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Author: Chris Park

Armacao de Pera, Algarve, Portugal, Chris Park

Travel: Armacao de Pera, Algarve, Portugal

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Travel: Armacao de Pera, Algarve, Portugal

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s called Armacao de Pera and it’s a hidden gem nestled in the Algarve.

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Alan Hollinghurst (c) Robert Taylor, 2017

Review: Alan Hollinghurst, Manchester Literature Festival

October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Alan Hollinghurst, Manchester Literature Festival

Life as a fan of Alan Hollinghurst is a game of patience. You have to wait a good few years for the next fix to come along – but it’s worth it.

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Rochdale-Literature-Festival

“It’s about bringing literature alive.” Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on “It’s about bringing literature alive.” Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival

“I don’t think you should be snobby about reading,” says Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival which is returning for the fifth time this month.

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BBC Philharmonic

Review: BBC Philharmonic, Mahler – Symphony No. 3 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Review: BBC Philharmonic, Mahler – Symphony No. 3 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

“You’re reviewing a classical music concert?”

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All aboard the flycycle

Landlines and Watermarks: Northern Soul chats to the brains behind art project, Water Works

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Landlines and Watermarks: Northern Soul chats to the brains behind art project, Water Works

It’s December 2015 and West Yorkshire’s beautiful Calder Valley is celebrating Christmas. Then the rain comes.

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York Minster, York

Northern Soul takes a trip to historical York

June 27, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul takes a trip to historical York

It’s the early 80s and I’m on my first school trip. Everything is going swimmingly.

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Grand Pacific, Manchester

Food Review: Grand Pacific, Manchester

June 27, 2017 Comments Off on Food Review: Grand Pacific, Manchester

Those of us who have been in Manchester for many a year wistfully remember the restaurant Reform, one of the city’s leading eateries until its closure in 2003.

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Valencia

Travel: Northern Soul takes a solo trip to sunny Valencia

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on Travel: Northern Soul takes a solo trip to sunny Valencia

Last year I decided I was going to be a big brave boy and go on holiday as a solo traveller.

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Scary Fairy, BBC

Craig Charles talks scary fairies and funk and soul with Northern Soul

January 9, 2017 Comments Off on Craig Charles talks scary fairies and funk and soul with Northern Soul

What do you get if you take Craig Charles, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Hansel and Gretel and shake them all up together? You get an invitation into the world of the Scary Fairy.

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To Walk Invisible, BBC

Review: To Walk Invisible, BBC, Hebden Bridge Picture House

December 24, 2016 Comments Off on Review: To Walk Invisible, BBC, Hebden Bridge Picture House

It is a cold, wet and windy night in Hebden Bridge.

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