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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Willy Russell

Willy Russell: “writers have to be mavericks”

February 8, 2015 Comments Off on Willy Russell: “writers have to be mavericks”

In an exclusive interview, Northern Soul’s Cathy Crabb chats to playwright, musician and novelist Willy Russell. 

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Review: Light by Theatre Ad Infinitum, Salford

February 6, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Light by Theatre Ad Infinitum, Salford

With the rapid rise of the surveillance state, our privacy is increasingly violated and our personal information exposed to a wider world. Or so the political jumping-off point for Theatre Ad Infinitum’s latest touring production, Light, would have us believe.

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Kendells Bistro

Pre-theatre eats: West Yorkshire Playhouse

February 6, 2015 Comments Off on Pre-theatre eats: West Yorkshire Playhouse

In the second of our series focusing on places to eat before the theatre, Rich Jevons goes to Leeds and visits three venues in walking distance of the West Yorkshire Playhouse: The Wardrobe, Kendells Bistro and Arts Café.

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The Sarah Kane Season

Richard Wilson on the Sarah Kane season at Sheffield Crucible

February 4, 2015 Comments Off on Richard Wilson on the Sarah Kane season at Sheffield Crucible

Daniel Evans, artistic director of Sheffield Theatres, has established a tradition of producing entire seasons dedicated to the work of one writer. But this month’s programme, which is devoted to the complete works of Sarah Kane, is a bit different.

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The two mop buckets...

Northern Sole: injury interrupts marathon training

February 4, 2015 Comments Off on Northern Sole: injury interrupts marathon training

In the second instalment of his marathon training blog, Northern Soul’s Drew Savage battles injury, embarks on physio and gets back on the road. 

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Richard Jupp of Elbow at Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Elbow’s Rick Jupp on drumming, heroes and paradiddles

February 4, 2015 Comments Off on Elbow’s Rick Jupp on drumming, heroes and paradiddles

When I grow up I want to be a….rock drummer.

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The Mist in the Mirror

Review: The Mist in the Mirror, Oldham Coliseum

February 4, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Mist in the Mirror, Oldham Coliseum

Although she’s written books and articles of all sorts, including a sequel to Rebecca, as well as winning the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham and John Llewelyn Rhys awards, and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, writer Susan Hill is still probably best–known for her ghost story, The Woman in Black.

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Chicken and Ham Hock Terrine

Review: The Lawns at Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa, Wirral

February 2, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Lawns at Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa, Wirral

I can always tell when I’m about to enjoy a really special meal.

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Fazenda

Review: Marvellous Meats at Fazenda

February 2, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Marvellous Meats at Fazenda

Listen up meat-lovers: Fazenda is the place for you.

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Poetry

What’s Up North? The Northern Soul Poetry Preview

February 2, 2015 Comments Off on What’s Up North? The Northern Soul Poetry Preview

The poetry community is a displaced, wandering mass.

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