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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Yard & Coop, Manchester

Review: Yard & Coop, Northern Quarter, Manchester

March 4, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Yard & Coop, Northern Quarter, Manchester

For a vegetarian, the self-proclaimed ‘home of buttermilk fried chicken’ might seem like a peculiar restaurant choice.

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Colourful photographs of the funfair in NewcastleGateshead by Phil Pounder

Photo Gallery: Fun at the Fair

March 4, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Fun at the Fair

Northern Soul‘s North East Photographer Phil Pounder has all the fun at the fair and captures colourful images from The Hoppings on Newcastle Town Moor, and the Valentine’s Funfair on Team Valley in Gateshead.

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Clydebank, image by Robert Hamilton

A River Runs Through It: Northern Soul cheers on the Bankies

March 3, 2017 Comments Off on A River Runs Through It: Northern Soul cheers on the Bankies

At various times in my life I lived at 12 Stewart Street, Dalmuir in the borough of Clydebank.

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Tish Murtha 6 Youth Unemployment

Youth unemployment in the 80s: remembering Tyneside photographer Tish Murtha

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on Youth unemployment in the 80s: remembering Tyneside photographer Tish Murtha

Amid the clouds of smoke, dust and ash of the photograph are two partially obscured figures.

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Theodora, RNCM

OperaWatch: Spring Season

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on OperaWatch: Spring Season

With Spring around the corner, that can only mean one thing.

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What’s on in March: Comedy in Manchester

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on What’s on in March: Comedy in Manchester

Beware the Ides of March. It didn’t work out too well for Julius Caesar.

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Ashes, The Octagon Theatre, image by Jonathan Keenan

Review: Ashes, Bolton Octagon

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Ashes, Bolton Octagon

One look at Ciaran Bagnall’s marvellously monumental set and we’re back in the 1970s, a world of white surfaces, chrome, and chunky design.

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Cyrano, West Yorkshire Playhouse

Review: Cyrano, Northern Broadsides, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Cyrano, Northern Broadsides, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Cyrano de Bergerac had a very big nose. So big in fact that Edmund Rostand immortalised it in his 1897 comic masterpiece, written almost 250 years after his eponymous hero’s death.

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Angel of the House, Hope Mill Theatre

Review: The Angel of the House, Hope Mill Theatre, Ancoats, Manchester

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Angel of the House, Hope Mill Theatre, Ancoats, Manchester

The Angel in the House is a popular Victorian poem – a terrible set of verse – extolling the virtues of the submissive woman who exists solely to cater for her husband’s needs.

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