When I was about eight or nine years old I went on a school trip to the Manchester Liverpool Road Station, and I can still vividly recall the diminutive astonishment of class 3a upon learning that we were standing in the world’s first railway station.Read the full story..
Theatre reviewing is an odd job. For the most part, you are asked to form a response to a play within a matter of hours, leaving little time to ponder the whys and wherefores.Read the full story..
If you are lucky enough to have visited Rome, you will no doubt have remarked upon the number and beauty of its churches, many of which present themselves as objects of chance discovery in the city’s charismatic streets.Read the full story..
Red Saunders is a political artist. In 1976 he was one of the founders of Rock Against Racism, an organisation based on the simple premise that racism was wrong and that, through music, good people could come together to oppose it.Read the full story..
Salford has a world-class venue for touring shows. The Lowry has seen some of the most spectacular performances – sometimes on the same evening – from across the globe due to its capacity to house three touring productions in three separate spaces on any one night.Read the full story..
The John Thaw Theatre in Manchester University’s quadrangle is a hidden gem. Earlier this week, Black Box Theatre Company performed at the theatre with their innovative adaptation of Othello, set in the First World War.Read the full story..
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Artist David Dunnico has created War Work, a new exhibition at AIR Gallery, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Click the link below to view the full gallery: northernsoul.me.uk/image-gall… pic.twitter.com/s8ATabsNx8
The exhibition explores the memorials and rituals that surround the war and how they have influenced our perception of later conflicts.