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Author: Adam Jacot de Boinod

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Travel: Verona

May 17, 2019 Comments Off on Travel: Verona

I knew Verona was going to be rather special.

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Live At Leeds

Live at Leeds: we talk to Larkins, Slow Readers Club and Confidence Man

April 28, 2019 Comments Off on Live at Leeds: we talk to Larkins, Slow Readers Club and Confidence Man

With a reputation for showcasing some of the UK’s best new musical talent and a whole host of other established bands, all against the backdrop of one of the North’s most dynamic and exciting cities, Live at Leeds has been entertaining festival-goers since 2007.

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SAO VICENTE

Travel: Flowers, fennel and a mammoth tortoise. Northern Soul visits Madeira

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Travel: Flowers, fennel and a mammoth tortoise. Northern Soul visits Madeira

I hadn’t realised that Madeira is best known as the birthplace of the footballer Christian Ronaldo, nor that he was named after Ronald Reagan, his father’s favourite actor.

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Review: An Officer and a Gentleman: The Musical, Manchester Opera House

August 20, 2018 Comments Off on Review: An Officer and a Gentleman: The Musical, Manchester Opera House

It may be more than 35-years-old but the sight of a young Richard Gere in an all-white naval officer’s uniform remains an iconic image and one, if we’re being honest, that still gets hearts-a-racing.

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Theatre Review: Titanic the Musical, The Lowry, Salford

May 11, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Titanic the Musical, The Lowry, Salford

If you’re on your way to The Lowry expecting a revival of the karaoke classic My Heart Will Go On and a 21st century recreation of James Cameron’s tragic love story, you’re in for a surprise.

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Food Review: Calçotada 2018 at Lunya Manchester

April 4, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Calçotada 2018 at Lunya Manchester

Although I’ve spent a year travelling around Spain and am a self-confessed lover of all things Spanish, I’d never heard of calçots let alone the Catalonian festival celebrating their existence.

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Northern Ballet's Jane Eyre, a ballet by Cathy Marston. Photo Emma Kauldhar

Review: Jane Eyre, Northern Ballet, Leeds Grand

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Jane Eyre, Northern Ballet, Leeds Grand

Making its debut at Leeds Grand Theatre, Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre cements the company as one of the country’s brightest artistic talents.

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The Replacement Child

Review: The Replacement Child, Hope Mill, Manchester

February 22, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Replacement Child, Hope Mill, Manchester

Visceral yet moving, The Replacement Child is a production that – literally in certain places – screams authenticity.

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