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“It’s just a gang of mates who haven’t met each other yet.” Colin Petch on NOT Lonely This Christmas

December 20, 2021 Comments Off on “It’s just a gang of mates who haven’t met each other yet.” Colin Petch on NOT Lonely This Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for many across the UK, this sentiment doesn’t always ring true.

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Review: Manchester Collective, Heavy Metal, The White Hotel, Salford

December 16, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Collective, Heavy Metal, The White Hotel, Salford

After what can only be described as a terrific year for Manchester Collective, the music organisation brings 2021 to a close with its Heavy Metal tour which, throughout December, has received rave reviews in London, Leeds and Bristol.

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North Pennines AONB Stargazing Festival 2021. Image by Andy Gray.

Review: North Pennines AONB Stargazing Festival 2021

November 16, 2021 Comments Off on Review: North Pennines AONB Stargazing Festival 2021

Something extremely special is on show all year round within the North Pennines AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

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Review: Road, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

October 19, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Road, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Road was Farnworth-born, Jim Cartwright’s first play.

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Review: Manchester Collective – Voice of the Whale, Hallé St Peter’s, Manchester

October 2, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Collective – Voice of the Whale, Hallé St Peter’s, Manchester

Journalists sometimes get it wrong.

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Theatre Review: hang, Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

October 2, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: hang, Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

I’m embarrassed, but it’s necessary to open with a confession.

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Harrogate by the Sea

Review: Harrogate By Sea, Emma Holliday and Andrew Morris, Watermark Gallery, Harrogate

August 25, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Harrogate By Sea, Emma Holliday and Andrew Morris, Watermark Gallery, Harrogate

If you live in Harrogate and fancy a paddle in the sea, you have a bit of a trek.

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Review: Lumen, Sutapa Biswas, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

July 12, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Lumen, Sutapa Biswas, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

We are beginning to emerge from our 15-month hibernation. For many of us, our priority is being able to access the arts in a physical way, close up and in-person, as opposed to a screen.

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Leeds Lieder Festival 2021, Leeds Town Hall. Credit Justin Slee

Review: Leeds Lieder Festival 2021, Leeds Town Hall

June 24, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Leeds Lieder Festival 2021, Leeds Town Hall

It was the culmination of four days of exquisite musical offerings from this year’s Leeds Lieder Festival, with festival director Joseph Middleton joined on stage by soprano Carolyn Sampson and baritone Roderick Williams.

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Review: Manchester Collective with Mahan Esfahani, Leeds Town Hall

June 1, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Collective with Mahan Esfahani, Leeds Town Hall

There are plenty of diverse cultural offerings emanating from LS1 this coming summer.

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