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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Syria: A Conflict Explored. General view of Syria: Story of a Conflict

Review: Syria: A Conflict Explored, Imperial War Musuem North

February 16, 2018 No Comments

It’s unusual to go more than a few days without hearing about the war in Syria, either in the news or as part of an appeal for humanitarian assistance.

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DJ Dave Booth

“I’m really a glorified record collector.” Legendary Manchester DJ Dave Booth talks to Northern Soul.

February 16, 2018 No Comments

If you spent your youth dancing at indie clubs in Manchester during the 80s and 90s, it’s possible some of your most cherished nights out came courtesy of Dave Booth, without you even knowing it.

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RET The Almighty Sometimes - Julie Hesmondhalgh (Renee) & Norah Lopez Holden (Anna) - Image Manuel Harlan

Review: The Almighty Sometimes, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 16, 2018 No Comments

Every so often, a piece of theatre comes along that leaves you astounded.

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Mario Popham and Tom Baskeyfield, from the Flesh of Stone series

Photo Gallery: Of Flesh and Stone, HOME, Manchester

February 14, 2018 No Comments

This March, as part of the HOME Projects series, Manchester’s HOME is hosting an exhibition of new drawing from artist Tom Baskeyfield and photography from Mario Popham exploring the complex landscape of North Wales.

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Liz Foster cushion

“Fuck them.” Women respond to the #MeToo backlash

February 13, 2018 No Comments

When I think of the Suffragettes, I think of the women who endured physical and sexual violence as punishment for their perceived crimes, those who carried out hunger strikes and, in some cases, died in the name of gender equality.

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Sue Devaney, Sam Glen, Emily Stott and William Travis

Review: The Kitchen Sink, Oldham Coliseum

February 13, 2018 No Comments

Last Thursday I went to Bob Carlton’s funeral.

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Potato cakes

Scran: Grandma’s Potato Cakes

February 9, 2018 No Comments

This little gem of a recipe was originally one of my Grandma’s favourites.

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Wibbly Wobbly Words

Wibbly Wobbly Words: a father and son collaboration

February 9, 2018 No Comments

Around 18 months ago, I was fulfilling my primary role as a parent: minicab driver.

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Artist and printmaker John Duffin

My Space: John Duffin, artist and printmaker

February 9, 2018 No Comments

In a new series, Northern Soul’s Phil Pearson talks to all sorts of creative types about the room they use to write, paint and, well, create. This week, it’s artist and printmaker John Duffin. 

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Review: Will Varley, Club Academy, Manchester

February 8, 2018 No Comments

Few musicians can capture – and critique – what it means to be human as beautifully and articulately as folk singer-songwriter Will Varley.

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