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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Vanessa Schofield as Louisa Gradgrind and Howard Chadwick as Josiah Bounderby- Hard Times - Photo by Nobby Clark

Review: Hard Times, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Hard Times, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Charles Dickens’ classic novel, which explores the idea of social standing in relation to facts and the importance of entertainment and fun in shaping young minds, has been adapted to the stage by Deborah McAndrew in splendid fashion.

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Turtle Bay rum bottles cage

A Rum Do: Rum Tasting at Turtle Bay, Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on A Rum Do: Rum Tasting at Turtle Bay, Manchester

I’ve had a couple of deeply spiritual experiences recently.

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Kosmonaut

Review: Fat Tony’s, Kosmonaut, Northern Quarter, Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Fat Tony’s, Kosmonaut, Northern Quarter, Manchester

I’ve always had a bit of a thing about Kosmonaut.

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Sophie Willan by Steve Ullathorne

What’s on in May: Comedy in Manchester

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on What’s on in May: Comedy in Manchester

Every May, I’m reminded of my time spent with Lord Summerisle dancing naked around a maypole then burning Edward Woodward alive in a wicker man.

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The Cherry Orchard

Review: The Cherry Orchard, Royal Exchange, Manchester

April 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Cherry Orchard, Royal Exchange, Manchester

I’ve got a confession to make, I don’t know much about Chekhov.

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Criccieth from Ynysgain (oil on board)

Photo Gallery: A Welsh Connection, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

April 23, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: A Welsh Connection, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

A Welsh Connection, a new exhibition launching at Contemporary Six, celebrates the strong affinity that people from the North West have with North Wales.

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Psych Icon - Janis Joplin

Photo Gallery: Psych Icons

April 23, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Psych Icons

Illustrator and collage artist, Dunstan Carter is launching a new exhibition of psychedelic music portraits, Psych Icons, at Foundation Coffee House in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. 

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Morph

Exclusive: Morph talks to Northern Soul

April 21, 2018 Comments Off on Exclusive: Morph talks to Northern Soul

It’s not easy interviewing a superstar.

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Claiming back the day: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians in Liverpool

April 21, 2018 Comments Off on Claiming back the day: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians in Liverpool

On St George’s Day, a day which has been misappropriated and twisted beyond recognition by the far-right to further their cause, it seems apt that Damon Alban is performing in Liverpool with the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians along with Mounir Trudi.

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Bethan Kitchen

Art of Class: Bethan Kitchen

April 21, 2018 Comments Off on Art of Class: Bethan Kitchen

In a new series, Northern Soul’s Cathy Crabb talks to working class creative people, some already established, some emerging, and some setting their stall out to create more work for others. This week it’s writer Bethan Kitchen whose play Shoefiti opens at Salford Arts Theatre later this month.

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