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“Take the music very seriously, but don’t take yourself very seriously.” Northern Soul chats to Mark Radcliffe about radio, writing and Galleon Blast

October 17, 2017 No Comments

When Mark Radcliffe was given his first national Radio 1 show, Out on Blue Six, back in April 1991, it came with an enigmatic promotional shot of him wearing a black cowl and shades.

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“There are so many beautifully dark corners here.” Northern Soul chats to the team behind Manchester horror film, Habit

October 4, 2017 Comments Off on “There are so many beautifully dark corners here.” Northern Soul chats to the team behind Manchester horror film, Habit

There’s always been a lot of love for the horror genre in Manchester, but it’s surprisingly rare for a horror film to be filmed here.

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Review: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Manchester Arena

October 2, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Manchester Arena

It’s understandable that a certain sense of trepidation hangs over this particular show.

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Into the Unknown: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on Into the Unknown: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale

These days, Nigel Kneale isn’t a name that’s generally recognised by the man in the street.

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“It’s nice to be able to say whatever I want.” Comedian Simon Day talks to Northern Soul

September 22, 2017 Comments Off on “It’s nice to be able to say whatever I want.” Comedian Simon Day talks to Northern Soul

There can’t be too many things that link Alan Bennett, Peter Gabriel and Charles Bronson (the violent jailbird one).

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Review: Northern Soul heads to (a rather muddy) Festival No 6 in Portmeirion, North Wales

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Northern Soul heads to (a rather muddy) Festival No 6 in Portmeirion, North Wales

The village of Portmeirion was created in 1925 (and finished in 1975) under the aegis of architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis who thought it would be a wheeze to conjure up a little bit of Italy on the North Wales coast.

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England is Mine

Film Review: England is Mine, HOME, Manchester

August 4, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review: England is Mine, HOME, Manchester

Of the many and varied responses to the news that a Morrissey biopic was being made, probably the most salient can be summed up thus: “Oh no, please don’t encourage him”.

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Dan Dare is back: we chat to the brains behind the revival of the sci-fi classic

July 19, 2017 Comments Off on Dan Dare is back: we chat to the brains behind the revival of the sci-fi classic

The North of England may not exactly have been the epicentre of the 1950s space race, but it did have its moments.

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Northern Soul goes behind the scenes of Manchester’s iconic Town Hall ahead of its closure

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul goes behind the scenes of Manchester’s iconic Town Hall ahead of its closure

If you’ve never experienced Manchester Town Hall beyond seeing it as a fancy backdrop to a boozy visit to the Christmas markets then it’s well worth a proper visit – but you will need to be quick about it.

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Northern Soul chats to Richard Littler about Scarfolk, online humour and the absurdity of modern values

April 21, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to Richard Littler about Scarfolk, online humour and the absurdity of modern values

Online humour can be a fickle sort of business.

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