our trivia quiz now.
Kestra Walker   |  7 Feb 2019
Feature
Chinese New Year: 8 stars born in the Year of the Pig
Chinese New Year: 8 stars born in the Year of the Pig
To celebrate the Chinese New Year on Tuesday 5 February, we look at eight artists born in the Year of the Pig.
Chris Ogden   |  5 Feb 2019
Artist
In Review: Jersey Boys at Manchester Palace Theatre
In Review: Jersey Boys at Manchester Palace Theatre
Theatre at its best, Jersey Boys is the biography of Frankie Vallie and The Four Seasons, topped with humour, tension and of course, music.
Aminah Barnes   |  5 Feb 2019
Review
Independent Venue Week Day 7: Venue Recap
Independent Venue Week Day 7: Venue Recap
We recap our six Independent Venue Award winners on the last day of Independent Week 2019.
Chris Ogden   |  3 Feb 2019
Venues
10 great date ideas in Leeds for any couple to enjoy
10 great date ideas in Leeds for any couple to enjoy
From action-packed adventure dates to stylish and quirky haunts, we've got your next ten dates in Leeds covered.
Aminah Barnes   |  2 Feb 2019
Feature
Independent Venue Week 2019 Day 6: Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, London
Independent Venue Week 2019 Day 6: Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, London
In our final Independent Venue Week feature, we take a look at Shoreditch's Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen.
Chris Ogden   |  2 Feb 2019
Venues
Independent Venue Week 2019 Day 5: The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
Independent Venue Week 2019 Day 5: The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
On Day 5 of our Independent Venue Week series, we speak with the vegan Glasgow venue The Hug and Pint.
Chris Ogden   |  1 Feb 2019
Venues
Independent Venue Week 2019 Day 4: Windmill Brixton, London
Independent Venue Week 2019 Day 4: Windmill Brixton, London
On Day 4 of our Independent Venue Week series, we speak with Tim Perry of Brixton's beloved The Windmill.
Chris Ogden   |  31 Jan 2019
Venues
Independent Venue Week 2019 Day 3: The Louisiana, Bristol
Independent Venue Week 2019 Day 3: The Louisiana, Bristol
In our third interview for IVW, we speak with Mig Schillace of famous Bristol venue The Louisiana.
Chris Ogden   |  30 Jan 2019
Venues
'Glass' in review: Shyamalan's superheroes face off in the finale of Eastrail #177
'Glass' in review: Shyamalan's superheroes face off in the finale of Eastrail #177
Packed with superb action scenes, interesting characters and beautiful cinematography, M. Night Shyamalan finishes of is trilogy with 'Glass', twenty years in the making.
Kestra Walker   |  29 Jan 2019
Review
Independent Venue Week 2019 Day 2: Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
Independent Venue Week 2019 Day 2: Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
In the second of our IVW series, we speak with Birmingham's most prolific indie venue the Hare and Hounds.
Chris Ogden   |  29 Jan 2019
Venues
Independent Venue Week 2019 Day 1: Gullivers, Manchester
Independent Venue Week 2019 Day 1: Gullivers, Manchester
In the first of our guides marking Independent Venue Week 2019, we speak with Manchester's Gullivers.
Chris Ogden   |  28 Jan 2019
Venues
20 films turning 20 in 2019
20 films turning 20 in 2019
Packed full of comedies, horror and dramas, 1999 was a great year for cinema. Travel back in time and revisit the top films that are now celebrating their 20th birthdays in 2019.
Aminah Barnes   |  24 Jan 2019
Feature
Here are the UK comedy tours to catch in 2019
Here are the UK comedy tours to catch in 2019
We highlight twelve of the most unmissable comedy tours coming up this year including Jason Manford, Bill Bailey, The Guilty Feminist and more...
Chris Ogden   |  23 Jan 2019
Everything you need to know about Book of Mormon
Everything you need to know about Book of Mormon
As the award-winning musical heads to Manchester to mark the start of its first ever UK Tour, our guide brings you the low down on the controversial comedy...#TheMormonsAreComing
Aminah Barnes   |  17 Jan 2019
The best theatre shows coming your way in 2019
The best theatre shows coming your way in 2019
From the West End and beyond, find out which productions are opening, going on-tour and closing in this exciting year for theatre.
Aminah Barnes   |  16 Jan 2019
Disney announce The Lion King UK and Ireland Tour
Disney announce The Lion King UK and Ireland Tour
The stunning West End production will kickstart its tour in Bristol later this year.
Aminah Barnes   |  14 Jan 2019
Artist
The Coolest Cinemas in the UK: 19 great places to watch a film
The Coolest Cinemas in the UK: 19 great places to watch a film
Make your next blockbuster treat something special with these luxurious and interesting UK cinemas.
Kestra Walker   |  14 Jan 2019
The Favourite in review: Lust-fuelled, nightmarish and outrageously funny, the perfect period drama from Yorogos Lanthimos
The Favourite in review: Lust-fuelled, nightmarish and outrageously funny, the perfect period drama from Yorogos Lanthimos
The Favourite is a marvellous contemporary take on a historic tale as yet untouched, rife with deceit, lust and betrayal from an all star cast.
Kestra Walker   |  10 Jan 2019
Review
20 songs that turn 20 in 2019
20 songs that turn 20 in 2019
From Britney to Christina, Eminem to Dr. Dre, and Destiny's Child to TLC, you'll be surprised by our list of popular songs released in 1999.
Aminah Barnes   |  20 Dec 2018
Feature
A Beginner's Guide to Pantomime Etiquette
A Beginner's Guide to Pantomime Etiquette
Norms and traditions, here's everything you need to know about going to a pantomime.
Aminah Barnes   |  20 Dec 2018
Feature
32 of the most anticipated films coming out in 2019
32 of the most anticipated films coming out in 2019
These are the 31 best and most exciting films due out in 2019 - which are you most looking forward to?
Kestra Walker   |  19 Dec 2018
Feature
10 exciting gigs to look forward to in 2019
10 exciting gigs to look forward to in 2019
We look ahead to ten unmissable tours coming up in 2019 including Spice Girls, Muse and Little Mix.
Chris Ogden   |  17 Dec 2018
These are the best Christmas pantomimes in 2018
These are the best Christmas pantomimes in 2018
From Gareth Gates to Dawn French to 'Phil Mitchell' - discover who's performing at a panto near you.
Aminah Barnes   |  12 Dec 2018
Feature
Title and trailer for Avengers 4 has finally been revealed
Title and trailer for Avengers 4 has finally been revealed
And it's NOT Avengers: Annihilation.
Kestra Walker   |  7 Dec 2018
Artist
The Nightmare Before Christmas Live in Concert comes to the UK
The Nightmare Before Christmas Live in Concert comes to the UK
This will be the first time Tim Burton’s beloved film will be performed in Europe.
Aminah Barnes   |  5 Dec 2018
Artist
Caroline Flack is the new Roxie Hart of the West End
Caroline Flack is the new Roxie Hart of the West End
The Love Island presenter will play the lead of the award-winning musical, Chicago.
Aminah Barnes   |  4 Dec 2018
Artist
Noel Gallagher announces 2019 show at Manchester's Heaton Park
Noel Gallagher announces 2019 show at Manchester's Heaton Park
The famous Manc rock n' roll star will be supported by Doves and White Denim at the huge outdoor show on Friday 7 June 2019.
Chris Ogden   |  4 Dec 2018
Artist