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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Christmas Markets: Manchester, Berlin, Naples

December 14, 2018 Comments Off on Christmas Markets: Manchester, Berlin, Naples

With the big day just around the corner, mulled wine on special offer and more Christmas crackers than you can shake a string of tinsel at, December is one of Northern Soul’s favourite months.

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“There’s nothing as exciting as sitting in the audience, waiting for the curtain to open.” Northern Soul talks to Mark Williams

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on “There’s nothing as exciting as sitting in the audience, waiting for the curtain to open.” Northern Soul talks to Mark Williams

You probably know Mark Williams best as Arthur Weasley in the blockbuster Harry Potter film series, or possibly from TV’s The Fast Show.

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Where the Road Runs Out, Gaia Holmes

Poetry Review: Where the Road Runs Out by Gaia Holmes

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Where the Road Runs Out by Gaia Holmes

Gaia Holmes is an expert in her field, and this is obvious in her skilled, careful and beautifully strange poetry collection.

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Photo Gallery: the most stunning Christmas lights of 2018

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: the most stunning Christmas lights of 2018

We all love a bit of a twinkle. Those sparkly, shiny lights are beacons of Christmas, whether they’re wrapped around your tree or adorning the streets of a capital city.

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Review: Julia Holter, Gorilla, Manchester

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Julia Holter, Gorilla, Manchester

When Julia Holter last played Gorilla in February 2016, she was touring her Have You in My Wilderness album, an unexpectedly poppy proposition relative to her previous work.

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Music Review: Vic Godard & Subway Sect, Yes, Manchester

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Music Review: Vic Godard & Subway Sect, Yes, Manchester

Who’s present at tonight’s Vic Godard gig? That’s easy.

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Theatre Review: A Christmas Carol, Playhouse, Liverpool

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Christmas Carol, Playhouse, Liverpool

If Vic and Bob wrote a panto and had it produced by the League of Gentleman and performed by the cast of Big Train, it would probably look a bit like Spymonkey’s Christmas Carol.

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Theatre Review: Doctor Dolittle, The Lowry, Salford

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Doctor Dolittle, The Lowry, Salford

Doctor Dolittle is totally barmy.

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Bedrooms, Bus Stops and Boredom: Remembering Pete Shelley

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Bedrooms, Bus Stops and Boredom: Remembering Pete Shelley

It’s the coy half-smile. The knitted jumper.

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It’s Behind You! Chorlton theatre The Edge tackles homelessness with new Christmas show

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on It’s Behind You! Chorlton theatre The Edge tackles homelessness with new Christmas show

Janine Waters, artistic director of The Edge in Chorlton, writes for Northern Soul. 

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