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Lynda Moyo tells you where it’s at for the next 7 days

Written by . Published on March 7th 2008.

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The Levellers

What: The 6-piece group is celebrating their twentieth anniversary this year. After hitting the big time in 1994, the band spent the next decade reaping success both in the studio and on stage. Like many a good rock band, the lads have had their fair share of ups and downs whether it be drug battles or line-up changes, nevertheless there back to say buh-bye.
When: Fri 7 Mar from 7pm
Where: Manchester Apollo
Price: Tickets £19.50

Boyz II Men

What: A boy band with the all important credibility factor that so many quite frankly don’t have, Boyz II Men have sold 60 million albums worldwide. This tour celebrates the re-release of their hit love-song ‘End of the Road’, yes that’s the one which got many 14-year-old girls through boyfriend break-ups back in the mid-nineties. Expect nothing less than their back catalogue of heart-wrenching, tear-jerking ballads. Lighters at the ready.
When: Sat 8 March from 7.30pm
Where: Manchester Apollo
Price: Tickets £26.50 - £29.50



What: Free cocktail on entry (that’s reason enough to get down there) for the launch of Pepsi RAW soft drink. The event includes magician, John Van Der Put, the world’s foremost musical mime artist ‘Johan Libbowitz’ and Delia du Sol, the UK ’s top contortionist wowing audiences.
When: Sat 8 Mar from 7pm- late
Where: Odder, 14 Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 5QA
Price: Free


Testing the Echo

What: Dip into the melting pot of Britain with this charming play by David Edgar. Best known for his adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby, this play explores the twisting road to becoming British through the lives of a group of immigrants from places such as Serbia, Pakistan and Somalia.
When: Tues 11 Mar – Sat 15 Mar at 3pm and 7.30pm
Where: Library Theatre
Price: Tickets £10-£18

Talking to Terrorists with Manchester Met Drama Society

What: What makes ordinary people do extreme things? Robin Soans spent a year interviewing people from around the world who have been involved in terrorism. As well as those who’ve crossed the line, he met peacemakers, politicians, soldiers, journalists, hostages and psychologists. This play is a product of their answers, where verbatim theatre is powerful, and where real-life replaces fiction.
When: Mint Lounge
Where: Mon 10 Mar, 6.45pm-10pm
Price: £4


Upper Space

What: Sunshine Studio’s is now a creative base for dance, music and art. The building is an arty addiction, hosting everything from acoustic jam nights, photography studios, hip hop Sunday schools and music production courses. This week saw the launch of their art gallery Upper Space which is located on the second floor. Within the next month, Upper Space will also be adding a café for customers. Check out our story here too:
When: Mon-Fri from 12pm-7pm Sat 9.30am-10pm
Where: Marlsboro House, 52 Newton Street, Manchester, M1 1ED
Price: Free

Manchester Tattoo show

What: Love ‘em or hate ‘em, tattoo’s make you look. Now in its seventh year, the Manchester Tattoo Show has developed into an international tat-fest with a selection of over 200 invited international and UK tattoo artists and body piercers, trade stands, market stalls, competitions and more... When: Sat 8 Mar 11am-11pm and Sun 9 Mar 11am-8.30pm
Where: Manchester Central Convention Complex (Formally known as GMEX), Petersfield, Manchester , M2 3GX
Price: £20


Rambo (certificate 18)

What: It’s been 20 years (yes 20 years) but the one man army is back. The film’s slogan reads: ‘Heroes never die...They just reload’. For the fifth Rambo film, the character who has now turned his back on violence and conflict, comes face to face with the dilemma of whether to help save captured missionaries. Watch Sly do what any lone (retired) warrior has to do, the only way he knows how…Whether a man in his sixties should be doing these capers is another question.
When: All week at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm and 9pm
Where: AMC, 253 Deansgate, Unit 2 The Great Northern, Manchester, M3 4EN
Price: Off Peak- Adults: £5 Senior: £3.75 Students: £4
Peak- Adults: £6 Senior: £3.75 Students: £4


French and Saunders

What: The girls are back in town, for the last time ever. The comedy duo is calling it a day after 20 years in the business. Expect the classic French and Saunders skits as well as some new material. The two comics, who have had massive personal success with The Vicar of Dibley and Absolutely Fabulous are going out whilst they’re still at the top of their game. Good choice ladies. Maybe could have done it earlier.
When: Thurs 6 March, Fri 7 March, Sat 8 March from 7.30pm
Where: Palace Theatre, Oxford Street , Manchester , M1 6FT
Price: £29.50/£32.50



Hidden Urban Project

What: Hidden Urban Project is the alternative shopping market. Housed inside Dry Bar, the project provides a relaxed atmosphere that shoppers seem to enjoy. A pint whilst you shop? Could this be the future of shopping? Clothing, accessories, vintage, artwork and quirky gifts: bag yourself a bargain.
Where: Dry Bar, Oldham Street , Manchester , M1 1JN
When: Sat 8 Mar, 12noon-6pm
Price: Free


The Circle Club

What: Creative departments nationwide have found themselves lacking female creative talent. Why is this? Could it simply be that they are not funny enough? Women have places in many boardrooms across the country however numbers within creative departments are low. The Circle Club debate gets to the root of the problem - maybe.
Where: Circle Club, Barton Arcade, Manchester, M3 2BB
When: Tues 11 Mar from 6.30pm
Price: £6 pay on the door, RSVP your place to rsvp@thecircuitseries.com


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