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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Pride: retelling the miners’ strike in tooth and claw

August 21, 2014 Comments Off on Pride: retelling the miners’ strike in tooth and claw

Billy Elliot was very deliberately set against the backdrop of the mid-80s miners’ strike, one of the most notoriously bitter confrontations in recent labour history, lest you might have overlooked or forgotten that fact in the light of its airbrushing in the stage musical version.

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Herring Girl: Northern Soul talks to author Debbie Taylor

August 21, 2014 Comments Off on Herring Girl: Northern Soul talks to author Debbie Taylor

Northern Soul’s Wendy Pratt Talks to author Debbie Taylor about Herring Girl, Mslexia and taking the scenic route to becoming a writer.

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Levelling the Land with The Levellers

August 21, 2014 Comments Off on Levelling the Land with The Levellers

Ahead of the release of The Levellers‘ greatest hits album and UK tour, including a headlining slot at the Ramsbottom Festival next month, Cathy Crabb chatted to frontman Mark Chadwick, as well as Lynn Holt, a passionate fan.

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Tom Hardy in Locke

Locke: Tom Hardy has it all locked down

August 21, 2014 Comments Off on Locke: Tom Hardy has it all locked down

Locke. Or ‘Tom Hardy in Welsh Accent Controversy’ as some may deem it after the opening credits.

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Miners' Strike

Mining Visions of Strife at Ilkley Film Festival

August 20, 2014 Comments Off on Mining Visions of Strife at Ilkley Film Festival

It’s 30 years since Yorkshire was torn apart during the year-long miners’ strike. Now that anniversary is being marked by the Ilkley Film Festival.

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Macbeth

Heartbreak Productions and the great outdoors

August 20, 2014 Comments Off on Heartbreak Productions and the great outdoors

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to Heartbreak Productions’ artistic director Peter Mimmack about his move from acting to directing, his aims and intentions in setting up the company, the pros and cons of outdoor theatre, and the summer touring productions of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, Macbeth and Pride and Prejudice.

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Rachel de Thame

Rachel de Thame talks to Northern Soul about her passion for plants

August 20, 2014 Comments Off on Rachel de Thame talks to Northern Soul about her passion for plants

It’s typical Manchester weather, the kind that sneaks through open doorways and under large awnings and marquees.

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The Botanist

The Botanist

August 16, 2014 Comments Off on The Botanist

Down near the bottom of Manchester’s Market Street, deep in the midst of the hustle and the bustle of our urban sprawl, there is a garden.

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Devoured

Fancy a feminist horror film? Then Devoured is for you

August 16, 2014 Comments Off on Fancy a feminist horror film? Then Devoured is for you

Horror films can be a curious thing.

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Manchester Art Gallery, Ryan Gander, Magnus Opus, 2013. Image Martin Argyroglo Courtesy Lisson Gallery

Artist Ryan Gander talks to Northern Soul

August 13, 2014 Comments Off on Artist Ryan Gander talks to Northern Soul

Witty, playful and exciting, Make Every Show Like It’s Your Last is Manchester Art Gallery’s major exhibition of work by conceptual artist Ryan Gander.

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