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Monthly Archives: February 2019

John Thompson

Cold Feet meets The Street: Northern Soul chats to actor John Thomson

February 16, 2019 Comments Off on Cold Feet meets The Street: Northern Soul chats to actor John Thomson

There’s a sharp knock on my front door and I open it to find John Thomson standing on my doorstep.

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Theatre Review: Mother Courage and Her Children, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 14, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Mother Courage and Her Children, Royal Exchange, Manchester

“The thing about Brecht,” says Housemate, “is you’re not supposed to feel empathy towards the characters.”

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Paolo Hewitt

My Space: Paolo Hewitt, writer and journalist

February 13, 2019 Comments Off on My Space: Paolo Hewitt, writer and journalist

In a series of articles, Northern Soul’s Phil Pearson talks to all manner of fascinating folk about the room they use to write in, paint in, and do all things creative. This week it’s writer and journalist, Paolo Hewitt. 

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Eliot-Kennedy

“Once the Spice Girls move into your house, you very quickly run out of space.” Sheffield songwriter Eliot Kennedy talks to Northern Soul

February 12, 2019 Comments Off on “Once the Spice Girls move into your house, you very quickly run out of space.” Sheffield songwriter Eliot Kennedy talks to Northern Soul

Eliot Kennedy has written songs for Mary J. Blige, the Spice Girls, Celine Dion, Boyzone, Bryan Adams, S Club 7 and Take That. Now the Sheffield songwriter is celebrating his 50th birthday with a charity concert in his home town – and he’s invited his musical friends. He talks to Ann Chadwick.

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Photo Gallery: Artist who combines spray paint and dance next in line for The Lowry’s Edit series

February 12, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Artist who combines spray paint and dance next in line for The Lowry’s Edit series

Edit.04: Live Creations by Joe Moran and Dance Art Foundation is the fourth in The Lowry’s Edit series of gallery projects and collaborations.

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Photo Gallery: Fancy Pants, The Portico Library, Manchester

February 12, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Fancy Pants, The Portico Library, Manchester

In 1836, the enormously popular Manchester Music Festival came to a close with a fancy dress ball so grand a temporary structure was built to connect The Portico Library with the nearby Assembly Rooms and Theatre Royal.

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Theatre Review: Big Up! Unity Theatre, Liverpool

February 12, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Big Up! Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Five stars for a performance that was funnier, more engaging and more inventive than virtually any theatre production aimed at young children I’ve ever seen?

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Theatre Review: A Different Way Home, Oldham Coliseum

February 10, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Different Way Home, Oldham Coliseum

Kenneth Alan Taylor is a phenomenon. In fact, he’s a phenomenal phenomenon.

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Queering the past: Bolton, LGBT history and Walt Whitman. Playwright Stephen M Hornby talks to Northern Soul

February 10, 2019 Comments Off on Queering the past: Bolton, LGBT history and Walt Whitman. Playwright Stephen M Hornby talks to Northern Soul

A number of places are synonymous with the history of gay culture: San Francisco, New York, Paris, Bolton.

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Review: Hallé Pops – The Magical Music of Harry Potter, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

February 6, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Hallé Pops – The Magical Music of Harry Potter, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

When you go to see an orchestra play, it’s a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.

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