Monthly Archives: November 2014
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE TROUBLEHOUSE THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF TIME OF MY LIFERead the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
There can’t be many parents who haven’t read Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo to their child at least 30 times.Read the full story..
“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?”Read the full story..
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”.Read the full story..
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE THREE WINE MEN TASTING EVENT IN MANCHESTERRead the full story..
- Exhibition Review: 100 Years of Council Housing, Manchester Central Library
- “Our biggest enemy is apathy.” Northern Soul talks to environmentalist Angus Forbes
- Growing Up North: a new series from our Gardening Correspondent
- “We still have a long way to go.” Actress, presenter and mental health advocate Denise Welsh talks to Northern Soul
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