Northern Soul

Author: Andy Murray

DJ Dave Booth

“I’m really a glorified record collector.” Legendary Manchester DJ Dave Booth talks to Northern Soul.

February 16, 2018 No Comments

If you spent your youth dancing at indie clubs in Manchester during the 80s and 90s, it’s possible some of your most cherished nights out came courtesy of Dave Booth, without you even knowing it.

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The Fall

Mark E Smith: A Tribute

January 26, 2018 Comments Off on Mark E Smith: A Tribute

Mark E Smith’s death at the age of 60 didn’t exactly come as a surprise.

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Graham Gouldman

Review: Graham Gouldman, Stoller Hall, Manchester

January 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Graham Gouldman, Stoller Hall, Manchester

Somehow, Salford-born songwriter Graham Gouldman remains an undervalued figure.

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Food Review: Stonemasons Arms, Timperley

January 16, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Stonemasons Arms, Timperley

It’s 1980.

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Jack Rosenthal

Great Northerners: Jack Rosenthal

January 8, 2018 Comments Off on Great Northerners: Jack Rosenthal

In a new series, we celebrate Great Northerners. For Northern Soul’s Andy Murray, it’s Jack Rosenthal. Who gets your vote?

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Detectorists

Detectorists: small-scale, low-key and utterly perfect

December 31, 2017 Comments Off on Detectorists: small-scale, low-key and utterly perfect

In a year when pure joy has generally been in short supply, the third series of the BBC sitcom Detectorists has been a cultural highlight.

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The Last Jedi

Film Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Just two Christmasses ago, the prospect of a new Star Wars film felt like a gob-smacking novelty.

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AJ Powell and Ensemble - Jack & the Beanstalk. Photography by Anthony Robling

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, York Theatre Royal

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, York Theatre Royal

As Christmassy experiences go, there’s none Christmassier.

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The League of Gentlemen: why the time is right for revival

December 15, 2017 Comments Off on The League of Gentlemen: why the time is right for revival

Well, they did say ‘you’ll never leave’.

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Around the World in 80 Days

Review: Around the World in 80 Days, The Lowry, Salford

December 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Around the World in 80 Days, The Lowry, Salford

It’s been retold a hundred times but, as everyone knows, at the start of Jules Verne’s original novel the Victorian gentlemen Phileas Fogg makes a bet that he can cross the globe in, well, 80 days.

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