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Bee mural, Manchester Town

Henry Normal: What Manchester Gave Me

November 16, 2017 No Comments

I moved to Manchester for love. A beautiful girl I was dating started at Manchester University and I came up to share a flat with her in Crumpsall.

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John Bramwell by Chris Payne

“I realised five years ago that I was never going to end up rich from music.” John Bramwell talks to Northern Soul

November 14, 2017 No Comments

After three years of travelling the highways and byways, John Bramwell has released his long-awaited debut solo studio album, Leave Alone the Empty Spaces.

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The Enchantment of Chester Zoo, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: The Enchantment of Chester Zoo

October 30, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Enchantment of Chester Zoo

The animals at the zoo have been put under a sleeping enchantment, and only you can help break the spell.

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Martin Coogan, Chris Payne

“There’s a bit of T-Rex in there, Sparks, Iggy Pop.” Northern Soul talks to Martin Coogan of The Mock Turtles

October 10, 2017 Comments Off on “There’s a bit of T-Rex in there, Sparks, Iggy Pop.” Northern Soul talks to Martin Coogan of The Mock Turtles

“Wait, I’ve got some stupid shoes I could wear. They’ll be a laugh.”

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John Cooper Clarke at BBC 6 Music Festival

Henry Normal: Why I Hate Poems

September 28, 2017 Comments Off on Henry Normal: Why I Hate Poems

The great English 60s poet Adrian Mitchell once said, “most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people”.

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Bicycle seat, image by chris payne

A Summer of Sport: Let’s Hear it for the Women

July 14, 2017 Comments Off on A Summer of Sport: Let’s Hear it for the Women

Hey, summer. It’s nice to see you.

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Richard Ashcroft

Photo Gallery and Review: Richard Ashcroft, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery and Review: Richard Ashcroft, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

Now an established fixture in the Manchester gig-going calendar, Sounds of the City at Castlefield Bowl kicked off a series of city centre open air concerts in July with an eclectic bill, headlined by Richard Ashcroft, ex-frontman of The Verve

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Tony Bennett, Bridgewater Hall, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery and Review: Tony Bennett, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery and Review: Tony Bennett, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall

A year or so after his MTV appearance on Unplugged, I went to see Tony Bennett at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

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The Northern Soul Awards 2017

Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul Awards 2017

July 4, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul Awards 2017

There was a lot of love in the room last week when we held the inaugural Northern Soul Awards 2017.

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Wine bottles by Chris Payne

Chef Tony’s Wine Club: Summer Tipples

July 2, 2017 Comments Off on Chef Tony’s Wine Club: Summer Tipples

In this edition of Chef Tony’s Wine Club, our resident chef, gastronome and purveyor of fine wines casts his expert eye over two bottles to quench your Summer thirst.

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