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Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Review: Strictly Ballroom: The Musical, West Yorkshire Playhouse

December 8, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Strictly Ballroom: The Musical, West Yorkshire Playhouse

I’ve loved Baz Luhrmann for a very long time. He makes the magical possible because he made Moulin Rouge. That’s how to spend a budget and give the cinema-goer value for money.

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Review: The Shawkshank Redemption, The Lowry, Salford

September 8, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Shawkshank Redemption, The Lowry, Salford

I thought of a new word yesterday while watching the The Shawshank Redemption at The Lowry: solvation.

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Jackie the Musical

Review: Jackie The Musical, Opera House, Manchester

May 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Jackie The Musical, Opera House, Manchester

Jackie The Musical re-opens old wounds and places a plaster on your broken heart. 

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Royal Exchange © Matthew J Graham, 2013 (2)

Northern Soul’s Top Places to Visit in the North

December 19, 2015 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Top Places to Visit in the North

At Northern Soul, we make no bones about it: we love the North. I mean, we REALLY love it. With that in mind (and mindful about the Christmas spirit), we thought we’d share some of our favourite Northern places with you.

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Back to the Future II

Manchester Science Festival: Sci-Fi and STEM Fems

November 3, 2015 Comments Off on Manchester Science Festival: Sci-Fi and STEM Fems

The Manchester Science Festival is like an experiment in itself, bringing together different elements and seeing how they react.

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Loud and Proud: the Rochdale Literature Festival

October 20, 2015 Comments Off on Loud and Proud: the Rochdale Literature Festival

“‘Shhh, it’s a library’ is so yester-year,” Punam Ramchurn, director of the Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, tells Northern Soul. “We have music gigs, computer classes, children’s sing-a-longs.”

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Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After: an article for children (5+)

September 12, 2015 Comments Off on Happily Ever After: an article for children (5+)

Happily Ever After by Action Transport Theatre: an article for children (5+) by Northern Soul’s Cathy Crabb

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Phil Selway and Guy Garvey

Review: Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour, Manchester Central Library

September 8, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour, Manchester Central Library

At the beginning of his live broadcast from Manchester’s Central Library for BBC 6 Music, Elbow’s Guy Garvey told a story about walking past the building with his Grandad.

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The Drifters

The Drifters talk to Northern Soul

July 11, 2015 Comments Off on The Drifters talk to Northern Soul

If I was to say, what’s your favourite song by the The Drifters, what would you say? Saturday Night at the Movies? Up on the Roof? Under the Boardwalk?

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Behind the scenes at Jackson Pollock, Tate Liverpool

June 26, 2015 Comments Off on Behind the scenes at Jackson Pollock, Tate Liverpool

Jackson Pollock’s black pourings weren’t popular during his lifetime. In fact, they’ve never had the attention that admirers think they deserve.

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