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Fleetneedles Forage: The Poison Garden

June 30, 2016 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: The Poison Garden

I recently discovered the existence of Alnwick Castle and The Poison Garden. Needless to say it is now on my top ten list of places to go.

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Fazenda

Review: Fazenda, Manchester

June 30, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Fazenda, Manchester

I like old things. I prefer the charms of Manchester city centre to the high gloss fakery of the Trafford Centre. I like antiques rather than Argos, and I like eating in old, bespoke, establishments rather than shiny glass restaurants.

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Pete Williams

Review: The Pete Williams Band, Gullivers, Manchester

June 30, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Pete Williams Band, Gullivers, Manchester

Soon enough, when you’re discussing Pete Williams’ music career, the subject of Dexys is going to crop up.

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Manchester- black and white shot by Chris Payne

“Plans for the future have been shattered overnight”

June 24, 2016 Comments Off on “Plans for the future have been shattered overnight”

Isabel Webb is 19-years-old. She’s from Manchester and is one year into her degree at UCL in London. In her latest blog for Northern Soul, she writes about her reaction to the vote for Brexit.

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Haworth

Reader, I went to Haworth: following in the footsteps of the Brontës

June 22, 2016 Comments Off on Reader, I went to Haworth: following in the footsteps of the Brontës

I have loved the Brontë sisters since I was a teenage bookworm.

I spent a great deal of my young life swooning over the brooding characters of Heathcliff and Mr Rochester while reading dog-eared copies of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre liberated from the school library.

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Artisan

Review: Artisan, Spinningfields, Manchester

June 17, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Artisan, Spinningfields, Manchester

The last time I visited Artisan, shortly after this Manchester eaterie opened, the city was holding its breath over the first restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star. Three years on and there are loads of puce faces out there.

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Turin Brakes

Olly Knights, lead singer of Turin Brakes, talks to Northern Soul

June 17, 2016 Comments Off on Olly Knights, lead singer of Turin Brakes, talks to Northern Soul

It’s been 15 years since an intriguing noise lulled soothingly out of my radio. It prompted me to obsessively listen to said radio until said song was played again and I could put a name to the tune

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A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M Miller

Review: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller

June 17, 2016 Comments Off on Review: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller

That Walter M. Miller had a unique perspective on monastic life is hardly surprising given he gained it one bright February morning in 1944 from the rear gun turret of a B-25 bomber.

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Review: On Corporation Street, HOME, Manchester

June 16, 2016 Comments Off on Review: On Corporation Street, HOME, Manchester

When I worked as a Saturday girl for Boots in the early 1990s, part of my job was looking for bombs.

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Lisa Stansfield

Lisa Stansfield talks to Northern Soul

June 16, 2016 Comments Off on Lisa Stansfield talks to Northern Soul

“I’ve been dossing around. Well, I’ve been dossing for a bit but not most of the day.”

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