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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Alan Partridge, image by Paul Husband

What’s on in August: Comedy in Manchester

July 31, 2017 Comments Off on What’s on in August: Comedy in Manchester

Many clubs may have taken a break, and half the funny side of the city have headed for the Edinburgh Fringe, but not to worry, you don’t have to go back to watching your dog chew a fruit gum for your entertainment.

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The Dinner Party (1980) – Sam Walsh, © The Walker Art Gallery and the artist estate

Review: The Dinner Party, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead

July 29, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Dinner Party, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead

Much has been made of The Mersey Sound poetry anthology in Liverpool this year.

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Denis Thorpe - Lowry’s Hats & Coats - 1976

Painting the North: L.S. Lowry and The Elms

July 29, 2017 Comments Off on Painting the North: L.S. Lowry and The Elms

In the fourth instalment of Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England.

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Delamere, postcard exhibition at Lion Salt Works Musuem

Photo Gallery: All aboard! 1930s-style railway posters go on display at Lion Salt Works

July 28, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: All aboard! 1930s-style railway posters go on display at Lion Salt Works

Between August 8 and September 3, 2017, the Lion Salt Works Museum based in Northwich, Cheshire, will host a new exhibition of 14 colourful 1930s-style railway posters promoting the many attractions of Mid Cheshire Railway Line.

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Review: The Tiger Who Came to Tea, The Lowry, Salford

July 28, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Tiger Who Came to Tea, The Lowry, Salford

It was as the on-stage doorbell rang for the fourth time that my two-year-old daughter, atop my knee in the semi-dark of The Lowry’s Lyric Theatre, turned to me with a mixture of optimism and desperation to query: “The tiger come now?”

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Review: Taking Steps, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

July 28, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Taking Steps, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

I’ve never been a fan of farce. In my head, farce equates to pouty-lipped Ooooooooh Vicar quips, buxom women ‘accidentally’ losing their clothes and a great deal of cringe-worthy sexual innuendo.

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International Cheese Awards 2017

Northern Soul enthusiastically attends the International Cheese Awards in Nantwich

July 28, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul enthusiastically attends the International Cheese Awards in Nantwich

Northern Soul loves cheese. In fact, it’s safe to say that Northern Soul might be unhealthily obsessed with cheese in all of its beautiful forms.

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Photo Gallery: RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park, 2017

July 27, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park, 2017

Take a look at these bright snaps from the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. The weather appeared to shine for the family day out featuring young and upcoming garden designers. 

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Making Life Rhyme: Northern Soul chats to Punk in Drublic

July 26, 2017 Comments Off on Making Life Rhyme: Northern Soul chats to Punk in Drublic

My knowledge of poetry begins and ends with Pam Ayres (ask your Granny) and four-line stanzas where something rhymes with Nantucket.

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Ken Simons_Magritte Install © Roger Sinek

Redefining the role of the curator: Exploring the Unseen at Tate Liverpool

July 26, 2017 Comments Off on Redefining the role of the curator: Exploring the Unseen at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool celebrates its 30th birthday next year.

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