Northern Soul

Author: Chris Wallis

Review: Hatch, Manchester

March 31, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Hatch, Manchester

In case you were wondering, reviewing for Northern Soul is incredibly glamorous. For instance, last week I spent a night in a shipping container under the Mancunian Way.

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Restaurant review: The Lowry Hotel, Salford

March 24, 2018 Comments Off on Restaurant review: The Lowry Hotel, Salford

Say the words ‘hotel food’ and what springs to mind?

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Theatre Review: Whisky Galore, Oldham Coliseum

March 19, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Whisky Galore, Oldham Coliseum

By English standards, the Scots are professional drinkers.

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Platzki, Manchester

Food Review: Platzki, Manchester

March 6, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Platzki, Manchester

I really like Polish food.

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Playing God, The Viaduct Theatre, The Hat Museum, Stockport

Review: Playing God, Viaduct Theatre, Hat Works, Stockport

March 6, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Playing God, Viaduct Theatre, Hat Works, Stockport

I don’t suppose it’s ever occurred to you but putting on a play is a bit like selling fish.

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Edna Robinson

“The North is an amazing place and its potential has never been fully realised.” Edna Robinson, chairman of the People’s Powerhouse

February 25, 2018 Comments Off on “The North is an amazing place and its potential has never been fully realised.” Edna Robinson, chairman of the People’s Powerhouse

I love Edna Robinson. Not in a romantic way, you understand, I haven’t had a Valentine’s Day epiphany.

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Sue Devaney, Sam Glen, Emily Stott and William Travis

Review: The Kitchen Sink, Oldham Coliseum

February 13, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Kitchen Sink, Oldham Coliseum

Last Thursday I went to Bob Carlton’s funeral.

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The-Manchester-Project

Review: The Manchester Project, HOME, Manchester

January 16, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Manchester Project, HOME, Manchester

This is the sort of piece for which the word ‘vignette’ was invented.

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Emilio Iannucci & Elizabeth Mary-Williams - The Book of Dragons Photography by Anthony Robling (8)

Review: The Book of Dragons, York Theatre Royal

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Book of Dragons, York Theatre Royal

Expectation is all, that’s why we buy tickets.

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A Christmas Carol - photo by Richard Davenport

Review: A Christmas Carol, Bolton Octagon

December 12, 2017 Comments Off on Review: A Christmas Carol, Bolton Octagon

Knowledge is a burden, don’t you find?

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