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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Street Scene

OperaWatch: What’s on in Autumn

October 30, 2015 Comments Off on OperaWatch: What’s on in Autumn

As mists gather, fruit mellows and the clocks go back, Autumn is with us.

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Crag Lough

Photo Gallery: Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland

October 30, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland

Northern Soul‘s Ian Cook takes some stunning photos of Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland.

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Guys and Dolls

Competition: Win tickets to Guys and Dolls, Manchester

October 30, 2015 Comments Off on Competition: Win tickets to Guys and Dolls, Manchester

Manchester Gets it First will see the highly acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre sell-out production of Guys and Dolls arrive at the Palace Theatre for two weeks only (November 10-21, 2015) prior to a West End transfer to London’s Savoy Theatre in December for a strictly limited 13-week run.

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Autumn Leaves

Photo Gallery: Autumn Colours

October 30, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Autumn Colours

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness….Northern Soul‘s Paul Hunter celebrates the colours of Autumn.

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Besom Broom

Fleetneedles Forage: Something Wicked This Way Comes

October 30, 2015 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Something Wicked This Way Comes

The notion of witches has always fascinated me. It began in childhood when I read books about witches such as Meg and Mog.

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Louis de Bernieres

Review: Louis de Bernières, Manchester Literature Festival

October 27, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Louis de Bernières, Manchester Literature Festival

I have some inexplicable form of amnesia when it comes to Manchester’s Portico Library and Gallery.

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Blanche McIntyre

Blanche McIntyre on The Oresteia at Manchester’s HOME

October 27, 2015 Comments Off on Blanche McIntyre on The Oresteia at Manchester’s HOME

With the benefit of hindsight, it looks as if theatre director Blanche McIntyre, the golden girl of the theatre world who is about to bring The Oresteia to Manchester’s HOME, might have been destined for her current job.

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Weeping Window at Woodhorn

Photo Gallery: Weeping Window, Woodhorn, Northumberland

October 27, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Weeping Window, Woodhorn, Northumberland

Poppies: Weeping Window is at at Woodhorn Museum in Northumberland until November 1, 2015.

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The Unthanks at Homegrown

Review: Homegrown Folk Festival, The Met, Bury

October 26, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Homegrown Folk Festival, The Met, Bury

With a superb concert from Tom Russell filling the main hall just a few days before this invigorating festival and much more in a similar vein to follow (including the brilliant Sam Baker on November 1), Bury Met is showing absolutely no signs of surrendering its place as the premier venue in the North for music of the rootsy persuasion.

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Vampires in Manchester

Black Swans, Cultural Vampires and Sanguinarians in the North

October 24, 2015 Comments Off on Black Swans, Cultural Vampires and Sanguinarians in the North

Somewhat aptly, very little natural light reaches the spot where I sit in a small shop in Stockport’s industrial Houldsworth Mill.

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