Northern Soul

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Jason Wood

“I just think the two things go together really well.” Jason Wood from Manchester’s HOME talks about Pop Stars on Film

July 18, 2019 Comments Off on “I just think the two things go together really well.” Jason Wood from Manchester’s HOME talks about Pop Stars on Film

Received wisdom usually has it that pop stars shouldn’t act.

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DraigCon 2019

Review: DraigCon 2019, Manchester Printworks

July 16, 2019 Comments Off on Review: DraigCon 2019, Manchester Printworks

A few years back, there was a small but significant shift in the way children dressed up for World Book Day.

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David Lynch at Home, MIF 2019

Review: David Lynch artist talk and Twin Peaks: Series 3 Episode 8, Manchester International Festival, HOME

July 12, 2019 Comments Off on Review: David Lynch artist talk and Twin Peaks: Series 3 Episode 8, Manchester International Festival, HOME

The David Lynch at HOME season has an inescapable problem – an elephant man in the room, if you will.

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Years and Years

Review: Years and Years

July 4, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Years and Years

In recent months a good many television shows – your Fleabags, your Game of Throneses – have been hailed as landmarks in the history of the medium.

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Mick Houghton

“Probably the person who comes out of it looking most like a twat is me.” Mick Houghton talks to Northern Soul

July 4, 2019 Comments Off on “Probably the person who comes out of it looking most like a twat is me.” Mick Houghton talks to Northern Soul

It’s any modern music fan’s dream: hanging out with The Ramones, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Julian Cope, Spiritualized and The KLF during their glory days.

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In Fabric

Film Review: In Fabric

June 24, 2019 Comments Off on Film Review: In Fabric

Until now, British writer/director Peter Strickland has brought us films such as Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy which, while exquisitely and dazzling labours of love, were perhaps just a little too arch and knowing.

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Food Review: Grand Pacific, Manchester

June 9, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Grand Pacific, Manchester

It always pays to double-check.

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“She never compromised.” Writer Lisa Holdsworth on Andrea Dunbar, Adelle Stripe and a new play

June 7, 2019 Comments Off on “She never compromised.” Writer Lisa Holdsworth on Andrea Dunbar, Adelle Stripe and a new play

So, here’s the thing. A brand-new stage project has drawn together three acclaimed female writers from Yorkshire.

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A tribute to Judith Kerr

May 26, 2019 Comments Off on A tribute to Judith Kerr

Never meet your heroes, they say. Blow that, I thought.

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Altrincham Evuna

Food Review: Evuna, Altrincham

May 15, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Evuna, Altrincham

Evuna’s website proudly announces that it has opened a fourth tapas restaurant in ‘foodie central’ Altrincham, and it’s still pinch-yourself remarkable that the little market town, not generally known as a culinary hub until recently, can justifiably be referred to as such these days.

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