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Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Beauty of Broken Things by Catherine North

Book Review: The Beauty of Broken Things by Catherine North

October 17, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: The Beauty of Broken Things by Catherine North

I’m increasingly drawn to stories set in the places I know well.

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Theatre Review: Death of a Salesman, Royal Exchange, Manchester

October 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Death of a Salesman, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Written in 1949, Death of a Salesman remains as relevant and fresh as ever.

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Disney on Ice

Review: Disney on Ice, Manchester Arena

October 17, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Disney on Ice, Manchester Arena

The mission was simple: survive.

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Post Fine Art

Painting the North: 1st Year Anniversary Exhibition, Post Fine Art, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

October 17, 2018 Comments Off on Painting the North: 1st Year Anniversary Exhibition, Post Fine Art, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

In the latest instalment of Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England. As the weeks progress, Ant will bring you his image or exhibition of the week from the popular social media page. This week it’s the 1st Year Anniversary Exhibition at Post Fine Art in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire. 

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Photo North Festival

Win a pair of tickets to Photo North Festival in Harrogate

October 15, 2018 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to Photo North Festival in Harrogate

Win a pair of tickets to Photo North Festival in Harrogate

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Photo Gallery: Exposed – The Naked Portrait, an exhibition jointly curated between the National Portrait Gallery and the Laing Art Gallery

October 15, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Exposed – The Naked Portrait, an exhibition jointly curated between the National Portrait Gallery and the Laing Art Gallery

A new exhibition of unclothed portraits, jointly curated between the National Portrait Gallery and Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Laing Art Gallery, invites questions about identity and gender, the real and ideal.

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Photo Gallery: Photo North Festival, Harrogate

October 15, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Photo North Festival, Harrogate

Some of the world’s top photographers will come to the North from November 9-11 to present their works through an exciting range of interactive events in the first international festival of its kind, Photo North.

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“I’ve grown old with Rebus.” Northern Soul talks to best-selling crime author Ian Rankin

October 15, 2018 Comments Off on “I’ve grown old with Rebus.” Northern Soul talks to best-selling crime author Ian Rankin

When the best-selling crime writer Ian Rankin brings his Investigating Murder: An Evening with Ian Rankin to Manchester’s HOME, the intention, he says, is not simply to talk about his new book In A House Of Lies (incidentally, one of the best thrillers of the year if you ask me) then sign some copies.

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I Shout for The Fall, Ruth Sykes and Emily Wood

Review: i Shout For The Fall! – Pictures of Words by Mark E Smith, Bury Art Museum

October 12, 2018 Comments Off on Review: i Shout For The Fall! – Pictures of Words by Mark E Smith, Bury Art Museum

Every Fall fan’s story has a different beginning, but sadly they all have the same ending.

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Is Gordon a moron? Forty years on, Northern Soul finds out

October 11, 2018 Comments Off on Is Gordon a moron? Forty years on, Northern Soul finds out

There’s a scene in the episode of Coronation Street that went out on New Year’s Day 1979 in which Helen Worth as Gail Potter is waiting outside a cinema in Manchester for a date with her boyfriend Brian.

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