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Ship Canal, Barton Lock and Bridge, by Colin Taylor

Painting the North: Ship Canal, Lock and Bridge by Colin Taylor

June 19, 2017 No Comments

In the first of a new series entitled Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, will be sharing striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North.

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Arundhati Roy credit Mayank Austen Soofi

Review: Arundhati Roy, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

June 19, 2017 No Comments

As an undergraduate at Manchester Metropolitan University (many moons ago) I opted for the intriguingly titled Modern Gothic module. It was here that I stumbled across 1997 Booker Prize-winning The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, the story of twins Rahel and Estha growing up in the politically turbulent state of Kerala in the 1960s.

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The True History of The Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World

Win tickets to The Ugliest Woman in the World/All I Want is One Night at Hope Mill Theatre

June 13, 2017 No Comments

Northern Soul has teamed up with the Watershed Productions to offer readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to not one, but two brilliant plays showing at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre at the beginning of July.

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Operation Black Antler

Review: Operation Black Antler, HOME, Manchester

June 12, 2017 No Comments

I never learn that ‘immersive theatre’ is simply fancy-speak for ‘audience participation’.

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PWEI image by Chris Payne

Review and Photo Gallery: Gigantic Vol. 4, Manchester Academy

June 12, 2017 No Comments

The fourth Gigantic Indie All-Dayer at Manchester Academy was an opportunity for indie kids of wildly differing ages to wallow in over eight hours of 80s and 90s nostalgia.

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Erasure

Review: Erasure, Albert Hall, Manchester

June 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Erasure, Albert Hall, Manchester

Erasure have a loyal following. I mean a really loyal following.

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Persuasion, Royal Exchange, Manchester Photo Credit: Johan Persson/

Review: Persuasion, Royal Exchange, Manchester

June 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Persuasion, Royal Exchange, Manchester

There’s a line in this show that encapsulates both the successes and challenges of the production.

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Rose, by Martin Sherman

Review: Rose, HOME, Manchester

June 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Rose, HOME, Manchester

Rose is by Martin Sherman, a playwright who’s perhaps best-known for his Pulitzer Prize-nominated play Bent exploring the persecution of homosexuals during the Holocaust.

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Liam Gallagher, Manchester 02 The Ritz, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Liam Gallagher, 02 Ritz, Manchester

June 8, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Liam Gallagher, 02 Ritz, Manchester

Liam Gallagher performed to a packed out O2 Ritz in Manchester at the end of May, showcasing a mix of new solo material and a selection of Oasis classics.

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Marcel Lucont

What’s on in June: Comedy in Manchester

June 7, 2017 Comments Off on What’s on in June: Comedy in Manchester

Manchester, you did us proud last month. You deserve a laugh. So, get down to the comedy love-in this June.

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