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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Salty Kiss

Brew North: Salty Kiss Gooseberry Gose by Magic Rock

April 22, 2016 Comments Off on Brew North: Salty Kiss Gooseberry Gose by Magic Rock

God knows how much time has passed since I last saw a gooseberry. It seems to me that nations have risen, civilisations have collapsed and entire continents have drifted apart since I last set eyes on any of those translucent little fellows in their furry phlegm-coloured jackets.

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We bought a theatre: Hope Mill in Ancoats, Manchester

April 22, 2016 Comments Off on We bought a theatre: Hope Mill in Ancoats, Manchester

It’s tough times for the arts. Even in the best of economic climates, setting up your own producing theatre is no mean task. Dozens of different elements have to slot into place but, sometimes, a project feels like it’s meant to come together.

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Walter Meierjohann, director of theatre at HOME, writes for Northern Soul

April 22, 2016 Comments Off on Walter Meierjohann, director of theatre at HOME, writes for Northern Soul

Walter Meierjohann, Artistic Director of Theatre at HOME, writes exclusively for Northern Soul about the Manchester arts centre’s Summer theatre programme.

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Transform: a city-wide theatre festival in Leeds

April 22, 2016 Comments Off on Transform: a city-wide theatre festival in Leeds

Transform started life back in 2011 with a bold objective: to re-imagine what theatre can look like, what it can do and to ‘reflect the socially conscious and radical North’.

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Northern Soul Mate

Canny Cards and Mint Mugs: Northern Soul talks to Wot Ma Like

April 18, 2016 Comments Off on Canny Cards and Mint Mugs: Northern Soul talks to Wot Ma Like

Do you ever feel frustrated that all Mother’s Day cards say Mum instead of Mam? Or annoyed that your flatmates don’t know what you mean when you say “Mek us a brew”?

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Central Library, Manchester by Andrew Moor

An Ode to the North

April 15, 2016 Comments Off on An Ode to the North

An unfortunate flirtation with glandular fever left me bedbound for most of the Christmas holidays, meaning this Easter is the first time I’ve really spent time in Manchester since moving down South.

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The Possible Impossible House

Review: The Possible Impossible House, Unity Theatre, Liverpool

April 15, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Possible Impossible House, Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Here’s a secret I never thought I’d share.

I’m just not that into Alice in Wonderland.

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JB Shorts False Prophet

Review: JB Shorts, Manchester

April 15, 2016 Comments Off on Review: JB Shorts, Manchester

Having reached their 15th event with this collection, Reallife Theatre Company, the organisers of JB Shorts, are patently enthusiasts for the ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ philosophy.

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Ten marathons in ten days? The Brathay challenge

April 12, 2016 Comments Off on Ten marathons in ten days? The Brathay challenge

You have to be a running nutter to do the Brathay challenge (aren’t all runners nutters, I hear you say – fair point).

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The Magic of Rivington

April 12, 2016 Comments Off on The Magic of Rivington

Rivington Pike and the surrounding landscape of the West Pennine Moors have been a feature of my life for as long as I can recall.

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