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Monthly Archives: January 2018

A tribute to Peter Wyngarde

January 30, 2018 Comments Off on A tribute to Peter Wyngarde

Frills, coiffures and moustaches were at half-mast following the announcement that Peter Wyngarde, or Petunia Winegum as he was known in his queer circles, had passed away.

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Book Review: Why Vinyl Matters by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

January 29, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Why Vinyl Matters by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

As an enthusiastic crate digger, I thought I didn’t need to be told why vinyl matters.

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Tim Peake's Spacecraft, image by Paul Hunter

Photo Gallery: Tim Peake’s Spacecraft, National Railway Museum, York

January 29, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Tim Peake’s Spacecraft, National Railway Museum, York

On December 15, 2015, Major Tim Peake embarked on the Principia mission to the International Space Station, where he spent six months orbiting Earth.

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Great Northerners: Les Dawson

January 29, 2018 Comments Off on Great Northerners: Les Dawson

In a new series, we celebrate Great Northerners. For Northern Soul‘s Desmond Bullen, it’s Les Dawson. Who gets your vote?

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Johanne Murdock in The ToyBoy Diaries at Hope Mill Theatre 2. Credit Anthony Robling

Review: The ToyBoy Diaries, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

January 27, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The ToyBoy Diaries, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Despite the team behind Hope Mill winning twice at last year’s Northern Soul Awards (Small Theatre of the Year and Fringe Production of the Year), I’d still not visited this Manchester theatre. It was time to put that right.

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The Brick Box, Bradford

“Arts and culture modify people’s behaviour.” Northern Soul chats to Bradford’s Brick Box Rooms

January 26, 2018 Comments Off on “Arts and culture modify people’s behaviour.” Northern Soul chats to Bradford’s Brick Box Rooms

The Arts Council likes to talk about hard-to-reach audiences, says Rosie Freeman, director of The Brick Box, an arts organisation which has relocated from London to Bradford.

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Review: Shostakovich and the Triumph of Art, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

January 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Shostakovich and the Triumph of Art, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Last week Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra added another illustrious chapter to their long and successful history of performing the works of Dmitri Shostakovich.

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My Space: Jane McNulty, playwright

January 26, 2018 Comments Off on My Space: Jane McNulty, playwright

In a new series, Northern Soul’s Phil Pearson talks to all sorts of creative types about the room they use to write, paint and, well, create. First up, it’s playwright Jane McNulty. 

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The Fall

Mark E Smith: A Tribute

January 26, 2018 Comments Off on Mark E Smith: A Tribute

Mark E Smith’s death at the age of 60 didn’t exactly come as a surprise.

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Graham Gouldman

Review: Graham Gouldman, Stoller Hall, Manchester

January 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Graham Gouldman, Stoller Hall, Manchester

Somehow, Salford-born songwriter Graham Gouldman remains an undervalued figure.

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