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Keeping Rosy: Christine Bottomley gives Northern Soul the low-down

June 10, 2014 Comments Off on Keeping Rosy: Christine Bottomley gives Northern Soul the low-down

On Portland Street in Manchester city centre, sandwiched between Chinatown and the coach station, there’s a large disused office block.

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Stephen Mangan as Postman Pat

Northern Soul interviews Postman Pat (sort of)

May 23, 2014 Comments Off on Northern Soul interviews Postman Pat (sort of)

On a beautiful sunny day in Kendal, two local heroes returned home. Yes, Postman Pat and Jess,

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Frank Sidebottom

Frank

May 9, 2014 Comments Off on Frank

Throughout the 80s there was a constant buzz about a proposed movie featuring 2000 AD‘s helmeted future lawman Judge Dredd.

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Digital Theatre – the way forward?

April 14, 2014 Comments Off on Digital Theatre – the way forward?

Over the past five years, the landscape of theatre has been digitalised by live cinema broadcasting thanks to the National and the New York Met.

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Have you heard of Timperley?

April 3, 2014 Comments Off on Have you heard of Timperley?

Leicester, Autumn 1991. This writer was a first year student living in a university hall of residence.

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¡Viva! It’s a film frenzy at Manchester’s Cornerhouse

March 13, 2014 Comments Off on ¡Viva! It’s a film frenzy at Manchester’s Cornerhouse

“He looks very young for a director,” says the woman next to me in the Cornerhouse cinema.

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War Horse

National Theatre Live: the stage on the silver screen

March 6, 2014 Comments Off on National Theatre Live: the stage on the silver screen

Alastair Michael reflects on the challenges of broadcasting theatre to cinema audiences on his trip to see War Horse at Manchester’s Odeon.

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Northern Soul sees Northern Soul (the film)

March 1, 2014 Comments Off on Northern Soul sees Northern Soul (the film)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the Northern Soul scene has all the makings of a brilliant film.

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From Bridlington to Hollywood: Mark Herman talks films with Northern Soul

February 9, 2014 Comments Off on From Bridlington to Hollywood: Mark Herman talks films with Northern Soul

Mark Herman has been responsible for some of the most iconic British films of the past 20 years.

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The Railway Man

The Railway Man

January 9, 2014 Comments Off on The Railway Man

Captured by the Japanese in 1942, Eric Lomax was sent to Kanchanaburi, Thailand where he and his fellow PoWs were forced to build the notorious Burma Railway which claimed over 100,000 lives.

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