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Author: Robert Hamilton

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Review: Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

Oh, the irony! I had to miss the Marx Brothers’ A Night at the Opera for a night at the opera.

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Rafael Rojas as Cavaradossi © Richard H Smith

Review: Tosca, Opera North, The Lowry

November 27, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Tosca, Opera North, The Lowry

It’s been a quiet couple of months here in the OperaWatch office at Northern Soul Towers.

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Hamiltonic: Tarsier Gin

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: Tarsier Gin

In a new series called Hamiltonic, Northern Soul’s Gin Correspondent Robert Hamilton samples the best gin that the North has to offer and talks to the people who make it. This week, he chats to the good folk at Tarsier Gin in Manchester and sips a few samples. 

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Utøya: July 22 Dir Erik Poppe (Norway, 2018) Photo by Paradox 2

Film Review: Utøya: July 22 Dir Erik Poppe (Norway, 2018)

October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Utøya: July 22 Dir Erik Poppe (Norway, 2018)

Two premieres were held at HOME in Manchester recently showcasing films about massacres.

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Hamiltonic: Shed 1 Gin, Cumbria

October 20, 2018 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: Shed 1 Gin, Cumbria

In a new series called Hamiltonic, Northern Soul’s Gin Correspondent Robert Hamilton samples the best gin that the North has to offer and talks to the people who make it. This week, he chats to the good folk at Shed 1 Gin in Cumbria and sips a few samples. 

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Hamiltonic: The Gin Lounge, Upper Campfield Market, Manchester

October 19, 2018 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: The Gin Lounge, Upper Campfield Market, Manchester

In a new series called Hamiltonic, Northern Soul’s Gin Correspondent Robert Hamilton samples the best gin that the North has to offer and talks to the people who make it. This week, he heads to the Gin Lounge at Manchester’s Upper Campfield Market, part of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, and samples some tasty tipples. 

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Food review: The Albert Square Chop House, Manchester

October 19, 2018 Comments Off on Food review: The Albert Square Chop House, Manchester

It’s not the first time I’ve been greeted by front of house at a restaurant with the words “you don’t look like a Helen” and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

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The Gin Society

Review: The Gin Society, Manchester Cathedral

September 25, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Gin Society, Manchester Cathedral

In a new series called Hamiltonic, Northern Soul’s Robert Hamilton will be sampling the best gin the North has to offer and talking to the people who make it. First up, he takes a trip to Manchester Cathedral to spend some time with The Gin Society. 

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Food Review: Tast Catala, King Street, Manchester

July 24, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Tast Catala, King Street, Manchester

It is Wednesday July 18, midday on a very hot day, seven hours away from the semi-final against Croatia and I’m at the press opening of the keenly awaited Tast Catala on Manchester’s King Street.

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The Daughter of the Regiment, Gaetano Donizetti, Opera della Luna, Buxton Opera House

Opera Review: The Daughter of the Regiment, Buxton Opera House

July 24, 2018 Comments Off on Opera Review: The Daughter of the Regiment, Buxton Opera House

This is Northern Soul’s second visit to the prestigious Buxton International Festival in what I hope will become an annual trip.

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