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Some 20 years ago, I remember watching the Royal Yacht Britannia sail out of Hong Kong harbour after the ceremonial handover of the territory to China to create the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.Read the full story..
On the cusp of September, on a fresh sunny afternoon, I made my way down to Iberica in Manchester’s Spinningfields to lunch with Northern Soul head honcho, Helen Nugent.Read the full story..
In the not too distant future, my friend and I are hopefully moving into Manchester city centre.Read the full story..
Summer is usually a quiet time here at the OperaWatch offices.Read the full story..
Turandot by Puccini has long been my favourite opera. There is something about the scale of its ambition, the dark tragedy at the heart of what is essentially a love story, and the sheer power of the music that rips my heart out every time I hear it.Read the full story..
When Theresa May signed Article 50 and triggered the start of Brexit, I was reminded of the statement by Richard Mantle, general director of Opera North, on the eve of the referendum in which he spoke of the “enormous talent pool which is Europe” and his fear that isolationism would diminish that pool available to British opera.Read the full story..
At various times in my life I lived at 12 Stewart Street, Dalmuir in the borough of Clydebank.Read the full story..
There’s little doubt that 2016 was tumultuous, what with Brexit, Trump and the passing of all those lovely celebs. But it was also a cracking year for literature.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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