Apologies for the radio silence this week. Despite popular misconceptions I do leave Manchester from time to time and step away from the keyboard and screen.

Upon my return however the inbox was bulging with what’s new in Manchester-ville. Here is just a taster:

1) The lovely folks at Manchester Art Gallery reminded their new exhibition Recorders by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will be landing in little over a month. In this exhibition of interactive works the artists uses digital technologies to create inspiring and exciting contemporary art. I am already looking forward this exhibition which promises to be a feast for the senses.

2) Manchester10 – a new and free (everyone loves a good freebie) iPhone app has been released by Manchester Made It Easy, bringing the top ten things to do in Manchester direct to your iPhone every week.

3)  Food glorious food. Hey Little Cupcake! is popping up in Spinningfields from Wednesday 11th August. Tasty treats include the Manchester’s Mint – which combines chocolate sponge with mint butter cream, dark chocolate pieces and fresh mint leaves *licks lips* *stomach rumbles*

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