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Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Hallé Goes to War

November 19, 2013 Comments Off on The Hallé Goes to War

The Hallé went to war earlier this month but thankfully both audience and orchestra survived to tell the tale.

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Resplendent in neon orange skates

November 19, 2013 Comments Off on Resplendent in neon orange skates

Karen Connolly get her skates on for a bit of festive fun at The Ice Rink at Selfridges, Manchester Trafford.

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Freemasons at Wiswell: a night to remember

November 17, 2013 Comments Off on Freemasons at Wiswell: a night to remember

There are some foods that I never expected to let past my lips. Kangeroo and crocodile were on this no-no list until, ten years ago on a trip to Australia, I sampled both delicacies. Well, it seemed rude not to.

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Stay where there are songs by Ciara Leeming

Stay Where There Are Songs

November 15, 2013 Comments Off on Stay Where There Are Songs

The British media love a good bogeyman and, among their many pet hates, Roma Gypsies come close to the top. If they also happen to be Eastern European immigrants – as opposed to indigenous Romanies – then all the better. Scapegoat bingo.

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Doctor Who: Who-ly, Madly, Deeply

November 15, 2013 Comments Off on Doctor Who: Who-ly, Madly, Deeply

As Doctor Who turns 50, Geoffrey Lovelock meets Gareth Kavanagh, the man behind Manchester’s month-long celebration of everyone’s favourite Time Lord.

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Bo Burnham Comes of Age

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on Bo Burnham Comes of Age

Back in 2010 the nearly 20-year-old Bo Burnham performed a brief teaser set during the Pleasance press showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe. Seasoned critics in the audience – myself included – had already heard great things about the Massachusetts-born comedian, but he blew us away regardless.

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Movember comes to Manchester

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on Movember comes to Manchester

You’ll no doubt have noticed that it’s time for this year’s crop. It’s a crop that gets bigger each year too.

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Lifting the Lid on The Wigan Kebab

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on Lifting the Lid on The Wigan Kebab

In the first of a new series on traditional Northern scran by the Northern Soul team, Karen Connolly reminisces about The Wigan Kebab. 

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s production of Swan Lake has been referred to as a ‘modern classic’. I can’t claim to be qualified to make such a bold statement but I can say that the production, touring throughout the UK and internationally (it’s at The Lowry this week), was stunning.

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Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

On Stage With Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on On Stage With Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo

To write about Emily Barker and & The Red Clay Halo is to dispense with the measured use of superlatives.

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