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Review: Outsiders – Five Women Who Changed the World by Lyndall Gordon, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 No Comments

I’m tired of being told what a woman should and shouldn’t say.

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Review: A Woman’s Work, Harriet Harman, Manchester Literature Festival

October 21, 2017 No Comments

What do breakfast kippers, a curry and a book about law all have in common?

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Review: Something Dark, HOME, Manchester

October 21, 2017 No Comments

Lemn Sissay is magnetic.

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Bar brawls and fighting dogs: Northern Soul samples the cocktail menu at Manchester’s Store Street

October 21, 2017 No Comments

When you check into a hotel in Manchester and they tell you their bar is themed around local history, you can imagine the usual suspects: cotton, trains, bees, football, the Haçienda.

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“This festival is all about profiling and celebrating the range of great music described as folk.” David Agnew, director of Manchester Folk Festival

October 17, 2017 No Comments

For several years, the Homegrown festival at Bury Met, with its associated Folk Expo industry event, has been one of the most significant dates on the international folk and roots music calendar.

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Photo Gallery: Dashehra and Diwali Mela celebrations light up Manchester

October 16, 2017 No Comments

Northern Soul photographer James Lynd attended the 12th annual Dashehra Diwali Mela at Manchester’s Albert Square and took some stunning images of the colourful celebrations.

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A change of season at the Hallé: Stravinsky’s Firebird at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

October 11, 2017 No Comments

Manchester in October and memories of summer are fading fast.

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Edward And Eliza and the Smashing of the Van, Hope Mill Theatre

Review: Edward And Eliza and the Smashing of the Van, Hope Mill Theatre

October 11, 2017 No Comments

Written by Rochdale-born Eileen Murphy to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the real events around the public hanging of the so-called ‘Manchester Martyrs’, this touring play from a new Rochdale-based company manages with surprising success to humanise what Murphy rightly characterises as “a huge, tragic and complicated event” whereby the struggle for Irish independence from the British Empire was played out in an English city, with consequences both national and international.

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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 No Comments

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

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“When I look back at my records, I see it as like making movies or building houses.” Northern Soul talks to country music legend, Marty Stuart

October 10, 2017 No Comments

“I guess you could say that my mom set the standard at kind of an unattainable place,” says Marty Stuart, one of the undisputed heroes of modern country music.

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