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Disney on Ice - 100 Years of Magic, Manchester Arena

Review: Disney on Ice – 100 Years of Magic, Manchester Arena

October 14, 2019 No Comments

When after 15 minutes a six-year-old Snow White in the adjacent seat politely enquires as to whether she can have a sandwich, you know that the current iteration of Disney on Ice is not quite as captivating as it might be.

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Review: U2 – Innocence + Experience Tour 2018, Manchester Arena

October 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: U2 – Innocence + Experience Tour 2018, Manchester Arena

U2 rolled into town as part of their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour and turned Manchester Arena into the smallest large venue around.

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Disney on Ice

Review: Disney on Ice, Manchester Arena

October 17, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Disney on Ice, Manchester Arena

The mission was simple: survive.

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Kylie Minogue, Manchester Aren

Review: Kylie Minogue, Manchester Arena

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Kylie Minogue, Manchester Arena

For us long-time Kylie devotees, this show felt like a defining moment.

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Paramore, image by James Lynd

Photo Gallery: Paramore, Manchester Arena

January 22, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Paramore, Manchester Arena

Northern Soul photographer James Lynd sees American rock band, Paramore at Manchester Arena and captures some atmospheric images. 

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Alfie Boe and Michael Ball

“I’m just Alf from Fleetwood.” Alfie Boe on collaborations, sleeping rough and musicals

November 4, 2017 Comments Off on “I’m just Alf from Fleetwood.” Alfie Boe on collaborations, sleeping rough and musicals

When it comes to album sales in 2016, you can forget Beyoncé, Rag’n’Bone Man and Justin Bieber. Last year belonged to Ball and Boe.

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Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

Review: Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure, Manchester Arena

October 23, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure, Manchester Arena

When a two-year-old has to be hauled out of a venue screaming “I want it again”, you would generally chalk that one up as a hit.

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Sonic PR

Review: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Manchester Arena

October 2, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Manchester Arena

It’s understandable that a certain sense of trepidation hangs over this particular show.

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Susie Quatro

Suzi Quatro: “I’ve never, ever been the kind of person who does gender.”

September 6, 2017 Comments Off on Suzi Quatro: “I’ve never, ever been the kind of person who does gender.”

It’s 1973. Industrial action has plunged the UK into darkness and things are pretty gloomy (except for this pre-teen excitedly reading comics by candlelight). But there is one shining light: glam rock.

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Bee mural, Manchester Town

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: “I am proud to call Manchester my home”

May 23, 2017 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: “I am proud to call Manchester my home”

Writing for Northern Soul seems particularly pertinent today.

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