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Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Stories: Northern Soul talks to playwright Ian Salmon

June 24, 2019 No Comments

Like at least 50,000 other Liverpudlians, the writer Ian Salmon recently went on an impromptu holiday to Madrid.

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In Fabric

Film Review: In Fabric

June 24, 2019 No Comments

Up until now, British writer / director Peter Strickland has brought us films such as Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy which, while exquisitely and dazzling labours of love, were perhaps just a little too arch and knowing.

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Brassica oleracea L. var capitata Marner Fruerot 'early red'. [Brassica oleracea Capitata Group]. [cabbage; Savoy cabbage, red cabbage]. Watercolour on paper. Grenfell Gold Medal, 2010.

Photo Gallery: RHS Botanical Illustration, The Gold Medal Winners by Charlotte Brooks

June 24, 2019 No Comments

Fan of all things flora and fauna? Then why not take a look at this new release from ACC publishers called RHS Botanical Illustration, The Gold Medal Winners by Charlotte Brooks.

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“You’re told that London is the centre of opportunity and it just isn’t.” Theatre Director Jake Murray talks to Northern Soul

June 15, 2019 No Comments

There’s an eclectic mix of pictures on the walls of my house. Like many people, my home is my life writ large and among the mish-mash of Brontë quotes and self-deprecating swipes at my Northern heritage is a signed poster of the 1995 Manchester Royal Exchange production of Miss Julie

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Review: The Book of Mormon, Palace Theatre, Manchester

June 13, 2019 No Comments

Written by the South Park team of Trey Parker and Matt Stone with Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez, The Book Of Mormon arrives at Manchester’s Palace amid the sort of hype that has made it a very hot ticket indeed, with most of the fuss seeming to be about how ground-breakingly outrageous, but hilariously funny, the show is.

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Theatre Review: Hobson’s Choice, Royal Exchange, Manchester

June 12, 2019 No Comments

What an absolute delight.

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Stan Wallace

Tales from Northern Britain: Playwright and comedian Stan Wallace talks to Northern Soul

June 9, 2019 Comments Off on Tales from Northern Britain: Playwright and comedian Stan Wallace talks to Northern Soul

The whole Brexit conundrum may be dividing the nation but that hasn’t stopped first-time playwright and stand-up comedian Stan Wallace from having his say and encouraging us to have ours.

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Council operated CCTV Camera, Manchester. November 2009.

Photo Gallery: Flag of Convenience, David Dunnico, Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Flag of Convenience, David Dunnico, Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

How do you feel when you see the Union Jack or the St George flag? Do they stir feelings of patriotism or make you feel uneasy?

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The Hepworth Wakefield. © Hufton + Crow.6

What’s On: The Hepworth Wakefield

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on What’s On: The Hepworth Wakefield

Since opening its magnificent doors to the public in 2011, The Hepworth Wakefield has been at the forefront of supporting artists, as was its predecessor, The Wakefield Art Gallery.

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Review: Aida, Opera North, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Aida, Opera North, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Of all the iconic Italian operas, I had yet to see Verdi’s Aida.

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