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Monthly Archives: May 2017

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Mindhorn: Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby talk to Northern Soul

May 6, 2017 Comments Off on Mindhorn: Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby talk to Northern Soul

It’s taken around ten years for Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby to bring the germ of an idea about a washed-up actor from a TV detective show to full fruition on the big screen.

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The Year of the Sex Olympics

The Year of the Sex Olympics

May 4, 2017 Comments Off on The Year of the Sex Olympics

The scriptwriter Nigel Kneale has a Yahoo group dedicated to discussion of his life and work, and like all Yahoo groups these days, it’s mostly fallen into disuse.

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Northern Soul goes behind the scenes of Manchester’s iconic Town Hall ahead of its closure

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul goes behind the scenes of Manchester’s iconic Town Hall ahead of its closure

If you’ve never experienced Manchester Town Hall beyond seeing it as a fancy backdrop to a boozy visit to the Christmas markets then it’s well worth a proper visit – but you will need to be quick about it.

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Women writing, women talking, women directing, women acting: Winter Hill at Bolton Octagon

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on Women writing, women talking, women directing, women acting: Winter Hill at Bolton Octagon

Five years ago the head of the new writing department at Bolton’s Octagon Theatre decided, along with her counterparts at Manchester’s Royal Exchange and the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, to work with Salford University to co-deliver an MA course in playwriting.

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Northern Soul chats to Rosie Fleeshman about family ties, Manchester Fringe and millennials

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to Rosie Fleeshman about family ties, Manchester Fringe and millennials

Rosie Fleeshman is the youngest member of Manchester’s First Family Of Theatre.

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Travel: Northern Soul takes a solo trip to sunny Valencia

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on Travel: Northern Soul takes a solo trip to sunny Valencia

Last year I decided I was going to be a big brave boy and go on holiday as a solo traveller.

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How the North (eventually) made a dog owner out of me

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on How the North (eventually) made a dog owner out of me

Only in what I choose to call ‘middle age’– with the implicit intention to live to at least 114 – did I become a dog owner.

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The People’s Choice Wine Awards: power to the people

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on The People’s Choice Wine Awards: power to the people

With the rise of peer review apps for wine like Vivino (23 million users) and CellarTracker (481,000 users) has come a shift in the key influencers the public turns to when choosing wine.

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What’s on in May: Comedy in Manchester

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on What’s on in May: Comedy in Manchester

Back in the day the only amusement people could find during the month of May was to continually circle a massive pole dangling with ribbons.

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Review: The River Restaurant, The Lowry Hotel, Manchester

May 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The River Restaurant, The Lowry Hotel, Manchester

The last time I visited The Lowry’s River Restaurant, it was Christmas, it was snowing and I walked back to Piccadilly train station enveloped in a festive wine jacket.

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