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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Michael Brandon

Michael Brandon takes A View from the Bridge

March 31, 2015 Comments Off on Michael Brandon takes A View from the Bridge

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to actor Michael Brandon (known to many as Dempsey from TV’s Dempsey and Makepeace) about his career and current role of Alfieri in Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, set in Brandon’s birthplace, Brooklyn.

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Review: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Liverpool Playhouse

March 31, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Liverpool Playhouse

This play is a fable. I know it’s a fable because the world’s biggest typewriter (heard but not seen) pounds the words ‘A FABLE’ onto the tea-chest-style wooden backdrop at the start of the story.

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Wendy and Chris Pratt

Speak out and speak up: one woman’s experience with the NHS

March 31, 2015 Comments Off on Speak out and speak up: one woman’s experience with the NHS

Northern Soul’s Wendy Pratt writes candidly about her devastating experience with NHS failings, how she came through it, and why she still loves and admires the health service.

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Manchester- black and white shot by Chris Payne

Eyeliner, black leather and post-punk: not your average book launch

March 29, 2015 Comments Off on Eyeliner, black leather and post-punk: not your average book launch

Picture a book launch: chances are you’re imagining a staid and stifled event in a windowless inner-city Waterstones on a wet Wednesday afternoon, with copies of books and glasses of steadily souring white wine laid out in evenly-spaced rows on folding trestle tables.

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Win tickets to see Sleeping Beauty at St Helens Theatre Royal

March 29, 2015 Comments Off on Win tickets to see Sleeping Beauty at St Helens Theatre Royal

WIN A FAMILY TICKET TO SEE SLEEPING BEAUTY AT ST HELENS THEATRE ROYAL

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Rule 35 production rehearsals

In detention: Rule 35 and Community Arts North West

March 27, 2015 Comments Off on In detention: Rule 35 and Community Arts North West

Rule 35 is a new production from Community Arts North West, an immersive show which allows the public to experience the fear and isolation of women held in detention centres such as Yarl’s Wood. Northern Soul’s Jack Stocker talks to director Cheryl Martin, creative producer Katherine Rogers, and actor and former detainee Mavis Smith.

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Easter basket

Win a Precious Little Bundle Easter Basket

March 27, 2015 Comments Off on Win a Precious Little Bundle Easter Basket

WIN A PRECIOUS LITTLE BUNDLE EASTER BASKET

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Appy Times at Manchester’s Apadmi

March 27, 2015 Comments Off on Appy Times at Manchester’s Apadmi

Since its formation in 2009, Manchester-based Apadmi, a leading mobile app developer, has expanded rapidly and is continuing to take on new staff and clients. Howard Simms, co-founder and director of Apadmi, writes for Northern Soul about the company’s origins, recent changes and where the business is heading.

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Frank Cottrell-Boyce

The Astounding Broccoli Boy: Frank Cottrell-Boyce talks to Northern Soul

March 25, 2015 Comments Off on The Astounding Broccoli Boy: Frank Cottrell-Boyce talks to Northern Soul

Under ‘Occupation’ on Frank Cottrell-Boyce’s passport, it must say ‘Writer.

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Jon Ronson

An Evening of Public Shaming with Jon Ronson

March 24, 2015 Comments Off on An Evening of Public Shaming with Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson is very big on Twitter. That’s to say he’s an active fan of the service, has well over 100,000 followers, and first opened up an account back in December 2008.

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