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Monthly Archives: July 2022

Music Review: Tom Jones, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

July 31, 2022 Comments Off on Music Review: Tom Jones, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

As I queued at the security bag search at Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre, I found myself wondering whether they’d noticed any unusual trends in people’s bags that evening given how strongly associated Tom Jones is with the throwing of underwear.

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Football’s coming home…and the women are bringing it

July 28, 2022 Comments Off on Football’s coming home…and the women are bringing it

The Lionesses’ fantastic semi-final victory over Sweden at a packed Bramall Lane means another year, another Wembley final for England.

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‘With World of Twist, people didn’t always get it.’ Gordon King talks to Northern Soul

July 26, 2022 Comments Off on ‘With World of Twist, people didn’t always get it.’ Gordon King talks to Northern Soul

The release of World of Twist’s debut album Quality Street on October 28, 1991 should have been a watershed moment for the Manchester-based band. Over previous months, their singles and live shows had been rapturously received and they’d built up an adoring fan base plus a huge sense of anticipation.

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Less Ginsberg, more Battenberg: Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

July 25, 2022 Comments Off on Less Ginsberg, more Battenberg: Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

I was checking my latest book was available online to pre-order recently when something caught my eye. Each book on Amazon has a ranking in terms of its sales.

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Theatre Review: Lizard Boy, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

July 25, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Lizard Boy, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

As the Earth spins erratically, unsteady with the fever of war, and even the habitually parky streets of Manchester are sticky with the proof of the crisis in its climate, there’s something to be said for the certainties of musical theatre.

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Football: pre-season ponderings on the big Northern clubs

July 25, 2022 Comments Off on Football: pre-season ponderings on the big Northern clubs

In part one of my pre-season meanderings, I took a peek at a burning issue facing each of the three North West behemoths who seized their usual seats at last season’s top six table. In part two, I’m focusing on those who spent more time dining near the toilets.

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Gardening: The (unexpected) joy of a shed

July 23, 2022 Comments Off on Gardening: The (unexpected) joy of a shed

It’s odd how your priorities change as you get older. In my younger days I lived in London with access to a communal garden. I was content to wander round, cats in tow, safe in the knowledge that someone else would mow the grass and sort out the weeds.

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Dome is where the art is for Peak District artisans

July 22, 2022 Comments Off on Dome is where the art is for Peak District artisans

Our appetite for the handmade, bespoke and sustainable is increasing, alongside that for foraged food and recycled clothing.

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Hidden art trail in Manchester reminds us ‘we are not alone’

July 22, 2022 Comments Off on Hidden art trail in Manchester reminds us ‘we are not alone’

Two artists are leaving 240 gifts to the city hidden across Manchester over the last two weeks of July 2022, with the aim of reminding us to embrace our stories of loss and self-worth.

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Then and now photos show how Liverpool rebuilt after the Blitz

July 22, 2022 Comments Off on Then and now photos show how Liverpool rebuilt after the Blitz

The story of how Liverpool rebuilt itself after the devastating Blitz of 80 years ago has been illustrated in a collection of ‘then and now’ photographs for a new trail around the city.

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