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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Snow Queen

Snow Queen: a short film about the Z-arts xmas show

December 19, 2015 Comments Off on Snow Queen: a short film about the Z-arts xmas show

Northern Soul’s Jack Stocker interviews director Jonathan McGrath and artistic director Liz O’Neill about the Z-arts production of Snow Queen in Hulme, Manchester.

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City Year Greater Manchester

City Year: tackling educational inequality across the North West

December 19, 2015 Comments Off on City Year: tackling educational inequality across the North West

Rekha Patel-Harrison, Head of Site at City Year Greater Manchester, writes for Northern Soul about a new opportunity for young people in the North West to make a difference.

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The Haunting of Hill House, Liverpool Playhouse.

Review: The Haunting of Hill House, Liverpool Playhouse

December 19, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Haunting of Hill House, Liverpool Playhouse

You think you know a place. After all, you’ve been there so many times before. You know its ins and outs, every inch of its physical dimensions.

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Winter walk by Paul Hunter

The Weight of Snow

December 16, 2015 Comments Off on The Weight of Snow
It’s nearly Christmas….and to celebrate Northern Soul‘s Poetry Correspondent Wendy Pratt has written a beautiful poem in response to our North Yorkshire Photographer’s Winter Walk image, taken between Stokesley and Great Ayton, North Yorks. Many thanks to Wendy and Paul Hunter for such lovely words and pictures.
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Mine’s a Margarita: the stigma of alcohol in the US

December 14, 2015 Comments Off on Mine’s a Margarita: the stigma of alcohol in the US

When Starbucks announced it would sell wine and craft beers during the evening at some US branches, you would have thought it was opening brothels, not bottles.

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Inkheart

Review: Inkheart, HOME, Manchester

December 14, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Inkheart, HOME, Manchester

Cornelia Funke’s 2003 novel Inkheart has fast become something of a modern children’s classic.

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Into The Woods

Review: Into the Woods, Royal Exchange, Manchester

December 14, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Into the Woods, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Matthew Xia’s first production as associate artistic director at Manchester’s Royal Exchange is a bold festive choice and one that is bound to be a crowd pleaser.

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Duncan Cameron and Josie Cerise - photo by Brian roberts

Review: The Princess and the Pea, Unity Theatre, Liverpool

December 14, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Princess and the Pea, Unity Theatre, Liverpool

You know you’re in the presence of superior children’s entertainment when the word ‘jelly’ isn’t rhymed with ‘belly’ (or ‘smelly’ or ‘welly’ or ‘telly’ – all of which leapt unbidden into my head as I typed this sentence), but is paired instead with ‘Machiavelli’.

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Terence Davies by Chris Payne

Film director Terence Davies talks to Northern Soul

December 13, 2015 Comments Off on Film director Terence Davies talks to Northern Soul

There aren’t many car-chases, explosions or potential toy tie-ins in Sunset Song, the latest film from British director Terence Davies.

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For The Love Of The Force: Star Wars Convention

December 10, 2015 Comments Off on For The Love Of The Force: Star Wars Convention

A long time ago, in a seaside town far, far away (Great Yarmouth to be precise) a six-year-old boy was taken to the cinema by his Dad to see a film he was promised he would love.

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