Monthly Archives: April 2013
Last night I stepped back into my childhood when I walked into The Lowry’s Lyric Theatre with my mum to watch Abigail’s Party, which has been revived 36 years after Mike Leigh’s play was first performed.Read the full story..
Mikron Theatre is celebrating its 42nd year. Based in Marsden, near Huddersfield, the theatre tours on a narrowboat in the summer and by road in the autumn.The company has performed in every kind of venue from pubs and village halls to the inside of a tunnel.Read the full story..
There was one aspect of moving to Manchester that came as a complete surprise to me: the difficulty in spending any significant length of time without hearing the dulcet tones of Ray Winstone.Read the full story..
It’s a view that is widely held: printed books are doomed and ebooks and self publishing are the only way forward. If you’re out of London well gosh, poor you, you’re in the provinces. You might as well as be on Mars.Read the full story..
When ‘The Chief’ speaks, the Manchester masses normally listen. So Noel Gallagher’s recent verbal crowning of Temples as “the best new band in Britain” could perhaps at least part-explain the impressive mid-week turnout down Oldham Street for an otherwise relatively unknown duo of bands.Read the full story..
Blonde Bombshells of 1943 taps into the nostalgia for the Second World War with its lively and upbeat production at the newly refurbished Oldham Coliseum.Read the full story..
- Exhibition Review: 100 Years of Council Housing, Manchester Central Library
- “Our biggest enemy is apathy.” Northern Soul talks to environmentalist Angus Forbes
- Growing Up North: a new series from our Gardening Correspondent
- “We still have a long way to go.” Actress, presenter and mental health advocate Denise Welsh talks to Northern Soul
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