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Green Day's 'American Idiot' 15 years later: how the album and musical fit into today's political landscape
It may be 15 years old, but as the Green Day album unfolds through the narrative of a contemporary stage musical, it’s easy to understand how the tracks are still as relevant today as they were back then.
Aminah Barnes   |  17 Feb 2019
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
Artist
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
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
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
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
Cinderella at the Manchester Opera House, In Review
Cinderella at the Manchester Opera House, In Review
Cinderella delivered a night of fun, energy and eyebrow-raising humour at the Manchester Opera House, firmly securing itself as a must-see show this panto season.
Kestra Walker   |  12 Dec 2018
Review
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
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is returning to the West End
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is returning to the West End
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's legendary musical will have a 11-week run at the London Palladium starting in June 2019.
Chris Ogden   |  3 Dec 2018
Artist
Anderson .Paak announces 2019 UK and Ireland tour dates
Anderson .Paak announces 2019 UK and Ireland tour dates
The Grammy Award-nominated rapper will play four dates in the UK and Ireland as part of his Andy's Beach Club World Tour.
Chris Ogden   |  3 Dec 2018
Artist
Hugh Jackman announces his first ever world tour - here's when he's in the UK
Hugh Jackman announces his first ever world tour - here's when he's in the UK
Hollywood star Hugh Jackman will be heading on tour next year!
Kestra Walker   |  2 Dec 2018
Artist
Chris Evans may not be done yet as Captain America
Chris Evans may not be done yet as Captain America
Is Captain America hanging up his shield or not?
Kestra Walker   |  1 Dec 2018
Artist
Legendary comedy show 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' comes to London for a 30th anniversary Christmas show
Legendary comedy show 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' comes to London for a 30th anniversary Christmas show
'Whose Line is it Anyway' returns with a special Christmas show to celebrate their 30th anniversary.
Kestra Walker   |  1 Dec 2018
Artist
Queen and Ben Elton musical 'We Will Rock You' is heading on a huge UK & Ireland tour
Queen and Ben Elton musical 'We Will Rock You' is heading on a huge UK & Ireland tour
Queen & Ben Elton's 'We Will Rock You' the musical spectacular returns next year.
Kestra Walker   |  29 Nov 2018
Artist
Bunker Theatre announce revolutionary new season
Bunker Theatre announce revolutionary new season
The Bunker's new artistic director Chris Sonnex has unveiled an incredible new season lined up for 2019.
Kestra Walker   |  28 Nov 2018
Artist
The 1975 confirmed as third Glasgow Summer Sessions headliners
The 1975 confirmed as third Glasgow Summer Sessions headliners
The Mancunian pop-rockers will join The Cure and Foo Fighters as lead acts in Bellahouston Park in August 2019.
Chris Ogden   |  27 Nov 2018
Artist
Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness announces UK and Ireland stand-up tour
Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness announces UK and Ireland stand-up tour
The grooming expert and TV personality will share his sassy thoughts on life on four dates in April 2019.
Chris Ogden   |  27 Nov 2018
Artist
Mike Shinoda announces UK & European tour
Mike Shinoda announces UK & European tour
Mike Shinoda has announced a huge European tour - here's what you need to know.
Kestra Walker   |  27 Nov 2018
Artist
Keanu Reeves to star in Toy Story 4
Keanu Reeves to star in Toy Story 4
The ‘Matrix’ actor has a ‘mystery role’ in the upcoming Disney sequel.
Aminah Barnes   |  26 Nov 2018
Artist
Craig David announces UK outdoor shows for summer 2019
Craig David announces UK outdoor shows for summer 2019
The English garage star will perform outside on five dates next May and June.
Chris Ogden   |  26 Nov 2018
Artist
Raleigh Ritchie at the Manchester Academy, In Review
Raleigh Ritchie at the Manchester Academy, In Review
Raleigh Ritchie played the Manchester Academy on Saturday for his first live show in almost 18 months, and we were glad to welcome him back.
Kestra Walker   |  26 Nov 2018
Review
Dick Van Dyke reveals he had to pay Walt Disney to land a role in the original 'Mary Poppins'
Dick Van Dyke reveals he had to pay Walt Disney to land a role in the original 'Mary Poppins'
Dick Van Dyke reveals that landing a role in 'Mary Poppins' wasn't as easy as it seemed.
Kestra Walker   |  26 Nov 2018
Artist
The first trailer for Disney's live-action 'The Lion King' is out and it's pretty incredible
The first trailer for Disney's live-action 'The Lion King' is out and it's pretty incredible
Get a first look at the upcoming The Lion King live-action remake.
Kestra Walker   |  23 Nov 2018
Artist
Ariana Grande hit back at Little Mix critics over their nude photo shoot
Ariana Grande hit back at Little Mix critics over their nude photo shoot
"Thank u, f***in next" said singer Ariana Grande, hitting back at criticism of Little Mix's empowering message.
Kestra Walker   |  22 Nov 2018
Artist
The Warehouse Project announces New Year double-header line-ups
The Warehouse Project announces New Year double-header line-ups
The Manchester club behemoth has confirmed its New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day headliners.
Chris Ogden   |  21 Nov 2018
Venues