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Monthly Archives: April 2014

John Thomson

Is this John Thomson? Oh yes it is!

April 8, 2014 Comments Off on Is this John Thomson? Oh yes it is!

A successful TV show following the lives of six people broadcast its final episode a decade ago.

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Blood, Sweat and Beers or how I (nearly) became a Geordie gazelle

April 7, 2014 Comments Off on Blood, Sweat and Beers or how I (nearly) became a Geordie gazelle

The literature to which I was exposed in my childhood and youth didn’t extend beyond The Beano, Shoot, Newcastle United match day programmes and Viz.

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Portrait Paradise at The Lowry

April 7, 2014 Comments Off on Portrait Paradise at The Lowry

The portrait began with caveman spitting pigment over the back of their hands onto walls.

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The Northern Soul Podcast

April 7, 2014 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast

Hurrah and huzzah – it’s time for The Northern Soul Podcast!

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Sally Tallant

Liverpool Biennial’s Top Tallant talks to Northern Soul

April 5, 2014 Comments Off on Liverpool Biennial’s Top Tallant talks to Northern Soul

When Sally Tallant took on directorship of Liverpool Biennial in January 2012, she was just eight months away from lifting the curtain on the seventh edition of the UK’s only international festival for contemporary visual arts and culture.

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Coronation Street

Clattering along the cobbles on Coronation Street

April 4, 2014 Comments Off on Clattering along the cobbles on Coronation Street

Many moons ago when Bros ruled the airwaves and happy mondays were a day off school, Granada Studios flung open its doors to an eager public including yours truly.

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Ladies’ Day: an excuse for the press to trot out Northern stereotypes?

April 4, 2014 Comments Off on Ladies’ Day: an excuse for the press to trot out Northern stereotypes?

It is a day when women from Merseyside are encouraged to dress in their finest clothes and enjoy a day at the races. It’s Ladies’ Day.

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frank sidebottom

Have you heard of Timperley?

April 3, 2014 Comments Off on Have you heard of Timperley?

Leicester, Autumn 1991. This writer was a first year student living in a university hall of residence.

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Matthew Crow: ‘read as furiously and widely as you can’

April 1, 2014 Comments Off on Matthew Crow: ‘read as furiously and widely as you can’

Sonny Ashworth from Rawtenstall in Lancashire is 16 years old. In August 2012 he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML).

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