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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Theatre Review: The Wizard of Oz, Leeds Playhouse

November 27, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Wizard of Oz, Leeds Playhouse

“That’s great entertainment,” said the father of arguably the Best Baddie in Britain as we chatted after the show.

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Exhibition Review: Strip! How Football Got Shirty, National Football Museum, Manchester

November 27, 2019 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: Strip! How Football Got Shirty, National Football Museum, Manchester

Much like my recent attempt at bowling with the Editor of Northern Soul, I failed miserably at ‘guess the football shirt from the 1891/2 season’ at the National Football Museum’s new exhibition.

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Review: Tom Gates Live on Stage!, Manchester Opera House

November 26, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Tom Gates Live on Stage!, Manchester Opera House

For several years now, the Tom Gates books by Liz Pichon have been all the rage in primary schools across the land.

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Review: Understated – Celebrating the Creativity of Pete Shelley, The Turnpike, Leigh

November 26, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Understated – Celebrating the Creativity of Pete Shelley, The Turnpike, Leigh

It does him proud.

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“The dark person is coming.” Author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi talks to Northern Soul

November 25, 2019 Comments Off on “The dark person is coming.” Author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi talks to Northern Soul

Jennifer Makumbi’s father was a bank manager in Kampala. It was 1978, at the height of Idi Amin’s reign of terror, when her family’s lives were changed forever.

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Win tickets to see RNCM Opera’s production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites

November 25, 2019 Comments Off on Win tickets to see RNCM Opera’s production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites

Win tickets to see RNCM Opera’s production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites.

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Fancy a pint? Microbreweries in the North of England

November 23, 2019 Comments Off on Fancy a pint? Microbreweries in the North of England

There’s no doubt that Brits love beer. After all, what’s better than a nice cold beer at the end of a long day?

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Castle Howard at Christmas: A Christmas Masquerade

November 23, 2019 Comments Off on Castle Howard at Christmas: A Christmas Masquerade

Castle Howard is a magnificent 300-year-old stately home sitting among rolling hills just outside of York.

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Review: The Greek Passion by Bohuslav Martinü, Opera North, The Lowry, Salford

November 23, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Greek Passion by Bohuslav Martinü, Opera North, The Lowry, Salford

Saturday night was going to be big.

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Food Review: The Bull and Bear, Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester

November 23, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: The Bull and Bear, Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester

Tom Kerridge’s new restaurant at the Stock Exchange Hotel, The Bull and Bear (geddit??) is a step change in Manchester food.

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