Monthly Archives: September 2021
My favourite place in Manchester is the Central Library.Read the full story..
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?Read the full story..
Festival season is (safely) back in full swing.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
Fans of The Take on YouTube will have seen the one about ‘The Sick Girl’ trope.Read the full story..
British music icons Duran Duran have delighted fans with a momentous outdoor show on the Yorkshire coast.Read the full story..
- Exhibition: Betty’s Back!: The work of James and Betty Durden, Keswick Museum
- Exhibition: Sheila Fell – New Discoveries, Castlegate Gallery, Cockermouth
- “I do love a bit of Northern Soul.” We talk to Tim Burgess ahead of The Charlatans’ 30th anniversary tour
- Book Club: Northern Soul’s Right Good Reads
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Supported by funding from @HeritageFundUK, Betty’s Back! will explore James’s life and works in the context of the 1920s, when the portrait was painted, and will also reveal artwork by Betty Durden Green for the first time.