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Bee mural, Manchester Town

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: “I am proud to call Manchester my home”

May 23, 2017 No Comments

Writing for Northern Soul seems particularly pertinent today.

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Jenn Ashworth, Dead Ink Books

The Night Visitors: horror fiction, obsession and catfishing

May 19, 2017 No Comments

I can’t watch horror films. Not since my teenage years when we used to watch VHS copies of Scream and IT and I’d have to walk a mile home through the darkening countryside, imagining that each sound contained my grisly demise.

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

May 19, 2017 No Comments

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

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Wine bottles by Chris Payne

Chef Tony’s Wine Club: Lidl’s Spring Collection

May 19, 2017 No Comments

In May’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 Lidl’s new wine range, launched at Easter.

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Opera Review: Turandot, Opera North, Leeds Town Hall

May 19, 2017 No Comments

Turandot by Puccini has long been my favourite opera. There is something about the scale of its ambition, the dark tragedy at the heart of what is essentially a love story, and the sheer power of the music that rips my heart out every time I hear it.

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Laura Wilkinson

Northern Soul talks to author Laura Wilkinson about Hulme, modern art and how beauty is more than Skin Deep

May 17, 2017 No Comments

I’m fascinated by ideals of beauty. Just scroll through Instagram and you’ll find people air-brushed to within an inch of their life.

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Call the Midwife, BBC

America’s sickening health system

May 13, 2017 Comments Off on America’s sickening health system

Despite my bad back, I did a fingertip search for the pill I dropped on the floor.

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Emily Hughes & Liam Tobin in The Sum photograph by Stephen Vaughan

Review: The Sum, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

May 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Sum, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

At last, this is the one. This is the play the Everyman company has been waiting to reveal, the one that helps its pioneering rep project make a brilliant kind of sense.

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Bakers Vaults, Stockport

Stockport is the best place ever because…

May 6, 2017 Comments Off on Stockport is the best place ever because…

…OK, so that’s a sentence I never thought I’d write.

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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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