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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Hook-20 by Manuel Harlan

From Hollywood to Hope Street: Arthur Miller’s lost screenplay

June 26, 2015 Comments Off on From Hollywood to Hope Street: Arthur Miller’s lost screenplay

When I drive from central Liverpool towards Crosby in the North of the city, there’s a sight that never fails to snatch my breath.

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Behind the scenes at Jackson Pollock, Tate Liverpool

June 26, 2015 Comments Off on Behind the scenes at Jackson Pollock, Tate Liverpool

Jackson Pollock’s black pourings weren’t popular during his lifetime. In fact, they’ve never had the attention that admirers think they deserve.

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Kevin Shaw main image by Chris Payne

Oldham Coliseum’s Artistic Director Kevin Shaw talks to Northern Soul

June 24, 2015 Comments Off on Oldham Coliseum’s Artistic Director Kevin Shaw talks to Northern Soul

“Leading a thriving arts organisation is always busy.”

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Robin Richards by Chris Payne

Robin Richards talks Dutch Uncles and being Lonesome

June 22, 2015 Comments Off on Robin Richards talks Dutch Uncles and being Lonesome

At the very end of December 1910, a new cinema opened in Manchester city centre at the junction of Oxford Street and Whitworth Street West.

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HOME Launch-16 by Chris Payne

Reflections on Manchester’s HOME-coming by Danny Boyle and friends

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Reflections on Manchester’s HOME-coming by Danny Boyle and friends

So that was the weekend that was! After months of speculation, not to say some anxiety from former Cornerhouse habitués and Library Theatre Company stalwarts, Manchester’s HOME officially opened not only its doors but also its outside areas, and the deckchairs proved immediately popular on Bank Holiday Weekend, rechristened HOME-warming weekend.

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Fleetneedles Forage: Early Summer Delights  

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Early Summer Delights  

Often sidelined as quackery, herbal medicine pre-dates its modern Western counterpart by thousands of years, and to raise awareness and highlight the importance of herbalism, this week is Herbal Medicine Week.

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The Northern Soul cake by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul 2nd Birthday Party

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul 2nd Birthday Party

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that Northern Soul is two years old. Two years! Wow, we’ve come so far and we’ve reached so high…no, wait, that’s something else.

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Tariff and Dale

Review: Tariff & Dale, Manchester

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Tariff & Dale, Manchester

Part of a pleasingly sophisticated new wave of venues popping up in Manchester’s Back Piccadilly, would Tariff & Dale live up to appearances? Northern Soul finds out.

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Win tickets to Wine Tasting in West Didsbury, Manchester

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Win tickets to Wine Tasting in West Didsbury, Manchester

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO WAR OF THE ROSÉS: A SUPERMARKET WINE TASTING AT THE NORTHERN LAWN TENNIS CLUB, WEST DIDSBURY

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Review: The Headscarf Revolutionaries by Brian W. Lavery

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Headscarf Revolutionaries by Brian W. Lavery

As Northern English cities go, Hull is generally regarded as punching under its weight. It’s got character though – oh aye, bags of that.

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