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Five Northern start-ups ready to take on The South

August 7, 2017 No Comments

As someone who runs a start-up in The North, I know that there’s a lot of BS out there.

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Wildflower Interior, Newcastle

Review: Wildflower, Newcastle

January 16, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Wildflower, Newcastle

Newcastle’s vegan and veggie community has been spoilt for choice over the past couple of years. For the discerning herbivore, the options just keep multiplying.

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Co-working: it’s not all about the free beer

December 24, 2016 Comments Off on Co-working: it’s not all about the free beer

Co-working company WeWork, noted for providing free beer for its members, has recently announced plans to open its first centre in the UK outside London in Manchester.

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The Hip Hop Chip Shop

Frying High: The Hip Hop Chip Shop

November 19, 2016 Comments Off on Frying High: The Hip Hop Chip Shop

Is there anything more quintessentially British than fish and chips?

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Yves Klein at Tate Liverpool: we talk to curator Darren Pih

October 23, 2016 Comments Off on Yves Klein at Tate Liverpool: we talk to curator Darren Pih

It seems obvious to me now that Yves Klein‘s Leap into the Void was a fake.

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Gronn, Bury

A hairdresser with a difference: Bury’s Grönn Hair Salon

September 23, 2016 Comments Off on A hairdresser with a difference: Bury’s Grönn Hair Salon

If you’ve bobbed about Bury recently, you might have seen an intriguing new shop front on Bolton Street.

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The North by Liz Foster Design

We don’t need a ‘Northern Cultural Tsar’. But funding parity with the South? Yes please.

August 16, 2016 Comments Off on We don’t need a ‘Northern Cultural Tsar’. But funding parity with the South? Yes please.

The New Statesman says that the North is in need of ‘a cultural renewal’. Really? Helen Palmer, Co-Director of Creative Tourist and Palmer Squared, a consultancy specialising in the cultural and tourism sector, responds to this for Northern Soul.

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Barker Baker

All rise: breaking bread in the North

May 27, 2016 Comments Off on All rise: breaking bread in the North

As people, we place a lot of faith in bread. We break bread as a basis for friendship.

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Liz Foster Designs

Aesthetic grit and fish & chips: Liz Foster Design

May 7, 2016 Comments Off on Aesthetic grit and fish & chips: Liz Foster Design

When I was at university in the early 1990s, I shared a flat with four girls studying at Glasgow School Of Art. I recall that a lot of alcohol was drunk and a great deal of inventively flavoured home-made bread was eaten.

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Canny Cards and Mint Mugs: Northern Soul talks to Wot Ma Like

April 18, 2016 Comments Off on Canny Cards and Mint Mugs: Northern Soul talks to Wot Ma Like

Do you ever feel frustrated that all Mother’s Day cards say Mum instead of Mam? Or annoyed that your flatmates don’t know what you mean when you say “Mek us a brew”?

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