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Monthly Archives: November 2019

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Book Review – Have a Bleedin Guess: The Story of Hex Enduction

November 16, 2019 No Comments

Albums are now commonly accepted as a bona fide art form, but make no mistake, some are more bona fide than others.

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The Lighthouse

Beware the light: Northern Soul braves HOME’s FilmFear season to watch a preview of The Lighthouse

November 16, 2019 No Comments

Director Robert Eggers may only be two films into his fledgling career as a director and writer but he has already proven himself a master of psychological horror.

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Food Review: Bill’s Restaurant, Spinningfields, Manchester

November 16, 2019 No Comments

Bill Collison says that his new restaurant is his 79th although he is keen to stress that it’s not a chain. “Each one is different, each one has its own soul.”

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Getting the Third Degree, Salford Arts Theatre

Theatre Review: Getting the Third Degree, Salford Arts Theatre

November 16, 2019 No Comments

In a first for Northern Soul, three of my interests have combined in one night: theatre, soul music and football.

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Music Review: Shakespears Sister, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

November 16, 2019 No Comments

There’s always been something of the magpie about Siobhan Fahey, a pop star with a fan’s fascination for pop.

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The Northern Soul Christmas Charity Appeal: raising money for Alzheimer’s

November 15, 2019 No Comments

The Northern Soul Christmas Charity Appeal

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Photo Gallery: Selected Music Works: 1999-2019, Colony Ancoats

November 13, 2019 No Comments

Are you a bit of a music buff? Well, photographer Richard Kelly has announced his first ever solo exhibition Selected Music Works: 1999-2019 at Colony Ancoats this November.

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Eilidh Loan (Mary Shelley) & Ben Castle-Gibb (Victor Frankenstein) in Frankenstein. Photo by Tommy Ga-Ken Wan 038 (Small)

Theatre Review: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Playhouse, Liverpool

November 13, 2019 No Comments

Playwright Rona Munro tells us in her forward to the programme for Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that she has a “visceral aversion” to analyses of a writer’s work that use their biography “to interpret the stories they told”.

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Lantern Festival

Photo Gallery: Lantern Festival lights up the West End of Morecambe

November 11, 2019 No Comments

What better way to celebrate Diwali (and marking the clocks going back and the imminent arrival of the darker nights) than a free Lantern Festival?

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Scran: Food in the North

November 10, 2019 No Comments

I think it was some time in the 1990s, perhaps around the zenith of New Labour or when a fresh-faced Jamie Oliver first appeared, when a notion took root that British people would all be healthier, happier and generally more relaxed if they simply adopted a Mediterranean-style food culture, sat around chatting noisily to friends while sipping espressos and eating spaghetti al pomodoro and bruschetta drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Taken al fresco, naturally.

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