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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Mark Thomas

Review: Mark Thomas, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Mark Thomas, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Back at the start of this year, Northern Soul asked Mark Thomas what sort of form his next touring show might take, to which he replied: “Who knows! I tell you what – if you know, let me know.”

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Benedict and Dominika Tomczyk-Bowen, image by Hazel Gibson

Bi-polar unicorns and claustrophobic clowns: Northern Soul attends Thought Bubble in Leeds

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Bi-polar unicorns and claustrophobic clowns: Northern Soul attends Thought Bubble in Leeds

Picture this. It’s your first day at a new school. You’re a bit scared but you have an imagination the size of a meteor and loads of great ideas to make and draw worlds you want to share with your new pals.

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The Northern Fiction Alliance Roadshow, Waterstones Deansgate

Northern Soul heads to the first Northern Fiction Alliance Roadshow

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul heads to the first Northern Fiction Alliance Roadshow

When I lived in that there London, my flat was right around the corner from Penguin Random House (the one on Vauxhall Bridge Road).

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle poster

Film Review – Kingsman: The Golden Circle

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review – Kingsman: The Golden Circle

After the roaring success of Kingsman: The Secret Service back in 2015, director Matthew Vaughn set himself quite the challenge in creating a sequel.

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Cosmic Scallies, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Review: Cosmic Scallies, Royal Exchange, Manchester

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Cosmic Scallies, Royal Exchange, Manchester

What I miss about no longer being on Facebook is Jackie Hagan.

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All Or Nothing The Mod Musical

Review: All or Nothing, Storyhouse, Chester

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: All or Nothing, Storyhouse, Chester

Actors have a thing where, when they go to audition for a TV ad, they walk into the waiting room and find 20 people sitting there who look exactly like them.

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Confetti, Manchesrer Apollo, image credit BBC

Review: BBC Radio 2’s All Star Party, Manchester’s O2 Apollo

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: BBC Radio 2’s All Star Party, Manchester’s O2 Apollo

What would my 14-year-old self say? My most recent Saturday ‘big night out’ was spent with a 50-something gent at a 50th birthday party, with a playlist solely supplied by BBC Radio 2.

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Suzanne Vega, The Bridgewater Hall

Left of Center? No, bang on target. Northern Soul sees Suzanne Vega in Manchester

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Left of Center? No, bang on target. Northern Soul sees Suzanne Vega in Manchester

It’s been a fair few years since Suzanne Vega last played a live concert in Manchester, but last week saw her triumphant return at the stunning Bridgewater Hall.

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Girl Gang’s Moondance Menagerie

Win two pairs of tickets to Girl Gang’s Moondance Menagerie

October 6, 2017 Comments Off on Win two pairs of tickets to Girl Gang’s Moondance Menagerie

Win two pairs of tickets to Girl Gang’s Moondance Menagerie. 

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Herman Yau

Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017, HOME, Manchester

October 6, 2017 Comments Off on Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017, HOME, Manchester

Some 20 years ago, I remember watching the Royal Yacht Britannia sail out of Hong Kong harbour after the ceremonial handover of the territory to China to create the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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