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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Edinburgh ginnel

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty and jetty.

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Alan Hollinghurst (c) Robert Taylor, 2017

Review: Alan Hollinghurst, Manchester Literature Festival

October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Alan Hollinghurst, Manchester Literature Festival

Life as a fan of Alan Hollinghurst is a game of patience. You have to wait a good few years for the next fix to come along – but it’s worth it.

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Maggie Bain in Man to Man. A Wales Millennium Centre production. Photo - Polly Thomas

Review: Man to Man, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

October 26, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Man to Man, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Sometimes it happens that certain playwrights have a ‘moment’, a period during which their work suddenly taps into the creative consciousness bubbling just beneath our feet and causes multiple dramatic fountains to burst through.

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Blackout, The Dukes, Lancaster

Review – Blackout: Tales from Storm Desmond, The Dukes, Lancaster

October 25, 2017 Comments Off on Review – Blackout: Tales from Storm Desmond, The Dukes, Lancaster

Do you remember the pure excitement of a power cut when you were little?

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Radio Cineola Tower

Soul Mining: The The’s Matt Johnson talks about new documentary, The Inertia Variations

October 24, 2017 Comments Off on Soul Mining: The The’s Matt Johnson talks about new documentary, The Inertia Variations

Students of scriptwriting and film-making tend to be bombarded by hard-and-fast rules, one of which says ‘your film must have incident’.

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The National Football Museum

Photo Gallery: Football Crest Index, National Football Museum, Manchester

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Football Crest Index, National Football Museum, Manchester

Boasting the largest collection of football memorabilia in the UK, the National Football Museum is introducing some new displays to its line-up.

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Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

Review: Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure, Manchester Arena

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure, Manchester Arena

When a two-year-old has to be hauled out of a venue screaming “I want it again”, you would generally chalk that one up as a hit.

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Andrew McConville

Marijuana grower becomes professional horticulturalist: Northern Soul chats to Hidden Tales in Rochdale

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Marijuana grower becomes professional horticulturalist: Northern Soul chats to Hidden Tales in Rochdale

Author Phillip Pullman said that “after nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world”.

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“The success of Danger Mouse took us all by surprise.” Brian Trueman talks about the legacy of Manchester animation studio, Cosgrove Hall

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on “The success of Danger Mouse took us all by surprise.” Brian Trueman talks about the legacy of Manchester animation studio, Cosgrove Hall

Cosgrove Hall was the little animation studio that could.

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Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

Biros, paper bags, comedy and music: Northern Soul chats to Mik Artistik

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Biros, paper bags, comedy and music: Northern Soul chats to Mik Artistik

Some time around the mid-90s, the artist known as Mik Artistik went for a night out in Leeds with his brothers to a pub that was holding an open mic music night.

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