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Film Review – David Lynch: The Art Life

July 14, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review – David Lynch: The Art Life

It’s suddenly become a very interesting time to be a David Lynch fan again.

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Review: Fantastic Mr Fox, The Lowry, Salford

July 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Fantastic Mr Fox, The Lowry, Salford

Roald Dahl only started writing children’s books in the early 1960s but they’re already beginning to assume the status of modern myths, fit to be reconfigured into all kinds of different shapes and forms.

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Northern Soul chats to John Hegley about poeting, the Peel Sessions and performance

July 3, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to John Hegley about poeting, the Peel Sessions and performance

Upon commencing an interview with beloved poet and performer John Hegley, Northern Soul apologises profusely for being a couple of minutes late.

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

May 19, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Slapstick for Kids and Beggars of Life, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

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

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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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The Year of the Sex Olympics

The Year of the Sex Olympics

May 4, 2017 Comments Off on The Year of the Sex Olympics

The scriptwriter Nigel Kneale has a Yahoo group dedicated to discussion of his life and work, and like all Yahoo groups these days, it’s mostly fallen into disuse.

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Northern Soul goes behind the scenes of Manchester’s iconic Town Hall ahead of its closure

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul goes behind the scenes of Manchester’s iconic Town Hall ahead of its closure

If you’ve never experienced Manchester Town Hall beyond seeing it as a fancy backdrop to a boozy visit to the Christmas markets then it’s well worth a proper visit – but you will need to be quick about it.

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

April 21, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to Richard Littler about Scarfolk, online humour and the absurdity of modern values

Online humour can be a fickle sort of business.

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Dancing in the Dark, Chorlton Irish Club

Dance like there’s nobody watching: Dancing in the Dark, Chorlton Irish Club

April 4, 2017 Comments Off on Dance like there’s nobody watching: Dancing in the Dark, Chorlton Irish Club

It’s a damp Wednesday night in March and Northern Soul is in a blacked-out hall in South Manchester holding a pair of glow sticks and dancing with strangers to Don’t Talk to Me About Love by Altered Images.

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