Author: Kevin Bourke
By chance I found myself sitting next to Sam Dixon, the leader of Chester Council, at The Beggar’s Opera, the official opening performance for the city’s spanking new arts centre Storyhouse.Read the full story..
Sarah Punshon, the new artistic director of The Dukes in Lancaster, talks diversity and a disregard for boundaries
“It’s hard to put me in a box because my career has been so varied, which makes me a great match for The Dukes,” says Sarah Punshon, the new artistic director of the Lancaster venueRead the full story..
At around about the time of ‘the great roots rock scare’ of the 80s and early 90s, one of the most familiar faces and admired voices around the Manchester music scene was that of Helen Watson.Read the full story..
At a time when the sort of ‘classic’ film that’s adapted into a stage show is more likely than not to be some 70s or 80s confection with feelgood singalong potential, it’s cheering that La Strada, based on a genuine classic of world cinema, even exists.Read the full story..
From Shore to Shore/Piao Yang Guo Hai promises to be a unique event.Read the full story..
Five years ago the head of the new writing department at Bolton’s Octagon Theatre decided, along with her counterparts at Manchester’s Royal Exchange and the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, to work with Salford University to co-deliver an MA course in playwriting.Read the full story..
Rosie Fleeshman is the youngest member of Manchester’s First Family Of Theatre.Read the full story..
One of the many fine and fascinating things about The Unthanks is how they manage to fearlessly represent the very epitome of the folk tradition yet at the same time are so extraordinarily adventurous.Read the full story..
It’s unlike me to be picky or to sound even vaguely like a music bore, but it doesn’t reflect well on any production when the programme is full of all sorts of howlers.Read the full story..
- Picture Gallery: And Say the Animal Responded? FACT, Liverpool
- Picture Gallery: Lindsey Tyson and Sarah Dew – Go Back With Me, Brontë Parsonage Museum
- Win tickets to see Morrissey at Leeds First Direct Arena
- “It’s important to talk about northern voices.” Portico Prize-winning author Jessica Andrews on class, gender and the north
The Northern Travel & Tourism Show, February 25, 2020
The Northern Travel & Tourism Show on February 25, 2020 is the perfect place to find great ideas for future leisure visits and experiences, and enjoy the amazing Monastery host venue in Manchester.
You’ll meet over 45 exhibitors from lake and river cruises, steam railway trips and stately homes and gardens to themed Beatles heritage discovery in Liverpool, and the James Herriott All Creatures Great and Small story in the Yorkshire Dales.
There will also be tours around the wonderfully restored Pugin-designed monastery building.
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