Author: Cathy Crabb
In a new series, Northern Soul’s Cathy Crabb talks to working class creative people, some already established, some emerging, and some setting their stall out to create more work for others. This week it’s Rob Johnston, a Manchester-based writer and producer with more than 30 plays staged professionally, both as a commissioned writer and as a producer of his own plays via Breathe Out Theatre. Johnston won the 2011 Kings Cross Award for New Writing for Einstein’s Daughter. Dark Satanic won Best Drama at the 2017 Manchester Fringe Festival.Read the full story..
In a new series, Northern Soul’s Cathy Crabb talks to working class creative people, some already established, some emerging, and some setting their stall out to create more work for others. This week it’s writer Bethan Kitchen whose play Shoefiti opens at Salford Arts Theatre later this month.Read the full story..
Curator Steven Gartside describes Break in Transmission, the current exhibition at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Holden Gallery, as “the pleasures and pitfalls of language, communication and meaning”.Read the full story..
“I don’t care if people don’t find me funny. I know I’m funny because it’s the job I do.”Read the full story..
Picture this. It’s your first day at a new school. You’re a bit scared but you have an imagination the size of a meteor and loads of great ideas to make and draw worlds you want to share with your new pals.Read the full story..
What I miss about no longer being on Facebook is Jackie Hagan.Read the full story..
“Just wait and I’ll get the others, they’re all here,” says Lily Clark, forward for the Batley Bulldogs Girls Rugby League team as I chat to her outside the Lawrence Batley Theatre before the premiere of The Ruck.Read the full story..
Director Joyce Branagh is working on what sounds like the perfect premise for an ensemble piece.Read the full story..
A drunk woman gesticulates at me. “The back of the line for beer is there.”Read the full story..
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