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Northern Soul chats to Richard Littler about Scarfolk, online humour and the absurdity of modern values

April 21, 2017 No Comments

Online humour can be a fickle sort of business.

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Dancing in the Dark, Chorlton Irish Club

Dance like there’s nobody watching: Dancing in the Dark, Chorlton Irish Club

April 4, 2017 Comments Off on Dance like there’s nobody watching: Dancing in the Dark, Chorlton Irish Club

It’s a damp Wednesday night in March and Northern Soul is in a blacked-out hall in South Manchester holding a pair of glow sticks and dancing with strangers to Don’t Talk to Me About Love by Altered Images.

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El Amparo

Preview: ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival 2017, HOME, Manchester

March 29, 2017 Comments Off on Preview: ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival 2017, HOME, Manchester

Over the next few weeks the spirit of Franco will be looming large at HOME in Manchester – and no, that’s nothing to do with Robert Carlyle’s character in Trainspotting.

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

March 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Handmade Burger Co, The Old Courthouse, Deansgate, Manchester

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

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

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Film Review: The Love Witch

March 17, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review: The Love Witch

The Love Witch is a genuinely remarkable film.

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Count Arthur Strong

Count Arthur Strong: Steve Delaney talks pantomimes, pensioners and The Sound of Mucus

February 20, 2017 Comments Off on Count Arthur Strong: Steve Delaney talks pantomimes, pensioners and The Sound of Mucus

In this age of The X Factor, The Voice and Britain’s Got Talent, it’s entirely possible to become famous overnight.

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Something Better: comedian Josie Long talks to Northern Soul

February 20, 2017 Comments Off on Something Better: comedian Josie Long talks to Northern Soul

During the early 1940s, America folk singer Woody Guthrie had a stark message emblazoned upon his guitar: ‘This machine kills fascists‘.

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Mind on the Run -The Basil Kirchin Story (c) Anna Bean

Mind on the Run: The Basil Kirchin Story, Hull 2017, Capital of Culture

February 17, 2017 Comments Off on Mind on the Run: The Basil Kirchin Story, Hull 2017, Capital of Culture

Standing on Sydney Harbour at the dawn of the 1960s, Basil Kirchin experienced a tragic, life-changing epiphany.

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