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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Maria Gray Robin Simpson obscured and Clare Corbett as the three witches

Theatre Review: Macbeth, Rose Theatre, York

July 16, 2018 No Comments

Up betimes and to York with a cushion to catch the matinee of Macbeth by Will Shakespeare, performed in the new open-air Rose Theatre by Clifford’s Tower.

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Book Review: Emily Brontë Reappraised by Claire O’Callaghan

July 16, 2018 No Comments

Emily, the elusive Brontë sister, is often portrayed as reclusive, difficult, perhaps even slightly unhinged.

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Love From a Stranger By Agatha Christie @ Frank Vosper Royal and Dernagate 23.Feb/17.March 2018. Cast: Justin Avoth Helen Bradbury Sam Frenchum Alice Haig Molly Logan Crispin Redman Nicola Sanderson Gareth Williams Director : Lucy Bailey Credit : Sheila Burnett

Theatre Review: Love from a Stranger, The Lowry

July 12, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Love from a Stranger, The Lowry

A jilted ex-fiancé, an interfering hammy aunt, a considerable sum of money, a staid office girl and a charming American – the classic elements of any Agatha Christie storyline and all are featured in this murderous drama.

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Chester Zoo, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Chester Zoo

July 11, 2018 No Comments

Much like a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry or a trip to the Palace Theatre panto, a school outing to Chester Zoo was a rite of passage for North West children born in the 1970s.

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Sounds Northern: bdrmm

July 10, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: bdrmm

In a new series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. This week it’s bdrmm. 

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Tequila, por favor

July 10, 2018 No Comments

At first, I blamed my two pre-dinner margarita cocktails for the man who wasn’t there.

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Who is your Great Northerner?

July 9, 2018 No Comments

Who is your Great Northerner? Who gets your vote as a Great Northern Soul?

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John Payne, aged 12, with friends and his pigeon Chequer. From the Free Photographic Omnibus. Portsmouth, Friday 26 April 1974.

Photo Gallery: Modern Nature: British Photographs from the Hyman Collection, The Hepworth, Wakefield

July 9, 2018 No Comments

For the first time in human history, more people are living in urban environments than in the countryside, yet the impulse to seek out nature remains as strong as ever. This new exhibition of photographs – by leading British photographers such as Shirley Baker, Bill Brandt, Anna Fox, Chris Killip, Peter Mitchell, Martin Parr and Tony Ray-Jones – explores our evolving relationship with the natural world and how this shapes individuals and communities.

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Kruger Barbara, Not ugly enough 1997

Photo Gallery: HERSTORY, Touchstone, Rochdale

July 9, 2018 No Comments

From Turin to Rochdale, nearly a half-century of work by game-changing, female artists – drawn from the collection of world-renowned collector and philanthropist Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo – will form HERSTORY: Women Artists from the Collection of Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, a timely and ideologically-charged exhibition opening at Touchstones Rochdale, Greater Manchester. 

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Think cross-stitch is for old ladies? Think again. Northern Soul talks to a self-confessed crosstitute

July 7, 2018 No Comments

Cross-stitch is a much-loved art form which comes with certain connotations, namely of a homely, old-school, maybe slightly twee craft which enables its practitioners to immortalise pets, flowers and warm, welcoming slogans.

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