Monthly Archives: September 2017
I first saw La La Land with my parents. We’d picked up a copy on DVD from Primark (it was on a stand in that bit where you queue up to pay, next to the multi-packs of face-wipes and cheap socks), got in a load of snacks and some wine, and screened it on the big telly in the front room.Read the full story..
“You’re reviewing a classical music concert?”Read the full story..
Shobana Jeyasingh wants to make it clear that the world premiere of her Bayadère – The Ninth Life at Salford’s Lowry this week is not simply another version of Marius Petipa’s famous classical ballet La Bayadère.Read the full story..
It’s December 2015 and West Yorkshire’s beautiful Calder Valley is celebrating Christmas. Then the rain comes.Read the full story..
There’s always something a bit weird about watching a play set in your home town, including an emotional response somewhere between pride and embarrassment when you hear the characters speak about the places that exist in real life.Read the full story..
It’s been 30 years since legendary Liverpool group The La’s released their first record, the thunderous single Way Out.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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