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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Altrincham Evuna

Food Review: Evuna, Altrincham

May 15, 2019 No Comments

Evuna’s website proudly announces that it has opened a fourth tapas restaurant in ‘foodie central’ Altrincham, and it’s still pinch-yourself remarkable that the little market town, not generally known as a culinary hub until recently, can justifiably be referred to as such these days.

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Preview: OperaWatch, Summer 2019

May 15, 2019 No Comments

As keen readers of OperaWatch will know (thank you, Freda and Eric Thwaites), summer is traditionally a quiet period for opera here in the North.

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Tackling plastic waste with a shared sense of purpose: Rachel Lewis from Plastic Shed talks to Northern Soul

May 15, 2019 No Comments

You can’t turn on the telly box or scroll through social media without seeing someone talking about the catastrophic impact that plastic waste is having on our environment. Given the statistics on the subject, it’s hardly surprising so much attention is being paid to it.

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Up close and personal with a Manchester icon: Afflecks

May 14, 2019 No Comments

Afflecks (or Affleck’s Palace as was) is a Manchester institution. With a history going back to the 1860s, the modern day indie emporium dates to 1982. Northern Soul’s Caleb Everett joins a new tour exploring its secrets.

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Zoria Dawidowicz

Photo Gallery: Aratta – Armenian Heritage in the North West

May 13, 2019 No Comments

Storytelling is an important tool.

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Toria Garbutt

Review: Poetry and Supper with Toria Garbutt and Mary-Ellen McTague, The Creameries, Chorlton

May 9, 2019 No Comments

When The Creameries opened in Chorlton last year, it set out its stall as being not only a place to eat (and a mighty fine one at that) but also a venue for all kinds of events. And so it has proved.

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Music Review: Live at Leeds 2019

May 9, 2019 No Comments

It’s up there with the best festivals for showcasing emerging musical talent in the UK. Live at Leeds has quite the reputation to uphold and 2019 didn’t disappoint.

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The Blackheart Orchestra, YellowMustangPhotography

“Music that’s trying to go where music hasn’t been before.” Northern Soul talks to The Blackheart Orchestra

May 9, 2019 No Comments

The Blackheart Orchestra create glorious soundscapes together, hugely emotive and held together by an ethereal enchanting voice.

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Seaside Special Postcards From The Edge

Book Review – Seaside Special: Postcards from The Edge, edited by Jenn Ashworth

May 9, 2019 No Comments

Last night my wife couldn’t sleep so I read her a story. Then I had to read her another one because the first one wasn’t conducive to restful dreams.

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The Way I See It, The Talleyrand, Levenshulme

Theatre Review: The Way I See It, The Talleyrand, Levenshulme

May 9, 2019 No Comments

The Way I See It does exactly what it says on the tin.

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