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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Souvlaki Food

Pre Theatre Eats: Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

May 23, 2015 Comments Off on Pre Theatre Eats: Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons visits three venues near the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds for pre-theatre eats: Souvlaki, All Bar One and Peachy Keen.

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Stewart Lee

A Room with a Stew: Stewart Lee at The Lowry

May 23, 2015 Comments Off on A Room with a Stew: Stewart Lee at The Lowry

Racing backwards through life I can pepper any experience with anxiety. It’s a perpetually irritating talent that never fails to amuse.

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Urban Cookhouse

Review: Urban Cookhouse, Manchester

May 23, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Urban Cookhouse, Manchester

It’s not every restaurant that puts you in mind of Cartesian dualism – that’s to say, René Descartes’ theory which argues that the mind and the brain are fundamentally separate and diametrically opposed. But then, Urban Cookhouse is a bit on the unusual side.

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Tattu

Review: Tattu, Manchester

May 23, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Tattu, Manchester

Manchester is awash with new bar and restaurant openings, every week bringing a new kid on the block. One of the most recent, Tattu, is a meeting of the art of the tattoo and oriental style. 

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Mark Knopfler

Review: An Evening with Mark Knopfler at Manchester Arena

May 22, 2015 Comments Off on Review: An Evening with Mark Knopfler at Manchester Arena

There’s no little irony in the fact that although Dire Straits are still reviled in some quarters as the very epitome of 80s enormo-dome/MTV naffness and indulgence, singer/songwriter/guitarist Mark Knopfler actually represents the polar opposite of that whole syndrome.

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Clark Brothers

Picture Gallery: a history of shop fronts

May 22, 2015 Comments Off on Picture Gallery: a history of shop fronts

In the first of a new series of photographs looking at the iconic shop fronts which have helped define and give character to the North of England, Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer Chris Payne takes lots of lovely photos in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Manchester Opera House

Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Manchester Opera House

May 22, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Manchester Opera House

Earlier this year I went to London to see my first West End play, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. I’d seen the film years ago and could vaguely remember the story, but I had no idea of the treat that lay in store.

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The Lost Carnival

The Lost Carnival: a family arts experience in Bury

May 22, 2015 Comments Off on The Lost Carnival: a family arts experience in Bury

When Sarah Bird and Rowan Hoban met at a Macclesfield book club in 2008, they discovered a mutual passion for storytelling and family arts events alongside a shared experience of attending festivals with their families where the offer was often a disappointing, poor quality add-on.

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Grillstock Manchester

Win tickets to Grillstock Manchester

May 21, 2015 Comments Off on Win tickets to Grillstock Manchester

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO GRILLSTOCK IN MANCHESTER

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Win tickets to Lord of the Rings Marathon

May 21, 2015 Comments Off on Win tickets to Lord of the Rings Marathon

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE THE LORD OF THE RINGS EXTENDED EDITION MARATHON IN MANCHESTER

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