Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Curious Incident of a Qanun Prodigy. and a Frozen Turkey

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Curious Incident of a Qanun Prodigy. and a Frozen Turkey

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WE'RE blessed to have The Lowry Arts Centre on our patch and I was there this week to watch The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.

It was an engaging and innovative production by The National Theatre and this particular play was back for a second run by popular demand.

The original Curious Incident book was published in 2003 and is now studied in schools for GCSE and A-level.

The theatre was packed with young students who, judging by their reaction, also really enjoyed the show. There's no better way of understanding a book or a play than to see it performed on stage, so I'm sure it'll be 100 per cent exam marks all round.

LAST week at a school prize-giving event, one of the pupils, Naser Jaberi entertained the guests by beautifully playing a very unusual musical instrument.

I found out from Naser's dad, Farid, that it is a traditional Middle Eastern stringed instrument called a qanun. It has 26 sets of strings with three stings in each set, which are plucked horizontally, similar to a harpist's style. …

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