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Review: Grafene, King Street, Manchester

July 22, 2017 No Comments

I don’t often dine on King Street.

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Dan Dare is back: we chat to the brains behind the revival of the sci-fi classic

July 19, 2017 No Comments

The North of England may not exactly have been the epicentre of the 1950s space race, but it did have its moments.

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Construction by the Rochdale Canal, Steven Bewsher

Painting the North: Construction by the Rochdale Canal, Steven Bewsher

July 19, 2017 No Comments

In the third instalment of a new series entitled Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, will be sharing striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England.

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Review: Bluedot festival, Jodrell Bank

July 14, 2017 No Comments

It’s been 60 years since the mighty Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank first started looking up towards the stars.

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Film Review – David Lynch: The Art Life

July 14, 2017 No Comments

It’s suddenly become a very interesting time to be a David Lynch fan again.

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A Summer of Sport: Let’s Hear it for the Women

July 14, 2017 No Comments

Hey, summer. It’s nice to see you.

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Liz Flanagan (image by Sarah Manson)

Young Adult fiction at Manchester Children’s Book Festival

July 12, 2017 No Comments

Young Adult fiction has experienced a surge in sales and popularity in recent years.

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The Lighthouse Invites the Storm: Malcolm Lowry’s Wirral

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on The Lighthouse Invites the Storm: Malcolm Lowry’s Wirral

It’s strange how some artists become inextricably linked with specific locations while for others, a sense of place is a more nebulous affair.

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Book Review: The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Book Review: The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov

This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution. In the second of a series of articles for Northern Soul, Alfred Searls explores how 1917 – and the Soviet society which developed in its shadow – has been portrayed by writers since that momentous year of revolution.

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Northern Soul chats to Beans on Toast about pubs, performing and politics

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to Beans on Toast about pubs, performing and politics

The first time I saw Beans on Toast play live, he was supporting Frank Turner at a big venue in London.

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