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Author: Helen Nugent

“Where language is beyond some individuals, music becomes that language.” Manchester Camerata’s dementia programme

May 17, 2022 No Comments

This is a big year for Manchester Camerata. We’re celebrating 50 years of the orchestra and 10 years of our Music in Mind dementia programme.

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York Theatre Royal: Mathew Horne and Keith Allen talk about The Homecoming

May 4, 2022 Comments Off on York Theatre Royal: Mathew Horne and Keith Allen talk about The Homecoming

A new production of Harold Pinter’s award-winning drama The Homecoming starring Mathew Horne, Keith Allen and Ian Bartholomew is coming to York Theatre Royal later this month. Here, Horne and Allen talk about the 1960s masterpiece.

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Northerners: A History, from the Ice Age to the Present Day

April 30, 2022 Comments Off on Northerners: A History, from the Ice Age to the Present Day

We all know that Northern England, home to the Industrial Revolution, has been a land of great engineers. Does that mean it must be second rank when it comes to poets, musicians and artists?

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Festival Preview: Underneath the Stars

April 26, 2022 Comments Off on Festival Preview: Underneath the Stars

Underneath the Stars festival will return this summer (July 29-31, 2022) with an all-female headline bill to Cinderhill Farm, Barnsley.

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Pomona. Martin Grimes

Exhibitions: Martin Grimes’ Fault Lines and Paula Chambers’ Working Girls, The Whitaker, Rossendale

April 17, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibitions: Martin Grimes’ Fault Lines and Paula Chambers’ Working Girls, The Whitaker, Rossendale

As The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery in Rossendale approaches its first birthday since reopening, it continues to share the best emerging and established contemporary artists in its visual arts programme.

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The Hara. Credit: Scruff of the Neck Records

“The vibes were sick.” The Hara talk to Northern Soul

April 15, 2022 Comments Off on “The vibes were sick.” The Hara talk to Northern Soul

I first met the three-piece heavy rock outfit known as The Hara during Storm Eunice. It was one of the worst UK storms in recent memory and a day where, between the four of us, no one had thought to bring an umbrella.

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Food Review: Northcote, Langho, Blackburn

April 10, 2022 Comments Off on Food Review: Northcote, Langho, Blackburn

I am many things but I am not a good cook.

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Nein! Nein! Nein! The Covid Covers exhibition, The White Hotel, Salford

April 7, 2022 Comments Off on Nein! Nein! Nein! The Covid Covers exhibition, The White Hotel, Salford

A new exhibition has invited visitors to muse over memorable headlines from the Daily Star, including Carry On Chaos, Stick It Up Yer Virus, The Dukes Of Biohazard and Psycho Seagulls Corona Rampage.

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Rachel Goodyear, Concentration, copyright the artist. Photo Michael Pollard

Exhibition: Stirrings, Rachel Goodyear, Grundy Art Gallery / Salford Museum and Art Gallery

April 7, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Stirrings, Rachel Goodyear, Grundy Art Gallery / Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Co-commissioned by Grundy Art Gallery Blackpool and the University of Salford Art CollectionStirrings is the first major solo exhibition by artist Rachel Goodyear in a museum and art gallery in the North West of England and will include new large-scale drawings and a new animation.

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Sean McMenemy, founder of Ark Wildlife,

Save our baby birds this spring by building ‘love nests’, says UK wildlife expert Sean McMenemy

April 2, 2022 Comments Off on Save our baby birds this spring by building ‘love nests’, says UK wildlife expert Sean McMenemy

The odds are stacked against baby birds.

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