Northern Soul

Author: Stephanie Alderson

music of star wars

Review: The Music of Star Wars Episodes I – VII, The Hallé, Manchester

November 5, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Music of Star Wars Episodes I – VII, The Hallé, Manchester

I have a confession. I flippin’ love film music.

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A guide to Pokémon Go

August 6, 2016 Comments Off on A guide to Pokémon Go

Is your child chirping on about Charizard? Is your bezzie boasting about battles? Are your gal pals glued to their phones more than usual?

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Northern Soul Mate

Canny Cards and Mint Mugs: Northern Soul talks to Wot Ma Like

April 18, 2016 Comments Off on Canny Cards and Mint Mugs: Northern Soul talks to Wot Ma Like

Do you ever feel frustrated that all Mother’s Day cards say Mum instead of Mam? Or annoyed that your flatmates don’t know what you mean when you say “Mek us a brew”?

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PLAY it!

Review: PLAY it! Manchester

April 7, 2016 Comments Off on Review: PLAY it! Manchester

Flex your thumbs gamers, Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry’s celebration of more than 30 years of video gaming is back and this year there are even more games to play.

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Video games

For the love of gaming

April 1, 2016 Comments Off on For the love of gaming

A warm, spring breeze lifts my hair as I crest the hill and, turning, wait for my friends to catch up.

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Tampopo

Review: Tampopo, Corn Exchange, Manchester

March 13, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Tampopo, Corn Exchange, Manchester

In Manchester’s newly refurbished Corn Exchange there is an underground den of East Asian delights.

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The Lowry Hotel

Review: The River Restaurant, Lowry Hotel, Salford

December 22, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The River Restaurant, Lowry Hotel, Salford

The Lowry Hotel is posh. As in porter-opening-your-taxi-door kind of posh. It’s probably the poshest posh in Manchester City Centre. And the food is posh too.

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Cloud 23 Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea

Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea, Cloud 23, Manchester

November 30, 2015 Comments Off on Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea, Cloud 23, Manchester

I had the highest afternoon tea in Manchester.

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Fenwick's Christmas Window Display

Fenwick’s Christmas Window

November 15, 2015 1 Comment

“The boards are up,” my grandma tells me earnestly over the phone. “They’ve started building the Fenwick’s window.”

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Pizza Express, Manchester - First Street

Review: Pizza Express, First Street, Manchester

October 12, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Pizza Express, First Street, Manchester

On a balmy October day the editor of Northern Soul and her deputy sit on the astro-turfed terrace of First Street’s Pizza Express sipping cool drinks in the afternoon sun. Yep, you read that right – sun in October! In Manchester!

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