Blasts from the Furnace
Reviews, features and hot air by Damon Fairclough, a writer based in Liverpool via a long lost Sheffield of the soul.
Lizzie Nunnery’s new ‘play with songs’, To Have To Shoot Irishmen, has been touring since the beginning of October.Read the full story..
Think of fringe theatre and you might imagine dangerous theatrical adventures at the edge of good taste, the brave and risky heading inexorably towards the outer limits of self-indulgence.Read the full story..
Every Fall fan’s story has a different beginning, but sadly they all have the same ending.Read the full story..
Everyone agrees that saving Liverpool’s Albert Dock was A Good Thing.Read the full story..
For people in tragedy’s shadow, ‘normal’ life can seem like an irrecoverable paradise.Read the full story..
“I hate Peer Gynt. Why should we do it?”Read the full story..
I remember my first trip to Liverpool well.Read the full story..
Only one record mattered to me in 1977.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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