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DJ Dave Booth

“I’m really a glorified record collector.” Legendary Manchester DJ Dave Booth talks to Northern Soul.

February 16, 2018 No Comments

If you spent your youth dancing at indie clubs in Manchester during the 80s and 90s, it’s possible some of your most cherished nights out came courtesy of Dave Booth, without you even knowing it.

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Review: The Almighty Sometimes, Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 16, 2018 No Comments

Every so often, a piece of theatre comes along that leaves you astounded.

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“Fuck them.” Women respond to the #MeToo backlash

February 13, 2018 No Comments

When I think of the Suffragettes, I think of the women who endured physical and sexual violence as punishment for their perceived crimes, those who carried out hunger strikes and, in some cases, died in the name of gender equality.

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Scran: Grandma’s Potato Cakes

February 9, 2018 No Comments

This little gem of a recipe was originally one of my Grandma’s favourites.

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Artist and printmaker John Duffin

My Space: John Duffin, artist and printmaker

February 9, 2018 No Comments

In a new series, Northern Soul’s Phil Pearson talks to all sorts of creative types about the room they use to write, paint and, well, create. This week, it’s artist and printmaker John Duffin. 

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Review: Will Varley, Club Academy, Manchester

February 8, 2018 No Comments

Few musicians can capture – and critique – what it means to be human as beautifully and articulately as folk singer-songwriter Will Varley.

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Review: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols

February 3, 2018 No Comments

Only one record mattered to me in 1977.

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Food Review: The White Hart, Lydgate

February 3, 2018 No Comments

Come and eat at the top o’ hill, they said.

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Scran: Recipes that make Northern Soul want to say “oh, f*ck off”

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on Scran: Recipes that make Northern Soul want to say “oh, f*ck off”

I’ve realised that when I read cookery recipes in the weekend papers, about 75 per cent of the time I can’t get through the whole thing before something makes me say “oh, fuck off” and I know I’m never going to cook it.

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“Did you know some cats are allergic to humans?” Northern Soul chats to singer-songwriter Will Varley

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on “Did you know some cats are allergic to humans?” Northern Soul chats to singer-songwriter Will Varley

Will Varley has a history of talking to Northern Soul about cats.

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