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Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Review: Outsiders – Five Women Who Changed the World by Lyndall Gordon, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 No Comments

I’m tired of being told what a woman should and shouldn’t say.

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Harriet Harman, Manchester International Festival

Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 No Comments

What do breakfast kippers, a curry and a book about law all have in common?

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Lemn Sissay, Something Dark

Review: Something Dark, HOME, Manchester

October 21, 2017 No Comments

Lemn Sissay is magnetic.

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The Spanking Roger, Store Street Manchester

Bar brawls and fighting dogs: Northern Soul samples the cocktail menu at Manchester’s Store Street

October 21, 2017 No Comments

When you check into a hotel in Manchester and they tell you their bar is themed around local history, you can imagine the usual suspects: cotton, trains, bees, football, the Haçienda.

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David Agnew, credit Chris Payne

“This festival is all about profiling and celebrating the range of great music described as folk.” David Agnew, director of Manchester Folk Festival

October 17, 2017 No Comments

For several years, the Homegrown festival at Bury Met, with its associated Folk Expo industry event, has been one of the most significant dates on the international folk and roots music calendar.

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“Take the music very seriously, but don’t take yourself very seriously.” Northern Soul chats to Mark Radcliffe about radio, writing and Galleon Blast

October 17, 2017 No Comments

When Mark Radcliffe was given his first national Radio 1 show, Out on Blue Six, back in April 1991, it came with an enigmatic promotional shot of him wearing a black cowl and shades.

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The Summer of Love

Win a pair of tickets to The Summer of Love at The Victoria Hall in Halifax

October 16, 2017 No Comments

Win a pair of tickets to The Summer of Love at The Victoria Hall in Halifax. 

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Enlighten Bury

Win a pair of weekend passes to ENLIGHTEN Bury – Festival of Light and Sound

October 16, 2017 Comments Off on Win a pair of weekend passes to ENLIGHTEN Bury – Festival of Light and Sound

Win a pair of weekend passes to ENLIGHTEN Bury – Festival of Light and Sound

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12th annual Dashehra Diwali Mela, James Lynd22

Photo Gallery: Dashehra and Diwali Mela celebrations light up Manchester

October 16, 2017 No Comments

Northern Soul photographer James Lynd attended the 12th annual Dashehra Diwali Mela at Manchester’s Albert Square and took some stunning images of the colourful celebrations.

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York ginnel (and a shortcut between two pubs)Neil Harrington

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

October 13, 2017 No Comments

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty and jetty.

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