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Monthly Archives: October 2014

All the Fun of the Fair (and Tripey Ross)

October 30, 2014 Comments Off on All the Fun of the Fair (and Tripey Ross)

Pigs sporting colourful neckerchiefs raced out of numbered stalls to reach a prize – an Oreo cookie. The crowd cheered for their favourites. Afterwards we were offered coupons for free bacon at a local supermarket chain. I declined.

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Review: Johnny Marr at Manchester Apollo

October 30, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Johnny Marr at Manchester Apollo

The Smiths formed in 1982. I was six, and only started listening to them in 1992 when my mate Liam did me a mix tape. Blew. My. Mind.

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Sheffield 1987

Brutalism, Bus Fares and The Box 

October 30, 2014 Comments Off on Brutalism, Bus Fares and The Box 

Think of the camera’s shutter as a scalpel. See the photograph as a slice through time.

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You Say Potato

You Say Potato – the story of a Northern start-up

October 27, 2014 1 Comment

I moved to Manchester for a boy, and to set up You Say Potato.

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Margaret Drabble

Review: Afternoon Tea with Margaret Drabble at The Midland

October 27, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Afternoon Tea with Margaret Drabble at The Midland

If you’ve read Northern Soul‘s interview with Margaret Drabble, you’ll know how much we admire this literary legend. Earlier this month, we were in the audience as she spoke about her latest novel at the Midland Hotel as part of the Manchester Literature Festival.

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Home Improvement Show

Competition: Free tickets to Harrogate’s Home Show

October 27, 2014 Comments Off on Competition: Free tickets to Harrogate’s Home Show

WIN FREE TICKETS TO THE NORTHERN HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING AND HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOW

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Simon Webb, BBC Philharmonic

Simon Webb, head of BBC Philharmonic, talks to Northern Soul

October 27, 2014 Comments Off on Simon Webb, head of BBC Philharmonic, talks to Northern Soul

As I wait in reception for the general manager of BBC Philharmonic, I notice a large crowd of people being body-scanned by security.

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Henry IV Part II

Review: Henry IV Parts I & II by the RSC

October 25, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Henry IV Parts I & II by the RSC

It’s the early 15th century and King Henry IV is King of England. His son, Prince Harry (Hal) is bothered by his lot and their strained relationship forms one part of the story.

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The Whisky Sessions

Win Free Tickets To The Whisky Sessions, Manchester’s Newest Festival

October 25, 2014 Comments Off on Win Free Tickets To The Whisky Sessions, Manchester’s Newest Festival

WIN FREE TICKETS TO THE WHISKY SESSIONS

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Olivia Laing

Review: Afternoon Tea with Olivia Laing

October 25, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Afternoon Tea with Olivia Laing

One of the many things we forget as adults is how truly wonderful it is to have a good story read out loud.

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