When I realise that Adam Rowe’s award-wining Edinburgh Fringe joke came at the end of a long rant about a job centre, I tell him my story about the humiliation of signing on after redundancy and complaining to the member of staff that I don’t belong there.Read the full story..
The Edinburgh Fringe is unique, full of wonder, magic and people incessantly offering you flyers.Read the full story..
Though it may seem like it in Edinburgh, not all the nation’s comedy scene has travelled north of the border. It may be small but the line up this month in Manchester is exquisitely formed.Read the full story..
These dog days of summer – when there’s a constant whiff in the air of barbie sausages and coconuts and it’s perfectly acceptable to gloriously unveil those wobbly, pale body parts you’d completely forgotten about since the week you spent in Torremolinos in 2015. Anyway, come the evening why not squeeze your clammy bits in next to a stranger in the sticky, warm darkness and catch this lot?Read the full story..
“I am currently quietly eating an almond slice in Coventry with my notepad.” Tim Key chats to Northern Soul
You know Tim Key, even if you think you don’t.Read the full story..
On another Sunday night not long ago in this very theatre, Ken Dodd held court for many, many hours with his celebrated Laughter Show (despite getting shirty with the sound man a couple of times).Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
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The secret is out. This year’s Northern Soul of the Year is @getnorth2018. A massive congratulations to all involved with this is remarkable event which really bought the North alive #NSawards18 pic.twitter.com/cmAbc1QpXL
There’s no shortage of great venues in the North West but we’re particularly excited to announce that the winner of Venue of the Year is Waterside. We’ve been loving everything you do this year. A thoroughly deserving winner @WatersideArts #NSawards18 pic.twitter.com/YyD51jeiBI
Northern Writer of the Year was such a strong category with so many fantastic entries and our judges thought that one in particular deserved a special mention. So, lovely @lyndseyskinner here’s a huge shout out just for you #NSawards18