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Monthly Archives: Nov 2017

Review: Dog & Partridge, Didsbury, Manchester

Nov 30, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Dog & Partridge, Didsbury, Manchester

There’s finest Iberican ham on the menu at the Dog & Partridge in Didsbury where once there was none.

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La Vina

Review: La Viña, Deansgate, Manchester

Nov 30, 2017 Comments Off on Review: La Viña, Deansgate, Manchester

Firstly, full disclosure. I’m not one of life’s natural tapas fans.

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Kim Wilde

“I never felt that being a woman was any less or more of an advantage.” Northern Soul chats to Kim Wilde

Nov 30, 2017 Comments Off on “I never felt that being a woman was any less or more of an advantage.” Northern Soul chats to Kim Wilde

She’s preparing a new album and tour for the New Year.

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Kelly Michele Walsh

The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences: Northern Soul talks to writer Kelly Michelle Walsh

Nov 30, 2017 Comments Off on The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences: Northern Soul talks to writer Kelly Michelle Walsh

It’s no exaggeration to say that Bolton-born Kelly Michelle Walsh is a veritable ray of sunshine on a grey and grim wet day.

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BEAUTIFUL. Bronte Barbe 'Carole King'. Photo by Craig Sugden (2)

Beautiful: Northern Soul chats to Bronté Barbé about Carole King

Nov 30, 2017 Comments Off on Beautiful: Northern Soul chats to Bronté Barbé about Carole King

Name a female singer-songwriter from the past couple of decades.

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Review: Christmas Igloos at The Refinery, Spinningfields, Manchester

Nov 30, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Christmas Igloos at The Refinery, Spinningfields, Manchester

When you think of an igloo does Pingu spring to mind?

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Slow Readers Club by Chris Payne

Review: The Slow Readers Club, Albert Hall, Manchester

Nov 30, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Slow Readers Club, Albert Hall, Manchester

“Readers! Readers! Readers!” chanted a legion of rafter-shaking music fans at Manchester’s Albert Hall, a former Methodist hall and chapel just down the road from the city’s Central Library.

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The cast of ELF The Musical 2017. Credit: James Everett Photography

Review: Elf: The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

Nov 29, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Elf: The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

It’s no secret that I’m a Christmas fanatic.

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Ox cheek Pie, Hawksmoor: Restaurants & Recipes by Huw Gott and Will Beckett is out now published by Preface, £30

Recipe: Hawksmoor’s Ox Cheek Cottage Pie

Nov 28, 2017 Comments Off on Recipe: Hawksmoor’s Ox Cheek Cottage Pie

Hawksmoor has become something of a restaurant institution.

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Waiting for Godot, Stephen Joseph Theatre

Review: Waiting for Godot, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Nov 28, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Waiting for Godot, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

This is the first time that I’ve awarded all five of my closely guarded stars to a production.

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