Monthly Archives: September 2014
Commemorations of the First World War – there’s a lot of them about and for some, despite the poignancy, the saturation of the subject can be off-putting.Read the full story..
Some songs are heard and never forgotten. Love Me Do by The Beatles? Check. Elvis singing Always On My Mind? Definitely. Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit? Yes. Karma Chameleon? Absolutely.Read the full story..
Taking a break from the search for “some sort of post-industrial site” for his planned version of Romeo & Juliet, HOME’s second site-specific production, director Walter Meierjohann, a newcomer to Manchester, went on one of the weekly tours of Victoria Baths, just like any other tourist.Read the full story..
It’s not often I get nervous before an interview. Sir Richard Branson 30,000 ft over the Atlantic? He was more anxious than I was. Nigella Lawson via a crackly line on Boxing Day? An absolute dream. The Dalai Lama in a five-star Manchester hotel? A total pussycat.Read the full story..
The waitress was big, and looked scary. My partner, Bill, started ordering, but she told him to “shut up”, stared at me, and barked: “I’ll have your order first, Toots.”Read the full story..
Last week Keanu Reeves turned 50. Just let that sink in for a minute. Keanu Reeves. ‘Woah, dude! Excellent!’. Fifty. It’s enough to send you running to the nearest mirror gasping, ‘So, hang on… how old am I?’Read the full story..
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Taken from inside the clock tower at Manchester Town Hall. Love this shot. pic.twitter.com/XJE9aqdxdI
Films: Northern Soul’s Comfort Viewing (Part One) With us all cooped up inside, there’s not a great deal to do except watch stuff. And so our Film Editor @MrGeetsRomo has canvassed contributors and friends for their ‘comfort viewing’ films. Enjoy! northernsoul.me.uk/films-nort… pic.twitter.com/HeQQKC7Fex