After a mild December, January and February, winter came back to bite us. An Atlantic low pressure system pushed up against some cold, Arctic air and dumped snow on the city. It wasn’t nice snow, it was that wet stuff that turns to slush pretty quickly. I had to work a bit this morning then I jumped on the tram and went to HOME, Manchester’s new arts centre on First Street. Here’s the restaurant with something of a blizzard going on outside.

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I had some time before I went to my event so I sat in the restaurant and had some coffee and some rather delicious Courgette and Lime Cake. It has vegetables in so it MUST be good for you? 

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It’s the award season of course and I’d gone to HOME to attend the Manchester Theatre Awards. After London, Manchester has the most active theatre life of any city in the UK. Big productions are put on at the Lowry, the Palace Theatre and the Opera House while award winning plays are enjoyed at the Royal Exchange Theatre, regarded by many as the National Theatre of the North. It’s just one of the many theatres across the city. And new theatre is put on at tiny venues across the city. And we have the Manchester International Festival every two years that puts the city into the international spotlight. All are supported by appreciative audiences. We enjoy our live theatre.

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Some pictures of the great and the good of the Manchester theatre world enjoying something sparkly and some canapés while networking like their lives depended on it. We had a fun time. Darling! 

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