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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Legoland

Review: Legoland, Manchester

July 9, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Legoland, Manchester

It is testament to the longevity and all-round brilliance of Lego that, after a day spent in a pricey Lego wonderland, a four-year-old’s best memory is “playing with the Lego”.

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The winners of the Wilmot Cup in 1950, Benny Casofsky, Leslie Cohen and Hymie Lurie.

Table Tennis and Growing Up in Jewish Manchester

July 9, 2016 Comments Off on Table Tennis and Growing Up in Jewish Manchester

“We tried to make it look like your mum putting on a celebratory show in her living room cabinet,” says Alexandra Cropper, curator of Chess in Shorts – Table Tennis and Growing Up in Jewish Manchester

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The Northern Soul Podcast: Paul Du Noyer

July 9, 2016 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: Paul Du Noyer

Some good and bad news this month….

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Brew North: Dark Alchemy by Atom Beers

July 7, 2016 Comments Off on Brew North: Dark Alchemy by Atom Beers

I’m sitting at a long wooden table nursing a half pint of something pungent. There are belly laughs, there’s banter, there are black pudding scotch eggs – all the essential beer accompanying paraphernalia is intact. In fact it seems the only things missing are morris dancers.

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Review: Metropolis, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

July 7, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Metropolis, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

Any revival of a classic film or play begs the question, ‘is it relevant to today?’.

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Odeon Manchester

Think you know cinema in Manchester? Think again

July 7, 2016 Comments Off on Think you know cinema in Manchester? Think again

In the world of cinema and film, something exciting is happening in Manchester.

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Purring: the mysterious history of Clog Fighting

July 7, 2016 Comments Off on Purring: the mysterious history of Clog Fighting

Purring – Sport of The People explores the lost histories of clog fighting. The artist Anna FC Smith writes for Northern Soul about the genesis of the show (currently at The Whitaker in Rossendale) and what visitors can expect. 

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Carving stone in the shadow of Henry Moore at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

July 7, 2016 Comments Off on Carving stone in the shadow of Henry Moore at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I’m standing in woodland near Wakefield, mallet in hand, looking at a piece of stone and wondering what on earth I’m supposed to do with it. It’s not your average Saturday: I’m on a stone-carving course at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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The Mighty Walzer

Review: The Mighty Walzer, Royal Exchange, Manchester

July 6, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Mighty Walzer, Royal Exchange, Manchester

If ping pong strikes you as an unlikely sort of hook on which to hang a play, you might be right.

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The Varnished Truth: Jean Patchett by Clifford Coffin, 1951. Condé Nast Archive New York © Condé Nast Inc.

Vogue’s century of style: Northern Soul goes behind the scenes

July 5, 2016 Comments Off on Vogue’s century of style: Northern Soul goes behind the scenes

Anyone who knows me will realise that any sharp intakes of breath I might elicit from passing fashionistas are considerably more likely to be gasps of horror than of approval.

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