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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Nancy & Beth

Review: Nancy & Beth, Palace Theatre, Manchester

April 25, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Nancy & Beth, Palace Theatre, Manchester

On paper, it sounds confusing. Two American women perform songs that span rap (Gucci Mane, Run DMC) country (George Jones) and tunes from classic songwriters (Joni Mitchell, Rufus Wainwright).

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The Northern Soul Awards 2017: a celebration of culture and enterprise in the North of England

April 24, 2017 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Awards 2017: a celebration of culture and enterprise in the North of England

The Northern Soul Awards 2017 – a celebration of culture and enterprise in the North of England

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Northern Soul chats to Richard Littler about Scarfolk, online humour and the absurdity of modern values

April 21, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to Richard Littler about Scarfolk, online humour and the absurdity of modern values

Online humour can be a fickle sort of business.

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Ascent by Jed Mercurio

Book review: Ascent by Jed Mercurio

April 21, 2017 Comments Off on Book review: Ascent by Jed Mercurio

Now and again you come across a novel so closely published to your own specifications that you strongly suspect the publishers have secretly focus-grouped you to within an inch of your life, and then wiped all memory of it from your mind.

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Review: Indique, West Didsbury, Manchester

April 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Indique, West Didsbury, Manchester

Name your ten best Indian restaurants in Manchester. This and That for value for money and good cooking, obvs, and…actually they’re pretty much all the same.

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Molly Drake Unthanks

Review: The Unthanks, RNCM, Manchester

April 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Unthanks, RNCM, Manchester

One of the many fine and fascinating things about The Unthanks is how they manage to fearlessly represent the very epitome of the folk tradition yet at the same time are so extraordinarily adventurous.

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Review: The Story Giant, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

April 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Story Giant, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

You can’t escape from stories these days.

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Review: Twelfth Night, Royal Exchange, Manchester

April 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Twelfth Night, Royal Exchange, Manchester

As someone from Stratford-upon-Avon, I’m no stranger to Shakespeare. Walking through the quaint town centre, you can’t shake a feathered quill without bumping into a street performer bellowing lines from King Lear.

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thinking fast and slow

The book that changed my life: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

April 21, 2017 Comments Off on The book that changed my life: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

I read the book that changed my life, the one I can’t stop telling people about, last year.

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