Author: Lizzie Wood
An unassuming red-brick building on the corner of a main road (cue attractive pelican crossing), Stretford Public Hall has been home to some pretty incredible moments.Read the full story..
With the big day just around the corner, mulled wine on special offer and more Christmas crackers than you can shake a string of tinsel at, December is one of Northern Soul’s favourite months.Read the full story..
In my mind, there are two types of plays: the ones where you keep checking your watch and the ones where you leave the theatre and it’s suddenly dark.Read the full story..
There are a handful of Corrie favourites mingling as I head to a hidden archway under the Deansgate / Castlefield Met to celebrate the launch of Manchester’s newest play.Read the full story..
What do breakfast kippers, a curry and a book about law all have in common?Read the full story..
Unlike most Smiths fans, I’m something of a contradiction in that I do not have warm, fuzzy feelings for Morrissey. There’s just something about him that leaves me cold.Read the full story..
As I observed the seats filling up for The Jungle Book, I suddenly panicked that I’d come to the show without a kid. Yet Metta Theatre’s electric re-telling – combining street dance and circus routines to bring Rudyard Kipling’s tale into the 21st century – is not just for children.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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