Monthly Archives: January 2015
It’s almost ten years since a group of Manchester United fans, disillusioned with the corporate greed taking over the game and, in particular, their beloved club, set up FC United of Manchester.Read the full story..
Northern Soul’s David Gann sees Beethoven’s Egmont performed by the BBC Philharmonic at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and discovers a concert of two, distinct halves.Read the full story..
Salford-born Ayub Khan Din’s semi-autobiographical comedy-drama East Is East has proved enormously popular since it was written and first performed in the mid-90s, not least on account of the Film Four hit, first released in 1999. In fact, it is often cited as one of the key works in helping to bring Asian culture to mainstream British audiences.Read the full story..
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE RIGOLETTO AT THE VICTORIA THEATRE HALIFAXRead the full story..
One of the biggest news stories of the week centred on a tabloid, boobs and a determined campaign to consign Page 3 to history. Whether or not you agree with bare breasts in a national newspaper, the No More Page 3 group has, if nothing else, sparked a debate on 21st century feminism, equality and freedom of the press. Here, one of its key activists, Anne Louise Kershaw, writes for Northern Soul about a roller-coaster week.Read the full story..
There’s a thought in Susan Hill’s Howards End is on the Landing that I’ve never forgotten.Read the full story..
It’s easy to argue that all awards are pointless and the dance that takes place between nominations being announced and tearful acceptance speeches (or bitter recriminations in the pub afterwards) is an especially pointless sideshow to the real art already created elsewhere. Okay. I feel your indifference.Read the full story..
Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter is not what you’d call a light play. As the curtain drops, you are left in stunned silence, unsure about how you feel about the events that have unfolded over the last hour. It’s a playwright at his most sinister.Read the full story..
- “Bollocks to that, we’ll do it here.” The Fall’s Paul Hanley talks about his history of Manchester music
- “You’re being paid to have fun and to laugh and be daft and stupid.” John Barrowman talks to Northern Soul
- Henry Normal: What Manchester Gave Me
- Win a Michelin-star dinner at Don Giovanni in Manchester this Christmas
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Paul Hanley will be taking part in special Q&A at Manchester Central Library on December 2nd. Tickets are free but you must register. More details at librarylive.co.uk/event/libra…
Poem for the Weekend: Uninvited Guests by Gill Lambert (chosen by our Poetry Correspondent Wendy Pratt) pic.twitter.com/aj6PSf6iJx
Henry Normal: What Manchester Gave Me Ooh but we've got some proper good columnists on Northern Soul. Here's the latest article by Henry Normal, he of Paul Calf, Mrs Merton, Gavin & Stacey, The Mighty Boosh, Alan Partridge, Red Dwarf etc etc. northernsoul.me.uk/henry-norm… pic.twitter.com/3PBi1RbKKD
'the latter's unbridled turn is a proper show-stealer, making this one of those rare occasions when one can honestly use the phrase “I really enjoyed that film with Hugh Grant in”' Our Film Editor @MrGeetsRomo reviews Paddington 2 - and loves it northernsoul.me.uk/review-pad… pic.twitter.com/jF7e4y9SEM