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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Create Salford: kicking some creative ass

June 12, 2014 Comments Off on Create Salford: kicking some creative ass

When I first moved to Manchester, I stumbled drunkenly into The King’s Arms one night and asked whereabouts in Manchester I was

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Becoming a Novelist: Treason’s Daughter

June 10, 2014 Comments Off on Becoming a Novelist: Treason’s Daughter

Publication day. I woke up and ran downstairs to the laptop. There it was, available to order.

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Keeping Rosy: Christine Bottomley gives Northern Soul the low-down

June 10, 2014 Comments Off on Keeping Rosy: Christine Bottomley gives Northern Soul the low-down

On Portland Street in Manchester city centre, sandwiched between Chinatown and the coach station, there’s a large disused office block.

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Sunday Lunch at The Grill on the Alley

June 10, 2014 Comments Off on Sunday Lunch at The Grill on the Alley

As a chef, reviewing a restaurant can be a bit of busman’s holiday.

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Turtle Bay: a taste of the Caribbean comes to Manchester

June 9, 2014 Comments Off on Turtle Bay: a taste of the Caribbean comes to Manchester

Manchester’s first Caribbean restaurant is loud, lively and a place for, as Wiganer Karen Connolly might say, ‘a right rum do’.

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Rebecca Ryan in A Taste of Honey

Rebecca Ryan: from Shameless to A Taste of Honey

June 7, 2014 Comments Off on Rebecca Ryan: from Shameless to A Taste of Honey

Actress Rebecca Ryan is a Northern girl. She is Manchester born and bred.

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Emma Jane Unsworth. Photo by Chris Payne.

Emma Jane Unsworth tells Northern Soul about her delightfully decadent second novel, Animals

June 7, 2014 Comments Off on Emma Jane Unsworth tells Northern Soul about her delightfully decadent second novel, Animals

It’s an old trick in the publishing world to get a few high-profile pals of the author to say something pithy and nice about the book then plaster them somewhere prominent on the book jacket.

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The Two Worlds Of Charlie F, Mirvish

‘We are The Regiment of the Wounded’

June 7, 2014 Comments Off on ‘We are The Regiment of the Wounded’

The editor of Northern Soul talks to poet, novelist and scriptwriter Owen Sheers about his play, The Two Worlds of Charlie F.

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Steven Mackintosh: From the Muppets to Manchester

June 5, 2014 Comments Off on Steven Mackintosh: From the Muppets to Manchester

There’s a moment in the BBC1 drama From There To Here when, not long after the IRA bomb detonates and destroys Manchester city centre, the character of Robbo stands with his hands on his head, surveying the ruins.

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The Northern Chords Festival

June 4, 2014 Comments Off on The Northern Chords Festival

It has been said that ‘where words fail, music speaks’.

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