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Royle Family

Let’s Watch TV together: Pilot Light TV Festival

April 18, 2018 No Comments

Back in the day, ‘watching the telly’ meant simply that: sitting in the living room staring at the television set in the corner when your show of choice was on.

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Angela and Johnny

Book Review: A Normal Family by Henry Normal and Angela Pell

April 12, 2018 No Comments

Living with autism is a hugely weighty subject and any book about it could easily risk being hard to digest.

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Ghost Stories

Film Review: Ghost Stories

April 9, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Ghost Stories

An interesting thing can happen when a genre has been around long enough to acquire fans.

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Jake Thackray Tish Murtha © Ella Murtha, All rights reserved

Jake Thackray at 80

February 26, 2018 Comments Off on Jake Thackray at 80

Would that he was still with us, Jake Thackray would have turned 80 on February 27 this year.

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DJ Dave Booth

Want to know where Madchester really started? Legendary DJ Dave Booth talks to Northern Soul

February 16, 2018 Comments Off on Want to know where Madchester really started? Legendary DJ Dave Booth talks to Northern Soul

If you spent your youth dancing at indie clubs in Manchester during the 80s and 90s, it’s possible some of your most cherished nights out came courtesy of Dave Booth without you even knowing it.

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Food Review: Stonemasons Arms, Timperley

January 16, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Stonemasons Arms, Timperley

It’s 1980.

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Jack Rosenthal

Great Northerners: Jack Rosenthal

January 8, 2018 Comments Off on Great Northerners: Jack Rosenthal

In a new series, we celebrate Great Northerners. For Northern Soul’s Andy Murray, it’s Jack Rosenthal. Who gets your vote?

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AJ Powell and Ensemble - Jack & the Beanstalk. Photography by Anthony Robling

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, York Theatre Royal

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, York Theatre Royal

As Christmassy experiences go, there’s none Christmassier.

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Around the World in 80 Days

Review: Around the World in 80 Days, The Lowry, Salford

December 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Around the World in 80 Days, The Lowry, Salford

It’s been retold a hundred times but, as everyone knows, at the start of Jules Verne’s original novel the Victorian gentlemen Phileas Fogg makes a bet that he can cross the globe in, well, 80 days.

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The Bear by Raymond Briggs at Waterside Arts Centre Picture © Jason Lock Photography

Review: The Bear, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

December 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Bear, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Sale Waterside has delivered some fine Christmas family shows in recent years, specialising in hand-crafted, smaller-scale work that punches above its weigh and delights younger audiences.

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