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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Craig Lindfield gets a shot in

Behind the scenes at FC United

January 29, 2015 Comments Off on Behind the scenes at FC United

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. 

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Nan Kithai from The Spice Club

January 29, 2015 Comments Off on Nan Kithai from The Spice Club

The Spice Club cooks Nan Kithai – Indian Cardamom Butter Cookies

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Pianist Javier Perianes

Review: Beethoven’s Egmont by BBC Philharmonic

January 29, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Beethoven’s Egmont by BBC Philharmonic

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.

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East is East at Manchester Opera House

Review: East is East at Manchester Opera House

January 29, 2015 Comments Off on Review: East is East at Manchester Opera House

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.

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Rigoletto

Win Tickets to see Rigoletto at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax

January 25, 2015 Comments Off on Win Tickets to see Rigoletto at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE RIGOLETTO AT THE VICTORIA THEATRE HALIFAX

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No More Page Three

No More Page Three: a personal perspective

January 24, 2015 Comments Off on No More Page Three: a personal perspective

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.

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The Mist in the Mirror

The Mist in the Mirror: Northern Soul chats to Ian Kershaw

January 22, 2015 Comments Off on The Mist in the Mirror: Northern Soul chats to Ian Kershaw

There’s a thought in Susan Hill’s Howards End is on the Landing that I’ve never forgotten.

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Maxine Peake as Hamlet

Manchester Theatre Awards: celebrating a theatre-rich city

January 22, 2015 Comments Off on Manchester Theatre Awards: celebrating a theatre-rich city

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.

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Andy Warhol - Marilyn Diptych 1962

Behind the scenes at Andy Warhol, Tate Liverpool

January 22, 2015 Comments Off on Behind the scenes at Andy Warhol, Tate Liverpool

When I lived in London, I approached blockbuster art shows with a mixture of anticipation and dread.

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The Dumb Waiter by Ransack Theatre

Review: The Dumb Waiter, Re:play Festival, Manchester

January 22, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Dumb Waiter, Re:play Festival, Manchester

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.

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