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Arcade Club, image by Drew Wilby

Button mashing brilliance: Northern Soul visits Arcade Club in Bury

September 9, 2017 No Comments

Tucked away on the outskirts of Bury town centre sits a converted mill housing a unique gaming experience.

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Win a bottle of gin, Fentimans mixers and tickets to The Gin Society Festival, Bury

June 12, 2017 Comments Off on Win a bottle of gin, Fentimans mixers and tickets to The Gin Society Festival, Bury

The Gin Society Festival is coming to Bury for the first time

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Daphnes Flight

Northern Soul talks to Christine Collister from folk band Daphne’s Flight

May 19, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul talks to Christine Collister from folk band Daphne’s Flight

At around about the time of ‘the great roots rock scare’ of the 80s and early 90s, one of the most familiar faces and admired voices around the Manchester music scene was that of Helen Watson.

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The Flying Scotsman by Chris Payne

Brew North: East Lancashire Railway’s Rail Ale Tour

October 6, 2016 Comments Off on Brew North: East Lancashire Railway’s Rail Ale Tour

It’s the eggy bread I’m worried about.

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Julian Cope by Paul Husband

Review: Ramsbottom Festival 2016, Lancashire

October 3, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Ramsbottom Festival 2016, Lancashire

Several years ago, I schlepped from festival to festival with my performance poet boyfriend who was performing at each one. My memory is one of wet tents, horrid Portaloos and fairly awful poetry.

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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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Silver St Brewery by Chris Payne

Brew North: Silver Street Brewing Co, Bury

August 12, 2016 Comments Off on Brew North: Silver Street Brewing Co, Bury

Bury is baking. On this Wednesday morning in late July, the sun has nudged aside the ever-present threat of showers and is doing its best to bring the red roses into bloom and give the town’s famous black pudding an even deeper tan.

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Afternoon Tea

Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul/Clarence Afternoon Tea, Bury

July 22, 2016 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul/Clarence Afternoon Tea, Bury

Brilliant do last week – the Northern Soul afternoon tea at The Clarence, Bury, where David Agnew, Artistic Director of The Met, chatted to the Editor of Northern Soul, Helen Nugent

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Turin Brakes

Olly Knights, lead singer of Turin Brakes, talks to Northern Soul

June 17, 2016 Comments Off on Olly Knights, lead singer of Turin Brakes, talks to Northern Soul

It’s been 15 years since an intriguing noise lulled soothingly out of my radio. It prompted me to obsessively listen to said radio until said song was played again and I could put a name to the tune

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Steeleye Span

Julian Littman from Steeleye Span talks to Northern Soul

June 3, 2016 Comments Off on Julian Littman from Steeleye Span talks to Northern Soul

Longevity in the music business is rare, especially for bands. Fights over the lion’s share of the limelight and the inevitable ‘musical differences’ usually result in a shelf life of about 18 months.

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