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Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Ideal Home Show

Win Tickets to The Ideal Home Show at Christmas, Manchester

October 20, 2015 Comments Off on Win Tickets to The Ideal Home Show at Christmas, Manchester

Mistletoe and wine and a good ol’ time…the Ideal Home Show at Christmas is the place to be. And we’re giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets.

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Hallé 150 The Bridgewater Hall credit Joel Chester Fildes

Review: Verdi’s Requiem, Hallé Orchestra, Manchester

October 20, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Verdi’s Requiem, Hallé Orchestra, Manchester

Earlier this month a full house at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall was treated to a night of high drama and fine performances as the Hallé Orchestra performed Verdi’s great and glorious Requiem Mass.

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Loud and Proud: the Rochdale Literature Festival

October 20, 2015 Comments Off on Loud and Proud: the Rochdale Literature Festival

“‘Shhh, it’s a library’ is so yester-year,” Punam Ramchurn, director of the Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, tells Northern Soul. “We have music gigs, computer classes, children’s sing-a-longs.”

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Kate Mosse

Review: Kate Mosse, Manchester Literature Festival

October 20, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Kate Mosse, Manchester Literature Festival

I am sitting in the spectacular Living Worlds gallery in Manchester Museum. It is one of those cold autumnal nights where darkness is drawing in, winter coats have come out of hibernation and everything is a little bit eerie.

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Easy Kill

The Northern Soul Podcast: Easy Kill

October 20, 2015 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: Easy Kill

This month Lucy McNamara chats to Easy Kill, a four-piece alternative rock band from Manchester, over a cuppa in The Art of Tea, Didsbury.

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The National Wedding Show

Win tickets to The National Wedding Show, Manchester

October 20, 2015 Comments Off on Win tickets to The National Wedding Show, Manchester

Win tickets to The National Wedding Show at Manchester Central this Autumn

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Judy Collins

Judy Collins talks to Northern Soul

October 17, 2015 Comments Off on Judy Collins talks to Northern Soul

It’s a little bit funny, is it not, how so many of the 60s and 70s artists supposed to have been left choking in the dust of punk’s storm-troopers have turned out to be producing some of the best music of their lives right now, and doing really quite nicely, thank you, in the concert halls of the world?

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Squirrel

Photo Gallery: Squirrels

October 16, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Squirrels

Who said squirrels were shy? Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer Chris Payne gets up close with Autumnal squirrels.

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St Mary's Inn

Review: St Mary’s Inn, Northumberland

October 16, 2015 Comments Off on Review: St Mary’s Inn, Northumberland

One day last month I woke up in an asylum.

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Northern Ballet's 1984

Review: 1984, Northern Ballet, Palace Theatre

October 16, 2015 Comments Off on Review: 1984, Northern Ballet, Palace Theatre

Not long ago Northern Ballet’s artistic director David Nixon told me during rehearsals for this production that “it promises to challenge the idea of what stories can be told through dance”.

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