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Author: Helen Nugent

Artisan

Review: Artisan, Spinningfields, Manchester

June 17, 2016 No Comments

The last time I visited Artisan, shortly after this Manchester eaterie opened, the city was holding its breath over the first restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star. Three years on and there are loads of puce faces out there.

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Review: On Corporation Street, HOME, Manchester

June 16, 2016 No Comments

When I worked as a Saturday girl for Boots in the early 1990s, part of my job was looking for bombs.

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Beyond the Glass Case: Old Low Light, North Shields

June 15, 2016 No Comments

The Old Low Light sits on the spot where North Shields began many centuries ago. It is the oldest surviving, occupied building on the Fish Quay and started life as a lighthouse, leading mariners safely into the River Tyne. Centre manager Pearl Saddington writes for Northern Soul about its transformation into a thriving heritage centre and there’s a gorgeous photo gallery by our North East Photographer, Phil Pounder.

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The Manchester bomb: 20 years on

June 15, 2016 No Comments

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the IRA bomb in Manchester. The Editor of Northern Soul, Helen Nugent, was in the city that day.

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The Hobbit will be presented by The Dukes from July 5-August 13 in Williamson Park%2c Lancaster. Russell Richard is seen here preparing for his role as Gandalf.

Win a family ticket to see The Hobbit outdoors in Lancaster

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Win a family ticket to see The Hobbit outdoors in Lancaster

Northern Soul has teamed up with The Dukes in Lancaster to offer a family ticket to the UK’s biggest outdoor walkabout theatre season.

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The Varnished Truth: Jean Patchett by Clifford Coffin, 1951. Condé Nast Archive New York © Condé Nast Inc.

Photo Gallery: Vogue 100 at Manchester Art Gallery

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Vogue 100 at Manchester Art Gallery

Direct from the National Portrait Gallery in London, Vogue 100: A Century of Style is at Manchester Art Gallery until October 30, 2016.

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Manchester Histories Festival

Review: Gentry Families of Greater Manchester in The North, Manchester Histories Festival

June 5, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Gentry Families of Greater Manchester in The North, Manchester Histories Festival

“The North West has always been regarded by the South East of England as remote and slightly backward.”

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Manchester Histories Festival: win tickets and a meal

May 24, 2016 Comments Off on Manchester Histories Festival: win tickets and a meal

Previewing as part of Manchester Histories Festival, On Corporation Street sees ANU and HOME join forces again for an exhilarating and intimate experience. Northern Soul has a pair of tickets and a three-course meal for two with a bottle of house wine at HOME to give away.

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Preview: Manchester Histories Festival 2016

May 23, 2016 Comments Off on Preview: Manchester Histories Festival 2016

When you think of a history festival, what comes to mind? Simon Schama waxing lyrical on 17th century Dutch culture? A walking tour of medieval churches? Or an exhibition showcasing Roman Empire pottery shards?

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Win tickets to RNCM Young Explorers Series, Manchester

May 21, 2016 Comments Off on Win tickets to RNCM Young Explorers Series, Manchester

Northern Soul has teamed up with the Royal Northern College of Music to offer five readers a family ticket to the first concert in their new Young Explorers Series for children.

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