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The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz

December 31, 2014 Comments Off on The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz

How’s your Northern knowledge? With just a few hours until 2014 draws to a close, let’s see how much you can recall about the year. No prizes, just a lovely feeling of smugness when you get them all right (answers will be posted on Northern Soul tomorrow). No googling allowed….

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Top Hat - Leeds Grand Theatre Alan Burkitt & Ensemble Photo by Max Lacome-Shaw

Review: Top Hat, Leeds Grand Theatre

December 24, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Top Hat, Leeds Grand Theatre

The musical rom-com Top Hat is based on the 1935 film with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and sees Alan Burkitt and Charlotte Good step into their predecessors’ dancing shoes with a result that will blow your hat off, top or otherwise.

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Madness and Inspiral Carpets: a photo montage

December 24, 2014 Comments Off on Madness and Inspiral Carpets: a photo montage

Northern Soul’s Head Photographer Chris Payne was busy last week snapping the Inspiral Carpets and Madness, both playing in Manchester. Here are his pics of Clint Boon greeting the crowd at The Ritz while nutty boys and girls were treated to a night of Madness at the Phones4u Arena.

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The Northern Soul 2014 End of Year Review

December 23, 2014 Comments Off on The Northern Soul 2014 End of Year Review

Where did the year go? Was it good for you?

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Rakhi Sinha: from Chorlton Bazaar to Eventbrite

December 23, 2014 Comments Off on Rakhi Sinha: from Chorlton Bazaar to Eventbrite

Rakhi Sinha, founder of Chorlton Bazaar and the new head of the Northern branch of Eventbrite, writes for Northern Soul.

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The Merry Widow at the Royal Northern College of Music

December 23, 2014 Comments Off on The Merry Widow at the Royal Northern College of Music

In the midst of your Opera Correspondent’s many birthday celebrations I managed to squeeze in this joyful production of Franz Lehár’s comic opera, The Merry Widow

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at The Lowry

December 23, 2014 Comments Off on We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at The Lowry

If you’ve become a parent during the last 20 years, you’ll most likely know the picture book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

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Mick Middles on Frank Sidebottom‏

December 23, 2014 Comments Off on Mick Middles on Frank Sidebottom‏

If you’ve passed through the South Manchester village of Timperley in the past year or so, you’ll have noticed a new landmark by the main crossroads.

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Chetham's by Chris Payne

Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2014

December 21, 2014 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2014

There’s little doubt that 2014 has been a cracking year for literature, whether it’s new authors, old favourites or re-issued classic works.

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Baltic Cellar

Review: Baltic Cellar, Manchester

December 20, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Baltic Cellar, Manchester

A stone’s throw from Manchester’s Albert Square and the bustling Christmas markets, the Baltic Cellar invites you to escape from the winter cold.

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