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  • Architecture for Life: A New Home for RIBA North

    June 28, 2017 No Comments

    When the architectural historian, Joseph Sharples, first visited Liverpool as a student in the 1980s, the city made an indelible impression.

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  • Northern Soul chats to the brains behind Storyhouse, Chester’s new arts centre

    June 28, 2017 No Comments

    By chance I found myself sitting next to Sam Dixon, the leader of Chester Council, at The Beggar’s Opera, the official opening performance for the city’s spanking new arts centre Storyhouse.

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  • Fleetneedles Forage: The Roses of the North

    June 27, 2017 No Comments

    Roses are an enduring icon of the North: red for Lancashire and white for Yorkshire.

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  • Marching, tradition and fancy dress: The Whit Friday Brass Band Contests

    June 27, 2017 No Comments

    This Whit Friday found me in the South Pennine town of Diggle which has hosted a brass band contest since 2013 as part of the annual Whit Friday Brass Band Contests in and around Saddleworth.

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  • Northern Soul takes a trip to historical York

    June 27, 2017 No Comments

    It’s the early 80s and I’m on my first school trip. Everything is going swimmingly.

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