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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Tea and Two Sugars, 53two, Manchester

Theatre Review: Tea and Two Sugars, 53two, Manchester

February 27, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Tea and Two Sugars, 53two, Manchester

Making theatre is hard. Making good theatre is even harder.

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Manchester Collective, Black Angels, Leeds Town Hall

Review: Manchester Collective, Black Angels, Leeds Town Hall

February 27, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Collective, Black Angels, Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Town Hall has seen its fair share of excitement since Cuthbert Brodrick first laid out his plans for the building in the 19th century.

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Theatre Review: The Lady Vanishes, Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

February 27, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Lady Vanishes, Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

A new genre: thriller-farce?

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Prose

Win tickets to see Mancunian indie/hip-hop duo Prose and acclaimed chamber orchestra Manchester Camerata in Manchester

February 27, 2019 Comments Off on Win tickets to see Mancunian indie/hip-hop duo Prose and acclaimed chamber orchestra Manchester Camerata in Manchester

Win tickets to see Mancunian indie/hip-hop duo Prose and acclaimed chamber orchestra, Manchester Camerata at Manchester Academy 2 on March 23, 2019.

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Midnight and Closedown: Northern Soul chats to multi-award winning folk trio Lau

February 25, 2019 Comments Off on Midnight and Closedown: Northern Soul chats to multi-award winning folk trio Lau

“In a way it’s been quite exciting to keep getting asked if calling this album Midnight and Closedown means it’s going to be our last album,” says guitarist and singer Kris Drever, one third of the multi-award winning folk-and-far-beyond trio Lau, along with Martin Green (accordion, piano, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle).

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Chorlton-cum-Hardy ginnel by Phil Pearson

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

February 25, 2019 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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Win a pair of weekend tickets to the Haydn-inspired Chamber Music Festival at Manchester’s RNCM

February 25, 2019 Comments Off on Win a pair of weekend tickets to the Haydn-inspired Chamber Music Festival at Manchester’s RNCM

Win a pair of weekend tickets to the Haydn-inspired Chamber Music Festival at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). 

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Julie Hesmondhalgh: A Working Diary

Book Review: Julie Hesmondhalgh – A Working Diary

February 24, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Julie Hesmondhalgh – A Working Diary

Have you ever read a book and thought, ‘wow, this came at exactly the right time?’

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Theatre Review: The Life I Lead, The Lowry, Salford

February 23, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Life I Lead, The Lowry, Salford

I am told that as a very young boy I was obsessed with the film Bedknobs and Broomsticks, so much so that I demanded to see it at least five times.

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Arbikie Gin

Hamiltonic: Arbikie Gin

February 23, 2019 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: Arbikie Gin

In a new series called Hamiltonic, Northern Soul’s Gin Correspondent Robert Hamilton samples the best gin and talks to the people who make it. This week, he chats to the good folk at Arbikie Gin and sips a few samples.

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