Northern Soul

Author: Cathy Crabb

Sarah Millican, Manchester Literature Festival 2017

Review: How To Be Champion – An Evening with Sarah Millican, Manchester Literature Festival

October 11, 2017 No Comments

“I don’t care if people don’t find me funny. I know I’m funny because it’s the job I do.”

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Benedict and Dominika Tomczyk-Bowen, image by Hazel Gibson

Bi-polar unicorns and claustrophobic clowns: Northern Soul attends Thought Bubble in Leeds

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Bi-polar unicorns and claustrophobic clowns: Northern Soul attends Thought Bubble in Leeds

Picture this. It’s your first day at a new school. You’re a bit scared but you have an imagination the size of a meteor and loads of great ideas to make and draw worlds you want to share with your new pals.

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Cosmic Scallies, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Review: Cosmic Scallies, Royal Exchange, Manchester

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Cosmic Scallies, Royal Exchange, Manchester

What I miss about no longer being on Facebook is Jackie Hagan.

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The cast of The Ruck - Photo by Andrew Billington -ABP10730

Review: The Ruck, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Ruck, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

“Just wait and I’ll get the others, they’re all here,” says Lily Clark, forward for the Batley Bulldogs Girls Rugby League team as I chat to her outside the Lawrence Batley Theatre before the premiere of The Ruck.

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Sophie Mercer and Josie Cersie – The Ruck - Photo credit Amy Charles Media IMG_6946

Northern Soul chats to director Joyce Branagh about new writing, girls rugby and fighting spirit

September 9, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to director Joyce Branagh about new writing, girls rugby and fighting spirit

Director Joyce Branagh is working on what sounds like the perfect premise for an ensemble piece.

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Sugarhill Gang, Cotton Clouds Festival

Review and Photo Gallery: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth

August 15, 2017 Comments Off on Review and Photo Gallery: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth

A drunk woman gesticulates at me. “The back of the line for beer is there.”

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Marshmallow Feast

Review: IRIS and Tim Peaks Diner, The Lowry, Salford

June 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: IRIS and Tim Peaks Diner, The Lowry, Salford

I’d enjoyed a cool and heady journey on my way to the taster event for The Lowry’s biennial Week 53 festival.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh talks Broadchurch, Brexit and the importance of theatre

April 17, 2017 Comments Off on Julie Hesmondhalgh talks Broadchurch, Brexit and the importance of theatre

It’s the final episode of Broadchuch tonight. If like Northern Soul you’ve been gripped by the last series of this superlative drama, that’s due in no small part to Julie Hesmondhalgh’s gripping portrayal of a rape victim.

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Review: Jane Eyre, The Lowry, Salford

April 13, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Jane Eyre, The Lowry, Salford

Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is the original plain Jane, the poor, orphaned girl who is dealt a bad hand. If life was toast, Jane’s slipped off the plate and landed butter side down. 

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Be Strong, Live Happy and Love: 350 years of Paradise Lost at The Portico Library, Manchester

January 18, 2017 Comments Off on Be Strong, Live Happy and Love: 350 years of Paradise Lost at The Portico Library, Manchester

This year marks the 350th anniversary of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, the story of the fall of Satan and the destruction of Paradise. With this in mind, Manchester’s Portico Library is staging an inspiring and enlightening exhibition.

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