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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Neil Young and Crazy Horse: maddening and magnificent

July 14, 2014 Comments Off on Neil Young and Crazy Horse: maddening and magnificent

There’s no doubt about it – Neil Young is an unpredictable ‘ol cuss.

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Red Ladder fights back after funding cut

July 14, 2014 Comments Off on Red Ladder fights back after funding cut

There were always going to be winners and losers when the Arts Council announced who it would fund through the National Portfolio Organisation. For radical theatre group Red Ladder it was a catastrophic blow: they lost every penny.

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Hurr, the war on terror and Javaad Alipoor

July 14, 2014 Comments Off on Hurr, the war on terror and Javaad Alipoor

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to the writer and director of new play HurrJavaad Alipoor.

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Beryl, the play

Beryl cycles to glory at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

July 14, 2014 Comments Off on Beryl cycles to glory at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

It seems appropriate that a play about an unbeatable Yorkshire cyclist was penned by a similarly driven actress from across the Pennines.

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Here’s an exhibition we made earlier at The Lowry

July 14, 2014 Comments Off on Here’s an exhibition we made earlier at The Lowry

Muffin the Mule. Val, John and Peter. Zammo. Teletubbies. Mr Tumble. Tracy Beaker.

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Betty Blue Eyes

Betty Blue Eyes: Ham Fare For The Common Man

July 11, 2014 Comments Off on Betty Blue Eyes: Ham Fare For The Common Man

The last few weeks have been hectic for Liverpool’s veterinary community – or the ones qualified to look after puppet animals at any rate.

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Jamie Cullum builds Momentum

July 11, 2014 Comments Off on Jamie Cullum builds Momentum

Jamie Cullum’s album Momentum is one of his strongest outings since the classic twentysomething.

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Women Writers Need Women Writers

July 11, 2014 Comments Off on Women Writers Need Women Writers

When I first started writing this article I thought it was going to be about feminism and the modern woman, and how women writers struggle to get published.

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KEVIN ROWLAND

Nowhere is Home for Dexys

July 8, 2014 Comments Off on Nowhere is Home for Dexys

Let’s get this straight from the start. If you, reader, are sitting there thinking, “Dexys! Hahaha! Come on Eileen! One-hit wonders! Raggle-taggle gypsies! Hohoho!” – well, you’ve got it all wrong.

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Götterdämmerung, Opera North

July 8, 2014 Comments Off on Götterdämmerung, Opera North

On a really sunny day and with the quarter finals of the World Cup looming, I set off to the darkness of The Lowry in Salford for a six and a half hour performance of the last of the Ring Cycle, Götterdämmerung.

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