Monthly Archives: September 2016
When he announced Katherine Soper’s play as the winner of the 2015 Bruntwood Prize For Playwriting, judge Sir Nicholas Hytner hailed it as a work of “such eloquence, such quiet craft, such dignity and such compassion”.Read the full story..
When you’re raising kids, it can be difficult to decide on the right moment to bring them face to face with life’s nether regions.Read the full story..
Part of me likes to believes that I’m too young to listen to The Archers, Radio 4’s ‘ordinary tale of countryfolk’. But let’s face it, I’m in my mid-40s, live in a city and have never made jam. I’m probably the BBC’s target market for the show.Read the full story..
Every so often, as you have read in these very pages, Helen and I, the esteemed editor of this august publication, head out of the lofty heights of Northern Soul Towers and into the real world to sample the culinary delights that Manchester has to offer.Read the full story..
As a beloved writer, poet and broadcaster, Michael Rosen has more going on in his head than most.Read the full story..
At the turn of the 1980s, at the height of the Cold War, my school English class had a debate.Read the full story..
“I was determined not to wee in a bush”: Northern Soul’s Lyndsey Skinner tackles the Great North Run
“To be honest, I’m knackered.”Read the full story..
If you’ve bobbed about Bury recently, you might have seen an intriguing new shop front on Bolton Street.Read the full story..
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Thought for the Day: “Last night I dreamt that somebody loved me / No hope but no harm / Just another false alarm.” - The Smiths