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Photo Gallery: 50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival

August 15, 2017 No Comments

Leeds West Indian Carnival is marking its 50th anniversary in 2017 with a spectacular series of milestone events to celebrate its golden anniversary, including a new exhibition which captures the 50-year history of Europe’s longest running Caribbean carnival parade, in photo, film, audio and costume.

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Five Northern start-ups ready to take on The South

August 7, 2017 No Comments

As someone who runs a start-up in The North, I know that there’s a lot of BS out there.

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Photo Gallery: Landmark building The Piece Hall re-opens in Halifax

August 7, 2017 No Comments

On August 1, 2017, The Piece Hall in Halifax – one of the most iconic heritage buildings in Britain – re-opened its gates following a multi-million-pound transformation.

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Painting the North: The Hatch at The Briton’s Protection, Rob Pointon

August 6, 2017 No Comments

In the fifth instalment of Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England.

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Ramsbottom is the best place ever because…

August 1, 2017 Comments Off on Ramsbottom is the best place ever because…

… erm, it’s probably not enough to say that Rammy (as the locals would have it) is ‘dead good’. I mean, it is. It’s proper good. But loads of people think that about the place they live in.

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Painting the North: L.S. Lowry and The Elms

July 29, 2017 Comments Off on Painting the North: L.S. Lowry and The Elms

In the fourth instalment of Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England.

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Photo Gallery: All aboard! 1930s-style railway posters go on display at Lion Salt Works

July 28, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: All aboard! 1930s-style railway posters go on display at Lion Salt Works

Between August 8 and September 3, 2017, the Lion Salt Works Museum based in Northwich, Cheshire, will host a new exhibition of 14 colourful 1930s-style railway posters promoting the many attractions of Mid Cheshire Railway Line.

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Photo Gallery: RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park, 2017

July 27, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park, 2017

Take a look at these bright snaps from the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. The weather appeared to shine for the family day out featuring young and upcoming garden designers. 

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Painting the North: Construction by the Rochdale Canal, Steven Bewsher

July 19, 2017 Comments Off on Painting the North: Construction by the Rochdale Canal, Steven Bewsher

In the third instalment of a new series entitled Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, will be sharing striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England.

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Win tickets to Micron’s We Stand Together Fundraiser at Versions, Manchester

July 19, 2017 Comments Off on Win tickets to Micron’s We Stand Together Fundraiser at Versions, Manchester

Legendary Manchester club night, Micron, returns to their hometown for the first time since their tenth birthday celebrations back in November last year. And, if that wasn’t enough, they’re heading back to where it all began – Joshua Brooks (renamed Versions) – the venue where they held their monthly parties for the first six years.

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