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Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Lighthouse Invites the Storm: Malcolm Lowry’s Wirral

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on The Lighthouse Invites the Storm: Malcolm Lowry’s Wirral

It’s strange how some artists become inextricably linked with specific locations while for others, a sense of place is a more nebulous affair.

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Book Review: The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Book Review: The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov

This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution. In the second of a series of articles for Northern Soul, Alfred Searls explores how 1917 – and the Soviet society which developed in its shadow – has been portrayed by writers since that momentous year of revolution.

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Northern Soul chats to Beans on Toast about pubs, performing and politics

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to Beans on Toast about pubs, performing and politics

The first time I saw Beans on Toast play live, he was supporting Frank Turner at a big venue in London.

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Otto Dix, Reclining Woman on a Leopard Skin 1927 (Liegende auf Leopardenfell) 1927

Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-1933 at Tate Liverpool

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-1933 at Tate Liverpool

Classification is a useful technique to employ if you are responsible for arranging the contents of a library.

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Richard Ashcroft

Photo Gallery and Review: Richard Ashcroft, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery and Review: Richard Ashcroft, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

Now an established fixture in the Manchester gig-going calendar, Sounds of the City at Castlefield Bowl kicked off a series of city centre open air concerts in July with an eclectic bill, headlined by Richard Ashcroft, ex-frontman of The Verve

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Lowry, Laurence Stephen, 1887-1976; July, the Seaside

Painting the North: L.S Lowry’s July, the Seaside (1943)

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Painting the North: L.S Lowry’s July, the Seaside (1943)

In the second instalment of a new series entitled Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, will be sharing striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England.

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Tony Bennett, Bridgewater Hall, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery and Review: Tony Bennett, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery and Review: Tony Bennett, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall

A year or so after his MTV appearance on Unplugged, I went to see Tony Bennett at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

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Review: Fantastic Mr Fox, The Lowry, Salford

July 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Fantastic Mr Fox, The Lowry, Salford

Roald Dahl only started writing children’s books in the early 1960s but they’re already beginning to assume the status of modern myths, fit to be reconfigured into all kinds of different shapes and forms.

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Stax Records: the legend lives on in a new generation

July 7, 2017 Comments Off on Stax Records: the legend lives on in a new generation

The description ‘legendary’ tends to get bandied around a lot in the mostly preposterous world of popular music.

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Review: What If Women Ruled The World? Manchester International Festival

July 6, 2017 Comments Off on Review: What If Women Ruled The World? Manchester International Festival

I’m struggling to put my thoughts about Israeli artist Yael Bartana’s ground-breaking film and performance project What If Women Ruled the World? into coherent sentences.

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