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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Troublehouse Theatre - Proud to be Northern

Win Free Theatre Tickets to Time of My Life, Manchester

November 17, 2014 Comments Off on Win Free Theatre Tickets to Time of My Life, Manchester

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE TROUBLEHOUSE THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF TIME OF MY LIFE

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The Coronation of Poppea, Opera North

Preview: Opera North at The Lowry, Autumn Season 2014

November 17, 2014 Comments Off on Preview: Opera North at The Lowry, Autumn Season 2014

As you may or may not know I have been given a battlefield promotion from Opera Critic to Opera Correspondent for my outstanding service to the understanding of opera in the North.

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The Northern Soul Podcast is back!

November 16, 2014 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast is back!

Hurrah and huzzah – The Northern Soul Podcast returns for a second series!

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Chetham's Library, Manchester by Chris Payne

Chetham’s Library: a medieval gem in a modern city

November 16, 2014 Comments Off on Chetham’s Library: a medieval gem in a modern city

Manchester city centre evolves at such a rate of knots these days, it’s entirely possible to feel disorientated if you’ve been away for a fortnight. So there’s something rather reassuring about the knowledge that parts of it haven’t changed for a long time.

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Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

Review: Homegrown Folk Festival in Bury

November 14, 2014 2 Comments

It’s been a sad but undeniable fact for a long time that Manchester seemed unable to support a mid-size venue where roots performers too big for the folk clubs or the bars, but not yet likely to fill the Bridgewater Hall, could play and not lose the promoter’s shirt for them.

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Review: The Gruffalo LIVE – with the Northern Sinfonia

November 14, 2014 Comments Off on Review: The Gruffalo LIVE – with the Northern Sinfonia

There can’t be many parents who haven’t read Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo to their child at least 30 times.

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Tony Law

Talking Monkeys on a Spaceship with Tony Law

November 14, 2014 Comments Off on Talking Monkeys on a Spaceship with Tony Law

“Roger, two one niner, crrrr, we got bogeys, we got bogeys. 12 o’clock. Red leader, Red leader…” While I’m making sure my dictaphone works, Canadian comedian Tony Law is helpfully quoting from Oliver Stone’s Platoon to test it out. “A lot of people know Shakespeare, not moi, left school early so er… memorised Platoon. That’s as good as Shakespeare isn’t it?”

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Everything Everything presents Chaos to Order

Chaos to Order by Everything Everything

November 13, 2014 Comments Off on Chaos to Order by Everything Everything

The rebirth of Manchester Central Library has generally been seen as something of a triumph, in that it both looks and feels wonderful and welcoming.

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Space4cycling

Space4cycling: a National Campaign for Safer Cycling

November 11, 2014 1 Comment

Northern Soul recently published its charter for safer cycling in the North of England called Cycle for Change. Gary Dawes from space4cycling writes about a national initiative aiming to “create the conditions where anyone can cycle anywhere”.

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Three Wine Men

Win Free Tickets to Three Wine Men Event in Manchester

November 11, 2014 Comments Off on Win Free Tickets to Three Wine Men Event in Manchester

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE THREE WINE MEN TASTING EVENT IN MANCHESTER

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