Northern Soul

Monthly Archives: December 2014

Review: Little Red Riding Hood, Liverpool Everyman

December 9, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Little Red Riding Hood, Liverpool Everyman

OK, there’s something I have to admit. It doesn’t mean I’m a killjoy, it doesn’t mean I’m no fun, but…here goes: I don’t clap along to music.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Christmas music

Win tickets to the Hallé’s Christmas Sing-Along

December 9, 2014 Comments Off on Win tickets to the Hallé’s Christmas Sing-Along

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE HALLE ORCHESTRA’S CHRISTMAS SING-ALONG

Share Button
Read the full story..

Shrek the Musical

Review: Shrek the Musical – Now I’m a Believer!

December 8, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Shrek the Musical – Now I’m a Believer!

If you haven’t seen the trilogy of films and spin-offs about the bad tempered ogre who falls for a princess, it really doesn’t matter because Shrek the Musical works brilliantly as a standalone show.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Derrick Greaves, Sheffield, 1953 © Derrick Greaves, courtesy James Hyman Gallery in London

Picturing Sheffield at the Millennium Gallery  

December 8, 2014 Comments Off on Picturing Sheffield at the Millennium Gallery  

You can tell a lot about a city’s self-image by looking at the pictures on sale in its gift shops.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Christmas music

What’s On in December – Music

December 8, 2014 Comments Off on What’s On in December – Music

Tis the season to party!

Share Button
Read the full story..

Sakana in Manchester

Sakana: Traditional Pan-Asian Cuisine in a Modern Setting

December 8, 2014 Comments Off on Sakana: Traditional Pan-Asian Cuisine in a Modern Setting

When I moved to Manchester, Peter Street was the territory of raucous stag nights and lairy hen parties.

Share Button
Read the full story..

The Bartered Bride

Review: The Bartered Bride and La traviata by Opera North

December 6, 2014 Comments Off on Review: The Bartered Bride and La traviata by Opera North

It’s a busy old time in the Hamilton household at the moment what with the build-up to the imminent birthday celebrations of your esteemed Opera Correspondent. The preparations for the state banquet, the VIP guest list and buying the frame for her Majesty’s telegram have all eaten away at time itself.

Share Button
Read the full story..

The Who

Review: The Who Live at Leeds, First Direct Arena

December 5, 2014 Comments Off on Review: The Who Live at Leeds, First Direct Arena

It had all started off so thrillingly well, with a smiling Roger Daltrey yelling “Live At Leeds!” to a capacity crowd only too well aware of the importance of the town in The Who’s history, followed by a string of peerless power pop  – I Can’t Explain, Substitute, The Seeker and The Kids Are Alright. Then it started to fall apart.

Share Button
Read the full story..

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel

Win a Personalised Bottle of Single Barrel Jack Daniel’s

December 5, 2014 Comments Off on Win a Personalised Bottle of Single Barrel Jack Daniel’s

WIN A PERSONALISED BOTTLE OF JACK DANIEL’S SINGLE BARREL WHISKEY

Share Button
Read the full story..

Tenax Road, Trafford Park‏ is littered with glass, gravel and rubbish

What is wrong with Manchester’s cycle routes?

December 5, 2014 Comments Off on What is wrong with Manchester’s cycle routes?

I’ve lived in Manchester for nearly three years, cycling to work nearly every day. Although very little will stop me from riding my various bikes, it’s a perpetually frustrating experience. Broadly speaking, the cycle routes inside the M60 are rubbish. Complete rubbish.

Share Button
Read the full story..