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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Theatre Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, HOME, Manchester

June 11, 2021 No Comments

To my everlasting chagrin, I never saw Peter Brook’s famous 1970 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in a white box with trapezes.

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Isha Karki

And After the Fire, Ash by Isha Karki: Winner of the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021

June 10, 2021 No Comments

Northern Soul is thrilled to have been the media partner for the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021. The prize, which is now in its fourth year, was created by Comma Press  and the University of Central Lancashire  as an opportunity to showcase exciting new literary talent from across the UK, imposing no restrictions on entry such as a fee or a first publication.

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Jason Wood Photo Credit: Rebecca Lupton

“People don’t want to hear me, they want to hear the filmmaker.” Jason Wood talks about The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema

June 10, 2021 No Comments

Back in the early 2000s, Mexican cinema was riding a wave with films such as Amores Perros and Y tu mamá también impressing audiences and critics alike.

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat. Lizzie Henshaw. Z-arts

Review: The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat, Z-arts, Manchester

June 9, 2021 No Comments

As I looked at the oversized cat flap, built to let children into Mog the Forgetful Cat’s world, I let out a sigh.

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Miso and Honey Chicken Wings

BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Miso and Honey Chicken Wings

June 9, 2021 No Comments

As the weather begins to seriously warm up, there’s no better time to fire up the barbecue and enjoy dinner al fresco. Wing Yip, the UK’s largest Oriental Grocer, has created a selection of flavoursome recipes to spice up your summer barbecues.

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Graham Duff by Xavier Itter

“It was an absolute buzz.” Graham Duff talks about collaborating with Mark E Smith on horror script The Otherwise

June 8, 2021 No Comments

“Course it is, where do you think I get this golden glow from, Ready Brek?”.

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A Stinging Delight

Book Review: A Stinging Delight – A Memoir by David Storey

June 6, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: A Stinging Delight – A Memoir by David Storey

Throughout his memoir, A Stinging Delight, David Storey wrangles with a sense of loss that was hardwired into him before he was born.

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Richard Davis by Danny Moran

Photo Gallery: “Manchester dominates my photography.” Richard Davis

June 4, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: “Manchester dominates my photography.” Richard Davis

“Manchester dominates my photography, I realise that now. And in some ways, this is my golden period.” – Richard Davis

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Hayley-Jane Simms

The Gayby Has Landed: Adios, maternity leave

June 1, 2021 Comments Off on The Gayby Has Landed: Adios, maternity leave

So, here we are. Advancing well on the roadmap out of virusville and, big hurrah, I’m afforded a little bit of freedom during my last trickle of maternity leave. Soon, I will be returning to work.

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The Sleep Book

Book Review: The Sleep Book – Helping Busy Brains Settle for Sleep by Aislinn Marek

June 1, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: The Sleep Book – Helping Busy Brains Settle for Sleep by Aislinn Marek

There are certain points in life where things happen with almost perfect timing.

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