Northern Soul

Author: Paul Clarke

Beryl, the play

Beryl cycles to glory at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

July 14, 2014 Comments Off on Beryl cycles to glory at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

It seems appropriate that a play about an unbeatable Yorkshire cyclist was penned by a similarly driven actress from across the Pennines.

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Here’s an exhibition we made earlier at The Lowry

July 14, 2014 Comments Off on Here’s an exhibition we made earlier at The Lowry

Muffin the Mule. Val, John and Peter. Zammo. Teletubbies. Mr Tumble. Tracy Beaker.

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Thinking about drinking at Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

June 20, 2014 Comments Off on Thinking about drinking at Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

The Thinking Drinkers are probably the only act to offer drinks during a performance. Now they are bringing their new show The Legends of Liquor to Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.

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The Tiger Lillies

Tigerish Charm From The Tiger Lillies

June 3, 2014 Comments Off on Tigerish Charm From The Tiger Lillies

Some acts are seen as uncompromising and then there are The Tiger Lillies who seem to make a fetish out of pushing boundaries.

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Pulling a Northern Soul all-nighter at Victoria Baths

April 16, 2014 Comments Off on Pulling a Northern Soul all-nighter at Victoria Baths

Northern Soul fans are busy practising their extravagant dance moves as Manchester festival Un-Rest stages an all-nighter at the historic Victoria Baths.

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Portrait Paradise at The Lowry

April 7, 2014 Comments Off on Portrait Paradise at The Lowry

The portrait began with caveman spitting pigment over the back of their hands onto walls.

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Eddi Reader by Chris Payne

Eddi Reader marches to her own beat

March 31, 2014 Comments Off on Eddi Reader marches to her own beat

When Eddi Reader hit number one with Perfect she seemed set for a life of chart-topping fame.

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An August Bank Holiday Lark Towards Death

March 29, 2014 Comments Off on An August Bank Holiday Lark Towards Death

19,240.

That is the number of young men who were mown down on the first day of the Somme in 1916.

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Stanley Brinks at Chorlton Irish Club

March 12, 2014 Comments Off on Stanley Brinks at Chorlton Irish Club

It was certainly an interesting aesthetic choice to bound on stage topless when you’re as hairy as Stanley Brinks.

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O'Hooley & Tidow

O’Hooley & Tidow on the folk ale trail

March 10, 2014 Comments Off on O’Hooley & Tidow on the folk ale trail

Folk used to be the preserve of beardy blokes in Arran sweaters singing about nautical disasters.

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