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Articles relating to: Bury

Polari

Bona to Vada your Dolly Old Eek!

April 29, 2014 Comments Off on Bona to Vada your Dolly Old Eek!

Susan Lord, co-curator of a new exhibition about Polari at Bury Art Museum, writes for Northern Soul about the genesis of the project, its ground-breaking work and the importance of preserving the language for the gay community.

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Nannucci, Maurizio - Language and Horizons - 5

Bury Art Gallery: bold, beautiful and brilliant

March 29, 2014 Comments Off on Bury Art Gallery: bold, beautiful and brilliant

There is a painting hanging in Bury Art Museum which, once seen, is never forgotten.

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The Stop UKIP Tour

Jonny & The Baptists

March 23, 2014 Comments Off on Jonny & The Baptists

I caught Jonny & The Baptists‘ show last year at the Edinburgh Fringe when I was on the panel of the Amused Moose Comedy Awards.

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The Once

Strength, stoicism and sea fret: The Once talk to Northern Soul

March 18, 2014 Comments Off on Strength, stoicism and sea fret: The Once talk to Northern Soul

Today I came across an extraordinary song written by a musician from Newfoundland called Wince Coles.

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Martha Tilston

Martha Tilston, Parenthood and Wagamama

October 15, 2013 Comments Off on Martha Tilston, Parenthood and Wagamama

Speaking over the phone from her home in Cornwall, Martha Tilston commences the interview by ushering her two small daughters away. Music is marbled right through Tilston’s family.

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Mark Radclilffe

Mark Radcliffe gets back to his roots

October 14, 2013 Comments Off on Mark Radcliffe gets back to his roots

Mark Radcliffe‘s self-confessed career highlight came in 2006 when he won Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes with a suspiciously Cornish-sounding Shane MacGowan.

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Ramsbottom Festival pic

Northern Soul talks to the brains behind the Ramsbottom Festival

September 8, 2013 Comments Off on Northern Soul talks to the brains behind the Ramsbottom Festival

I once described the Ramsbottom Festival as a “real humdinger“. This came back to haunt me when I spotted the quote on this year’s marketing material.

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The Shop of Little Horrors

The Shop of Little Horrors at The Met, Bury

June 23, 2013 Comments Off on The Shop of Little Horrors at The Met, Bury

I know I’m not on my own when I say that I’ve always found puppets scary. I trace it back to watching a black and white film from 1945 called Dead of Night.

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Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention at The Met, Bury

June 16, 2013 Comments Off on Fairport Convention at The Met, Bury

“I recognise so many faces…and so much clothing,” says singer Simon Nicol, as Fairport Convention settle down on stage and the applause from an expectant full house at the Bury Met dies down.

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Platero Y Yo

Platero Y Yo at The Met, Bury

May 18, 2013 Comments Off on Platero Y Yo at The Met, Bury

I love any opportunity to go to The Met in Bury. It’s a beautiful Victorian building, slap-bang in the centre of town, built in the 1840s in the neo-classical style.

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