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Monthly Archives: April 2014

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Lucy Porter: a northern soul?

April 16, 2014 Comments Off on Lucy Porter: a northern soul?

Lucy Porter has come far since the days when she lived in Chorlton-cum-Hardy and worked for Granada on This Morning with Richard and Judy.

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Scooby-Doo, where are you?

April 16, 2014 Comments Off on Scooby-Doo, where are you?

It’s a scene repeated endlessly the world over: a child in a shop wants to buy the book/magazine/toy/bedspread with their favourite character emblazoned on it

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The Northern Soul Podcast

April 14, 2014 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast

So, there’s good news and bad news.

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Digital Theatre – the way forward?

April 14, 2014 Comments Off on Digital Theatre – the way forward?

Over the past five years, the landscape of theatre has been digitalised by live cinema broadcasting thanks to the National and the New York Met.

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What Motherhood Means

April 12, 2014 Comments Off on What Motherhood Means

Below is a poem I wrote in 2010. It is the title poem of my first collection, a pamphlet called Nan Hardwicke Turns into a Hare.

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Guy Garvey of Elbow at Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Elbow: soaring to new heights

April 11, 2014 Comments Off on Elbow: soaring to new heights

Elbow played Manchester’s Phones 4u Arena on Wednesday night to a crowd of almost 20,000 and pulled off a spectacular trick. They made it feel like an intimate gig.

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On the Hoof: stretching theatre to its limits

April 10, 2014 Comments Off on On the Hoof: stretching theatre to its limits

In a landscape full of relentless revivals and polished plays it is refreshing to see something unexpected, something bizarre and something completely spontaneous.

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Zoe Trope: A Workshop Performance

April 8, 2014 Comments Off on Zoe Trope: A Workshop Performance

Like Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes, Zoe Trope begins in court.

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Red's True Barbecue

Red’s True Barbecue: Let There Be Meat

April 8, 2014 Comments Off on Red’s True Barbecue: Let There Be Meat

James Douglas and Scott Munro are messiahs of the low and slow barbecue. Red’s True Barbecue is their church.

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Unlocking the Anthony Burgess Archive

April 8, 2014 Comments Off on Unlocking the Anthony Burgess Archive

It’s off the beaten track but that would probably have sat well with Anthony Burgess. 

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