Author: Drew Savage

John Cooper Clarke: the Bard of Salford

“Last time I came here,” says John Cooper Clarke, “it were 1958 and I’d come to see Bob Hope.” The Palace Theatre, one block down from where the Hacienda used to be and diagonally opposite Cornerhouse, dates back to a different...

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Mad for Blackpool Illuminations

Northern institutions don’t come much bigger than the Blackpool Illuminations. They’re right up there with the Rugby League Grand Final and the Angel of the North, and they’ve been around a lot longer. So if you’re staging...

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