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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Back to Black: World Black Pudding Throwing Championships 2016

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Back to Black: World Black Pudding Throwing Championships 2016

As another season of sporting achievement draws to a close, we Brits can look back at the Olympics, the Paralympics and Wimbledon with a sense of pride and achievement. But there’s one other competition, held at the tail end of the summer, that eclipses all of the above for importance. I speak, of course, of the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships.

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Review: When We Are Married, York Theatre Royal

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review: When We Are Married, York Theatre Royal

When you’re born and bred Yorkshire, there’s something very satisfying about watching a play where the characters have strong Yorkshire accents.

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One More Time With Feeling

Film Review: One More Time With Feeling

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Film Review: One More Time With Feeling

It was with some anxiety that I entered the cinema to watch One More Time With Feeling. I’d never felt nerves prior to a film before.

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Manchester's Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Win tickets to The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Win tickets to The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester

WIN TICKETS TO THE GREAT NORTHERN CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FAIR, OLD GRANADA STUDIOS, MANCHESTER

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Ben Batt: meet the Wigan actor making a name for himself

September 20, 2016 Comments Off on Ben Batt: meet the Wigan actor making a name for himself

“I love the mentality behind it,” Ben Batt tells me.

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“If you avoid serious subjects, comedy isn’t funny” Henry Normal talks to Northern Soul

September 14, 2016 Comments Off on “If you avoid serious subjects, comedy isn’t funny” Henry Normal talks to Northern Soul

He promises poems about “death, human frailty and other classic conversation stoppers”. As pitches go for a literature event hoping to put bums on seats, it’s not your run of the mill promotion. But Henry Normal isn’t your conventional fella. 

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A Streetcar Named Desire

Review: A Streetcar Named Desire, Royal Exchange, Manchester

September 14, 2016 Comments Off on Review: A Streetcar Named Desire, Royal Exchange, Manchester

It was a night to remember – and not just because of Maxine Peake’s scorching performance.

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Teenage Fanclub

“The fuel in the engine is the music” Teenage Fanclub talks to Northern Soul

September 10, 2016 Comments Off on “The fuel in the engine is the music” Teenage Fanclub talks to Northern Soul

“I think we’re still trying to discover how to write a good song.”

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Win tickets and meet the cast of Stand by Me: The Story of Ben E King and The Drifters

September 9, 2016 Comments Off on Win tickets and meet the cast of Stand by Me: The Story of Ben E King and The Drifters

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE STAND BY ME…THE STORY OF BEN E KING AND THE DRIFTERS – AND MEET THE CAST OF THE SHOW

Following in the footsteps of the likes of The Jersey Boys and Motown The MusicalStand By Me… The Story of Ben E King and The Drifters is coming to theatres across the UK. Northern Soul is offering the chance to win a pair of tickets and a meet and greet with the cast of the show, at a theatre of your choice.

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Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil

Review: Amaluna, Cirque du Soleil, Manchester

September 9, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Amaluna, Cirque du Soleil, Manchester

So the Cirque is back in town – and how. Petulant critics of Cirque du Soleil may decry the scale and sophistication of the whole glossy operation but there’s no denying that they deliver a spectacular show full of the most awe-inspiring acts.

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