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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Those Two weeks - Final Dress Rehearsal - 28.02.18 - John Johnson-116

Theatre Review: Those Two Weeks, Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight

July 30, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Those Two Weeks, Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight

For people in tragedy’s shadow, ‘normal’ life can seem like an irrecoverable paradise.

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Panerai British Classic Week 2018 Ph: Guido Cantini / Panerai

The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

July 30, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Sports Round-Up

July has flown by in a flash and the World Cup is already something of a distant memory. In this month’s sports column, Margaret Brecknell takes a look at what’s coming up in August as well as reliving some of the best sporting stories from the North during July.

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Women Walking, Ghislaine Howard

Photo Gallery: I Also Paint, Gateway Gallery, Hale

July 30, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: I Also Paint, Gateway Gallery, Hale

Helen Clapcott can’t identify with the word ‘artist’. Mary Mabbutt has said more than once (in jest) that “Rembrandt didn’t have to put up with this”. Sarah Carvell sees the arrival of the occasional cup of tea to her studio as a significant achievement. Sue Howells describes herself as a housewife who picks up a brush every day. 

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Travel: A week in Northumberland

July 29, 2018 Comments Off on Travel: A week in Northumberland

It’s no surprise that the coast of Northumberland is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Non Pratt

“I write for my 14-year-old self and I think I always will.” YA author Non Pratt talks to Northern Soul

July 24, 2018 Comments Off on “I write for my 14-year-old self and I think I always will.” YA author Non Pratt talks to Northern Soul

Something about Non Pratt’s writing reels me in. She’s hilarious, yes, but it’s her ability to completely understand the teens she writes about that really interests me. 

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Apostasy

Apostasy: Film Director Dan Kokotajlo and cast talk to Northern Soul

July 24, 2018 Comments Off on Apostasy: Film Director Dan Kokotajlo and cast talk to Northern Soul

The startling, powerful and often bleak Oldham-set debut film by Dan Kokotajlo, a Tameside-born director, explores the fall-out of renouncing a family religion and motherhood.

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Food Review: Tast Catala, King Street, Manchester

July 24, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Tast Catala, King Street, Manchester

It is Wednesday July 18, midday on a very hot day, seven hours away from the semi-final against Croatia and I’m at the press opening of the keenly awaited Tast Catala on Manchester’s King Street.

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Blackpool - What a Shit Place to Die, Phil Pearson

Theatre Review: Blackpool – What a Shit Place to Die, Three Minute Theatre, Manchester

July 24, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Blackpool – What a Shit Place to Die, Three Minute Theatre, Manchester

At only 50 minutes long with no interval, this play is a real emotional roller-coaster.

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Playing for a Draw, National Football Museum, Manchester

Review: Playing For A Draw, National Football Museum, Manchester

July 24, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Playing For A Draw, National Football Museum, Manchester

A minnow with ambitions.

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The Daughter of the Regiment, Gaetano Donizetti, Opera della Luna, Buxton Opera House

Opera Review: The Daughter of the Regiment, Buxton Opera House

July 24, 2018 Comments Off on Opera Review: The Daughter of the Regiment, Buxton Opera House

This is Northern Soul’s second visit to the prestigious Buxton International Festival in what I hope will become an annual trip.

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