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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Under the Tyne Bridge, Newcastle, Lee Stoneman

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

September 29, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty and jetty.

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John Cooper Clarke at BBC 6 Music Festival

Henry Normal: Why I Hate Poems

September 28, 2017 Comments Off on Henry Normal: Why I Hate Poems

The great English 60s poet Adrian Mitchell once said, “most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people”.

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La La Land in Concert, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Review: La La Land in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Review: La La Land in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

I first saw La La Land with my parents. We’d picked up a copy on DVD from Primark (it was on a stand in that bit where you queue up to pay, next to the multi-packs of face-wipes and cheap socks), got in a load of snacks and some wine, and screened it on the big telly in the front room.

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BBC Philharmonic

Review: BBC Philharmonic, Mahler – Symphony No. 3 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Review: BBC Philharmonic, Mahler – Symphony No. 3 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

“You’re reviewing a classical music concert?”

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Shobana Jeyasingh and Tom Piper talk to Northern Soul about Bayadère – The Ninth Life

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Shobana Jeyasingh and Tom Piper talk to Northern Soul about Bayadère – The Ninth Life

Shobana Jeyasingh wants to make it clear that the world premiere of her Bayadère – The Ninth Life at Salford’s Lowry this week is not simply another version of Marius Petipa’s famous classical ballet La Bayadère.

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All aboard the flycycle

Landlines and Watermarks: Northern Soul chats to the brains behind art project, Water Works

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Landlines and Watermarks: Northern Soul chats to the brains behind art project, Water Works

It’s December 2015 and West Yorkshire’s beautiful Calder Valley is celebrating Christmas. Then the rain comes.

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Goth Weekend

Review: Goth Weekend, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Goth Weekend, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

There’s always something a bit weird about watching a play set in your home town, including an emotional response somewhere between pride and embarrassment when you hear the characters speak about the places that exist in real life.

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Head for the Hills 2017 (Ramsbottom Festival): a film by Northern Soul

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Head for the Hills 2017 (Ramsbottom Festival): a film by Northern Soul

Ah, Rammy. Previously the Ramsbottom Festival, Head for the Hills is one of the loveliest, yummiest festivals in the world ever.

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Lee Mavers, The La's. Photo by Jake Summerton

“The whole myth of The La’s is crazy.” Paul Hemmings talks to Northern Soul

September 22, 2017 Comments Off on “The whole myth of The La’s is crazy.” Paul Hemmings talks to Northern Soul

It’s been 30 years since legendary Liverpool group The La’s released their first record, the thunderous single Way Out.

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Review: Our Town, Royal Exchange, Manchester

September 22, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Our Town, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play first performed in 1938 is an American classic – there’s always a production on somewhere.

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