Monthly Archives: October 2014
Pigs sporting colourful neckerchiefs raced out of numbered stalls to reach a prize – an Oreo cookie. The crowd cheered for their favourites. Afterwards we were offered coupons for free bacon at a local supermarket chain. I declined.Read the full story..
If you’ve read Northern Soul‘s interview with Margaret Drabble, you’ll know how much we admire this literary legend. Earlier this month, we were in the audience as she spoke about her latest novel at the Midland Hotel as part of the Manchester Literature Festival.Read the full story..
WIN FREE TICKETS TO THE NORTHERN HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING AND HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOWRead the full story..
As I wait in reception for the general manager of BBC Philharmonic, I notice a large crowd of people being body-scanned by security.Read the full story..
It’s the early 15th century and King Henry IV is King of England. His son, Prince Harry (Hal) is bothered by his lot and their strained relationship forms one part of the story.Read the full story..
WIN FREE TICKETS TO THE WHISKY SESSIONSRead the full story..
- Writing a novel in 2021? Tips and guidance from a successful 2020 debut author
- Book Review: Lairies by Steve Hollyman
- “We’re a resource for the whole of the North of England.” Kenn Taylor, Lead Cultural Producer North at The British Library North
- Review: Grayson Perry’s Art Club, Manchester Art Gallery
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Thought for the Day: "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Nelson Mandela