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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Mahiki, Great Northerners and Dirty Martinis: A Northern Soul Night Out

November 16, 2017 No Comments

Let me say from the outset that my memory of the events I am about to recount is a little hazy.

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The Fall

“Bollocks to that, we’ll do it here.” The Fall’s Paul Hanley talks about his history of Manchester music

November 16, 2017 No Comments

Much-venerated Manchester band The Fall have had a whole host of different line-ups over the years, but during their early 80s glory days they were driven by a particularly notable rhythm section.

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“You’re being paid to have fun and to laugh and be daft and stupid.” John Barrowman talks to Northern Soul

November 16, 2017 No Comments

As you might expect, chatting with John Barrowman is a cheeky and gossipy encounter. His tales are peppered with one-liners about threesomes with The Krankies and being the best ‘Dick’ in the business.

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Film Review: Paddington 2

November 16, 2017 No Comments

Three years ago, when the first Paddington feature film was released, expectations were seriously low.

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Bee mural, Manchester Town

Henry Normal: What Manchester Gave Me

November 16, 2017 No Comments

I moved to Manchester for love. A beautiful girl I was dating started at Manchester University and I came up to share a flat with her in Crumpsall.

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Peaky Blinders, © Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd & Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd 2017. Photographer: Robert Viglasky

Review: Peaky Blinders, Season Four, Episode One

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Peaky Blinders, Season Four, Episode One

“We’re going back…back to Small Heath,” says a blood-spattered Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) in the opening episode of Peaky Blinders, season four.

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Review: Hollie McNish & Jackie Hagan, Manchester Literature Festival

November 16, 2017 No Comments

What a night! Never before have I sat in a library swigging wine out of the bottle all the while laughing until my ribs actually ached.

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Win a Michelin-star dinner at Don Giovanni in Manchester this Christmas

November 15, 2017 No Comments

Win a Michelin-star dinner at Don Giovanni in Manchester this Christmas

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Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

Review: Emily Barker, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

November 14, 2017 No Comments

You can tell a good singer by the way they sing out of tune.

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John Bramwell by Chris Payne

“I realised five years ago that I was never going to end up rich from music.” John Bramwell talks to Northern Soul

November 14, 2017 No Comments

After three years of travelling the highways and byways, John Bramwell has released his long-awaited debut solo studio album, Leave Alone the Empty Spaces.

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