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Review: Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, HOME, Manchester

December 9, 2017 No Comments

There seems to be a glut of Red Riding Hood productions this Christmas.

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Cendrillon - Music by Jules Massenet - Libretto by Henri Cain - RNCM Opera - 6th December 2017Conductor - Martin AndréDirector - Olivia FuchsDesigner - Yannis ThavorisLighting Designer - Matt Haskins

Review: Cinderella, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

December 8, 2017 No Comments

As I write, a real Cinderella story is being played out in the pages of the rabidly, sycophantically Royalist British press.

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Review: Guys and Dolls, Royal Exchange, Manchester

December 8, 2017 No Comments

Widely regarded as one of the finest Broadway musicals of all time, this co-production between the Royal Exchange and Talawa Theatre Company of the great Guys and Dolls, first performed in 1950 and revived many times since, is notable for being the first in the UK to feature an all-black cast.

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Mary-Ellen McTague at Aumbry. Photo by Chris Payne.

“Good food doesn’t need to be an elitist thing.” Northern Soul talks to chef Mary-Ellen McTague

December 6, 2017 No Comments

Long ago, back before it was subsumed into a south Manchester suburb, Chorlton-cum-Hardy was a village dominated by farmlands and dotted with dairies.

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Jesca Hoop

Review: Jesca Hoop, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

December 6, 2017 No Comments

Resplendent in a remarkable red dress which makes her look part flamenco dancer and part Dalek, Jesca Hoop takes to The Stoller Hall stage for something like a homecoming gig.

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Manchester Christma Market, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Manchester Christmas Markets 2017

December 4, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester Christmas Markets 2017

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne, heads to the bustling Manchester Christmas Markets and takes some festive snaps.

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What’s on in December: Comedy in Manchester

December 1, 2017 No Comments

Some clubs might be taking time off in the month of baubles and too much chocolate, but the ones sticking it out are making up for it with a load of festive comedy.

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Review: Dog & Partridge, Didsbury, Manchester

November 30, 2017 No Comments

There’s finest Iberican ham on the menu at the Dog & Partridge in Didsbury where once there was none.

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La Vina

Review: La Viña, Deansgate, Manchester

November 30, 2017 No Comments

Firstly, full disclosure. I’m not one of life’s natural tapas fans.

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Kim Wilde

“I never felt that being a woman was any less or more of an advantage.” Northern Soul chats to Kim Wilde

November 30, 2017 No Comments

She’s preparing a new album and tour for the New Year.

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