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Monthly Archives: September 2021

And Away...by Bob Mortimer

Book Review: And Away…by Bob Mortimer

September 29, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: And Away…by Bob Mortimer

“Who’s the best, Vic or Bob?”

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Henry Normal, Manchester Central Library

Why I bloody love libraries: Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

September 29, 2021 Comments Off on Why I bloody love libraries: Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

My favourite place in Manchester is the Central Library.

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TWOTW Prod Image (2021 Cast - Julian Spooner, Jess Mabel Jones). Photographer_ Luke Forsythe

Theatre Review: The War of the Worlds, HOME, Manchester

September 28, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The War of the Worlds, HOME, Manchester

I know I used to be a radio drama producer, but surely everyone has heard of Orson Welles’ radio version of War of the Worlds?

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Music: This Is Tomorrow 2021, Exhibition Park, Newcastle

September 22, 2021 Comments Off on Music: This Is Tomorrow 2021, Exhibition Park, Newcastle

Festival season is (safely) back in full swing.

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James, This Is For the NHS. Image by Lewis Palmer

Music: This Is For The NHS, Exhibition Park, Newcastle

September 22, 2021 Comments Off on Music: This Is For The NHS, Exhibition Park, Newcastle

Newcastle’s biggest outdoor music festival, This Is Tomorrow, hosted a free festival for NHS workers at Newcastle’s Exhibition Park to thank staff who have been risking their lives to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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The Prodigal Son by Claude Debussy, Opera on Location. Image by Gareth Widdowson.

Opera Review: The Prodigal Son by Claude Debussy, Opera on Location, Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield

September 22, 2021 Comments Off on Opera Review: The Prodigal Son by Claude Debussy, Opera on Location, Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield

As regular readers of this column will know, it has been a quiet year or so here at the OperaWatch offices, which are situated deep inside Northern Soul Towers.

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The Specials

Music Review: The Specials, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

September 21, 2021 Comments Off on Music Review: The Specials, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

Making political statements through music has been The Specials’ strong suit since they formed in the late 1970s. And that skill of getting the message across through music still stands today.

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Oceans Apart No.20 thin ice skating by Nancy Collantine

Art: Lazy Gazes, Tense Edges, Nancy Collantine, The World of Glass, St Helens

September 21, 2021 Comments Off on Art: Lazy Gazes, Tense Edges, Nancy Collantine, The World of Glass, St Helens

A new solo exhibition, Lazy Gazes, Tense Edges by artist Nancy Collantine (who also happens to be one of Northern Soul’s writers), is showcasing at The World of Glass in St Helens.

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RET Glee & Me - Liv Hill (Lola) - Photo by Helen Murray

Theatre Review: Glee and Me, Royal Exchange, Manchester

September 20, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Glee and Me, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Fans of The Take on YouTube will have seen the one about ‘The Sick Girl’ trope.

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Duran Duran, Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Marc McGarraghy

Photo Gallery: Duran Duran, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

September 20, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Duran Duran, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

British music icons Duran Duran have delighted fans with a momentous outdoor show on the Yorkshire coast.

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