Northern Soul

Author: Michelle Nicholson

Confetti, Manchesrer Apollo, image credit BBC

Review: BBC Radio 2’s All Star Party, Manchester’s O2 Apollo

October 7, 2017 No Comments

What would my 14-year-old self say? My most recent Saturday ‘big night out’ was spent with a 50-something gent at a 50th birthday party, with a playlist solely supplied by BBC Radio 2.

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Bittersweet, The Portico Library

Review: Bittersweet: Legacies of Slavery and Abolition in Manchester, Portico Library

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Bittersweet: Legacies of Slavery and Abolition in Manchester, Portico Library

Bittersweet, the latest exhibition from The Portico Library, looks at the abolitionists and pro-slavery advocates in Manchester and the discussions that were taking place at the time.

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Phil Neville

“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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Review: Lucha Libre, Albert Hall, Manchester

July 2, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Lucha Libre, Albert Hall, Manchester

It’s not every day you see Manchester’s Albert Hall transform itself into a retro Mexican wrestling ring, complete with Mexican street food and drinks.

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Review: ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes..

July 2, 2017 Comments Off on Review: ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes..

The first night of Manchester International Festival 2017 kicked off with a unique collaboration from New Order and visual artist Liam Gillick in the Old Granada Studios with So It Goes..

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Erasure

Review: Erasure, Albert Hall, Manchester

June 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Erasure, Albert Hall, Manchester

Erasure have a loyal following. I mean a really loyal following.

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A trip out to see The Hillmen: Glossop North End v Colne

April 17, 2017 Comments Off on A trip out to see The Hillmen: Glossop North End v Colne

With the promise of a pie and a pint, we travelled to Derbyshire to watch non-league Glossop North End (GNE), arriving at the unexpectedly grand Glossop train station which, we found out later, was built and paid for by the 13th Duke of Norfolk – he even had his own private entrance.

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Michelle Nicholson, Anfield

The Beautiful Game: Northern Soul experiences the highs and lows of match day

April 4, 2017 Comments Off on The Beautiful Game: Northern Soul experiences the highs and lows of match day

With trepidation, my companion and I ventured to Merseyside following the Arsenal.

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