Like the contents of a can of pop, pent-up and shaken, The Smiths fizzed dramatically if briefly, upending the charts for fewer than five years, before going flat in misunderstanding and acrimony.Read the full story..
“I hate Peer Gynt. Why should we do it?”Read the full story..
In a new series, Northern Soul’s Cathy Crabb talks to working class creative people, some already established, some emerging, and some setting their stall out to create more work for others. This week it’s Roni Ellis, Scott Berry and Libby Hall from Salford Arts Theatre.Read the full story..
Regular visitors to Manchester’s Royal Exchange will be familiar with seeing productions in the round, but Happy Days offers a new twist: a show in a mound in the round.Read the full story..
The theatre director and writer Bob Carlton said there are six good things in every show, no matter how ghastly it is.Read the full story..
In a new series, Peter Cropper shares his pick of routes to walk in the North of England. This week, he wonders if he’s found the best view in the Dales.Read the full story..
A project to find, collect, and interpret poetry associated with the Lancashire Cotton Famine (1861-65) is gathering pace at Exeter University. Ruth Mather from the university explains the history prior to the launch of recordings of the poems in July.Read the full story..
In recent years, the music documentary seems to have come into its own, germinating out between the paving stone formula of talking head hindsight and nostalgia, proliferating like weeds of unexpected empathy and wasteland beauty.Read the full story..
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