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Discovering-Scarfolk-by-Richard-Littler---Ebury-Press

Northern Soul chats to Richard Littler about Scarfolk, online humour and the absurdity of modern values

April 21, 2017 No Comments

Online humour can be a fickle sort of business.

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Ascent by Jed Mercurio

Book review: Ascent by Jed Mercurio

April 21, 2017 No Comments

Now and again you come across a novel so closely published to your own specifications that you strongly suspect the publishers have secretly focus-grouped you to within an inch of your life, and then wiped all memory of it from your mind.

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Richard Bremmer as The Story Giant_©Stephen Vaughan

Review: The Story Giant, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

April 21, 2017 No Comments

You can’t escape from stories these days.

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Review: Twelfth Night, Royal Exchange, Manchester

April 21, 2017 No Comments

As someone from Stratford-upon-Avon, I’m no stranger to Shakespeare. Walking through the quaint town centre, you can’t shake a feathered quill without bumping into a street performer bellowing lines from King Lear.

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thinking fast and slow

The book that changed my life: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

April 21, 2017 No Comments

I read the book that changed my life, the one I can’t stop telling people about, last year.

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Gusto Manchester

Review: Spring/Summer Menu, Gusto, Manchester

April 19, 2017 No Comments

When I think of Italian food, I’m met with images of pizza and luxurious pasta.

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Chai Thali, London

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: London’s restaurants are booming and blooming

April 19, 2017 No Comments

English seasons are usually pretty indistinct.

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Kate O'Donnell as Feste in Twelfth Night photo Jonathan Keenan

Subverting Shakespeare: Northern Soul chats to Kate O’Donnell about making Feste a feisty female

April 19, 2017 No Comments

I’ve never been behind the scenes at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, and so it feels peculiar to be heading for the stage door.

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Wine by Chris Payne

Chef Tony’s Wine Club: The Wine Society

April 17, 2017 No Comments

In April’s edition of Chef Tony’s Wine Club, our resident chef, gastronome and purveyor of fine wines casts his expert eye over two bottles from a wine club.

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