Monthly Archives: October 2015
Manchester Gets it First will see the highly acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre sell-out production of Guys and Dolls arrive at the Palace Theatre for two weeks only (November 10-21, 2015) prior to a West End transfer to London’s Savoy Theatre in December for a strictly limited 13-week run.Read the full story..
The notion of witches has always fascinated me. It began in childhood when I read books about witches such as Meg and Mog.Read the full story..
I have some inexplicable form of amnesia when it comes to Manchester’s Portico Library and Gallery.Read the full story..
With the benefit of hindsight, it looks as if theatre director Blanche McIntyre, the golden girl of the theatre world who is about to bring The Oresteia to Manchester’s HOME, might have been destined for her current job.Read the full story..
Poppies: Weeping Window is at at Woodhorn Museum in Northumberland until November 1, 2015.Read the full story..
With a superb concert from Tom Russell filling the main hall just a few days before this invigorating festival and much more in a similar vein to follow (including the brilliant Sam Baker on November 1), Bury Met is showing absolutely no signs of surrendering its place as the premier venue in the North for music of the rootsy persuasion.Read the full story..
Somewhat aptly, very little natural light reaches the spot where I sit in a small shop in Stockport’s industrial Houldsworth Mill.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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"I suppressed a smile as a security-guard confiscated a festival-goer’s glass bottle of salad cream." Northern Soul's Lucy Clayton reviews Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2019, Tynemouth Priory. northernsoul.me.uk/review-mou… pic.twitter.com/Uns7KM7647
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