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Classical Chat: Modernism's new worlds of sound

Modern classical music (by which we mean most things written after 1945) has had a bad rap.
Music
Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Book review: Faithful by Alice Hoffman

When a teenager escapes with her life in a tragic accident, instead of counting her blessings she embarks on a journey of self-destruction.

Arts
Beautiful Star & Other Stories by Andrew Swanston

Book review: Beautiful Star & Other Stories by Andrew Swanston

History isn’t just about the big names and the big battles… the past is littered with the little people who experience history as it happens.

Arts
The Chinese Emperors New Clothes by Ying Chang Compestine and David Roberts

Book reviews: A cunning emperor, two madcap pranksters and a neon chameleon

There’s laugh-out-loud fun, super space adventure and fantastic fairy tale twists in a dazzling collection of new children’s books to brighten up the January gloom.

Arts
Nucleus by Rory Clements

Book review: Nucleus by Rory Clements

It’s 1939 and maverick professor Tom Wilde is in a race against time to save the world from a deadly threat.

Arts
The Night Market by Jonathan Moore

Book review: The Night Market by Jonathan Moore

If you like your thrillers to come with a liberal helping of the macabre, then the murky, dystopian world of Jonathan Moore’s gripping new mystery will soon have you seeking out the back numbers in this top-notch series.

Arts
Michelle Young, whose story was featured in Millionaire Ex-Wives Club, battled her husband in the courts for 10 years

Millionaire Ex-Wives Club - A measure of sympathy for the devil?

It’s difficult to feel any sympathy for the mega-rich. There they go, swanning around in their Bentleys, insulated from the years of austerity everyone else has been forced to go through.

TV and Film
A WHOPPER: The Big Big Camera will be at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners

It was while rooting around a storage room that Ian Beesley stumbled across the inspiration for his latest project – a giant camera, 8ft long and 5ft high, one that takes four people to move and which was built to use film that isn’t made anymore.

Arts

From creme brulee to prawn cocktails: Classic dinner party menus from the 1950s to the 2000s

Safe to say, a lot of these dishes are seriously retro.

Lifestyle
Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor in Dance To The Music

Review: Dance to the music at Preston Guild Hall made me feel like dancing

It wasn’t all that long ago Strictly Come Dancing came live from Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom, but at the weekend local fans got their own little taste of dancing magic a little closer to home on stage at Preston’s Guild Hall.

Whats on
Scarlett Johansson

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

There's a world of entertainment out there - here's some of the stuff you could watch from Saturday January 22
TV and Film
McMafia

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

Lowdown on the listings - what to watch or record from Saturday January 20.
TV and Film
Lucille (LEONIE ELLIOTT), Valerie Dyer (JENNIFER KIRBY), Nurse Trixie Franklin (HELEN GEORGE), Nurse Barbara Hereward (CHARLOTTE RITCHIE) - (C) Neal Street productions - Photographer: Nicky Johnston.

TV Highlight AND TRAILER: Call The Midwife delivers again

Call The Midwife, Sunday, 8pm, BBC One

TV and Film
Tom Kerridge's courgette and cardamom cake from his new book Lose Weight For Good

How to make Tom Kerridge's courgette and cardamon cake

Yes, you can have dessert on a diet.
Eating Out
Michael Portillo heads west again.

Big Interview: Michael Portillo on Great American Railroad Journeys

Michael Portillo heads across the pond for a third series of Great American Railroad Journeys, ticking Canada, New England and California off the list. Georgia Humphreys hears why the former politician believes his travel documentaries have stood the test of time.

TV and Film
Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post.

Movies and TRAILER: Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep on The Post

There’s an Oscars buzz surrounding The Post, direceted by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. But it is also a very timely movie, as Laura Harding found out...

TV and Film
Janneke Vreugdenhil.

Food and Drink: There’s an art to eating solo - and you don't have to rely on toast, says food writer Janneke Vreugdenhil

Eating alone? So often, it just seems easier to chuck something on a slice of toast for dinner when you’re dining solo, than go to the effort of cooking a whole proper meal. For food writer Janneke Vreugdenhil, her toast topping of choice was anchovies and avocado – if she could bring herself to eat at all.

News
Now in its twelfth year, Beat Herder continues to draw crowds from across the country.

Where and when can I go to a music festival in and around the North West?

Festival season is fast approaching and tickets are already being sold for some of the region's most loved shows.

Whats on
Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years 1926-1966) by Kenneth Womack

Book review: Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years 1926-1966) by Kenneth Womack

Can you still remember that first record you bought?

Arts
Kristen Wiig and Matt Damon in Downsizing

Win tickets to watch Downsizing at Empire Cinema in Wigan

WiganToday has teamed up with Empire Cinema to give you the chance to win tickets to watch Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig in Downsizing.
TV and Film
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