Monthly Archives: September 2018
Eight years ago, I snagged tickets to Matilda: The Musical at Stratford-upon-Avon’s Courtyard Theatre.Read the full story..
Typical. You wait ages for a Shakespeare mash-up on one of Manchester’s main stages then two come along at once.Read the full story..
On the back of the recent successful ‘in conversation’ event with Clint Boon and Mike Joyce at Salford Lads Club, up next to the podium are music legends Peter Hook and Mani.Read the full story..
This is a tale of stupidity beyond belief. It’s 25 years to the week since Grange Lido in the Cumbrian coastal town of Grange-over-Sands was shut.Read the full story..
Will Dean’s Dark Pines is one of this year’s hottest crime debuts, and with a back story that’s nearly as intriguing as the book itself.Read the full story..
There’s an air of sadness at the end of a festival weekend as tents are packed up and the latest voguish accessories are put away (this year: glittery pleated capes, peaked caps and elaborately large feathers).Read the full story..
The vegan burger that ‘bleeds’ is a recent phenomenon.Read the full story..
Possibly one of Manchester’s most picturesque suburbs, leafy West Didsbury is an ever-cool, community-focused kind of place with a clutch of independent business at its heart.Read the full story..
Mischief Theatre is on the road again with another smashing success.Read the full story..
“I’m just surprised they’re holding something like this here,” whispers one of my fellow conference-goers as we take our seats in the Robert Bolt Theatre for this year’s Northern Lights Writers’ Conference.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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