Northern Soul

Arts

Room on the Broom

Review: Room on the Broom, The Lowry, Salford

August 17, 2017 No Comments

“I’ll just turn my shoes off.”

Share Button
Read the full story..

A carnival queen costume. Credit David Lindsay

Photo Gallery: 50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival

August 15, 2017 No Comments

Leeds West Indian Carnival is marking its 50th anniversary in 2017 with a spectacular series of milestone events to celebrate its golden anniversary, including a new exhibition which captures the 50-year history of Europe’s longest running Caribbean carnival parade, in photo, film, audio and costume.

Share Button
Read the full story..

The Wizard of Oz, Stockport Plaza

Review: The Wizard of Oz, The Plaza, Stockport

August 8, 2017 No Comments

As a Stockport resident, I’ve often walked by The Plaza on my way to the big ASDA, and wondered what it’s like inside.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Photo Gallery: Landmark building The Piece Hall re-opens in Halifax

August 7, 2017 No Comments

On August 1, 2017, The Piece Hall in Halifax – one of the most iconic heritage buildings in Britain – re-opened its gates following a multi-million-pound transformation.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Rob Pointon - The Hatch at The Briton’s Protection

Painting the North: The Hatch at The Briton’s Protection, Rob Pointon

August 6, 2017 No Comments

In the fifth 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.

Share Button
Read the full story..

England is Mine

Film Review: England is Mine, HOME, Manchester

August 4, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review: England is Mine, HOME, Manchester

Of the many and varied responses to the news that a Morrissey biopic was being made, probably the most salient can be summed up thus: “Oh no, please don’t encourage him”.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Red Bastard

Review: Clown Fest, Manchester

August 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Clown Fest, Manchester

Before I went to Clown Fest I thought there were two kinds of clown: kiddy clowns and scary clowns.

Share Button
Read the full story..

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.

Share Button
Read the full story..

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.

Share Button
Read the full story..

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.

Share Button
Read the full story..