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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Food Review: Brunch at The Tea Room, Midland Hotel, Manchester

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Brunch at The Tea Room, Midland Hotel, Manchester

When the Northern Soul Editor was called away at the last minute, our willing Opera Correspondent stepped into her shoes and joined me for mid-morning brunch at Manchester’s Midland Hotel.

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Hotel Review: Andaz London Liverpool Street

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Hotel Review: Andaz London Liverpool Street

Hotels near airports or train stations can conjure up images of pokey rooms with a sad looking ironing board in the corner.

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What’s On: The Hepworth Wakefield

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on What’s On: The Hepworth Wakefield

Since opening its magnificent doors to the public in 2011, The Hepworth Wakefield has been at the forefront of supporting artists, as was its predecessor, The Wakefield Art Gallery.

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Review: Aida, Opera North, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Aida, Opera North, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Of all the iconic Italian operas, I had yet to see Verdi’s Aida.

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Theatre Review: The Importance of Being Earnest, Bolton Octagon at Albert Halls

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Importance of Being Earnest, Bolton Octagon at Albert Halls

This is the most interesting production of The Importance of Being Earnest I have ever seen, and that includes David Suchet in drag as Lady Bracknell. 

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Blackburn’s National Festival of Making: designer Wayne Hemingway talks to Northern Soul

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Blackburn’s National Festival of Making: designer Wayne Hemingway talks to Northern Soul

“I think young people genuinely understand that if you buy things from a small business, you are helping yourselves and your generation to do better than letting all the money go into the hands of the pension funds with dinosaur brands.”

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After Grenfell Violence, Resistance and Response edited by Dan Bulley, Jenny Edkins and Nadine El-Enany

Book Review – After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response, edited by Dan Bulley, Jenny Edkins and Nadine El-Enany

June 7, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review – After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response, edited by Dan Bulley, Jenny Edkins and Nadine El-Enany

On June 14, 2017, a fire engulfed a tower block in West London. Seventy-two people lost their lives and hundreds of others were left injured, displaced and traumatised.

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“She never compromised.” Writer Lisa Holdsworth on Andrea Dunbar, Adelle Stripe and a new play

June 7, 2019 Comments Off on “She never compromised.” Writer Lisa Holdsworth on Andrea Dunbar, Adelle Stripe and a new play

So, here’s the thing. A brand-new stage project has drawn together three acclaimed female writers from Yorkshire.

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Theatre Review: Cooped, Liverpool Playhouse

June 7, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Cooped, Liverpool Playhouse

Cooped is something akin to the best bad am-dram theatre production you’ve ever seen.

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Photo Gallery & Poetry: Mancunian poet Mike Garry’s tribute to the Arndale on its 40th anniversary

June 6, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery & Poetry: Mancunian poet Mike Garry’s tribute to the Arndale on its 40th anniversary

Can you believe it’s been 40 years since Manchester Arndale officially opened its doors?

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