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Monthly Archives: March 2019

“Good story, good rhymes, bit scary, great pictures.” Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler talk to Northern Soul

March 27, 2019 Comments Off on “Good story, good rhymes, bit scary, great pictures.” Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler talk to Northern Soul

Axel Scheffler, one might argue, is getting desperate.

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Music Review: Lines – Parts One, Two and Three, The Unthanks

March 27, 2019 Comments Off on Music Review: Lines – Parts One, Two and Three, The Unthanks

Say what you like about The Unthanks, but I love them. Just to be clear, they’ve never been afraid of pushing boundaries, embracing challenges and kissing ambition on both cheeks.

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Escape Hunt's Doctor Who - Worlds Collide

Review: Escape Hunt’s Doctor Who – Worlds Collide, Manchester

March 27, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Escape Hunt’s Doctor Who – Worlds Collide, Manchester

Admittedly not everyone would want to spend an hour locked in a room with several Doctor Who fans. But speaking as a life-long ardent fan of the show, I couldn’t wait.

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JB Shorts Reloaded

Review: JB Shorts Reloaded, 53two, Manchester

March 27, 2019 Comments Off on Review: JB Shorts Reloaded, 53two, Manchester

I remember being invited to the first JB Shorts a decade ago and having little idea what to expect from a notion that had begun as a conversation over a few drinks between two writers, let alone imagining that it would blossom into one of the highlights of Manchester’s theatrical landscape.

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Boys on Fence © Norman Cornish Estate. To be shown at Norman Cornish – A Slice of Life, at the Mining Art Gallery, Bishop Auckland.

Picture Gallery: Norman Cornish Centenary Celebrations 2019

March 27, 2019 Comments Off on Picture Gallery: Norman Cornish Centenary Celebrations 2019

Norman Cornish was one of the most famous artists to emerge from the North East of England in the 20th century and became one of the most celebrated British artists of his time.

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Win a pair of tickets to see Icarus at Manchester’s Deaf Institute

March 25, 2019 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to see Icarus at Manchester’s Deaf Institute

2018 provided the biggest moment of Icarus’s career to date.

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Us Against Whatever, Everyman, Liverpool, Sam Taylor

Theatre Review: Us Against Whatever, Everyman, Liverpool

March 25, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Us Against Whatever, Everyman, Liverpool

If a British-Polish lesbian romance mixed with Hull City’s promotion to the Premier League and Brexit sounds like an unlikely recipe for a coherent piece of musical theatre, that’s because it is.

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Food Review: 20 Stories, Manchester

March 24, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: 20 Stories, Manchester

“We need to go outside.”

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“We haven’t met a single woman who didn’t want to have a go with the bolt cutters.” Northern Soul chats to Idle Women

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on “We haven’t met a single woman who didn’t want to have a go with the bolt cutters.” Northern Soul chats to Idle Women

I am a DIY avoider. The mere mention of an IKEA flat pack kit and I break into a cold sweat.

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My Space: Stanley Chow, artist, illustrator and designer

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on My Space: Stanley Chow, artist, illustrator and designer

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 artist, illustrator and designer, Stanley Chow.

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