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Half Term Highlights

Here’s a round-up of some of the most popular half term activities for families in February.   FINDING FIONA Everyone’s favourite grumpy ogre arrives at The Lowry in Manchester this February! Direct from a successful run on the West End,…
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March 16, 2016
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New Year, New You

Reap the rewards of a healthy lifestyle and balanced mind with JLife’s round-up of must-attend fitness classes.   Pilates Considering its unwavering presence across media outlets and celebrity culture in recent years, it’s hard to avoid the popularity of Pilates…
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March 16, 2016
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Magic Movies

The UK Jewish Film Festival returns to Manchester with an exceptional range of world cinema.   OPENING NIGHT GALA Closer to the Moon 8th November, 6pm – Cineworld, Didsbury Set in Communist Romania in 1958, Closer to the Moon is…
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March 16, 2016
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Keep Your Cool

Wrap up warm and avoid any winter break boredom with JLife’s pick of the perfect family-friendly activities.   As White as Snow What better way to mark the seasonal shift than by being transported to a wintry world in a…
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March 16, 2016
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Ready to Party

Celebrate the festive season in style as JLife tracks down some of the city’s best end-of-year bashes. From bright lights and buzzing nightlife to day-time dining and casual gatherings, Manchester’s array of party hotspots have something for everyone. As 2015…
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March 16, 2016
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Sweet Talk

Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings during Chanukah with a selection of tasty desserts.   Challah Bread Pudding with Chocolate and Raisins   Ingredients 4 cups whole milk, warmed 8 tbsp butter, melted 1 ½ cups sugar 6 eggs 1 tsp…
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March 16, 2016
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Review – Conversations

Judith Hayman reviews the Jewish Theatre Company's latest production 'Conversations'.   Being the child or even the grandchild of a Holocaust survivor affects people profoundly. Children who know the full details of the survivor’s journey into hell often react differently…
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March 16, 2016
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Welcome to the 60s

The touring production of Hairspray is currently dazzling at Manchester’s Palace Theatre, and JLife went along to check it out.   Ask your friends to reel off their favourite musicals and it’s highly likely that the smash hit Hairspray will…
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March 16, 2016
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City of Leisure

Fusing delicious eateries, thriving businesses, and luxury retailers, Spinningfields is rising in the ranks as Manchester’s place to be.   With its eclectic attractions and wealth of visitors, leisure has long been associated with Manchester’s city landscape – but nothing…
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March 16, 2016
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Setting an Example

Dr Martin Boulton, high master of Manchester Grammar School, discusses the importance of schools’ commitment to societal service and giving back.   A good education involves academic study, of course, but there is much more than this if a school…
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March 16, 2016
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A Time to Reflect

Residents from The Fed’s Heathlands Village share with JLife their reflections on Rosh Hashanah.   Family gatherings, resolutions, extended meals, and delicious foods such as apples and challah dipped in honey: the traditions associated with Rosh Hashanah are both well-known…
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March 16, 2016
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Off the Pitch

The Rugby World Cup is coming to England, and more specifically, Manchester. But what influence have Jewish players had on the game? Joseph Brown reports.   As the Rugby World Cup 2015 is coming to England on the 18th September,…
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March 15, 2016
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Top Spots for Afternoon Tea

Indulge yourself and a group of friends to some of the best afternoon teas Manchester has to offer.   Annies Restaurant & Tea Shop Located just off St. Ann’s Square in the iconic Royal Exchange building, Annies – owned by…
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March 15, 2016
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Face the Music

As the BBC Proms season edges closer, JLife shows you to how to get into the spirit of the classical music event through Manchester-based orchestra groups.   Besses o’ th’ Barn Band Originated in 1818 and nourishing the ability of…
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March 15, 2016
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Eating Out

As we welcome the warmer weather this summer, JLife discovers five of the best restaurants offering al fresco dining.   Altrincham   House Restaurant & Wine Bar Tucked away in the idyllic setting of Altrincham’s Goose Green, The House has…
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March 15, 2016
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School’s Out

Keep children occupied this summer with a range of fun-filled activities.   Creative Minds The Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University is offering a series of summer school opportunities for creative, art, design and technology students studying at…
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March 15, 2016
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The Family Bat Mitzvah

The members of one Manchester-based family reflect with JLife on what recently celebrating a Bat Mitzvah meant to them.   Photo: Mark McInnes: Rocket Red Photography   Orli Edwards, the Bat Mitzvah girl: “My Bat Mitzvah was conducted in a marquee…
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March 15, 2016
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What’s On

JLife rounds up a selection of Manchester's best summer events.   Parklife - 6th-7th June The Parklife weekend festival at Heaton Park attracts over 70,000 people a day. With tickets nearly sold out it's not hard to see why -…
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March 15, 2016
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Dad’s Day Out

Struggling for Father's Day inspiration? Think outside the box with JLife's round up of unique dad-appropriate expeditions across the Manchester area.   Tea for Two Combining delicate savouries and inviting sweet treats, the popularity of afternoon tea is soaring. But…
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March 15, 2016
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Movie Milestones

With 2015 marking a major anniversary for many of our favourite films, JLife looks at the Jewish ties to three of the classics.   Toy Story From Buzz Lightyear's flying conundrum to Woody's heroic escapades, Toy Story's release 20 years…
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March 15, 2016