Monthly Archives: January 2015
It’s almost ten years since a group of Manchester United fans, disillusioned with the corporate greed taking over the game and, in particular, their beloved club, set up FC United of Manchester.Read the full story..
Northern Soul’s David Gann sees Beethoven’s Egmont performed by the BBC Philharmonic at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and discovers a concert of two, distinct halves.Read the full story..
Salford-born Ayub Khan Din’s semi-autobiographical comedy-drama East Is East has proved enormously popular since it was written and first performed in the mid-90s, not least on account of the Film Four hit, first released in 1999. In fact, it is often cited as one of the key works in helping to bring Asian culture to mainstream British audiences.Read the full story..
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE RIGOLETTO AT THE VICTORIA THEATRE HALIFAXRead the full story..
One of the biggest news stories of the week centred on a tabloid, boobs and a determined campaign to consign Page 3 to history. Whether or not you agree with bare breasts in a national newspaper, the No More Page 3 group has, if nothing else, sparked a debate on 21st century feminism, equality and freedom of the press. Here, one of its key activists, Anne Louise Kershaw, writes for Northern Soul about a roller-coaster week.Read the full story..
There’s a thought in Susan Hill’s Howards End is on the Landing that I’ve never forgotten.Read the full story..
It’s easy to argue that all awards are pointless and the dance that takes place between nominations being announced and tearful acceptance speeches (or bitter recriminations in the pub afterwards) is an especially pointless sideshow to the real art already created elsewhere. Okay. I feel your indifference.Read the full story..
Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter is not what you’d call a light play. As the curtain drops, you are left in stunned silence, unsure about how you feel about the events that have unfolded over the last hour. It’s a playwright at his most sinister.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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