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Monthly Archives: Jun 2018

Berlin to Broadway, Leeds, Credit Ant Robling

Review: Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, Opera North, City Varieties, Leeds

Jun 29, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, Opera North, City Varieties, Leeds

Off to Leeds again for a night of musical entertainment courtesy of Opera North, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the City Varieties Music Hall, carried across the moors in a timely manner by TransPennine Express.

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Bread and Roses, Oldham Coliseum

Theatre Review: Bread & Roses, Oldham Coliseum

Jun 29, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Bread & Roses, Oldham Coliseum

“That’s the second time it’s made me cry,” said the man standing next to me at the urinal.

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Review: The 39 Steps, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Jun 29, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The 39 Steps, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

It’s rare to be part of an audience entirely attuned to the rhythm of a performance.

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Georgia Flynn Creative, Chester Gin Fest

Win tickets the Gin and Disco Festival in Liverpool

Jun 25, 2018 Comments Off on Win tickets the Gin and Disco Festival in Liverpool

This Summer, glitter-wearing gin-lovers across the UK can rejoice with the news of the Gin and Disco Festival, taking place across various venues throughout June and July, for a new festival like no other.

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Love Island, ITV

Can we learn valuable lessons in love from ITV’s Love Island? (No, I’m not kidding)

Jun 25, 2018 Comments Off on Can we learn valuable lessons in love from ITV’s Love Island? (No, I’m not kidding)

Ah, Love Island.

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Bread & Roses

A new musical for Oldham Coliseum tells the true tale of mill workers’ strike

Jun 25, 2018 Comments Off on A new musical for Oldham Coliseum tells the true tale of mill workers’ strike

Using the songs of legendary songwriter Joe Hill – who inspired the likes of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Bragg and Joan Baez – Bread & Roses is a new musical from Ian Kershaw that tells the lesser-known story, at least in the UK, of the mill workers’ strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1912.

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Great Exhibition of the North 2018, image by Phil Pounder

Photo Gallery: Great Exhibition of the North 2018

Jun 25, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Great Exhibition of the North 2018

Northern Soul’s North East Photographer Phil Pounder heads to the Great Exhibition of the North – a free, summer-long celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit.

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Palestinian Braised Spiced Chicken Pie

Feasts from the Middle East: Palestinian Braised Spiced Chicken Pie (Moussakhan)

Jun 25, 2018 Comments Off on Feasts from the Middle East: Palestinian Braised Spiced Chicken Pie (Moussakhan)

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

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Brookside, Corrie and directing: Sue Jenkins talks to Northern Soul

Jun 21, 2018 Comments Off on Brookside, Corrie and directing: Sue Jenkins talks to Northern Soul

TV soaps have produced many iconic female characters, effortlessly coping with philandering partners, blackmailing bosses and notorious neighbours.

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Greyhounds

“I’m trying hard to be more open and break some of the stigma.” Playwright Laura Crow talks about OCD

Jun 21, 2018 Comments Off on “I’m trying hard to be more open and break some of the stigma.” Playwright Laura Crow talks about OCD

Writing is a fantastic form of therapy.

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