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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Review: An Evening with Jean-Christophe Novelli, Don Giovanni, Manchester

January 24, 2017 Comments Off on Review: An Evening with Jean-Christophe Novelli, Don Giovanni, Manchester

I’m no foodie, as any of my friends will tell you.

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Be Strong, Live Happy and Love: 350 years of Paradise Lost at The Portico Library, Manchester

January 18, 2017 Comments Off on Be Strong, Live Happy and Love: 350 years of Paradise Lost at The Portico Library, Manchester

This year marks the 350th anniversary of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, the story of the fall of Satan and the destruction of Paradise. With this in mind, Manchester’s Portico Library is staging an inspiring and enlightening exhibition.

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John Shuttleworth

Graham Fellows talks sweets, Celebrity Mastermind and being John Shuttleworth

January 18, 2017 Comments Off on Graham Fellows talks sweets, Celebrity Mastermind and being John Shuttleworth

At the end of 2015, musician and comedian Graham Fellows appeared as a contestant on Celebrity Mastermind.

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Make Up

Sexism and the supermarket: is it OK for women to wear pyjamas and apply make-up in public?

January 18, 2017 Comments Off on Sexism and the supermarket: is it OK for women to wear pyjamas and apply make-up in public?

We’ve all got our own procedure. I do mine in front of Netflix. Housemate lays out her tools in the bathroom sink like she’s preparing for an operation.

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John Hyatt, HOME, Manchester

Rock Art: artist John Hyatt talks to Northern Soul about his new exhibition

January 16, 2017 Comments Off on Rock Art: artist John Hyatt talks to Northern Soul about his new exhibition

“It’s the idea that you get a solo show and you give it away.”

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Wildflower Interior, Newcastle

Review: Wildflower, Newcastle

January 16, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Wildflower, Newcastle

Newcastle’s vegan and veggie community has been spoilt for choice over the past couple of years. For the discerning herbivore, the options just keep multiplying.

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John Rylands Library by Chris Payne

Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2016

January 13, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2016

There’s little doubt that 2016 was tumultuous, what with Brexit, Trump and the passing of all those lovely celebs. But it was also a cracking year for literature. 

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The Worst Witch, CCBC

Review: CBBC’s The Worst Witch, Manchester Town Hall

January 9, 2017 Comments Off on Review: CBBC’s The Worst Witch, Manchester Town Hall

As a list of magical ingredients, it’s hard to beat. Manchester Town Hall on a Sunday afternoon in the run-up to Christmas with the festive German Market in full swing outside, playing host to several hundred excited children who have come to take part in a range of bespoke themed activities, all culminating in a gala preview screening of the first episode of a new CBBC adaptation of a modern classic.

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Neville Smith A Retrospective

Neville Smith in Retrospect: curator Andy Willis talks to Northern Soul

January 9, 2017 Comments Off on Neville Smith in Retrospect: curator Andy Willis talks to Northern Soul

If the name Neville Smith doesn’t ring a bell, you’re entirely forgiven.

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Scary Fairy, BBC

Craig Charles talks scary fairies and funk and soul with Northern Soul

January 9, 2017 Comments Off on Craig Charles talks scary fairies and funk and soul with Northern Soul

What do you get if you take Craig Charles, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Hansel and Gretel and shake them all up together? You get an invitation into the world of the Scary Fairy.

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