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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Eliot Sumner

The Northern Soul Podcast: Eliot Sumner

December 14, 2014 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: Eliot Sumner

It’s cold outside….so stay in and listen to The Northern Soul Podcast.

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George Formby

You Just Don’t Understand Me: Life in the US

December 14, 2014 4 Comments

“Are you English?” asked the guy in the queue. “Yes” I replied. His next question was: “What language do they speak in England?”

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Beta Life, Stories from an A-Life Future

Review: Beta-Life, Stories from an A-Life Future

December 13, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Beta-Life, Stories from an A-Life Future

Some would argue that we humans are whizzing along nicely with our fast-paced technological innovations, taking everything in our stride and paying scant attention to ethical concerns.

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Manchester Christmas Markets

In Pictures: Manchester Christmas Markets

December 13, 2014 Comments Off on In Pictures: Manchester Christmas Markets

Northern Soul’s Head Photographer Chris Payne visited the Manchester Christmas Markets.

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James and the Giant Peach at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Review: James and The Giant Peach, Leeds

December 11, 2014 Comments Off on Review: James and The Giant Peach, Leeds

There’s a bumper crop of marvellous festive family shows around this year, and West Yorkshire Playhouse’s version of James And the Giant Peach is right up there with the very best.

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Paddington Bear

Review: Paddington – melting the hearts of UKIP MEPs everywhere

December 11, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Paddington – melting the hearts of UKIP MEPs everywhere

When the first, short trailers for the Paddington film surfaced, it looked suspiciously as though it might be rubbish, with its hints of a broad, slapstick CGI-fest.

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Radisson Blu Carols Afternoon Tea

Carols and Cakes: Radisson Blu’s Festive Afternoon Tea

December 11, 2014 Comments Off on Carols and Cakes: Radisson Blu’s Festive Afternoon Tea

You know when a porter opens a door for you that whatever’s behind it is going to be pretty good. Afternoon tea at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Manchester is testament to that fact.

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Robinson's, by Caroline Johnson

Caroline Johnson: Northern Routes

December 11, 2014 Comments Off on Caroline Johnson: Northern Routes

Over the weekend I spent an hour in a regional art gallery I hadn’t visited before that turned out to be a bit of a gem.

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Nikolai Foster

It’s a White Christmas for director Nikolai Foster

December 11, 2014 Comments Off on It’s a White Christmas for director Nikolai Foster

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to prolific and diverse director Nikolai Foster about his hit show White Christmas at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, and forthcoming tours of Calamity Jane and Beautiful Thing.

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Little Shop of Horrors at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Review: Little Shop of Horrors, Royal Exchange

December 11, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Little Shop of Horrors, Royal Exchange

Scan your local school noticeboards and community halls and you might notice a peculiar thing: everyone’s putting on Little Shop of Horrors these days.

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