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Lawrence Batley Theatre exterior

The Lawrence Batley Theatre: we go behind the scenes of a Huddersfield institution

March 24, 2017 No Comments

It’s snowing as I alight at Huddersfield train station.

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Video games

Quality Control: Northern Soul talks open-world gaming

March 21, 2017 No Comments

In a new regular feature, Northern Soul’s gamers consider the thorny issues besetting the video game industry.

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Feline good: Northern Soul chats to A Street Cat Named Bob

March 21, 2017 No Comments

When celebrities attain a certain level of fame, they are known for demanding outrageous ‘riders’.

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Manchester International Festival

What is the City but the People? Manchester International Festival 2017

March 17, 2017 No Comments

Google maps does not recognise Mayfield. According to the internet, the abandoned railway depot near Piccadilly station doesn’t exist.

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Photo Gallery – Sir Ian McKellen opens Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights, People’s History Museum

March 17, 2017 No Comments

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne, was one of two photographers at the opening of Never Going Underground. He captured images of Sir Ian McKellen as he launched the exhibition at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.

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Theatre Review: Bat out of Hell, Manchester Opera House

March 17, 2017 No Comments

Part of the strange charm of the original Bat Out Of Hell recording has always been that it was unashamedly grandiose and knowingly absurd, and that, lyrically and presentation-wise, it was also pretty funny.

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Film Review: The Love Witch

March 17, 2017 No Comments

The Love Witch is a genuinely remarkable film.

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Review: Paul Auster’s City of Glass, HOME, Manchester

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Paul Auster’s City of Glass, HOME, Manchester

No matter how old we get, there’s something about public nudity that can still shock and amuse.

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Review: Pygmalion, Liverpool Playhouse

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Pygmalion, Liverpool Playhouse

Take some raw material. Manipulate it, reshape it. Then stand back and consider what you’ve made.

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Review: Meat Pie, Sausage Roll, Oldham Coliseum

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Meat Pie, Sausage Roll, Oldham Coliseum

Anyone who knows me should be well aware that pretty much the extent of my interest, let alone prowess, in sport consists of being South London triple jump champion for about five minutes when I was 10-years-old.

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