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Review: Road, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

October 19, 2021 No Comments

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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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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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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“The place is in my soul.” Crime author Chris Nickson talks to Northern Soul

April 10, 2020 Comments Off on “The place is in my soul.” Crime author Chris Nickson talks to Northern Soul

Thankfully, there does seem to be one vital element of life that this blasted COVID-19 can’t completely disrupt and that’s books and all things bookish.

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Theatre Review: Dr Korczak’s Example, Leeds Playhouse

January 30, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Dr Korczak’s Example, Leeds Playhouse

Since the recent multi-million pound transformation of Leeds Playhouse, there are a myriad of outstanding features and facilities ready to greet theatregoers at the iconic Quarry Hill site.

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In Praise of the North: Christmas with Durham Cathedral Choir

December 19, 2019 Comments Off on In Praise of the North: Christmas with Durham Cathedral Choir

Many of us look forward to the end of the year. It’s a chance to stop, reflect, perhaps refocus our energies and hopefully look forward to what lies ahead.

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