Northern Soul

Monthly Archives: May 2014

MaryEllenMcTague_Aumbry1 by Chris Payne

Aumbry and Great British Menu Chef Mary-Ellen McTague talks to Northern Soul

May 14, 2014 Comments Off on Aumbry and Great British Menu Chef Mary-Ellen McTague talks to Northern Soul

The smell emanating from the kitchen at Aumbry when I arrive on a damp, grey Manchester day almost defies description.

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Frank Sidebottom

Frank

May 9, 2014 Comments Off on Frank

Throughout the 80s there was a constant buzz about a proposed movie featuring 2000 AD‘s helmeted future lawman Judge Dredd.

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Liverpool Everyman (c) Philip Vile

Everyman: Liverpool’s Third Cathedral

May 7, 2014 Comments Off on Everyman: Liverpool’s Third Cathedral

I lived in Liverpool briefly in 2005 after failing to become a success in London.

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Prole

The Boys from Prole

May 7, 2014 Comments Off on The Boys from Prole

It seems like a miracle that a couple of lads who met via an online creative writing chat room could decide to set up a literary journal without any Arts Council funding and, while one of them works full time, make a roaring success of it.

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Dum Dum Girls

May 7, 2014 Comments Off on Dum Dum Girls

The fact that Dum Dum Girls are playing the Roadhouse in Manchester is simultaneously absolutely perfect and completely wrong.

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Clifford Owens - Anthology (Nsenga Knight)

No rebel without a cause: Clifford Owens

May 6, 2014 Comments Off on No rebel without a cause: Clifford Owens

Sarah Perks is artistic director, visual art and film at HOME in Manchester.

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A working party of the Manchester Regiment moving up to the trenches near Serre in France, January 1917

Dulce Et Decorum Est

May 3, 2014 Comments Off on Dulce Et Decorum Est

One of the saddest things I’ve ever seen was a group of young squaddies queuing in a motorway service station, clearly excited about their journey, buying their crisps and pop.

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Day of Song2 (Lauren Fielder, Benjamin Lewis, Joanna Norman, Kang Wang with pianist Roderick Barrand) credit Paul Cliff

A Day of Song

May 2, 2014 Comments Off on A Day of Song

The Royal Northern College of Music is an ambitious institution.

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