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Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Clarence in Bury

Review: The Clarence, Bury

July 19, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Clarence, Bury

Right. The tram from Manchester to Bury goes straight to Bury town centre. It takes around 30 minutes. Easy. You have no excuses. End of. Good? Okay. Let’s begin.

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Simon Roberts, Brokers with hands on their faces, 2007 – 2011 (Digital collage)

Review: Show Me the Money, People’s History Museum

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Show Me the Money, People’s History Museum

‘O Vanity of Age’ – the first line under the first plate of A Rake’s Progress, Hogarth’s genre-defining etchings – kicks off Show Me the Money.

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Paul Dano as Brian Wilson in Love and Mercy

Love & Mercy review: life as a beach boy

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on Love & Mercy review: life as a beach boy

There’s a scene in this new Brian Wilson biopic set during the late 80s when it’s mentioned that our subject is busy recording his first solo album and writing his autobiography.

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The Peter Pan Syndrome

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on The Peter Pan Syndrome

As part of Northern Soul’s collaboration with the Canal St website, the biggest LGBT site outside of London, we publish one of their articles which asks, do gay men need to get past ‘Peter Pan Syndrome?’

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Sleep Tips for Busy Mums

Sleep Tips for Busy Mums from JuggleMum

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on Sleep Tips for Busy Mums from JuggleMum

What keeps you up at night? If you’re a mum it could be many things. But there’s lots of stuff you can do to help you rest. Here are some of my sleep tips for busy mums.

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No sew bunting

How to Make Quick and Easy Bunting with JuggleMum

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on How to Make Quick and Easy Bunting with JuggleMum

Looking for a simple craft project you can do with the kids or by yourself this summer? Here’s something you can complete in minutes: quick and easy bunting.

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Kai Savage & Justin Fletcher in The Tale of Mr Tumble. MIF15, by Robert Day.

Review: The Tale of Mr Tumble, Manchester International Festival

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Tale of Mr Tumble, Manchester International Festival

With a four year age gap between them there isn’t much my children will watch together without referring to each other’s choices as ‘babyish’ or ‘boring’.

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Hotel Gotham

Na na na na na na na na…we stay at Hotel Gotham (in Manchester)

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on Na na na na na na na na…we stay at Hotel Gotham (in Manchester)

Although I always approach reviews with an open mind and an open heart I must confess that I was a big fan of Hotel Gotham before I came to stay.

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Summer Meadow

Fleetneedles Forage: Summertime and the livin’ is…sneezy

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Summertime and the livin’ is…sneezy

Summertime is upon us and this year we have already seen some fabulous temperatures. Unfortunately the accompanying humidity has resulted in extremely high pollen counts, enough to trigger hayfever symptoms in those who are usually immune.

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Are We There Yet? misty bubble

Are We There Yet? How to solve a problem like arts funding

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on Are We There Yet? How to solve a problem like arts funding

Sarah Eastaff, director of a new theatre company dedicated to making exciting, immersive story-telling experiences for children, writes for Northern Soul about producing theatre in unusual spaces and offers some advice when applying for arts funding.

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