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Review: Miss Saigon, Palace Theatre, Manchester

March 25, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Miss Saigon, Palace Theatre, Manchester

A word of advice: don’t go and see Miss Saigon if you’ve had a big tea.

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My Space: Tony Husband, cartoonist

March 22, 2018 Comments Off on My Space: Tony Husband, cartoonist

In a series of articles, Northern Soul’s Phil Pearson talks to all manner of fascinating folk about the room they use to write in, paint in, and do all things creative. This week it’s cartoonist Tony Husband. 

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Review: Violence and compassion – Shostakovich, Bach and Mendelssohn at The Bridgewater Hall

March 21, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Violence and compassion – Shostakovich, Bach and Mendelssohn at The Bridgewater Hall

The Hallé Orchestra brought this season’s focus on Shostakovich to a fittingly dramatic climax with a performance of the great Soviet composer’s powerful eighth symphony at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.

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Django Django talk to Northern Soul

March 19, 2018 Comments Off on Django Django talk to Northern Soul

Many bands suffer from what’s known as ‘Difficult Second Album Syndrome’, that awkward step where a recording career isn’t brand new any more but it’s a not-yet-seen-it-all doddle either.

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GinnelWatch: Holiday Ginnels

March 16, 2018 Comments Off on GinnelWatch: Holiday Ginnels

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty and jetty.

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Review: Madama Butterfly and Un Ballo In Mascera, Opera North, The Lowry, Salford

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Madama Butterfly and Un Ballo In Mascera, Opera North, The Lowry, Salford

A red carpet was introduced at The Lowry for Opera North’s revival of Madama Butterfly by Puccini.

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Review: Frankenstein, Royal Exchange, Manchester

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Frankenstein, Royal Exchange, Manchester

When I was 19, I opted for a Gothic Literature module as part of my English Literature degree.

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Feasts from the Middle East: Tahina, Chocolate & Pistachio Cheesecake

March 12, 2018 Comments Off on Feasts from the Middle East: Tahina, Chocolate & Pistachio Cheesecake

New to Northern Soul: Tony Kitous, founder of Lebanese restaurant Comptoir Libanais, shares delicious recipes from his new cookbook Feasts from the Middle East.

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Feasts from the Middle East: Za’atar-Crusted Halloumi

March 9, 2018 Comments Off on Feasts from the Middle East: Za’atar-Crusted Halloumi

New to Northern Soul: Tony Kitous, founder of Lebanese restaurant Comptoir Libanais, shares delicious recipes from his new cookbook Feasts from the Middle East. 

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Review: Circle Mirror Transformation, HOME, Manchester

March 8, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Circle Mirror Transformation, HOME, Manchester

Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation is by no means your average play.

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