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Monthly Archives: September 2019

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Photo Gallery: The State of Us, The Lowry, Salford

September 30, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The State of Us, The Lowry, Salford

A new group exhibition exploring the complexities of extreme body modification, deliberately altering of the human anatomy or human physical appearance, is coming to The Lowry in Salford.

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Book Review – Embellish with Relish: Bring Your Store Cupboard to Life

September 28, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review – Embellish with Relish: Bring Your Store Cupboard to Life

Embellish with Relish, written by the co-founder of the Hawkshead Relish Company Marie Whitehead, is a treat.

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Review: Dakota Hotel, Manchester

September 28, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Dakota Hotel, Manchester

As I check my notes, scribbled in a teeny tiny notebook during my stay at new Manchester hotel, Dakota, this is what I find: ‘Coffee bags! Sky TV! Toilet rolls folded into a point!’.

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Review: Glen Moray Old Fashioned Cocktail Masterclass, The Pen & Pencil, Manchester

September 28, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Glen Moray Old Fashioned Cocktail Masterclass, The Pen & Pencil, Manchester

I blame Don Draper.

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The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry: Northern Soul talks to poet Oz Hardwick

September 28, 2019 Comments Off on The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry: Northern Soul talks to poet Oz Hardwick

In part two of his series, The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry, Northern Soul’s Poetry Correspondent Mark Connors talks to poet and co-editor of The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry, Oz Hardwick, and reviews Hardwick’s new collection.

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“It’s the job of fiction to be truthful.” David Constantine in conversation at Blackwell’s, Manchester

September 27, 2019 Comments Off on “It’s the job of fiction to be truthful.” David Constantine in conversation at Blackwell’s, Manchester

Literary events are tricky.

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Headlines and Hedgerows: TV legend John Craven talks to Northern Soul

September 26, 2019 Comments Off on Headlines and Hedgerows: TV legend John Craven talks to Northern Soul

I know we all say it about the tele of our childhoods, but kids’ TV in the 70s really was special.

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Review: Walk Without Fear, Mines Advisory Group, Manchester Central Library

September 26, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Walk Without Fear, Mines Advisory Group, Manchester Central Library

A group of kids are playing with a homemade football, fashioned out of plastic bags.

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Theatre Review: Little Miss Sunshine, Playhouse, Liverpool

September 26, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Little Miss Sunshine, Playhouse, Liverpool

Full disclosure: I have not in fact seen the Oscar-winning film on which Little Miss Sunshine the musical is based.

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A defiant performance: the Hallé Orchestra opens its 2019-2020 season

September 23, 2019 Comments Off on A defiant performance: the Hallé Orchestra opens its 2019-2020 season

Last week, with the final embers of Summer illuminating the evening sky in Manchester, music lovers came together to greet the opening of Hallé Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season.

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