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Matthew Kelly and David Yelland in THE HABIT OF ART, c Helen Maybanks

Theatre Review: The Habit of Art, York Theatre Royal

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Habit of Art, York Theatre Royal

What have Gypsy Rose Lee, the legendary queen of burlesque, the poet W.H. Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten got in common?

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The Crucifixion, performed by the Butchers Gild; directed by Katie Smith. L to R: Jennie Wogan (Longinus), Tony Froud (Livia), Maurice Crichton (Crassus), Will Darwin (Brutus), Credit: Lewis Outing

Review: York Mystery Plays

September 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: York Mystery Plays

“Don’t you bother to blather no more!”

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Maria Gray Robin Simpson obscured and Clare Corbett as the three witches

Theatre Review: Macbeth, Rose Theatre, York

July 16, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Macbeth, Rose Theatre, York

Up betimes and to York with a cushion to catch the matinee of Macbeth by Will Shakespeare, performed in the new open-air Rose Theatre by Clifford’s Tower.

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Theatre Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York

July 7, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York

The German traveller Paul Henzner, visiting London just before Shakespeare’s Globe opened, counted ‘above thirty’ heads of traitors on spikes on gate at the south end of London Bridge.

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Chester ginnel by @wawchester

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

April 16, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty, jetty and our new favourite…a weind.

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Snowy Stockport ginnel

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

March 5, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty, jetty and our new favourite…a weind.

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Barley Hall archeology

Jorvik Viking Festival: A Geek’s Guide

February 27, 2018 Comments Off on Jorvik Viking Festival: A Geek’s Guide

I’ve known about the annual Jorvik Viking Festival in York for years.

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Blood and guts: Northern Soul joins the Vikings at the 2018 Jorvik Festival, York

February 25, 2018 Comments Off on Blood and guts: Northern Soul joins the Vikings at the 2018 Jorvik Festival, York

It’s fair to say that York is a special city. A place where history greets you at every turn. The streets and buildings breathe their storied past, providing the perfect setting for an experience as visceral as the Jorvik Festival.

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Tim Peake's Spacecraft, image by Paul Hunter

Photo Gallery: Tim Peake’s Spacecraft, National Railway Museum, York

January 29, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Tim Peake’s Spacecraft, National Railway Museum, York

On December 15, 2015, Major Tim Peake embarked on the Principia mission to the International Space Station, where he spent six months orbiting Earth.

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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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