Monthly Archives: December 2014
How’s your Northern knowledge? With just a few hours until 2014 draws to a close, let’s see how much you can recall about the year. No prizes, just a lovely feeling of smugness when you get them all right (answers will be posted on Northern Soul tomorrow). No googling allowed….Read the full story..
The musical rom-com Top Hat is based on the 1935 film with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and sees Alan Burkitt and Charlotte Good step into their predecessors’ dancing shoes with a result that will blow your hat off, top or otherwise.Read the full story..
Northern Soul’s Head Photographer Chris Payne was busy last week snapping the Inspiral Carpets and Madness, both playing in Manchester. Here are his pics of Clint Boon greeting the crowd at The Ritz while nutty boys and girls were treated to a night of Madness at the Phones4u Arena.Read the full story..
In the midst of your Opera Correspondent’s many birthday celebrations I managed to squeeze in this joyful production of Franz Lehár’s comic opera, The Merry Widow.Read the full story..
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Right Good Mid-Week Read: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens pic.twitter.com/u6YJAKjLEC