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A film reviewing mentoring session with Northern Soul’s Film Editor, Andy Murray

November 12, 2019 Comments Off on A film reviewing mentoring session with Northern Soul’s Film Editor, Andy Murray

Do you love cinema? Do you wish you could write about movies? Then look no further. Andy Murray (no, not the Scottish tennis guy) has been working as a freelance writer since 1999, and is Northern Soul‘s Film Editor. Easily one of the best writers, oh, ever, Andy has many strings to his writing bow including the late, lamented CityLife magazine and more recently The Big Issue in the North, among others. His CV also includes books on Russell T Davies. Andy teaches Film Journalism at the University of Salford. Take a look at Andy’s articles for Northern Soul here


Neville Smith A Retrospective

Neville Smith in Retrospect: curator Andy Willis talks to Northern Soul

January 9, 2017 Comments Off on Neville Smith in Retrospect: curator Andy Willis talks to Northern Soul

If the name Neville Smith doesn’t ring a bell, you’re entirely forgiven.

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The Creameries, Coralie Monnet

Festive Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton, Manchester

November 30, 2019 No Comments

The first time I ate Mary-Ellen McTague‘s food I was not long back in the North and nursing a bad break-up as well as a conscious uncoupling from my long-term London job.

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Review – Marvel Universe Live!: Age of Heroes, Manchester Arena

November 29, 2019 No Comments

In these trying times, you’d be forgiven for wanting to spend a few years living under a big rock on a remote island.

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Tom Gates at Birmingham Stage Company_ Photo by Mark Douet _50A7637R

Ibérica, Spinningfields, Manchester

Food Review: Ibérica, Spinningfields, Manchester

November 20, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Ibérica, Spinningfields, Manchester

Tapas, so the legend goes, started out as Spanish bar food, designed to keep drinkers fed and therefore sitting at the bar.

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Book Review – Have a Bleedin Guess: The Story of Hex Enduction

November 16, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review – Have a Bleedin Guess: The Story of Hex Enduction

Albums are now commonly accepted as a bona fide art form, but make no mistake, some are more bona fide than others.

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The Northern Soul Christmas Charity Appeal: raising money for Alzheimer’s

November 15, 2019 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Christmas Charity Appeal: raising money for Alzheimer’s

The Northern Soul Christmas Charity Appeal

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Count Arthur Strong

Review: Is There Anybody Out There? The Lowry, Salford

October 30, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Is There Anybody Out There? The Lowry, Salford

Last month, when Northern Soul spoke to Steve Delaney of Count Arthur Strong fame about his current tour, he confessed: “It’s just Arthur’s stream of consciousness, really… In a sense it’s difficult for me to explain what a live show’s about.

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The Day Shall Come

Film Review: The Day Shall Come

October 12, 2019 Comments Off on Film Review: The Day Shall Come

When Chris Morris made his first feature film, Four Lions, back in 2010, it felt like an unexpected move, albeit within a career full of unexpected moves.

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