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Val Thorens, French Alps

Travel: Northern Soul goes skiing in the French Alps

May 16, 2018 Comments Off on Travel: Northern Soul goes skiing in the French Alps

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that you don’t ski in May.

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Christopher Eccleston

Review: Christopher Eccleston, Pilot Light Festival, Manchester

May 9, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Christopher Eccleston, Pilot Light Festival, Manchester

Christopher Eccleston has recently been described as a ‘northern powerhouse’.

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Review: St George’s Day – The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

April 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: St George’s Day – The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Imagine that you’re so moved by a performance that you get up out of your seat, raise your arms in the air and dance around exuberantly.

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Claiming back the day: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians in Liverpool

April 21, 2018 Comments Off on Claiming back the day: The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians in Liverpool

On St George’s Day, a day which has been misappropriated and twisted beyond recognition by the far-right to further their cause, it seems apt that Damon Alban is performing in Liverpool with the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians along with Mounir Trudi.

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Review: The Lowry Hotel Spa, Salford

March 29, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Lowry Hotel Spa, Salford

It’s been more than a decade since I first visited The Lowry Hotel Spa.

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Clog Makers

Purring and Parring: the mysterious history of Clog Fighting

January 8, 2016 Comments Off on Purring and Parring: the mysterious history of Clog Fighting

Believe it or not but naked clog fighting was a mysterious and illegal sport that existed in Northern mining communities for hundreds of years. Now Gallery Oldham is staging an exhibition examining the myths of the brutal underground ‘purring, clogging or Fighting Wigan Fashion’.

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Christmas music

Reindeer and Christmas Carols at Liverpool Philharmonic

December 24, 2015 Comments Off on Reindeer and Christmas Carols at Liverpool Philharmonic

Two days at the Liverpool Philharmonic this week and two very different, but equally pleasant, experiences.

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Review: The Winter’s Tale, Oldham Coliseum

October 4, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Winter’s Tale, Oldham Coliseum

In the programme notes to The Winter’s Tale, director Conrad Nelson has a gentle dig at the marketing of theatre performances.

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Banking on the Miller & Carter Steakhouse in Manchester

June 29, 2014 Comments Off on Banking on the Miller & Carter Steakhouse in Manchester

It was a blisteringly hot Manchester Day day when I went to the Miller & Carter Steakhouse with the editor of Northern Soul.

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Mondrian at Tate Liverpool

June 23, 2014 Comments Off on Mondrian at Tate Liverpool

There was the most spectacular thunderstorm when I went to visit the Mondrians at Tate Liverpool.

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