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British Library North. Credit: British Library Board

“We’re a resource for the whole of the North of England.” Kenn Taylor, Lead Cultural Producer North at The British Library North

January 10, 2021 No Comments

The British Library is one of London’s most recognisable landmarks.

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(Online) Theatre Review: Duckie, HOME, Manchester

January 6, 2021 No Comments

These are difficult times. Rehearsals are problematic with social distancing and theatres are largely making it up as they go along.

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The Northern Soul Christmas Poem: Northern Angel

December 21, 2020 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Christmas Poem: Northern Angel

While Christmas may look a little different this year, at Northern Soul we love our festive traditions and here’s a particular favourite: the Northern Soul Christmas poem written exclusively for us by Wendy Pratt in response to Phil Pounder’s beautiful photograph.

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Hannah Deller_Swings in Lockdown. © The Artist

Review: Grayson Perry’s Art Club, Manchester Art Gallery

December 20, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Grayson Perry’s Art Club, Manchester Art Gallery

It was the swings swaddled in clingfilm-like tied-back curtains that got me.

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“Artworks can tell stories.” Art historian Sara Riccardi writes about the importance of art – for everyone

December 20, 2020 Comments Off on “Artworks can tell stories.” Art historian Sara Riccardi writes about the importance of art – for everyone

When I meet someone I’ve only communicated with via email for the first time, they are sometimes surprised to find that I’m a rather cheerful young woman.

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Polly Lister in The Snow Queen. Photos by Tony Bartholomew.

Festive Theatre Review: The Snow Queen, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

December 20, 2020 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: The Snow Queen, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

If ever there was a time when the world needed a bit of Christmas magic, this is it. Luckily, I can tell you exactly where to find it.

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Adam Keast & Helen Carter in A Christmas Carol, Playhouse Liverpool 2020 Photo © Robert DayESC_1704 #

Theatre Review: A Christmas Carol, Liverpool Playhouse

December 11, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Christmas Carol, Liverpool Playhouse

There were ghosts in this play alright, many more than Dickens ever intended.

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Online Opera Review: Nineteen Ways of Looking, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art and Chinese Arts Now

December 3, 2020 Comments Off on Online Opera Review: Nineteen Ways of Looking, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art and Chinese Arts Now

As we hurtle towards 2021, I realise that it’s been eight months since I last saw a live opera and who knows when I will see one again.

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Online Review: David Hoyle – A Grand Auction of My Life, HOME, Manchester

December 3, 2020 Comments Off on Online Review: David Hoyle – A Grand Auction of My Life, HOME, Manchester

Theatres have adapted to COVID-19 restrictions in all sorts of ways.

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“We are daring to change.” Kate Harland, Lion Salt Works Museum, Cheshire

December 1, 2020 Comments Off on “We are daring to change.” Kate Harland, Lion Salt Works Museum, Cheshire

In the 1993 film Groundhog Day, Bill Murray is forced to live the same day again and again.

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