Author: Robert Hamilton
A red carpet was introduced at The Lowry for Opera North’s revival of Madama Butterfly by Puccini.Read the full story..
There’s an old saying in China that ‘women hold up half the sky’.Read the full story..
As I write, a real Cinderella story is being played out in the pages of the rabidly, sycophantically Royalist British press.Read the full story..
Okay, three nights does not a week make – but why spoil a Marx Brothers’ pun for the sake of numerical accuracy?Read the full story..
Let me say from the outset that my memory of the events I am about to recount is a little hazy.Read the full story..
“It is a social medium that has artistry. And a means of powerful communication, too.”Read the full story..
Some 20 years ago, I remember watching the Royal Yacht Britannia sail out of Hong Kong harbour after the ceremonial handover of the territory to China to create the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.Read the full story..
On the cusp of September, on a fresh sunny afternoon, I made my way down to Iberica in Manchester’s Spinningfields to lunch with Northern Soul head honcho, Helen Nugent.Read the full story..
In the not too distant future, my friend and I are hopefully moving into Manchester city centre.Read the full story..
- Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton, Manchester
- Review: Viv Albertine in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse
- Video: Nesh. Bobbins. Brew. How well do you know your Northernisms? Northern Soul heads to the streets to investigate.
- Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman at Tate Liverpool: Northern Soul chats to curator Tamar Hemmes
Freerange Comedy Festival at Brewery Arts Centre Kendal
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