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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Julian Cope by Paul Husband

Northern Soul chats to arch-drude, Julian Cope

October 31, 2016 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to arch-drude, Julian Cope

Ah, Julian Cope, arch-drude and all-round bluddy fantastic musician.

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Ann Cleeves

Vera, Shetland and the North: Ann Cleeves talks to Northern Soul

October 29, 2016 Comments Off on Vera, Shetland and the North: Ann Cleeves talks to Northern Soul

“She’s driving from her home towards Newcastle but that’s the Holy Island causeway and that clearly isn’t right.”

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Review: Manchester Museum, Extinction or Survival?

October 29, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Museum, Extinction or Survival?

The first two objects in Manchester Museum’s new exhibition Extinction or Survival? are a model of a dodo and a stuffed panda. One is extinct, of course. And the other has been brought back from the brink of extinction, thanks to the efforts of conservationists across the globe.

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Fleetneedles Forage: The Magic of the Elder Tree

October 29, 2016 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: The Magic of the Elder Tree

A few weeks ago I bought a copy of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales.

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Win tickets to the Fizz Festival, Altrincham

October 27, 2016 Comments Off on Win tickets to the Fizz Festival, Altrincham

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE FIZZ FESTIVAL IN ALTRINCHAM

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John Cooper Clarke at BBC 6 Music Festival

The Northern Soul Podcast: Manchester Literature Festival

October 26, 2016 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: Manchester Literature Festival

Ah, the Manchester Literature Festival. It’s proper good.

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Rufus Hound in Wind in the Willows

Taking on Toad: Rufus Hound talks to Northern Soul about Wind in the Willows

October 25, 2016 Comments Off on Taking on Toad: Rufus Hound talks to Northern Soul about Wind in the Willows

By any standards, launching a big-budget musical is a huge risk. Nor do you make it any easier for yourself by basing said musical on a much-loved property (mess with cherished notions or characters and you can come a cropper).

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Breaking the Code: we talk to Daniel Rigby about playing Alan Turing

October 25, 2016 Comments Off on Breaking the Code: we talk to Daniel Rigby about playing Alan Turing

In the summer of 1997, Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre staged a new adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s 17th century comedy The Illusion, starring Trevor Baxter and Julia Sawalha. One entranced young audience member was 15 year-old Stockport lad Daniel Rigby who was making his first ever visit to the venue on a college outing.

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Yves Klein at Tate Liverpool: we talk to curator Darren Pih

October 23, 2016 Comments Off on Yves Klein at Tate Liverpool: we talk to curator Darren Pih

It seems obvious to me now that Yves Klein‘s Leap into the Void was a fake.

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Orca trip by Chris Payne

Where’s Whaley? From Manchester to North Shields to Amsterdam – and back again

October 23, 2016 Comments Off on Where’s Whaley? From Manchester to North Shields to Amsterdam – and back again

As a young boy visiting my grandparents in Perthshire, I was told the story of a white rabbit which supposedly lived wild in a small glen just outside Gleneagles.

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