Northern Soul

Author: Andy Murray

Australasia

Review: Australasia, Spinningfields, Manchester

September 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Australasia, Spinningfields, Manchester

Brilliantly, either by accident or design, entrance to Australasia is gained by going literally down under: down a flight of stairs from a glass pyramid by John Rylands Library and under Manchester’s Deansgate.

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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”.

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DD PoS poster LARGE, (c) B7 Media. 

Dan Dare is back: we chat to the brains behind the revival of the sci-fi classic

July 19, 2017 Comments Off on Dan Dare is back: we chat to the brains behind the revival of the sci-fi classic

The North of England may not exactly have been the epicentre of the 1950s space race, but it did have its moments.

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Review: Bluedot festival, Jodrell Bank

July 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Bluedot festival, Jodrell Bank

It’s been 60 years since the mighty Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank first started looking up towards the stars.

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Film Review – David Lynch: The Art Life

July 14, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review – David Lynch: The Art Life

It’s suddenly become a very interesting time to be a David Lynch fan again.

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Review: Fantastic Mr Fox, The Lowry, Salford

July 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Fantastic Mr Fox, The Lowry, Salford

Roald Dahl only started writing children’s books in the early 1960s but they’re already beginning to assume the status of modern myths, fit to be reconfigured into all kinds of different shapes and forms.

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John Hegley

Northern Soul chats to John Hegley about poeting, the Peel Sessions and performance

July 3, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to John Hegley about poeting, the Peel Sessions and performance

Upon commencing an interview with beloved poet and performer John Hegley, Northern Soul apologises profusely for being a couple of minutes late.

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Review: Slapstick for Kids and Beggars of Life, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

May 19, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Slapstick for Kids and Beggars of Life, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

The opening of a new public venue is always cause for celebration and a flurry of interest.

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Mindhorn: Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby talk to Northern Soul

May 6, 2017 Comments Off on Mindhorn: Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby talk to Northern Soul

It’s taken around ten years for Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby to bring the germ of an idea about a washed-up actor from a TV detective show to full fruition on the big screen.

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The Year of the Sex Olympics

The Year of the Sex Olympics

May 4, 2017 Comments Off on The Year of the Sex Olympics

The scriptwriter Nigel Kneale has a Yahoo group dedicated to discussion of his life and work, and like all Yahoo groups these days, it’s mostly fallen into disuse.

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