Monthly Archives: February 2015
Some years ago, after a particularly enjoyable spa experience at London’s swanky Sanderson Hotel, I knocked over a megastar’s daughter.Read the full story..
It all started with the film Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. When my six-year-old self saw it for the first time I couldn’t get over the fact that singing was part of the story. Coming from a tone-deaf family, it seemed crazy…but I loved it.Read the full story..
When I began writing about foraging and herbalism almost a year ago, it was impossible to explain my journey without talking about my battle with fibromyalgia.Read the full story..
As a freelancer, I’m always looking for new forms of income. Shifting for a national newspaper? Yes please. Corporate writing? I don’t mind if I do. Radio presenting? You betcha.Read the full story..
In the run up to the General Election, the People’s History History Museum in Manchester is hosting a ground-breaking exhibition, Election! Britain Votes.Read the full story..
I’m reminded of the scene in The Blob when, seated in a vintage movie theatre, a nonchalant cinema audience – all ra-ra skirts and pomaded hair – chuckle away and snarf popcorn as a terrified woman upon screen is strangled by multiple assailants.Read the full story..
Helen Nugent, the Editor of Northern Soul, talks to crime novelist Paula Hawkins, author of the international bestseller The Girl on the Train.Read the full story..
Isn’t it the case that we’re permanently on the cusp of changing times, stranded between memory and the unknown?Read the full story..
Athough artist Leonora Carrington was one of our own – a Northerner no less, originally from Chorley – it comes as something of a surprise to learn how much better known she is in her adopted home of Mexico.Read the full story..
- “Bollocks to that, we’ll do it here.” The Fall’s Paul Hanley talks about his history of Manchester music
- “You’re being paid to have fun and to laugh and be daft and stupid.” John Barrowman talks to Northern Soul
- Henry Normal: What Manchester Gave Me
- Win a Michelin-star dinner at Don Giovanni in Manchester this Christmas
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