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Scran: Recipes that make Northern Soul want to say “oh, f*ck off”

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on Scran: Recipes that make Northern Soul want to say “oh, f*ck off”

I’ve realised that when I read cookery recipes in the weekend papers, about 75 per cent of the time I can’t get through the whole thing before something makes me say “oh, fuck off” and I know I’m never going to cook it.

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The Flying Scotsman by Chris Payne

Train Drain, or what in the name of all that is holy is going on with our rail network?

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on Train Drain, or what in the name of all that is holy is going on with our rail network?

“I strongly object to paying £27.50 to walk the length and breadth of the train with a sausage in a plastic box.” – Kitty, Victoria Wood As Seen On TV

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Bird in Heaton Park, Chris Payne

Photo gallery: Northern Birds

January 9, 2018 Comments Off on Photo gallery: Northern Birds

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne, braves the blustery January weather and heads out and about to take some beautiful images of Northern birds – and one extremely friendly horse. 

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John Rylands Library by Chris Payne

Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2017

December 21, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2017

Despite our hopes that 2017 would be a marked improvement on the turbulent 2016, this year came with more bumps, twists and turns than the Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. But, as usual, it was an excellent year for bookworms and the good reads kept on coming. 

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John Bramwell by Chris Payne

Review: John Bramwell, Royal Northern College of Music

December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Review: John Bramwell, Royal Northern College of Music

At this time of year, there are some traditions that I can take or leave.

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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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Hogwarts at Manchester Central Library, image by Chris Payne.

Photo Gallery: Northern Soul visits Hogwarts at Manchester Central Library

December 12, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Northern Soul visits Hogwarts at Manchester Central Library

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne – along with witches, wizards and other muggles – spent the weekend in a magical world at Manchester’s Central Library

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The Charlatans image by Chris Payne

Review and Photo Gallery: The Charlatans, 02 Apollo, Manchester

December 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review and Photo Gallery: The Charlatans, 02 Apollo, Manchester

A quick look at Setlist.fm – and I can heartily recommend this site, dubbed ‘the setlist Wiki’, for a fan-generated database of gig setlists from the past 30 years – shows that The Charlatans changed the order of their songs for their Manchester gig to start with Just When You’re Thinkin’ Things Over.

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Mary-Ellen McTague at Aumbry. Photo by Chris Payne.

“Good food doesn’t need to be an elitist thing.” Northern Soul talks to chef Mary-Ellen McTague

December 6, 2017 Comments Off on “Good food doesn’t need to be an elitist thing.” Northern Soul talks to chef Mary-Ellen McTague

Long ago, back before it was subsumed into a south Manchester suburb, Chorlton-cum-Hardy was a village dominated by farmlands and dotted with dairies.

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Manchester Christma Market, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Manchester Christmas Markets 2017

December 4, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester Christmas Markets 2017

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne, heads to the bustling Manchester Christmas Markets and takes some festive snaps.

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