Author: Chris Wallis
Red Ladder’s production of Mother Courage is like an amazing curry: it’s very good at the time but even better the day after.Read the full story..
Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky received the Nobel prize for economics for showing that people did not necessarily make rational decisions.Read the full story..
What have Gypsy Rose Lee, the legendary queen of burlesque, the poet W.H. Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten got in common?Read the full story..
Afternoon tea is the new lunch, at least it is at The Lowry Hotel. In what could be a Brexit-inspired assertion of National Standards, they’ve abolished that continental invention, the two-hour lunch – except on Sundays, of course – and brought back Afternoon Tea.Read the full story..
Jonathan Swift wrote Gulliver’s Travels to ‘vex the populace’. Elizabeth Newman put it on to please them. Elizabeth Newman won.Read the full story..
“Bye ‘eck,” said the man sitting next to me. “Ah’ve seen some stuff ‘ere, but that were fantastic!”Read the full story..
Up betimes and to York with a cushion to catch the matinee of Macbeth by Will Shakespeare, performed in the new open-air Rose Theatre by Clifford’s Tower.Read the full story..
I’m not going to beat about the bush, I am thoroughly biased.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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