Theatres are all about secrets. They may open their foyers and welcome you in but the heart of each building stays hidden – a world of darkness and silence and stealth.Read the full story..
On a suitably grey Saturday, I retraced the steps of the formidable gangs of the 19th Century known as scuttlers, recently recreated by Manchester’s Royal Exchange in Rona Munro’s play of the same name.Read the full story..
There’s a small, dark space in the bowels of Manchester’s Corn Exchange called ‘The Dead Room’. Rumoured to be the spot where two druid lines intersect, it’s an unnerving place, not least because it’s permanently ice-cold and pitch-black.Read the full story..
Alan Johnson is not your run-of-the-mill politician.Read the full story..
Campaign for the North is a new cross-party organisation working towards a regional government for the North of England. Here, the organisation’s campaign director sets out its ambitions. What do you think? Let us know via Twitter @Northern_Soul_or in our comment thread below.Read the full story..
Manchester city centre evolves at such a rate of knots these days, it’s entirely possible to feel disorientated if you’ve been away for a fortnight. So there’s something rather reassuring about the knowledge that parts of it haven’t changed for a long time.Read the full story..
The First World War is a conflict which has remained rooted in our collective consciousness.Read the full story..
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