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Monthly Archives: Aug 2018

Kara Lily Hayworth, star of Cilla the Musical, chats to Northern Soul

Aug 28, 2018 Comments Off on Kara Lily Hayworth, star of Cilla the Musical, chats to Northern Soul

Kara Lily Hayworth, star of Cilla the Musical, chats to Northern Soul about the pull of playing a Liverpudlian icon.

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#BeeInTheCity: Northern Soul chats to Sneezebee

Aug 28, 2018 Comments Off on #BeeInTheCity: Northern Soul chats to Sneezebee

If you’ve been out and about in Manchester this summer, you’ll probably have noticed some new arrivals in the city. That’s right…the Manchester bees have landed.

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Chickpea Curry, Pen and Pencil, Ancoats and Northern Quarter Cookbook

Scran: Chickpea Curry from the Ancoats and Northern Quarter Cookbook

Aug 28, 2018 Comments Off on Scran: Chickpea Curry from the Ancoats and Northern Quarter Cookbook

Featuring more than 20 restaurants from top food venues in the Manchester neighbourhoods of Ancoats and the Northern Quarter, the Ancoats and Northern Quarter Cookbook is a feast of recipes with all profits going to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity.

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Love online: are dating apps ruining romance?

Aug 27, 2018 Comments Off on Love online: are dating apps ruining romance?

My relationship with dating apps is complicated.

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Why are we so keen to diagnose Emily Brontë?

Aug 27, 2018 Comments Off on Why are we so keen to diagnose Emily Brontë?

2018 marks 200 years since Emily Jane Brontë was born in Thornton near Bradford.

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James Meehan, image courtesy of Martin Cogley

Review: Manchester Comedy at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Aug 27, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Comedy at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Edinburgh Fringe is unique, full of wonder, magic and people incessantly offering you flyers.

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Closets The Musical, Hope Mill Theatre

Closets: Sam Retford talks to Northern Soul about time travel, typecasting and telly fame

Aug 27, 2018 Comments Off on Closets: Sam Retford talks to Northern Soul about time travel, typecasting and telly fame

A regular theme of new writing for theatre is the coming-out story, with writers regularly reflecting on their formative gay experiences.

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Afternoon Tea, The Lowry Hotel

Food Review: Afternoon Tea, The Lowry Hotel, Salford

Aug 27, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Afternoon Tea, The Lowry Hotel, Salford

Afternoon tea is the new lunch, at least it is at The Lowry Hotel. In what could be a Brexit-inspired assertion of National Standards, they’ve abolished that continental invention, the two-hour lunch – except on Sundays, of course – and brought back Afternoon Tea.

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The Northern Soul Podcast: Young Jack

Aug 27, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: Young Jack

Hurrah! Lucy McNamara is back with another ear-pleasing episode of the brilliant Northern Soul Podcast.

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Hometown Tales Lancashire, Jenn Ashworth and Benjamin Webster

Book Review – Hometown Tales: Lancashire by Jenn Ashworth and Benjamin Webster

Aug 27, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review – Hometown Tales: Lancashire by Jenn Ashworth and Benjamin Webster

Like Dial-a-Disc or foil disposable ashtrays in takeaways, the cinema double bill has receded into the lint of a barely conceivable past yet to be reappropriated by the stylists of today’s lazy nostalgia.

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