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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Theatre Review: The Forest of Forgotten Discos, Hope Mill, Manchester

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Forest of Forgotten Discos, Hope Mill, Manchester

More the Forest of Forgotten Teddy Bears, I’d say, and just the place for a picnic.

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Sounds Northern: Arran George

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: Arran George

In a series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. This week it’s Arran George. 

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Theatre Review: Hansel & Gretel, Oldham Library

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Hansel & Gretel, Oldham Library

If I said this was Sondheim for kids you’d probably run a mile. But stop! Be not afeared!

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Theatre Review: White, HOME, Manchester

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: White, HOME, Manchester

I don’t want you to think that I’m losing my critical faculties but I’m about to write my second rave review in a week.

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

December 17, 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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Hazel Reeves and Helen Pankhurst with Our Emmeline 2

Photo Gallery: Our Emmeline comes home

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Our Emmeline comes home

On December 14, 2018, thousands took to the streets of Manchester to take part in a tribute to ‘Our Emmeline’ as a statue of the suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst was unveiled in her home city 100 years after women went to the polls for the first time in a UK General Election. 

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Theatre Review: The Grand Old Dame of York, York Theatre Royal

December 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Grand Old Dame of York, York Theatre Royal

This year’s York Theatre Royal pantomime concerns the Motley family’s attempts to protect their mother Molly from the dastardly Les Miserable who means to knock her off as the last source of hilarity in a joyless kingdom, with only the help of the brave fairies of the Land of Lovely Thoughts to blah blah blah. 

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Theatre Review: Shivers, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

December 15, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Shivers, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

What is it that we love so much about being deliberately being scared?

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Hotel Review: AC Hotel, Manchester City Centre

December 15, 2018 Comments Off on Hotel Review: AC Hotel, Manchester City Centre

The hotel market in central Manchester is hugely competitive with both 3-star and 5-star offerings pretty much closed shops.

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I’m sick to the back teeth of women having to carry the blame for violence inflicted by men

December 15, 2018 Comments Off on I’m sick to the back teeth of women having to carry the blame for violence inflicted by men

Tabloid journalism is a joke. But it’s not a funny one, no-one’s laughing and it keeps getting worse.

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