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The book that changed my life: Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

March 24, 2017 No Comments

Ray Bradbury’s landmark 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 is not a book about censorship.

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Lawrence Batley Theatre exterior

The Lawrence Batley Theatre: we go behind the scenes of a Huddersfield institution

March 24, 2017 No Comments

It’s snowing as I alight at Huddersfield train station.

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Review: The Witchfinder’s Sister, Waterstones Deansgate, Manchester

March 24, 2017 No Comments

There’s something about Waterstones Deansgate in Manchester. It’s the welcoming, colourful displays and the passion with which they celebrate local talent and history alongside bestsellers that makes it feel like a local bookshop.

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Helens kitchen, Bury Market

Review: Helen’s Kitchen, Bury Market

March 21, 2017 No Comments

As a coeliac, nipping to a café for a bit of lunch is something I don’t get to do very often. 

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Review: Handmade Burger Co, The Old Courthouse, Deansgate, Manchester

March 21, 2017 No Comments

It’s getting harder and harder to remember now, but many of us grew up at a time when burgers weren’t all that common in the UK.

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The Lovely Eggs

Northern Soul chats to The Lovely Eggs about Lancaster, being parents and the punk ethos

March 21, 2017 No Comments

On the face of it, a young family living in Lancaster doesn’t exactly scream rock ‘n’ roll.

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Feline good: Northern Soul chats to A Street Cat Named Bob

March 21, 2017 No Comments

When celebrities attain a certain level of fame, they are known for demanding outrageous ‘riders’.

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Manchester International Festival

What is the City but the People? Manchester International Festival 2017

March 17, 2017 No Comments

Google maps does not recognise Mayfield. According to the internet, the abandoned railway depot near Piccadilly station doesn’t exist.

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Northern Soul attends the Wedding of the Year with Girl Gang Manchester

March 17, 2017 No Comments

Housemate and I wish there was a Tinder for mates. Preferably an app where you can sit in your PJs with no make-up and swipe right.

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Film Review: The Love Witch

March 17, 2017 No Comments

The Love Witch is a genuinely remarkable film.

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