Monthly Archives: July 2017
It’s strange how some artists become inextricably linked with specific locations while for others, a sense of place is a more nebulous affair.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
Classification is a useful technique to employ if you are responsible for arranging the contents of a library.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
A year or so after his MTV appearance on Unplugged, I went to see Tony Bennett at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
The description ‘legendary’ tends to get bandied around a lot in the mostly preposterous world of popular music.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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