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Detectorists: small-scale, low-key and utterly perfect

December 31, 2017 Comments Off on Detectorists: small-scale, low-key and utterly perfect

In a year when pure joy has generally been in short supply, the third series of the BBC sitcom Detectorists has been a cultural highlight.

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Ginnel Manchester Rikki Chan

GinnelWatch: Northern Soul’s Best Ginnels of 2017

December 28, 2017 Comments Off on GinnelWatch: Northern Soul’s Best Ginnels of 2017

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty and jetty.

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The Last Jedi

Film Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Just two Christmasses ago, the prospect of a new Star Wars film felt like a gob-smacking novelty.

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York ginnel taken by Henry Mullen

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty and jetty.

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AJ Powell and Ensemble - Jack & the Beanstalk. Photography by Anthony Robling

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, York Theatre Royal

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, York Theatre Royal

As Christmassy experiences go, there’s none Christmassier.

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Hot Brown Honey pic 05 - photo by Dylan Evans

Review: Hot Brown Honey, HOME, Manchester

December 17, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Hot Brown Honey, HOME, Manchester

I love Christmas but, even as a self-confessed fan-girl of all things yuletide, I need a break from the host of festive shows currently doing the rounds.

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All Star Lanes, Manchester

Review: Bowling and Christmas Food at All Star Lanes, Manchester

December 15, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Bowling and Christmas Food at All Star Lanes, Manchester

“I’ve let my parents down. My son down. In fact, sorry to everyone who knows me.”

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The Northern Soul Sunday Lunch

The Northern Soul Christmas Roast Dinner: a step-by-step guide from Chef Tony

December 15, 2017 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Christmas Roast Dinner: a step-by-step guide from Chef Tony

The Northern Soul Christmas Roast Dinner

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Estate Sale

The Sale of Your Life: why Americans love estate sales

December 15, 2017 Comments Off on The Sale of Your Life: why Americans love estate sales

On the sunniest days in Southern California, my mind takes me to the dark underbelly of Victorian England conjured up in one of the most chilling scenes in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

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The League of Gentlemen: why the time is right for revival

December 15, 2017 Comments Off on The League of Gentlemen: why the time is right for revival

Well, they did say ‘you’ll never leave’.

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