Northern Soul

Author: Karen Connolly

Salvi's Cucina, John Dalton Street

Review: Salvi’s, Manchester

October 22, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Salvi’s, Manchester

Karen Connolly enjoys a truly authentic Italian lunch at Salvi’s, Manchester.

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Lily Jo

By the light of the silvery moon

April 6, 2015 Comments Off on By the light of the silvery moon

Night running, music and moonlight, Moon Rise Run is arriving at Manchester’s Heaton Park later this month, writes Karen Connolly.

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Dave Haslam

Dave Haslam on the Haçienda, Morrissey and Manchester

March 22, 2015 Comments Off on Dave Haslam on the Haçienda, Morrissey and Manchester

Karen Connolly shares a brew with Dave Haslam in his favourite ‘secret’ cafe, Fig + Sparrow on Manchester’s Oldham Street.

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John Cooper Clarke by Chris Payne

John Cooper Clarke: the Bard of Salford talks to Northern Soul

March 19, 2015 Comments Off on John Cooper Clarke: the Bard of Salford talks to Northern Soul

Not content with the success of his critically acclaimed UK tour of 2014, Dr John Cooper Clarke is back in his home town this weekend.

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Tampopo Pop-Up, Exchange Square, Manchester

Review: Tampopo’s Pop Up Restaurant, Manchester

November 19, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Tampopo’s Pop Up Restaurant, Manchester

Tampopo has brought its signature brand of Pan Asian cuisine to Manchester’s Exchange Square. Karen Connolly takes her ‘hard to please’ 13-year-old son for lunch.

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John Bramwell by Chris Payne

Northern Soul chats to John Bramwell from I Am Kloot

October 23, 2014 1 Comment

The Whisky Sessions, Manchester’s newest music festival, debuts at the Victoria Warehouse next month with I Am Kloot as a headliner. Karen Connolly reveals what else is in store and chats to Kloot frontman, John Bramwell.

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Festival No.6

The Mystical and Extraordinary Festival No.6

September 12, 2014 Comments Off on The Mystical and Extraordinary Festival No.6

Karen Connolly – and likely the rest of Manchester –  spent the weekend at a sun-soaked Festival No.6 where the magical village of Portmeirion played host to an eclectic mix of entertainers.

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Grillstock: a vegetarian in a meat eater’s paradise

July 3, 2014 Comments Off on Grillstock: a vegetarian in a meat eater’s paradise

Vegetarian Karen Connolly joined thousands of carnivores at the second Grillstock Festival in Manchester.

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Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay: a taste of the Caribbean comes to Manchester

June 9, 2014 Comments Off on Turtle Bay: a taste of the Caribbean comes to Manchester

Manchester’s first Caribbean restaurant is loud, lively and a place for, as Wiganer Karen Connolly might say, ‘a right rum do’.

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Festival No 6

Festival No.6 steps it up a gear

May 14, 2014 Comments Off on Festival No.6 steps it up a gear

Karen Connolly gets all giddy over the updated line-up at this year’s Festival No. 6. 

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