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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Room on the Broom

Review: Room on the Broom, The Lowry, Salford

August 17, 2017 No Comments

“I’ll just turn my shoes off.”

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God Save The Queen: how the US views the monarchy

August 15, 2017 No Comments

The other day I fell into a random conversation, the way that we Northerners often do, with two fellow commuters on a Los Angeles train.

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Recollections of Winter Hill

August 15, 2017 No Comments

When I heard a radio review of a play called Winter Hill being staged at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton, it was like an electric jolt had sparked 200-miles across England from the transmitter that sits on its summit.

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Sugarhill Gang, Cotton Clouds Festival

Review and Photo Gallery: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth

August 15, 2017 No Comments

A drunk woman gesticulates at me. “The back of the line for beer is there.”

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Les Catacombes, Parisinfo.com

Paris: Northern Soul visits the city of death

August 15, 2017 No Comments

Forget ideas of strolling hand-in-hand through the city of romance. Paris is not the city of love. It’s a city of the dead.

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A carnival queen costume. Credit David Lindsay

Photo Gallery: 50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival

August 15, 2017 No Comments

Leeds West Indian Carnival is marking its 50th anniversary in 2017 with a spectacular series of milestone events to celebrate its golden anniversary, including a new exhibition which captures the 50-year history of Europe’s longest running Caribbean carnival parade, in photo, film, audio and costume.

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Baps and Bloomers

The Great British Bread Debate: is it baps, buns, rolls or something else entirely?

August 12, 2017 No Comments

Us Brits take our food seriously.

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Pillbox

You’re not a little bit OCD, I am

August 11, 2017 No Comments

I have a tough time keeping my mouth shut about topics that I feel passionate about.

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Northern Soul chats to Duncan Craig, founder of Survivors Manchester, about breaking the silence

August 9, 2017 No Comments

Duncan Craig is one of the nicest men I have had the privilege of meeting.

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Cricket, Hayley-Jane Sims

It’s just not cricket: sexism in sport

August 9, 2017 No Comments

As you may have already noticed, I like to big up women who play sport.

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