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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Hepworth Wakefield

Behind the Scenes at The Hepworth Wakefield

April 30, 2014 Comments Off on Behind the Scenes at The Hepworth Wakefield

There’s a sculpture in The Hepworth Wakefield so moving, so tender, that I can’t get it out of my mind.

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Polari

Bona to Vada your Dolly Old Eek!

April 29, 2014 Comments Off on Bona to Vada your Dolly Old Eek!

Susan Lord, co-curator of a new exhibition about Polari at Bury Art Museum, writes for Northern Soul about the genesis of the project, its ground-breaking work and the importance of preserving the language for the gay community.

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Aiden Byrne at Manchester House, The Avenue, Manchester

Aiden Byrne talks Restaurant Wars, food critics and chasing the Michelin man

April 28, 2014 Comments Off on Aiden Byrne talks Restaurant Wars, food critics and chasing the Michelin man

Manchester hasn’t had a Michelin-starred restaurant since the year I was born. I’m 40 next month.

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Bellowhead at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Bellowhead: a decade of decadence

April 25, 2014 Comments Off on Bellowhead: a decade of decadence

A few weeks ago, Spiers & Boden played at the Royal Northern College of Music as part of their final tour as a duo.

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Walter Meierjohann (photo by Graeme Cooper)

A HOME for contemporary theatre for a contemporary audience

April 21, 2014 Comments Off on A HOME for contemporary theatre for a contemporary audience

HOME will bring something radically different to Manchester’s thriving theatre scene.

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Re-building a city: Northern Soul talks to architect Ian Simpson

April 20, 2014 Comments Off on Re-building a city: Northern Soul talks to architect Ian Simpson

It is impossible to walk through Manchester city centre without experiencing the creativity of leading architect Ian Simpson.

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Gary Barlow at Phone 4u Arena, Manchester

Gary Barlow: the Frodsham frontman comes home

April 20, 2014 Comments Off on Gary Barlow: the Frodsham frontman comes home

Last week’s Manchester Arena gig by Gary Barlow was a first for me.

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Life on Pig Row: Learning to Swear

April 18, 2014 Comments Off on Life on Pig Row: Learning to Swear

Digging is a four letter word. Don’t believe me? Do some.

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Delia Derbyshire Day

Delia Derbyshire Day

April 18, 2014 Comments Off on Delia Derbyshire Day

From a former ice rink in west London, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop created bespoke music and sounds for the TV and radio.

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Pulling a Northern Soul all-nighter at Victoria Baths

April 16, 2014 Comments Off on Pulling a Northern Soul all-nighter at Victoria Baths

Northern Soul fans are busy practising their extravagant dance moves as Manchester festival Un-Rest stages an all-nighter at the historic Victoria Baths.

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