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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Owners Fulford Arms Copyright Marc McGarraghy

“One of the best things you can do to find out what it’s like to run a music venue is fix the toilet.” We talk to The Fulford Arms in York

December 21, 2019 Comments Off on “One of the best things you can do to find out what it’s like to run a music venue is fix the toilet.” We talk to The Fulford Arms in York

Brilliant daylight flits through large windows bringing an air of a quaint countryside pub to the empty bar area.

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Theatre Review: The Secret of Christmas Eve, Oldham Library Theatre

December 21, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Secret of Christmas Eve, Oldham Library Theatre

This is another Christmas gem from the people who made the best Peter Pan I have ever seen.

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Fenwick Christmas Window, Newcastle

Photo Gallery: Fenwick Christmas Window, Newcastle

December 21, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Fenwick Christmas Window, Newcastle

Ah, the Fenwick Christmas window in Newcastle.

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In Praise of the North: Christmas with Durham Cathedral Choir

December 19, 2019 Comments Off on In Praise of the North: Christmas with Durham Cathedral Choir

Many of us look forward to the end of the year. It’s a chance to stop, reflect, perhaps refocus our energies and hopefully look forward to what lies ahead.

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Review: Untameable – Barry Hines, Sheffield University

December 19, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Untameable – Barry Hines, Sheffield University

Incredibly (how?) it is 50 years since the release of Kes, Ken Loach’s classic film about a rough and tumble working class kid, neglected at home and school, who finds, only fleetingly alas, beauty and purpose through the experience of training a hawk.

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Silent Disco Adventures

Photo Gallery: Silent Disco Adventures, Manchester

December 18, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Silent Disco Adventures, Manchester

Head into Manchester city centre any day of the week and you’re bound to capture something quirky on camera.

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BBC’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

“It’s about understanding.” Northern Soul previews the BBC’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

December 17, 2019 Comments Off on “It’s about understanding.” Northern Soul previews the BBC’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

With the all-conquering stage and screen success of War Horse still fresh in the memory, a new Michael Morpurgo adaptation is a big deal.

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Miracle on 34th Street, at the Playhouse, Liverpool. Photograph: Robert Day

Festive Theatre Review: Miracle on 34th Street, Playhouse, Liverpool

December 16, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: Miracle on 34th Street, Playhouse, Liverpool

Miracle on 34th Street was always going to be a commercial banker for the Liverpool Playhouse.

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Festive Theatre Review: Sleeping Beauty, York Theatre Royal

December 16, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: Sleeping Beauty, York Theatre Royal

Ask anyone in York what makes their Theatre Royal pantomimes so special and they’ll sum it up in two words: Berwick Kaler.

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas at The Lowry Image Manuel Harlan

Festive Theatre Review: Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

December 14, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

I’ve been feeling a lack of Christmas cheer.

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