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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Nigel Harman. Director of Shrek the Musical UK and Ireland Tour. Image by Helen Maybanks. 11 (2)

Northern Soul chats to Shrek’s director Nigel Harman

August 13, 2014 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to Shrek’s director Nigel Harman

Most budding directors start off with a small show over a pub but not so Downton Abbey’s Nigel Harman who is at the helm of a multi-million pound touring production of Shrek The Musical.

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It’s the Northern Soul Cycling Club – Riding the North

August 12, 2014 Comments Off on It’s the Northern Soul Cycling Club – Riding the North

Are you interested in cycling in the North of England? Well then, the good folk at Northern Soul have started a virtual Cycling Club.

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Jamie Phillips conducting c. Russell Hart March 13

Promenading with the Hallé

August 10, 2014 Comments Off on Promenading with the Hallé

Last month as soft, warm, summer rain fell on a Saturday evening in Manchester, a packed Bridgewater Hall was able to transcend the meteorological treachery and escape into an English rural idyll.

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Rack of lamb by Chef Tony

Chef Tony cooks Rack of Lamb with Redcurrant Jelly

August 10, 2014 Comments Off on Chef Tony cooks Rack of Lamb with Redcurrant Jelly

I love this time of year and the produce that comes in abundance.

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Dig the City

Dig(ging) the City, Greening the City

August 10, 2014 Comments Off on Dig(ging) the City, Greening the City

Dig the City is Manchester’s urban gardening festival.

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Art Party at Cornerhouse

Art Party: creativity under threat?

August 10, 2014 Comments Off on Art Party: creativity under threat?

“Art is part of our DNA,” says Jeremy Deller, while sculptor Richard Wentworth believes that “without art people won’t love each other, they won’t even hold hands”.

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Tut Tut Tilda! A Northerner Abroad Writes…

August 10, 2014 Comments Off on Tut Tut Tilda! A Northerner Abroad Writes…

Old wounds were re-opened the other night as I watched Bong Joon-ho’s new movie Snowpiercer at the local art house cinema.

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The Tour de France in Yorkshire

Hello Yorkshire! It’s Yorkshire Day

August 8, 2014 Comments Off on Hello Yorkshire! It’s Yorkshire Day

You don’t expect saying “Hello” to cause so much trouble on Yorkshire Day but this year it did.

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The Mousetrap at The Grand in Leeds

Win Free Tickets to The Mousetrap at The Grand in Leeds

August 8, 2014 Comments Off on Win Free Tickets to The Mousetrap at The Grand in Leeds

WIN FREE TICKETS TO THE MOUSETRAP AT LEEDS GRAND

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Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice Vellekoop

August 8, 2014 Comments Off on Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice Vellekoop

Bren O’Callaghan is visual art programme manager for Cornerhouse & HOME in Manchester. He’s also an independent producer, curator and artist-maker. His projects are known for a playful sense of wonder and innovation, intended to delight but also encourage dialogue and debate.

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