Monthly Archives: December 2021
As it’s the season of goodwill, and it’s been an incredibly testing year to say the least, we’re bringing back the annual Northern Soul End Of Year Quiz. Is your Northern knowledge up to scratch? No prizes, just a lovely feeling of smugness when you get them all right (answers are at the bottom…).Read the full story..
Opera Review: Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss / The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti, Royal Northern College of Music
It was a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon as The Blonde and I walked down Oxford Road towards the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) to attend its reopening to the public.Read the full story..
PROTEST! Drew Tosh recalls his conversations with Derek Jarman as a major retrospective opens in Manchester
At the risk of sounding like Golden Girl Sophia Petrillo…picture it. Glasgow, February 1992.Read the full story..
“We’ve all endured difficult times and I speak on behalf of Blackpool Council when I say your words have provided joy and hope to the people of our town.”Read the full story..
“I knew it was a challenge worth taking on.” Max Dunbar reflects on 10 years as Manchester Jewish Museum’s Chief Executive
Ten years ago, I was offered the job of chief executive at Manchester Jewish Museum.Read the full story..
It’s such a pleasure to watch highly skilled performers at work, whether it’s Ian McDiarmid in his one-man show The Lemon Table or Ashleigh Cheadle and Sam Dutton in this adaptation of a Scandinavian folktale at the Sheffield Crucible Studio.Read the full story..
The Stoller Hall is, arguably, one of Manchester’s best-kept secrets.Read the full story..
“It’s just a gang of mates who haven’t met each other yet.” Colin Petch on NOT Lonely This Christmas
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for many across the UK, this sentiment doesn’t always ring true.Read the full story..
After what can only be described as a terrific year for Manchester Collective, the music organisation brings 2021 to a close with its Heavy Metal tour which, throughout December, has received rave reviews in London, Leeds and Bristol.Read the full story..
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The Editor of Northern Soul, Helen Nugent, ended the week on a high as a guest on Radio 4's Front Row. You can hear her thoughts on the new Shakespeare North Playhouse, Manchester International Festival, Joyland and, um, crisp sandwiches here: bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0…
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Right Good Mid-Week Read: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens pic.twitter.com/u6YJAKjLEC