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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Theatre Review: Chekhov’s First Play, Liverpool Playhouse

May 9, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Chekhov’s First Play, Liverpool Playhouse

There are productions for which the business of rating by stars can feel reductive. This is one of them.

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Truffle by Matt Thomas: Winner of the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2019

May 9, 2019 Comments Off on Truffle by Matt Thomas: Winner of the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2019

Northern Soul is thrilled to have been the media partner for Comma Press’s Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2019. Comma’s commitment to the short story and its place in today’s literary narrative is second to none, as is its work to blur cultural and social boundaries. We’re incredibly excited to announce – and publish – the winner: Truffle by Matt Thomas.

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Win a pair of tickets to see Bond and The Hallé in Immersive Cinematic Experience in Harrogate

May 8, 2019 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to see Bond and The Hallé in Immersive Cinematic Experience in Harrogate

Win a pair of tickets to see Bond and The Hallé in Immersive Cinematic Experience in Harrogate. 

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Photo Gallery: Susie MacMurray, Gathering, Tatton Park

May 8, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Susie MacMurray, Gathering, Tatton Park

Does walking into a fairy tale sound right up your street?

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Photo Gallery: Nine Lives Saved – The Transplant Gallery, Broderick Hall, Leeds City Museum

May 8, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Nine Lives Saved – The Transplant Gallery, Broderick Hall, Leeds City Museum

Thousands of people in the UK are waiting for an organ transplant.

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Fleetneedles Forage: Nature’s Way – The Accidental Organic Gardener

May 6, 2019 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Nature’s Way – The Accidental Organic Gardener

Although I’m a forager through and through, two things have slowed my enthusiasm for rustling through the hedgerows of late.

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Auto-Destruct images from Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop. Photograph copyright Paul Tucker.

Photo Gallery: Auto – Destruct, Cross Lane Projects, Kendal

May 4, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Auto – Destruct, Cross Lane Projects, Kendal

Fancy checking out an art exhibition in a former Kendal Mint Cake factory? Of course you do.

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Book Review: Don’t Hold My Head Down by Lucy-Anne Holmes

May 4, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Don’t Hold My Head Down by Lucy-Anne Holmes

Sex sells. But if you expect Don’t Hold My Head Down to be a titillating read full of soft-core anecdotes, then you’ll be (somewhat) disappointed.

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Food Review: Store Street Exchange, DoubleTree, Manchester

May 4, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Store Street Exchange, DoubleTree, Manchester

Having previously appeared in Northern Soul restaurant reviews merely as Robert Hamilton’s dining companion The Brunette, I was honoured to be entrusted with writing as well as eating (as Mr Hamilton was stuck on the tarmac at El Prat).

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We need to talk about sustainability (and why I’m embracing the plastic-free movement)

May 4, 2019 Comments Off on We need to talk about sustainability (and why I’m embracing the plastic-free movement)

It’s been one of those weeks where I can feel myself getting annoyed.

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