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Monthly Archives: March 2019

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Travel: Flowers, fennel and a mammoth tortoise. Northern Soul visits Madeira

March 23, 2019 No Comments

I hadn’t realised that Madeira is best known as the birthplace of the footballer Christian Ronaldo, nor that he was named after Ronald Reagan, his father’s favourite actor.

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Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2019

Shortlist announced for the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2019

March 23, 2019 No Comments

We’re delighted to have teamed up with Comma Press and the University of Central Lancashire as Media Partner for the second annual Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction.

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Theatre Review – Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters, Royal Exchange, Manchester

March 20, 2019 No Comments

When I heard about writer and performer Rachel Mars’ one woman show, Your Sexts Are Shit: Older and Better Letters, I was expecting an hour of laughs and covering my mouth in mock horror. I wasn’t expecting to feel moved.

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Review: From Shore to Shore, Yang Sing, Manchester

March 19, 2019 No Comments

During From Shore to Shore at Manchester’s Yang Sing restaurant, we are fed the tales and the sharing plates of Chinese food.

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Theatre Review: Father Figurine, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

March 19, 2019 No Comments

How do you create a catalyst for change where mental health issues and male suicide rates are concerned?

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Opera Review: The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky; Gianni Schacci by Giacomo Puccini, Opera North, The Lowry

March 19, 2019 No Comments

It’s the end of a fantastic spring season by Opera North at Salford’s Lowry.

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“I don’t hanker for being chased round the Arndale Centre by Norwegian schoolgirls anymore.” Nik Kershaw talks to Northern Soul

March 19, 2019 No Comments

Nik Kershaw was everywhere in the 1980s.

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Photo Gallery: The Slow Readers Club, Fibbers, York

March 18, 2019 No Comments

Northern Soul‘s Marc McGarraghy sees The Slow Readers Club at Fibbers in York and takes some brilliant images.

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

March 18, 2019 No Comments

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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“We like to think of it as clever pop.” Smoove & Turrell chat to Northern Soul

March 17, 2019 No Comments

North East soul and funk band Smoove & Turrell have been creating big banging dance tracks for more than a decade.

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