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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Opera North, The Lowry

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

March 19, 2019 Comments Off on Opera Review: The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky; Gianni Schacci by Giacomo Puccini, Opera North, The Lowry

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

Nik Kershaw was everywhere in the 1980s.

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Photo Gallery: The Slow Readers Club, Fibbers, York

March 18, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Slow Readers Club, Fibbers, York

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

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Chefchaouen, Morocco by Cameron Welk

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

March 18, 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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“We like to think of it as clever pop.” Smoove & Turrell chat to Northern Soul

March 17, 2019 Comments Off on “We like to think of it as clever pop.” Smoove & Turrell chat to Northern Soul

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

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Opera Review: Katya Kabanov by Leoš Janáček, Opera North, The Lowry

March 16, 2019 Comments Off on Opera Review: Katya Kabanov by Leoš Janáček, Opera North, The Lowry

About a third way of the way through Opera North’s Spring season we moved away from the 18th Century absurdism of late Mozart to the early days of the 20th Century, and three works made in the shadow of the First World War.

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Travel: 100 Years of the Bauhaus, Berlin

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Travel: 100 Years of the Bauhaus, Berlin

As if you needed another reason to visit Berlin. Throughout 2019, Germany is celebrating 100 years of the Bauhaus, and Berlin is putting itself centre stage.

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Time for a Tanqueray - an evening of literature and gin, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

Hamiltonic: Time for a Tanqueray, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: Time for a Tanqueray, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

One of the great pleasures of this job is the occasional invitation to evenings such as this.

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Theatre Review: Barber Shop Chronicles, Royal Exchange, Manchester

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Barber Shop Chronicles, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Written by poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams, Barber Shop Chronicles comes to Manchester’s Royal Exchange where it’s co-presented by Contact and credits Fuel, the National Theatre and Leeds Playhouse as co-producers (that being the nature of theatrical productions these days) following not only two sell-out runs at the National but also a world tour.

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Book Review: An Otley Run – A Verse Novella by Joe Williams

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: An Otley Run – A Verse Novella by Joe Williams

There are a number of (in)famous pub crawls to be enjoyed around our beautiful island.

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