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I thought rampant sexism was a thing of the past. I was wrong.

September 7, 2017 No Comments

When I was a 20-something cub reporter in the late 90s and early noughties, sexism was rife. And I don’t just mean in journalism, although there was plenty to speak of. 

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GinnelWatch

GinnelWatch: a new series celebrating the brilliance of the ginnel

September 1, 2017 Comments Off on GinnelWatch: a new series celebrating the brilliance of the ginnel

ginnel; ˈɡɪn(ə)l/
noun; Northern English
a narrow passage between buildings; an alley

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Suzanne Vega: “The audience comes, thinking of their own memories”

August 28, 2017 Comments Off on Suzanne Vega: “The audience comes, thinking of their own memories”

When I wore out my Suzanne Vega cassettes in the 1980s, playing them over and over again, never in my wildest dreams did I think that, one day, I’d be explaining builder’s tea to my musical hero.

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Room on the Broom

Review: Room on the Broom, The Lowry, Salford

August 17, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Room on the Broom, The Lowry, Salford

“I’ll just turn my shoes off.”

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Ramsbottom

Ramsbottom is the best place ever because…

August 1, 2017 Comments Off on Ramsbottom is the best place ever because…

… erm, it’s probably not enough to say that Rammy (as the locals would have it) is ‘dead good’. I mean, it is. It’s proper good. But loads of people think that about the place they live in.

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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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The First Hippo on the Moon

Review: The First Hippo on the Moon, The Lowry, Salford

June 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The First Hippo on the Moon, The Lowry, Salford

It’s easy to forget just how astute children can be.

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Feline good: Northern Soul chats to A Street Cat Named Bob

March 21, 2017 Comments Off on Feline good: Northern Soul chats to A Street Cat Named Bob

When celebrities attain a certain level of fame, they are known for demanding outrageous ‘riders’.

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John Hyatt, HOME, Manchester

Rock Art: artist John Hyatt talks to Northern Soul about his new exhibition

January 16, 2017 Comments Off on Rock Art: artist John Hyatt talks to Northern Soul about his new exhibition

“It’s the idea that you get a solo show and you give it away.”

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John Rylands Library by Chris Payne

Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2016

January 13, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2016

There’s little doubt that 2016 was tumultuous, what with Brexit, Trump and the passing of all those lovely celebs. But it was also a cracking year for literature. 

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