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Monthly Archives: August 2018

“There’s so much upside-down news that you think, how have we got to this place?” Billy Bragg talks to Northern Soul

August 22, 2018 Comments Off on “There’s so much upside-down news that you think, how have we got to this place?” Billy Bragg talks to Northern Soul

When I learned that Billy Bragg had agreed to be interviewed by Northern Soul, I spent some considerable time working up the courage to ask him one question: is it wrong to wish on space hardware? 

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Review: Tipping Point/Switch, Upper Campfield, Manchester

August 20, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Tipping Point/Switch, Upper Campfield, Manchester

While its Oxford Road site is renovated, the ever-innovative Contact theatre is staging productions at partner venues.

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Review: Madagascar The Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

August 20, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Madagascar The Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

The kids love it. They shriek, they cackle, and – to the insistent cue of I Like To Move It – they dance in their seats.

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Review: An Officer and a Gentleman: The Musical, Manchester Opera House

August 20, 2018 Comments Off on Review: An Officer and a Gentleman: The Musical, Manchester Opera House

It may be more than 35-years-old but the sight of a young Richard Gere in an all-white naval officer’s uniform remains an iconic image and one, if we’re being honest, that still gets hearts-a-racing.

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Win! £30 Printworks voucher for the Manchester Soul Festival

August 20, 2018 Comments Off on Win! £30 Printworks voucher for the Manchester Soul Festival

Win! £30 Printworks voucher for the Manchester Soul Festival. 

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Main image: Tyne Bridge, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Photo Gallery: A History of the North in 100 Archives, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

August 20, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: A History of the North in 100 Archives, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

A History of the North in 100 Archives is an online project intended to showcase and celebrate the rich and varied history of the North and is being launched as part of Great Exhibition of the North, June 22 – September 9, 2018. 

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Newcastle ginnel by Lee Stoneman

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

August 13, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty, jetty and our new favourite…a weind.

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Photo Gallery: Blackthorn Music Festival, Manchester

August 13, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Blackthorn Music Festival, Manchester

Located in the stunning setting of Whitebottom Farm is Etherow Country Park, with 3 stages – the main stage situated in the barn (with hay bales for seats), the Meadow stage and the paddock stage which is hosted by Mr Peeps and showcases some of the best emerging bands – Blackthorn Music Festival markets itself as Manchester’s first credible music festival with camping.

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Win a pair of tickets to a special preview of BLACKkKLANSMAN with live-by-satellite Q&A with Spike Lee

August 13, 2018 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to a special preview of BLACKkKLANSMAN with live-by-satellite Q&A with Spike Lee

Win a pair of tickets to a special preview of BLACKkKLANSMAN with live-by-satellite Q&A with Spike Lee. 

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Review: Romeo & Juliet, Heaton Park

August 11, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Romeo & Juliet, Heaton Park

Caroline Clegg has done it before. Although she enjoys a career in opera and music, she returns to Manchester’s Heaton Park every year and mounts a summer show.

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