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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Hallé Orchestra

Review: Hallé Pops – Orchestral Masterpieces and Rossini’s Cat

November 28, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Hallé Pops – Orchestral Masterpieces and Rossini’s Cat

February 20, 1816 was not a good day in the life of Gioachino Rossini.

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Turin Brakes at The Whisky Sessions

Review: The Whisky Sessions, Manchester

November 28, 2014 Comments Off on Review: The Whisky Sessions, Manchester

The inaugural Whisky Sessions at Victoria Warehouse boasted an eclectic line-up of big names and soon-to-be big names alongside a hearty commitment to promoting the old water of life, with whisky tastings and cocktails all part of the mix.

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Mission to Manchester

Christmas Cocktail Cheer at Cloud 23 in Manchester

November 26, 2014 Comments Off on Christmas Cocktail Cheer at Cloud 23 in Manchester

Twenty-three floors above the bustling streets of the city centre you can find some breath-taking views of the Manchester skyline.

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Naomi Kashiwagi, Swing Time, Playtime

Artist Naomi Kashiwagi writes for Northern Soul

November 26, 2014 Comments Off on Artist Naomi Kashiwagi writes for Northern Soul

Before its move to HOME in 2015, Manchester’s Cornerhouse is running its final exhibition. Using Cornerhouse’s iconic brick structure and Jacques Tati’s 1967 comedy masterpiece as inspiration, nine artists are exhibiting their work at Playtime. One of these artists, Naomi Kashiwagi, writes for Northern Soul about her Playtime experience.

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Restaurant 1914

Pre-theatre eats: Northern Soul goes to Bradford

November 26, 2014 Comments Off on Pre-theatre eats: Northern Soul goes to Bradford

In the first of a new series focusing on places to eat before the theatre, Rich Jevons visits Bradford, sampling the wares at the 1914 Restaurant, Media Cafe, Cyrus and Nando’s.

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Alice in Wonderland at The Bolton Octagon

Review: Alice in Wonderland at Bolton Octagon

November 26, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Alice in Wonderland at Bolton Octagon

Alice! A childish story take,

And with a gentle hand

Lay it where Childhood’s dreams are twined

In Memory’s mystic band,

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Portrait of Sophia Al-Maria. Courtesy the artist

The Girl Who Fell To Earth: Sophia Al-Maria talks to Northern Soul

November 23, 2014 Comments Off on The Girl Who Fell To Earth: Sophia Al-Maria talks to Northern Soul

The best books never leave you. You never really finish them. They become part of your story, lying dormant until something, anything, sparks the tinderbox of memory and, like a long-lost friend, you remember how much you loved them.

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7 Veils: An Evening With Mata Hari

November 22, 2014 Comments Off on 7 Veils: An Evening With Mata Hari

We all know Mata Hari, don’t we? The slinky seductress, exotic dancer and spy who was arrested as a double agent and executed by a French firing squad in 1917, just as the First World War was coming to a close and all sorts of scores were starting to be settled.

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The Tapestry by Chris Payne

The Tapestry talk to Northern Soul

November 22, 2014 Comments Off on The Tapestry talk to Northern Soul

“They struck me squarely in the stomach and got my head nodding straight away with the kind of bass-heavy indie post-punk that pulses along somewhere between Franz Ferdinand and The Hives, while necks jerk and feet tap involuntarily.” This was how Northern Soul described The Tapestry after seeing them play at the Rambsbottom Festival earlier this year.

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Still Ill by Billy Cowan

Still Ill: there is a light that never goes out

November 21, 2014 Comments Off on Still Ill: there is a light that never goes out

From Carol Ann Duffy to Karl Marx, Manchester as a muse has lit many a spark in the light bulb of big ideas, and many a sparkle on the great British bauble of words, pictures and music.

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