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Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz: 2015

December 28, 2015 Comments Off on The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz: 2015

How’s your Northern knowledge? With just a few days until 2015 draws to a close, let’s see how much you can recall about the year – and we’ll also test your general Northern trivia. No prizes, just a lovely feeling of smugness when you get them all right (answers will be posted on Northern Soul at the end of week). No googling allowed….

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the art and the artist - LS Lowry

L.S Lowry: re-inventing Salford’s favourite son

December 26, 2015 Comments Off on L.S Lowry: re-inventing Salford’s favourite son

There’s a painting by L.S. Lowry called Industrial Landscape: The Canal. A copy has been hanging on the wall of every house I’ve lived in since I turned 18.

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Chetham's Library

Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2015

December 24, 2015 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2015

At Northern Soul, we’ve done a lot of reading in 2015. Some of these books have been new publications, some have been titles sitting in our houses begging to be read, and some have been classics languishing on our wishlists.

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Christmas music

Reindeer and Christmas Carols at Liverpool Philharmonic

December 24, 2015 Comments Off on Reindeer and Christmas Carols at Liverpool Philharmonic

Two days at the Liverpool Philharmonic this week and two very different, but equally pleasant, experiences.

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Coronation Street

Corrie: Life on The Street

December 24, 2015 Comments Off on Corrie: Life on The Street

It is 55-years-old but shows no sign of slowing down. The TV institution that is Coronation Street produces five episodes each week, a far cry from its original remit of just one weekly show.

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Kylo Ren, The Force Awakens

Review: The Force Awakens

December 23, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Force Awakens

Obviously, expectations for this new Star Wars film have been sky-high.

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Oxford Street Lights, photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: Christmas in the Capital

December 22, 2015 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: Christmas in the Capital

Despite the temptation to hole up in bed and hibernate throughout the winter months, there are several milestones too fun to sleep through in the run-up to Christmas. But how does the Northern approach compare to London’s efforts?

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The Lowry Hotel

Review: The River Restaurant, Lowry Hotel, Salford

December 22, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The River Restaurant, Lowry Hotel, Salford

The Lowry Hotel is posh. As in porter-opening-your-taxi-door kind of posh. It’s probably the poshest posh in Manchester City Centre. And the food is posh too.

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Le Passion de Jeanne D’Arc

Opera Reviews: Four shows, seven bodies

December 22, 2015 Comments Off on Opera Reviews: Four shows, seven bodies

It’s been quite an opera season in the old Northern Powerhouse.

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Royal Exchange © Matthew J Graham, 2013 (2)

Northern Soul’s Top Places to Visit in the North

December 19, 2015 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Top Places to Visit in the North

At Northern Soul, we make no bones about it: we love the North. I mean, we REALLY love it. With that in mind (and mindful about the Christmas spirit), we thought we’d share some of our favourite Northern places with you.

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