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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Phil Cheadle in Reasons to Stay Alive. Photo by Johan Persson

Theatre Review: Reasons to Stay Alive, HOME, Manchester

October 31, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Reasons to Stay Alive, HOME, Manchester

I am nothing if not a Matt Haig fangirl.

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Food Review: Erst, Ancoats, Manchester

October 30, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Erst, Ancoats, Manchester

There’s a buzz about eating out in Manchester city centre.

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Preview: OperaWatch, Autumn 2019

October 30, 2019 Comments Off on Preview: OperaWatch, Autumn 2019

As the month of November approaches, we are well and truly into Autumn which can mean only one thing: the return of a new opera season.

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Theatre Review: Light Falls, Royal Exchange, Manchester

October 30, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Light Falls, Royal Exchange, Manchester

The auspices were good.

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Brexit poetry: NEVER LET IT BE SAID 

October 30, 2019 Comments Off on Brexit poetry: NEVER LET IT BE SAID 

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written four Brexit-themed poems exclusively for Northern Soul. They are called Brexit Trilogy (taking into account inflation). Here’s the second one. 

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Review: Is There Anybody Out There? The Lowry, Salford

October 30, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Is There Anybody Out There? The Lowry, Salford

Last month, when Northern Soul spoke to Steve Delaney of Count Arthur Strong fame about his current tour, he confessed: “It’s just Arthur’s stream of consciousness, really… In a sense it’s difficult for me to explain what a live show’s about.

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What’s on in November: Comedy in Manchester

October 30, 2019 Comments Off on What’s on in November: Comedy in Manchester

There’s no need to renew your Netflix subscription for November as there’s far too much comedic entertainment to keep you going in Manchester.

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Brexit poetry: CAKE (A poem with layers)

October 27, 2019 Comments Off on Brexit poetry: CAKE (A poem with layers)
Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written a number of Brexit-themed poems exclusively for Northern Soul. Here’s the first one. 
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Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection

October 27, 2019 Comments Off on Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection

The first major retrospective exhibition of work by the North East artist Norman Cornish is due to take place at The Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle in County Durham. This event will celebrate the centenary of the acclaimed artist’s work and opens almost 100 years to the day of his birth in Spennymoor. Here, the curator Dr Howard Coutts writes about the exhibition for Northern Soul.  

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Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton

October 27, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton

About this time last year, I took retirement.

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