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Monthly Archives: March 2018

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Review: Chamber Music Festival, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

March 18, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Chamber Music Festival, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

The words ‘chamber music’ can turn off many perfectly open-minded people.

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GinnelWatch: Holiday Ginnels

March 16, 2018 Comments Off on GinnelWatch: Holiday 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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Review: Making Thunder Roar at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

March 15, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Making Thunder Roar at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

Emily Brontë is the most elusive of the famous Brontë siblings.

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Review: Suffragette, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

March 15, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Suffragette, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Manchester was the birthplace of the women’s suffrage movement so it was fitting that, on International Women’s Day, in the centenary of the first women to be given the vote (but only those over 30, mind, and if they owned property), the Pankhurst Trust held a special showing of the 2015 film Suffragette.

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Upfront & Onside: The Women’s Football Conference, National Football Museum, Manchester

Review: The Women’s Football Conference, National Football Museum, Manchester

March 15, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Women’s Football Conference, National Football Museum, Manchester

When I was little, I played football for my primary school in North London.

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Review: Madama Butterfly and Un Ballo In Mascera, Opera North, The Lowry, Salford

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Madama Butterfly and Un Ballo In Mascera, Opera North, The Lowry, Salford

A red carpet was introduced at The Lowry for Opera North’s revival of Madama Butterfly by Puccini.

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Photo Gallery and Review: Everything Everything, O2 Apollo, Manchester

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery and Review: Everything Everything, O2 Apollo, Manchester

Everything Everything performed to a packed O2 Apollo in Manchester proving, once again, that they are one of the most consistently compelling and unsettling bands around.

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Review: Belle & Sebastian, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Belle & Sebastian, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The joy of pop can be as brief as its three-letter onomatopoeia, the giddy thrill of its first kisses paling with familiarity.

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Northern Ballet's Jane Eyre, a ballet by Cathy Marston. Photo Emma Kauldhar

Review: Jane Eyre, Northern Ballet, Leeds Grand

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Jane Eyre, Northern Ballet, Leeds Grand

Making its debut at Leeds Grand Theatre, Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre cements the company as one of the country’s brightest artistic talents.

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Review: Frankenstein, Royal Exchange, Manchester

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Frankenstein, Royal Exchange, Manchester

When I was 19, I opted for a Gothic Literature module as part of my English Literature degree.

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