Northern Soul

Author: Desmond Bullen

Book Review: Alan Turing’s Manchester by Jonathan Swinton

April 4, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Alan Turing’s Manchester by Jonathan Swinton

On the face of it, Manchester’s claims to Alan Turing are slender.

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Review: Joy for Ever, The Whitworth, Manchester

April 2, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Joy for Ever, The Whitworth, Manchester

It’s easy to have the last word when you’re arguing with a dead man. Or so you might think.

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Peach

Book Review: Peach by Wayne Barton

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Peach by Wayne Barton

Typically, Fanny Price is the least well-loved of Austen’s heroines.

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Review: International Women’s Day Event, Manchester Central Library

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Review: International Women’s Day Event, Manchester Central Library

The clamour of the world scrolls incessantly, regurgitating received wisdoms about Brexit, Fleabag and Neverland.

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Theatre Review: Ladybones, The Kings Arms, Salford

February 3, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Ladybones, The Kings Arms, Salford

It ends with an ovation.

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Theatre Review: The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, Octagon Theatre, University Of Bolton Stadium

December 7, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, Octagon Theatre, University Of Bolton Stadium

Much like Dorothy, Bolton Octagon has been cast adrift from its moorings, although in a manner less dramatic than cyclonic updraft.

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Review: Wicked, Palace Theatre, Manchester

December 7, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Wicked, Palace Theatre, Manchester

I could quibble.

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A Version of the Truth

Book Review: A Version of the Truth by B.P. Walter

November 25, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: A Version of the Truth by B.P. Walter

Appearances can be deceptive.

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These Northern Types

Book Review: These Northern Types, edited by Oli Bentley

November 23, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: These Northern Types, edited by Oli Bentley

Ambitious in the best sense of the word, These Northern Types is nothing less than a frequently discursive disquisition on the nature of Northernness as unapologetically contrary as the North itself.

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Martin Parr: Return to Manchester GB. England. Manchester. 1981.

Review – Martin Parr: Return to Manchester, Manchester Art Gallery

November 21, 2018 Comments Off on Review – Martin Parr: Return to Manchester, Manchester Art Gallery

Martin Parr has the subtle knack of locating the delightful in the mundane, the unlikely in the familiar, inviting us to look twice where we might long since have failed to notice.

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