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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Gerard Carey (Lord Farquaad). Image by Helen Maybanks.

Shrek The Musical is a must-see at Leeds Grand

July 31, 2014 Comments Off on Shrek The Musical is a must-see at Leeds Grand

It’s a long way from the mean streets of Walford to Shrek’s swamp, but former Eastender and rookie director Nigel Harman has pulled together a colourful version of this smash hit musical which is actually better than the West End.

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Revolution in the Bedroom at Gallery Oldham

July 31, 2014 Comments Off on Revolution in the Bedroom at Gallery Oldham

The game was startling in its simplicity but my 12-year-old son stared at the screen as if bringing an Airbus in to land.

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Summer evenings, bike rides and getting away from it all

July 31, 2014 Comments Off on Summer evenings, bike rides and getting away from it all

Now that the excitement of Le Tour is over, Northern Soul’s Cycling Correspondent talks about his love of summer evenings and shares one of his favourite routes.

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Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy: Jake Gyllenhaal sees double

July 29, 2014 Comments Off on Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy: Jake Gyllenhaal sees double

Is it bad form to open a review with a quote from someone else’s review?

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Northern Soul meets…Jetta

July 28, 2014 Comments Off on Northern Soul meets…Jetta

Not many 24-year-olds get the chance to work with Pharrell Williams on their debut record. But the world’s hottest producer thinks scouse songstress Jetta has what it takes to be big.

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Building the Future from the Past with The Met’s David Agnew

July 27, 2014 Comments Off on Building the Future from the Past with The Met’s David Agnew

Once the driving force of Lancashire’s booming textile trade, Bury’s enterprising spirit lives on in its remarkable revival as a cultural and commercial hub.

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Franz West at The Hepworth in Wakefield

July 27, 2014 Comments Off on Franz West at The Hepworth in Wakefield

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to The Hepworth Wakefield curator Dr Sam Lackey about a major exhibition of works by Franz West, initiated and co-developed with the artist before his death in July 2012.

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Monty Python Live (Mostly)

July 27, 2014 Comments Off on Monty Python Live (Mostly)

In the row in front is a studious looking teenager sandwiched between middle-aged mum and dad.

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Here’s One We Made Earlier: The Story of BBC Children’s Broadcasting

July 26, 2014 Comments Off on Here’s One We Made Earlier: The Story of BBC Children’s Broadcasting

Children’s TV: you watch it for about ten years, then you spend the rest of your life sitting in the pub reminiscing (in fact, if your passport lists your occupation as ‘bad stand-up comic’, you might even make a living making cracks about it).

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