Northern Soul

Author: Drew Tosh

Narcissist in the Mirror, Greater Manchester Fringe

Review: Narcissist in The Mirror, The Kings Arms, Salford

July 19, 2017 No Comments

Rosie Fleeshman could so nearly be the Adele of performance poetry.

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A Respectable Wedding

Review: A Respectable Wedding, Root & Branch Productions, 53two, Manchester

July 11, 2017 No Comments

Think about the type of person you’d least like to encounter at a social function and I guarantee they’ll turn up in this play.

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Music’s best kept secret: Northern Soul chats to Ron Sexsmith

May 13, 2017 Comments Off on Music’s best kept secret: Northern Soul chats to Ron Sexsmith

Songs and artists come into your life in all kinds of ways.

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Nancy & Beth

Review: Nancy & Beth, Palace Theatre, Manchester

April 25, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Nancy & Beth, Palace Theatre, Manchester

On paper, it sounds confusing. Two American women perform songs that span rap (Gucci Mane, Run DMC) country (George Jones) and tunes from classic songwriters (Joni Mitchell, Rufus Wainwright).

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201 ship of fools the birds of paradise

Life is a cabaret. Or is it? Cabaret Voltaire, Hope Mill Theatre Café, Manchester

January 30, 2017 Comments Off on Life is a cabaret. Or is it? Cabaret Voltaire, Hope Mill Theatre Café, Manchester

Cabaret Voltaire 101 is a new group celebrating Dadaism more than 100 years after its inception.

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Review: An Evening with Jean-Christophe Novelli, Don Giovanni, Manchester

January 24, 2017 Comments Off on Review: An Evening with Jean-Christophe Novelli, Don Giovanni, Manchester

I’m no foodie, as any of my friends will tell you.

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Pizza the Action: we review the Christmas menu at Pizza Express on Manchester’s Oxford Street

December 15, 2016 Comments Off on Pizza the Action: we review the Christmas menu at Pizza Express on Manchester’s Oxford Street

With a brand new interior and a special festive menu, Pizza Express on Manchester’s Oxford Street is well worth a December visit.

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Dream darlings: The Slow Show talks to Northern Soul

December 12, 2016 Comments Off on Dream darlings: The Slow Show talks to Northern Soul

It gladdens the heart when a band from your own neck of the woods does well. And so it’s a treat to see how well Manchester band The Slow Show is doing.

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Mysterious Girl: Toyah talks to Northern Soul

December 3, 2016 Comments Off on Mysterious Girl: Toyah talks to Northern Soul

“There is a mindset when it comes to competitive combat and I think I might have that.” 

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The Hip Hop Chip Shop

Frying High: The Hip Hop Chip Shop

November 19, 2016 Comments Off on Frying High: The Hip Hop Chip Shop

Is there anything more quintessentially British than fish and chips?

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