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Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Theatre Review: Matilda – The Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

September 21, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Matilda – The Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

Eight years ago, I snagged tickets to Matilda: The Musical at Stratford-upon-Avon’s Courtyard Theatre.

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Jade Anouka, Queen Margaret. Image by Johan Persson

Theatre Review: Queen Margaret, Royal Exchange, Manchester

September 20, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Queen Margaret, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Typical. You wait ages for a Shakespeare mash-up on one of Manchester’s main stages then two come along at once.

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Peter Hook & The Light at The Ritz, Manchester

Peter Hook talks to Northern Soul

September 19, 2018 Comments Off on Peter Hook talks to Northern Soul

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.

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Copyright Save Grange Lido

Could a crowdfunding campaign save an Arc Deco gem – the Grange-over-Sands lido?

September 18, 2018 Comments Off on Could a crowdfunding campaign save an Arc Deco gem – the Grange-over-Sands lido?

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.

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“I am an outsider.” Northern Soul talks to crime writer Will Dean about his debut Dark Pines

September 18, 2018 Comments Off on “I am an outsider.” Northern Soul talks to crime writer Will Dean about his debut Dark Pines

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.

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Torchlit Procession, The Village Green

Review: Festival No.6, Portmeirion, North Wales

September 18, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Festival No.6, Portmeirion, North Wales

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).

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Moving Mountains B12 Burger

The Burger That Bleeds: Moving Mountains B12 Burger, Harvey Nichols, Manchester

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on The Burger That Bleeds: Moving Mountains B12 Burger, Harvey Nichols, Manchester

The vegan burger that ‘bleeds’ is a recent phenomenon.

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Proove Pizza Bel Paese

Food Review: Proove, West Didsbury

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Proove, West Didsbury

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.

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery: actress Julia Frith chats to Northern Soul

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on The Comedy About A Bank Robbery: actress Julia Frith chats to Northern Soul

Mischief Theatre is on the road again with another smashing success.

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Northern Lights Writers Festival

Review: Northern Lights Writers’ Conference, Waterside, Sale

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Northern Lights Writers’ Conference, Waterside, Sale

“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.

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