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Christmas Markets: Manchester, Berlin, Naples

December 14, 2018 Comments Off on Christmas Markets: Manchester, Berlin, Naples

With the big day just around the corner, mulled wine on special offer and more Christmas crackers than you can shake a string of tinsel at, December is one of Northern Soul’s favourite months.

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“There’s nothing as exciting as sitting in the audience, waiting for the curtain to open.” Northern Soul talks to Mark Williams

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on “There’s nothing as exciting as sitting in the audience, waiting for the curtain to open.” Northern Soul talks to Mark Williams

You probably know Mark Williams best as Arthur Weasley in the blockbuster Harry Potter film series, or possibly from TV’s The Fast Show.

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Photo Gallery: the most stunning Christmas lights of 2018

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: the most stunning Christmas lights of 2018

We all love a bit of a twinkle. Those sparkly, shiny lights are beacons of Christmas, whether they’re wrapped around your tree or adorning the streets of a capital city.

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The Edge It's Behind You

It’s Behind You! Chorlton theatre The Edge tackles homelessness with new Christmas show

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on It’s Behind You! Chorlton theatre The Edge tackles homelessness with new Christmas show

Janine Waters, artistic director of The Edge in Chorlton, writes for Northern Soul. 

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Theatre Review: Stick Man, The Lowry, Salford

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Stick Man, The Lowry, Salford

Roll up, families seeking a pre-schooler-friendly Christmas production without a cast full of X Factor semi-finalists and too many flashing lights.

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Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

Theatre Review: Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Father Christmas, Waterside, Sale

In some ways it’s an obvious choice to adapt Raymond Briggs’ beloved children’s picture book Father Christmas for the stage.

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Food Review: The Creameries’ Christmas Menu, Chorlton

December 4, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: The Creameries’ Christmas Menu, Chorlton

Occasionally this job throws up seriously difficult decisions.

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The Lanterns, Chester Zoo

Review: The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

November 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

It should be an odd proposition.

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A very Hallé Christmas: it’s the festive season in Manchester with the Hallé Orchestra

November 12, 2018 Comments Off on A very Hallé Christmas: it’s the festive season in Manchester with the Hallé Orchestra

When does Christmas begin?

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Northern Brass Bands and Christmas Carols: a Victorian tradition in the 21st century

December 19, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Brass Bands and Christmas Carols: a Victorian tradition in the 21st century

As Christmas approaches, the streets are alive with the sound of brass bands playing carols.

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