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Review: Asian Dub Foundation’s THX 1138, Manchester

October 22, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Asian Dub Foundation’s THX 1138, Manchester

With the hype machine cranking into first gear for The Force Awakens, it’s a timely moment to consider George Lucas’s other sci-fi film, one which is never likely to inspire a big budget sequel.

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Manchester Camerata: Beethoven and The Beatles

October 4, 2015 Comments Off on Manchester Camerata: Beethoven and The Beatles

Autumn is upon us and with it the annual signifiers of the change of seasons: the days shorten, the trees take on their first hint of gold and in Manchester the city’s great orchestras begin their new programmes.

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Hurrah for the Hallé: Sir Mark Elder talks to Northern Soul

March 17, 2015 Comments Off on Hurrah for the Hallé: Sir Mark Elder talks to Northern Soul

Sir Mark Elder, music director of Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra, talks to Northern Soul’s Alfred Searls about the Hallé’s Shostakovich season. 

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Review: Hallé Pops – Orchestral Masterpieces and Rossini’s Cat

November 28, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Hallé Pops – Orchestral Masterpieces and Rossini’s Cat

February 20, 1816 was not a good day in the life of Gioachino Rossini.

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Ramsbottom Festival: Northern Soul fills its musical boots

September 26, 2014 Comments Off on Ramsbottom Festival: Northern Soul fills its musical boots

Northern Soul was out in force at this year’s Ramsbottom Festival. So, in the spirit of an event that has something for everyone, we offer you three different perspectives on the summer’s final festival.

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Bellowhead: a decade of decadence

April 25, 2014 Comments Off on Bellowhead: a decade of decadence

A few weeks ago, Spiers & Boden played at the Royal Northern College of Music as part of their final tour as a duo.

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The Hallé and Shostakovich…the Power and the Glory

October 13, 2013 Comments Off on The Hallé and Shostakovich…the Power and the Glory

Earlier this month the Hallé opened its 155th season. It would be reasonable to expect that the orchestra, one of the undoubted cultural crown jewels of Manchester, wanted to start things off with a bang, so to speak.

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Ramsbottom’s Humdinger Weekend

September 30, 2013 Comments Off on Ramsbottom’s Humdinger Weekend

The third Ramsbottom Festival, held earlier this month in the West Pennine foothills, lived up to its reputation as a “humdinger” of an event.

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