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Monthly Archives: February 2018

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“Fuck them.” Women respond to the #MeToo backlash

February 13, 2018 Comments Off on “Fuck them.” Women respond to the #MeToo backlash

When I think of the Suffragettes, I think of the women who endured physical and sexual violence as punishment for their perceived crimes, those who carried out hunger strikes and, in some cases, died in the name of gender equality.

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Sue Devaney, Sam Glen, Emily Stott and William Travis

Review: The Kitchen Sink, Oldham Coliseum

February 13, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Kitchen Sink, Oldham Coliseum

Last Thursday I went to Bob Carlton’s funeral.

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Scran: Grandma’s Potato Cakes

February 9, 2018 Comments Off on Scran: Grandma’s Potato Cakes

This little gem of a recipe was originally one of my Grandma’s favourites.

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Wibbly Wobbly Words: a father and son collaboration

February 9, 2018 Comments Off on Wibbly Wobbly Words: a father and son collaboration

Around 18 months ago, I was fulfilling my primary role as a parent: minicab driver.

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Artist and printmaker John Duffin

My Space: John Duffin, artist and printmaker

February 9, 2018 Comments Off on My Space: John Duffin, artist and printmaker

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. This week, it’s artist and printmaker John Duffin. 

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Review: Will Varley, Club Academy, Manchester

February 8, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Will Varley, Club Academy, Manchester

Few musicians can capture – and critique – what it means to be human as beautifully and articulately as folk singer-songwriter Will Varley.

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Film Review: The Post

February 7, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: The Post

You may well blanch at the thought of yet another Hollywood ‘based on a true story’ film whose needle is stuck in the vinyl of JFK, LBJ, Vietnam, Watergate, Nixon etc etc – that endless broken record the Americans play while they gaze into the grubby bits of their political navels.

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Review: A Passage to India, Liverpool Playhouse

February 7, 2018 Comments Off on Review: A Passage to India, Liverpool Playhouse

To whom do we owe our loyalty?

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Sharon Small in Still Alice

“It’s living with dementia, not retreating or suffering from it.” Every Third Minute, a festival of theatre, dementia and hope

February 7, 2018 Comments Off on “It’s living with dementia, not retreating or suffering from it.” Every Third Minute, a festival of theatre, dementia and hope

Here’s a sobering thought. In under 10 years, it is estimated that more than a million people in the UK will be living with dementia.

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Review: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols

Only one record mattered to me in 1977.

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