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Julian Bovis (foreground) Nigel Durkan (behind counter) by Carl Gibson

Art, heritage and looking to the future: the Weavers Factory opens in Uppermill

April 17, 2019 Comments Off on Art, heritage and looking to the future: the Weavers Factory opens in Uppermill

Accomplishment isn’t a steady set of milestones for those committed to a life in art.

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Luna Dai as YiDi - From Shore to Shore - Photo by Lee Baxter

Review: From Shore to Shore, Yang Sing, Manchester

March 19, 2019 Comments Off on Review: From Shore to Shore, Yang Sing, Manchester

During From Shore to Shore at Manchester’s Yang Sing restaurant, we are fed the tales and the sharing plates of Chinese food.

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Review: International Women’s Day Event, Manchester Central Library

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Review: International Women’s Day Event, Manchester Central Library

The clamour of the world scrolls incessantly, regurgitating received wisdoms about Brexit, Fleabag and Neverland.

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Review: Yoko Ono, Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds Arts University

February 17, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Yoko Ono, Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds Arts University

As we head back to Saddleworth after our visit to Leeds Arts University’s new building at Blenheim Walk, I tell someone off on the train and my daughter is pleased with that at least.

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Food Review: Molino Lounge, Oldham

November 21, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Molino Lounge, Oldham

Like big eyebrows, veganism is a surprising trend.

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Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth

Review: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth

August 27, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth

I have to admit that when I saw the line-up for Cotton Clouds music festival in Saddleworth this year the only band I really fancied was Sister Sledge.

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Having it large: Manchester Day 2018

June 18, 2018 Comments Off on Having it large: Manchester Day 2018

I was ridiculously joyful at this year’s Manchester Day Parade.

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Art of Class: Salford Arts Theatre

June 6, 2018 Comments Off on Art of Class: Salford Arts Theatre

In a new series, Northern Soul’s Cathy Crabb talks to working class creative people, some already established, some emerging, and some setting their stall out to create more work for others. This week it’s Roni Ellis, Scott Berry and Libby Hall from Salford Arts Theatre. 

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Rob Johnston

Art of Class: Rob Johnston

May 23, 2018 Comments Off on Art of Class: Rob Johnston

In a new series, Northern Soul’s Cathy Crabb talks to working class creative people, some already established, some emerging, and some setting their stall out to create more work for others. This week it’s Rob Johnston, a Manchester-based writer and producer with more than 30 plays staged professionally, both as a commissioned writer and as a producer of his own plays via Breathe Out Theatre. Johnston won the 2011 Kings Cross Award for New Writing for Einstein’s Daughter. Dark Satanic won Best Drama at the 2017 Manchester Fringe Festival.

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Bethan Kitchen

Art of Class: Bethan Kitchen

April 21, 2018 Comments Off on Art of Class: Bethan Kitchen

In a new series, Northern Soul’s Cathy Crabb talks to working class creative people, some already established, some emerging, and some setting their stall out to create more work for others. This week it’s writer Bethan Kitchen whose play Shoefiti opens at Salford Arts Theatre later this month.

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