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  • Review: 24 Stories

    October 17, 2018

    Our Young Digital Reporter, Siena Hallewell, learns how laughter and stories can bring hope and strength. Walking in to 24 Stories, my eyes arrived not on the eager audience but the intimate arrangement of four burnt-orange armchairs settled around a cluttered coffee table. Armchairs that would, minutes later, seat Kathy Burke, Mike Gayle, John Mitchinson, […]

  • Review: 24 Stories, take 2

    October 16, 2018

    Centre for New Writing student Pippin Major is impressed by the unifying nature of stories. There’s a hum of lively chatter in Manchester’s Dancehouse theatre as the crowd awaits the arrival of the four stars of tonight’s event. No doubt it is the star-power of Kathy Burke that has filled most of the seats, and […]

  • Review: 24 Stories

    October 16, 2018

    Centre for New Writing student David Adamson finds hope in stories for Grenfell. When catastrophes such as the Grenfell Tower fire happen, in the aftermath news reports tend to describe them as ‘an unspeakable tragedy’. While that adjective is fitting in regards to the trauma of the affected and the difficulty in describing such horror, […]