Northern Soul

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John Thomson

Is this John Thomson? Oh yes it is!

April 8, 2014 Comments Off on Is this John Thomson? Oh yes it is!

A successful TV show following the lives of six people broadcast its final episode a decade ago.

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Bury Art Gallery: bold, beautiful and brilliant

March 29, 2014 Comments Off on Bury Art Gallery: bold, beautiful and brilliant

There is a painting hanging in Bury Art Museum which, once seen, is never forgotten.

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The Once

Strength, stoicism and sea fret: The Once talk to Northern Soul

March 18, 2014 Comments Off on Strength, stoicism and sea fret: The Once talk to Northern Soul

Today I came across an extraordinary song written by a musician from Newfoundland called Wince Coles.

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Red-eyed leaf frog

Froggy Fun at Manchester’s Vivarium (and vital conservation work to boot)

March 12, 2014 Comments Off on Froggy Fun at Manchester’s Vivarium (and vital conservation work to boot)

It’s a well-known fact that amphibians and reptiles are cold-blooded. But it wasn’t until I held a red-eyed leaf frog, stroked a python and tickled a chameleon that I realised the truth of that observation.

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Sage Gateshead: Northern Soul talks to the boss

March 2, 2014 Comments Off on Sage Gateshead: Northern Soul talks to the boss

As a student in Newcastle in the early 1990s, a trip down the Quayside meant one of two things: drinking in Offshore (a pub that strongly resembled a smugglers’ tavern) or a (usually ill-advised) club night on the Tuxedo Royale, a floating former car ferry moored on the banks of the River Tyne.

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Suranne Jones as Orlando

Theatre at its most theatrical: the must-see production of Orlando

February 26, 2014 Comments Off on Theatre at its most theatrical: the must-see production of Orlando

Christ, Jesus, the Royal Exchange‘s production of Orlando is good.

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We Will Be Free! – The Tolpuddle Martyrs

February 9, 2014 Comments Off on We Will Be Free! – The Tolpuddle Martyrs

If your life depended on it, could you explain who the Tolpuddle Martyrs were?

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From Bridlington to Hollywood: Mark Herman talks films with Northern Soul

February 9, 2014 Comments Off on From Bridlington to Hollywood: Mark Herman talks films with Northern Soul

Mark Herman has been responsible for some of the most iconic British films of the past 20 years.

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Brassed Off: York Theatre Royal’s Artistic Director Says The Time Is Right for Revival

February 9, 2014 Comments Off on Brassed Off: York Theatre Royal’s Artistic Director Says The Time Is Right for Revival

Some films capture the public’s imagination to such an extent that they are watched again and again.

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Emily Portman by Elly Lucas

Emily Portman talks Womenfolk with Northern Soul

January 29, 2014 Comments Off on Emily Portman talks Womenfolk with Northern Soul

I can’t sing a note. Not one. It’s one of the myriad of reasons why I avoid karaoke like the plague.

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