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RET Our Town Rehersals . Sarah Frankcom

“Keeping theatre fresh is about taking risks.” Sarah Frankcom, artistic director of the Royal Exchange

October 3, 2017 Comments Off on “Keeping theatre fresh is about taking risks.” Sarah Frankcom, artistic director of the Royal Exchange

I have an enduring memory of a production of King Lear. I think it was a school trip, probably because the play was on the curriculum.

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I thought rampant sexism was a thing of the past. I was wrong.

September 7, 2017 Comments Off on I thought rampant sexism was a thing of the past. I was wrong.

When I was a 20-something cub reporter in the late 90s and early noughties, sexism was rife. And I don’t just mean in journalism, although there was plenty to speak of. 

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GinnelWatch

GinnelWatch: a new series celebrating the brilliance of the ginnel

September 1, 2017 Comments Off on GinnelWatch: a new series celebrating the brilliance of the ginnel

ginnel; ˈɡɪn(ə)l/
noun; Northern English
a narrow passage between buildings; an alley

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Suzanne Vega, The Bridgewater Hall

Suzanne Vega: “The audience comes, thinking of their own memories”

August 28, 2017 Comments Off on Suzanne Vega: “The audience comes, thinking of their own memories”

When I wore out my Suzanne Vega cassettes in the 1980s, playing them over and over again, never in my wildest dreams did I think that, one day, I’d be explaining builder’s tea to my musical hero.

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Room on the Broom

Review: Room on the Broom, The Lowry, Salford

August 17, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Room on the Broom, The Lowry, Salford

“I’ll just turn my shoes off.”

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Ramsbottom

Ramsbottom is the best place ever because…

August 1, 2017 Comments Off on Ramsbottom is the best place ever because…

… erm, it’s probably not enough to say that Rammy (as the locals would have it) is ‘dead good’. I mean, it is. It’s proper good. But loads of people think that about the place they live in.

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The Northern Soul Awards 2017

Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul Awards 2017

July 4, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul Awards 2017

There was a lot of love in the room last week when we held the inaugural Northern Soul Awards 2017.

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The Northern Soul Awards 2017 - Clint Boon

The Northern Soul Awards 2017: The Winners

June 30, 2017 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Awards 2017: The Winners

Last night saw the launch of the inaugural Northern Soul Awards 2017 at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester.

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The First Hippo on the Moon

Review: The First Hippo on the Moon, The Lowry, Salford

June 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The First Hippo on the Moon, The Lowry, Salford

It’s easy to forget just how astute children can be.

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Feline good: Northern Soul chats to A Street Cat Named Bob

March 21, 2017 Comments Off on Feline good: Northern Soul chats to A Street Cat Named Bob

When celebrities attain a certain level of fame, they are known for demanding outrageous ‘riders’.

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