Monthly Archives: December 2019
Arrh Jim lad, this is Treasure Island, but not as we know it. No timbers will be shivered, no one will be sent to Davy Jones’s Locker, but a good time will be had by all.Read the full story..
As tradition would have it, here at the OperaWatch office our Christmas celebrations start when the tickets for the Royal Northern College of Music’s December production arrive.Read the full story..
Playing a straight role in panto can be a thankless task, and the programme cover and posters for this year’s festive offering from the Liverpool Empire make it clear where the production’s priorities lie.Read the full story..
The trick to pulling off a really great pantomime is balance.Read the full story..
In 1973, June Street in Salford was an archetypal northern terraced street used for exterior shots on Coronation Street.Read the full story..
I’m sure Andy Cabic, aka Vetiver, won’t mind me saying that when I had a quick transatlantic chat with him last week (as you do), he seemed distinctly nervous about performing this string of UK dates completely solo, particularly as the Up On High album hasn’t been out that long.Read the full story..
In recent years Sale Waterside has built a mighty reputation for its family-friendly Christmas shows, often in association with Pins & Needles Productions, punching well above their weight with the likes of The Bear and Father Christmas.Read the full story..
We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty and jetty.Read the full story..
Win a family ticket (two adults plus two children) to Roots at Manchester’s HOME.Read the full story..
- Image Gallery: Jade Magenta Williams, A Smart Price way of life, PAPER, Manchester
- Exploring the North via video games
- Book Review: Excavate! The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall
- “Around lunchtime, you’d break out all the bangers that everyone knows.” Northern Soul talks to buskers about life under lockdown
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With lockdown restrictions being eased across the country, Manchester's @Paper_Gallery_ is preparing to reopen. The artist-led gallery will begin with two new shows, including A Smart Price way of Life by Manchester artist Jade Magenta Williams. northernsoul.me.uk/jade-magen… pic.twitter.com/HzUSAy2Br7
'In Manchester' was created after Cotton On MCR identified a lack of opportunities for emerging talent and lesser-known artists in gallery spaces across the city. Image: Artist Rebecca Stevens.
As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, galleries can once again prepare to open. 'In Manchester' is an open call exhibition created after @cottononmcr and will be showcased at @SaulHayFineArt as its reopening exhibition. Click here to view more images: northernsoul.me.uk/image-gall… pic.twitter.com/HegmAR6LtS