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Culturebean at is category within the website. It contains all of the blog posts for events, experiences and places that I attend.

The Crystal Maze Manchester | What to expect and top tips

Do you remember the Crystal Maze? Back in the nineties families would settle down in front of the TV with dinner on their laps to watch this classic game show – mine included! And they have only gone and turned it into a live, immersive experience! You heard me! And…

REVIEW: Seance | Royal Exchange Theatre

Scary movies and thriller novels unusually take me to a happy place, so you can imagine I was immediately intrigued by the theatrical experience, Seance. A seance is defined as “a meeting at which people attempt to make contact with the dead, especially through the agency of a medium.” It’s…

Review: Beautiful the Musical (UK Tour) | Palace Manchester

Beautiful the Carole King Musical holds a special place in my heart because I was brought up on most of her music. As a young child I remember sitting in the car, always the front seat because I begged the most, with a large box of tapes on my lap. Remember…

Geo-Fleur Terrarium Workshop – a botanical experience

I made a Terrarium in the cutest workshop! It’s a sealed glass full of soil and plants that need little maintenance, so suits me right down to the ground. Now, to be completely honest, I am not known for my green fingers. I hate bugs and even jump at the…

Review: Hot Brown Honey | Home Manchester

Hot Brown Honey is like no show you will have ever seen before. Think clubbing mixed with cabaret. HOME is the newest addition to Manchester’s cultural scene and the perfect place for this contemporary show that shatters cliché with Sasha Fierce-ness. (That’s a Beyoncé reference…) As soon as we walked…

Review: Evita | Palace Theatre Manchester

Evita is the poignant story of Eva Peron, a woman who rises from poverty to stardom and soon becomes the first lady of Argentina. She’s a real maverick who drastically INFLUENCED and inspired a nation. Set in a significant part of Argentinian political history, we follow the life of Eva…

Crazy For You | Opera House Manchester

Crazy For You is a dysfunctional love story between Bobby (Tom Chambers), a wannabe performer in New York and Polly (Charlotte Wakefield), the only woman left in the slumbering town of Deadrock, Nevada. As the son of a wealthy banker, Bobby is forced to foreclose the failing theatre in Deadrock.…

Ten unmissable events at Light Night Leeds 2017

Light Night is the most insta worthy event in LEEDS! every October, a multi-arts light festival takes over the whole city. Leeds literally lights up. Thousands of friends, families and colleagues flock to the city, wrapped in their warmest clothes, to enjoy an eclectic night of delights from gigantic projections…