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Review: Festival No.6, Portmeirion, North Wales

September 18, 2018 No Comments

There’s an air of sadness at the end of a festival weekend as tents are packed up and the latest voguish accessories are put away (this year: glittery pleated capes, peaked caps and elaborately large feathers).

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Think cross-stitch is for old ladies? Think again. Northern Soul talks to a self-confessed crosstitute

July 7, 2018 Comments Off on Think cross-stitch is for old ladies? Think again. Northern Soul talks to a self-confessed crosstitute

Cross-stitch is a much-loved art form which comes with certain connotations, namely of a homely, old-school, maybe slightly twee craft which enables its practitioners to immortalise pets, flowers and warm, welcoming slogans.

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Food Review: Mr White’s English Chophouse, Manchester

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Mr White’s English Chophouse, Manchester

Manchester city centre already has its fair share of Chop Houses what with Sam’s, Mr Thomas’s and the Albert Square one, but Mr White’s English Chophouse is a different proposition unrelated to them.

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Food Review: Tre Ciccio, Altrincham

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Tre Ciccio, Altrincham

It’s a testament to Altrincham’s recent resurgence as a culinary hub that it can now support a whole range of decent restaurants offering cuisine of all kinds, from French and Thai to Indian and Lebanese.

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Food Review: Blanchflower, Altrincham

June 12, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Blanchflower, Altrincham

The main drag in Altrincham has changed in a big way.

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Theatre Review: Happy Days, Royal Exchange, Manchester

June 6, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Happy Days, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Regular visitors to Manchester’s Royal Exchange will be familiar with seeing productions in the round, but Happy Days offers a new twist: a show in a mound in the round.

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Tim Key 'Megadate'

“I am currently quietly eating an almond slice in Coventry with my notepad.” Tim Key chats to Northern Soul

May 30, 2018 Comments Off on “I am currently quietly eating an almond slice in Coventry with my notepad.” Tim Key chats to Northern Soul

You know Tim Key, even if you think you don’t.

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Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton, Manchester

May 16, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton, Manchester

A brand new eatery opening in the neighbourhood always piques the interest.

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Review: Viv Albertine in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

May 16, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Viv Albertine in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

Viv Albertine tells an illuminating tale about her wilderness years spent trapped in a dreary, constrictive marriage.

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Royle Family

Let’s Watch TV together: Pilot Light TV Festival

April 18, 2018 Comments Off on Let’s Watch TV together: Pilot Light TV Festival

Back in the day, ‘watching the telly’ meant simply that: sitting in the living room staring at the television set in the corner when your show of choice was on.

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