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Review: The Reformation, John Rylands Library, Manchester

September 11, 2017 No Comments

“So, what exactly is the Reformation?” asks one of my fellow journalists at the press preview of John Rylands Library’s new exhibition. There’s a pause from our guide that suggests this is not a new question.

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“There’s more to life than football” Northern Soul meets Phil Neville at Cafe Football

July 4, 2017 Comments Off on “There’s more to life than football” Northern Soul meets Phil Neville at Cafe Football

Hotel Football and its new sibling Cafe Football are a marketing executive’s dream: a hospitality project backed by real life legendary Manchester footballers with football in the title and football memorabilia. 

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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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Photo Gallery – Sir Ian McKellen opens Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights, People’s History Museum

March 17, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery – Sir Ian McKellen opens Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights, People’s History Museum

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne, was one of two photographers at the opening of Never Going Underground. He captured images of Sir Ian McKellen as he launched the exhibition at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.

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Review: Manchester Museum, Extinction or Survival?

October 29, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Museum, Extinction or Survival?

The first two objects in Manchester Museum’s new exhibition Extinction or Survival? are a model of a dodo and a stuffed panda. One is extinct, of course. And the other has been brought back from the brink of extinction, thanks to the efforts of conservationists across the globe.

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Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond at MSI, Manchester

July 26, 2016 Comments Off on Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond at MSI, Manchester

“We are at the dawn of a new age of material science. And we have a whole new Lego set to play with.”

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Women take to the stage at Science in the City festival

July 26, 2016 Comments Off on Women take to the stage at Science in the City festival

Dr Annie Keane writes for Northern Soul about some of the events showcasing women in science taking place at Manchester’s Science in the City Festival.

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The winners of the Wilmot Cup in 1950, Benny Casofsky, Leslie Cohen and Hymie Lurie.

Table Tennis and Growing Up in Jewish Manchester

July 9, 2016 Comments Off on Table Tennis and Growing Up in Jewish Manchester

“We tried to make it look like your mum putting on a celebratory show in her living room cabinet,” says Alexandra Cropper, curator of Chess in Shorts – Table Tennis and Growing Up in Jewish Manchester

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Purring: the mysterious history of Clog Fighting

July 7, 2016 Comments Off on Purring: the mysterious history of Clog Fighting

Purring – Sport of The People explores the lost histories of clog fighting. The artist Anna FC Smith writes for Northern Soul about the genesis of the show (currently at The Whitaker in Rossendale) and what visitors can expect. 

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Carving stone in the shadow of Henry Moore at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

July 7, 2016 Comments Off on Carving stone in the shadow of Henry Moore at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I’m standing in woodland near Wakefield, mallet in hand, looking at a piece of stone and wondering what on earth I’m supposed to do with it. It’s not your average Saturday: I’m on a stone-carving course at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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