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Rosie Garland

Author, singer and vampire Rosie Garland talks to Northern Soul

March 13, 2015 Comments Off on Author, singer and vampire Rosie Garland talks to Northern Soul

If you’ve been out and about in the North at any time over the past 30 years, you may well have seen performances by the likes of burlesque chanteuse and Vampire Queen Rosie Lugosi, seminal post-punk outfit The March Violets (with a shock-haired female Goth singer), or the charmingly powerful poet Rosie Garland.

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One Man, Two Guvnors

Review: One Man, Two Guvnors at The Lowry, Salford

January 16, 2015 Comments Off on Review: One Man, Two Guvnors at The Lowry, Salford

If you haven’t encountered it already, the key thing you need to know about One Man, Two Guvnors is that it is fun. Like, loads and loads of fun. An uproarious two-and-a-half hour barrage of fun.

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Chetham's Library, Manchester by Chris Payne

Chetham’s Library: a medieval gem in a modern city

November 16, 2014 Comments Off on Chetham’s Library: a medieval gem in a modern city

Manchester city centre evolves at such a rate of knots these days, it’s entirely possible to feel disorientated if you’ve been away for a fortnight. So there’s something rather reassuring about the knowledge that parts of it haven’t changed for a long time.

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The Possibilities are Endless

Edwyn Collins: The Possibilities are Endless

November 1, 2014 Comments Off on Edwyn Collins: The Possibilities are Endless

On February 20, 2005, Edwyn Collins collapsed at home while suffering from a major brain haemorrhage.

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Bernard Sumner

Bernard Sumner talks to Northern Soul

October 13, 2014 Comments Off on Bernard Sumner talks to Northern Soul

It’s a sunny Autumn afternoon out on the terrace bar at The Lowry in Salford and Bernard Sumner is explaining how he came to write his autobiography.

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Connie Converse

How sad, how lovely: the mystery of Connie Converse

October 1, 2014 Comments Off on How sad, how lovely: the mystery of Connie Converse

Musicians can be strange, unpredictable, other-worldly creatures, completely wrapped up in the mysteries of their art. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they have a habit of going missing.

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michael palin

Michael Palin talks about Travelling to Work

September 27, 2014 Comments Off on Michael Palin talks about Travelling to Work

It’s one of those glorious instances of “of course!” casting: the makers of the forthcoming new version of The Clangers have announced that the narrator will be none other than Michael Palin.

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Jarvis Cocker

Pulp: A Film about Life, Death and Supermarkets

September 12, 2014 Comments Off on Pulp: A Film about Life, Death and Supermarkets

Last week Keanu Reeves turned 50. Just let that sink in for a minute. Keanu Reeves. ‘Woah, dude! Excellent!’. Fifty. It’s enough to send you running to the nearest mirror gasping, ‘So, hang on… how old am I?’

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Here’s One We Made Earlier: The Story of BBC Children’s Broadcasting

July 26, 2014 Comments Off on Here’s One We Made Earlier: The Story of BBC Children’s Broadcasting

Children’s TV: you watch it for about ten years, then you spend the rest of your life sitting in the pub reminiscing (in fact, if your passport lists your occupation as ‘bad stand-up comic’, you might even make a living making cracks about it).

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KEVIN ROWLAND

Nowhere is Home for Dexys

July 8, 2014 Comments Off on Nowhere is Home for Dexys

Let’s get this straight from the start. If you, reader, are sitting there thinking, “Dexys! Hahaha! Come on Eileen! One-hit wonders! Raggle-taggle gypsies! Hohoho!” – well, you’ve got it all wrong.

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