Monthly Archives: August 2017
It’s September, so dust off your satchel, sharpen your pencils and straighten that tie…no wait, that’s school, isn’t it? Wrong one. Forget that. You don’t need any of those things to take in the comedy this month.Read the full story..
On the face of it, it’s difficult to see why PIPPIN The Musical is not better known on this side of the Pond given it boasts music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, whose stage hits include Godspell and Wicked as well as a latter-day stint as a composer on such Disney animations as Pocahontas.Read the full story..
As I observed the seats filling up for The Jungle Book, I suddenly panicked that I’d come to the show without a kid. Yet Metta Theatre’s electric re-telling – combining street dance and circus routines to bring Rudyard Kipling’s tale into the 21st century – is not just for children.Read the full story..
When I wore out my Suzanne Vega cassettes in the 1980s, playing them over and over again, never in my wildest dreams did I think that, one day, I’d be explaining builder’s tea to my musical hero.Read the full story..
“Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big whirlwind.” Belinda Carlisle talks to Northern Soul
Look away now if you don’t want to feel old: it’s been 30 years since the recording of power-pop anthem Heaven Is A Place On Earth.Read the full story..
Manchester is thriving with creativity. Nevertheless, it is daunting to set up a new venue, whether its focus is art, music or theatre.Read the full story..
Artist Ian Scott Massie was born in London in 1952 and grew up in Buckinghamshire.Read the full story..
Northern Soul’s North Yorkshire Photographer, Paul Hunter, shares a gallery of striking images capturing the sights across the region during the summer months.Read the full story..
- Marijuana grower becomes professional horticulturalist: Northern Soul chats to Hidden Tales Rochdale
- “The success of Danger Mouse took us all by surprise.” Brian Trueman and the legacy of Manchester animation studio, Cosgrove Hall
- “I heard a lot of stories and I learnt how to live in somebody’s space.” Northern Soul chats to Mik Artistik
- “History really comes alive when you’re reading the original sources.” Ian Hislop and Nick Newman talk about The Wipers Times
- Film Review: The Death Of Stalin, HOME, Manchester
Northen Soul Awards 2017
Congratulations to all the winners at the Northern Soul Awards 2017. It was a cracking night. For the full list, click here http://awards.northernsoul.me.uk/2017-winners
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