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Naomi Kashiwagi at John Rylands Library for Manchester After Hours by Ben Williams - Copy

One night, one city-wide social: Northern Soul experiences Manchester After Hours

June 6, 2017 Comments Off on One night, one city-wide social: Northern Soul experiences Manchester After Hours

It’s Thursday night and I’m taking myself out on the town.

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Bakers Vaults, Stockport

Stockport is the best place ever because…

May 6, 2017 Comments Off on Stockport is the best place ever because…

…OK, so that’s a sentence I never thought I’d write.

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Sarah Bird & Rowan Hoban, Just So 2014

Wild Rumpus: doing things differently on the festival scene

April 19, 2017 Comments Off on Wild Rumpus: doing things differently on the festival scene

Sarah Bird, co-director of festival producer Wild Rumpus, shares the philosophy behind seven Northern festivals and how they are doing things differently through collaboration.

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The Crystal Dome, The Crystal Maze Experience

Start the fans please! Northern Soul attempts The Crystal Maze

March 29, 2017 Comments Off on Start the fans please! Northern Soul attempts The Crystal Maze

Locating the entrance to The Crystal Maze Experience in Manchester is a bit like taking part in one of its infamous challenges.

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MCR Live Studio

MCR Live shares five hidden gems in Manchester

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on MCR Live shares five hidden gems in Manchester

The team over at brand new podcast and radio network, MCR Live, are huge fans of Manchester. Here, content director, Rhys Hancock, shares his five hidden gems in the eclectic city with Northern Soul.

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Red Lanterns, Chinese New Year, Manchester

Crouching Tiger(beer), Hidden Dragon: Chinese New Year in Manchester

January 30, 2017 Comments Off on Crouching Tiger(beer), Hidden Dragon: Chinese New Year in Manchester

I am starting to think that my greed for gyoza and Tsingtao beer displeases the gods.

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The Flying Scotsman by Chris Payne

Brew North: East Lancashire Railway’s Rail Ale Tour

October 6, 2016 Comments Off on Brew North: East Lancashire Railway’s Rail Ale Tour

It’s the eggy bread I’m worried about.

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Back to Black: World Black Pudding Throwing Championships 2016

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Back to Black: World Black Pudding Throwing Championships 2016

As another season of sporting achievement draws to a close, we Brits can look back at the Olympics, the Paralympics and Wimbledon with a sense of pride and achievement. But there’s one other competition, held at the tail end of the summer, that eclipses all of the above for importance. I speak, of course, of the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships.

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The Northern Soul Podcast: Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

September 7, 2016 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

Hurrah! It’s the September Northern Soul Podcast.

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Tall ships by Imogen Kate

Tall Ships Regatta, Blyth 2016: Northern Soul finds its sea legs

September 5, 2016 Comments Off on Tall Ships Regatta, Blyth 2016: Northern Soul finds its sea legs

I’m the first to admit that I know very little about ships.

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