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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Nick Hodgson

The Northern Soul Podcast: former Kaiser Chief, Nick J.D. Hodgson

May 23, 2018 No Comments

It’s May which means only one thing: The Northern Soul Podcast.

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Rob Johnston

Art of Class: Rob Johnston

May 23, 2018 Comments Off on Art of Class: Rob Johnston

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 Rob Johnston, a Manchester-based writer and producer with more than 30 plays staged professionally, both as a commissioned writer and as a producer of his own plays via Breathe Out Theatre. Johnston won the 2011 Kings Cross Award for New Writing for Einstein’s Daughter. Dark Satanic won Best Drama at the 2017 Manchester Fringe Festival.

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Seek Find Speak Book Shots 2018 31315

“If words aren’t spoken or written, they start to become less relevant.” The Lost Words: Seek, Find, Speak

May 23, 2018 No Comments

“Heather? You’re kidding me!”

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Review: Love, Loss and Chianti, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

May 23, 2018 No Comments

If anyone was going to bring the sharp, erudite poetry of Christopher Reid to life in a stage adaptation of The Scattering and The Song of Lunch, it would be Robert Bathurst. He revels in the opportunity to extract the precise, elegant language of Reid’s work, and rolls it over his own tongue like butter off a silver spoon.

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Theatre Review: The Girl on the Train, West Yorkshire Playhouse

May 23, 2018 No Comments

Don’t you just hate it when you’ve spent hours of your life reading a whodunnit only to find that the author solves the crime by bringing on a total stranger at the end?

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Ray LaMontagne

Music Review: Ray LaMontagne, Manchester Apollo

May 23, 2018 No Comments

Never one for a grandiose entrance, Ray LaMontagne quietly wanders onto the Manchester Apollo stage before a hushed crowd, his face half-concealed under a brimmed hat.

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Hikikomori, The Lowry

Review: Hikikomori – The Shelter, The Lowry, Salford

May 21, 2018 No Comments

In the blink of an eye, The Lowry has come of age and, as part of its 18th birthday celebrations, the Week 53 festival has decked itself out in thematically apt bunting.

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Long Day's Journey into Night, HOME, Manchester

Review: Long Day’s Journey into Night, HOME, Manchester

May 21, 2018 No Comments

It’s now a cliché that each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

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Pastries Stuffed with Feta & Halloumi or Olives

Feasts from the Middle East: Pastries Stuffed with Feta & Halloumi or Olives (Samboussek)

May 21, 2018 No Comments

Tony Kitous, founder of Lebanese restaurant Comptoir Libanaisshares delicious recipes from his new cookbook Feasts from the Middle East.

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Rob Kemp

Win a pair of tickets to Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead at Waterside’s Refract:18

May 17, 2018 No Comments

Win a pair of tickets to Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead at Waterside’s Refract:18 summer Festival this July. 

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