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Graham Norton

Review: An Evening with Graham Norton, Manchester Literature Festival

October 11, 2018 Comments Off on Review: An Evening with Graham Norton, Manchester Literature Festival

“I forgot you wrote it.” This was the feedback Graham Norton received from his mum which let him know he was onto a winner with this novel writing lark.

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Rock Of Ages, Kevin Kennedy

“I’m just a lad from Wythenshawe.” Former Corrie actor Kevin Kennedy talks about Rock of Ages

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on “I’m just a lad from Wythenshawe.” Former Corrie actor Kevin Kennedy talks about Rock of Ages

What have Justin Lee Collins, Alec Baldwin and Curly Watts got in common? Give up? Well, they have all made the character Dennis Dupree from Rock of Ages their own.

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Rough Guides Lake District

Book Review: Rough Guides to The Lake District; Western Europe

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Rough Guides to The Lake District; Western Europe

It’s hard to believe that Rough Guides have been with us since 1982.

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Action! Guests step into the spotlight and film their own mini-scene in Smithy Cottage to share on social media

Review: Emmerdale Studio Tour, Leeds

April 12, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Emmerdale Studio Tour, Leeds

It’s hard to believe that Emmerdale, or Emmerdale Farm if you’re as old as me and can remember that far back, has been on our screens for 46 years.

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Hebden Bridge, image by James R Holdsworth

Hebden Bridge is the best place ever because…

February 1, 2018 Comments Off on Hebden Bridge is the best place ever because…

…it is, it really is.

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John Rylands Library by Chris Payne

Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2017

December 21, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2017

Despite our hopes that 2017 would be a marked improvement on the turbulent 2016, this year came with more bumps, twists and turns than the Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. But, as usual, it was an excellent year for bookworms and the good reads kept on coming. 

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Armacao de Pera, Algarve, Portugal, Chris Park

Travel: Armacao de Pera, Algarve, Portugal

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Travel: Armacao de Pera, Algarve, Portugal

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s called Armacao de Pera and it’s a hidden gem nestled in the Algarve.

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Alan Hollinghurst (c) Robert Taylor, 2017

Review: Alan Hollinghurst, Manchester Literature Festival

October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Alan Hollinghurst, Manchester Literature Festival

Life as a fan of Alan Hollinghurst is a game of patience. You have to wait a good few years for the next fix to come along – but it’s worth it.

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Rochdale-Literature-Festival

“It’s about bringing literature alive.” Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on “It’s about bringing literature alive.” Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival

“I don’t think you should be snobby about reading,” says Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival which is returning for the fifth time this month.

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BBC Philharmonic

Review: BBC Philharmonic, Mahler – Symphony No. 3 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Review: BBC Philharmonic, Mahler – Symphony No. 3 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

“You’re reviewing a classical music concert?”

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