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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Barker Baker

All rise: breaking bread in the North

May 27, 2016 Comments Off on All rise: breaking bread in the North

As people, we place a lot of faith in bread. We break bread as a basis for friendship.

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In Defence of Women Who Don’t Want Children

May 24, 2016 1 Comment

I am pissed off.

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Adventures in VHS

Adventures in VHS: a love affair with the video

May 24, 2016 Comments Off on Adventures in VHS: a love affair with the video

Recently, the BBC Store, the Corporation’s portal for buying legal TV downloads, announced a bold new initiative: for every digital purchase made, customers would receive a VHS copy of the programme delivered straight to their door.

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Brix Smith Start - Credit Amelia Troubridge

Review: The Rise, the Fall and the Rise by Brix Smith Start

May 24, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Rise, the Fall and the Rise by Brix Smith Start

When Brix Smith first arrived in Manchester back in May 1983, she experienced an almighty culture shock.

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Manchester Histories Festival: win tickets and a meal

May 24, 2016 Comments Off on Manchester Histories Festival: win tickets and a meal

Previewing as part of Manchester Histories Festival, On Corporation Street sees ANU and HOME join forces again for an exhilarating and intimate experience. Northern Soul has a pair of tickets and a three-course meal for two with a bottle of house wine at HOME to give away.

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Preview: Manchester Histories Festival 2016

May 23, 2016 Comments Off on Preview: Manchester Histories Festival 2016

When you think of a history festival, what comes to mind? Simon Schama waxing lyrical on 17th century Dutch culture? A walking tour of medieval churches? Or an exhibition showcasing Roman Empire pottery shards?

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CAU and Town Hall

Review: CAU, Liverpool

May 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review: CAU, Liverpool

If location location location counts as much for restaurants as it does for homes, then the Liverpool branch of CAU  – the Argentinian-inspired steak-focused chain – should have TV’s Phil Spencer and Kirsty Allsopp fist-bumping and gyrating with delight.

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Amy Sharrocks

Review and interview: The Museum of Water, Lake District

May 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review and interview: The Museum of Water, Lake District

“Water is the mosaic of the universe,” says artist Amy Sharrocks at the opening of her art installation, Museum of Water, held appropriately enough in a boat house on Lake Windermere.

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Review: Parade, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

May 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Parade, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Manchester’s newest theatre space hits the ground running with Parade, the venue’s first in-house production.

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Murder on the Opera Express

May 21, 2016 Comments Off on Murder on the Opera Express

It’s been a bloody old time here at Opera Watch as murder stalks the corridors of our offices at Northern Soul Towers.

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