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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Russell Kane

What’s On in May: Comedy

April 29, 2016 Comments Off on What’s On in May: Comedy

Ah the lovely month of May. Month of maypoles and burning virgins in Wicker Men. Or is that November? Anyway get your laughing chops round this little lot.

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Gigantic Indie All Dayer

Win tickets to Gigantic Indie All Dayer Vol 3, Manchester

April 29, 2016 Comments Off on Win tickets to Gigantic Indie All Dayer Vol 3, Manchester

With its reputation as a riotous first fixture in the festival calendar and an unmissable event for the connoisseur of indie, the annual music marathon that is the Gigantic Indie All Dayer proudly returns to kick-start the season once again with an almighty bang.

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Central Library, Manchester by Andrew Moor

It’s Not Grim Up North

April 29, 2016 Comments Off on It’s Not Grim Up North

‘As you dry your clothes once again
Upon the radiator
What makes Britain great
Makes Manchester yet greater’

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Afternoon tea at Manchester House

Review: Afternoon tea at Manchester House, Spinningfields

April 29, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Afternoon tea at Manchester House, Spinningfields

Manchester House is swish. It may not be the sort of word they’d use in their official publicity, but that’s the intention and that’s certainly the effect: a get-me-I’m-something-special fine dining experience in sumptuous surroundings, accessible from the street only by a private lift.

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Hyper Light Drifter

Game Review: Hyper Light Drifter

April 28, 2016 Comments Off on Game Review: Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter is an eerie, incredibly punishing hack-and-slash game by independent developers Heart Machine.

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Nick Quantrill

Five Places in Hull

April 28, 2016 Comments Off on Five Places in Hull

Crime author Nick Quantrill writes for Northern Soul about his new novel and the star of his book: Hull.

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Fashion on the Ration

Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style at Imperial War Museum North

April 28, 2016 Comments Off on Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style at Imperial War Museum North

As I sit and wait for the call to connect with Amanda Mason, the historian behind Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style, a new exhibition at The Imperial War Museum North, I wonder what it is about clothing from bygone eras that has piqued our interest.

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Tattu

Review: Tattu’s First Anniversary Menu, Spinningfields, Manchester

April 28, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Tattu’s First Anniversary Menu, Spinningfields, Manchester

Manchester’s Spinningfields is a great place to just be, especially in summer.

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sonnets in the city

Review: Sonnets in the City, BBC Radio 3, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

April 28, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Sonnets in the City, BBC Radio 3, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The phrase ‘Shakespeare’s Birthday’ is enough to strike fear into the heart of anyone from Stratford-upon-Avon.

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James Holt

The Northern Soul Podcast: James Holt

April 27, 2016 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: James Holt

Hurrah and huzzah! It’s the April Northern Soul Podcast.

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