Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Saturdayhappenings

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Saturdayhappenings

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COMEDY / ALUN COCHRANE Up in the Lowry's intimate Studio Theatre for two nights, Alun Cochrane, right, entertains with jokes about manliness, womanliness, hobbies, ageing, fighting, perfume, beards, snoods, feminism, fundamentalism, and life itself. Or, so the billing for his A Show With A Man In It tour goes... If Cochrane is a new name to you (where the devil have you been?!) then you'll recognise him from the likes of Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, and Have I Got News For You, plus he's a regular player at our very own Comedy Store, appearing at loads of the Best In Stand Up nights, and always a draw. ? The Lowry Studio, Salford . .Quays / thelowry.com / 0843 208 6000 / January 9-10 / 8pm / Pounds 13 / @The_Lowry GIG / HOZIER You might have to do some serious ticket website searching to get into this gig by Grammy nominated Hozier (pictured above) - seen recently ripping up a live storm on Jools Holland's annual Hootenanny - but getting in will be richly rewarded. A Radio 1 favourite, Hozier is about due a return to the studio after 18 months on his debut album campaign, so this could be your last chance to see him for a while. An unassuming Irishman with a delightfully gravelly blues voice, Andrew Hozier-Byrne has been firmly planted in pop's big league ever since the release of his 2014 breakthrough single Take Me To Church. And if you can't get into his latest Manchester visit this weekend - fear not! He's back again on February 6. January 9, Apollo / o2apollomanchester.co.uk / 08444 777 677 / tomorrow then Feb 6 / 7pm / Pounds 22.50-Pounds 29.50. .

SUNDAYHAPPENINGS STEAM TRAIN / THE FLYING SCOTSMAN Following a Pounds 4.2m restoration, one of the world's most famous steam engines The Flying Scotsman is back in action for two very special weekends of travel. The first tomorrow and Sunday, when passengers can ride behind it in vintage carriages or luxury dining cars, or any rail enthusiasts and amateur snappers can make their dreams come true with a photography experience. …

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