Monthly Archives: November 2014
February 20, 1816 was not a good day in the life of Gioachino Rossini.Read the full story..
The inaugural Whisky Sessions at Victoria Warehouse boasted an eclectic line-up of big names and soon-to-be big names alongside a hearty commitment to promoting the old water of life, with whisky tastings and cocktails all part of the mix.Read the full story..
Twenty-three floors above the bustling streets of the city centre you can find some breath-taking views of the Manchester skyline.Read the full story..
Before its move to HOME in 2015, Manchester’s Cornerhouse is running its final exhibition. Using Cornerhouse’s iconic brick structure and Jacques Tati’s 1967 comedy masterpiece as inspiration, nine artists are exhibiting their work at Playtime. One of these artists, Naomi Kashiwagi, writes for Northern Soul about her Playtime experience.Read the full story..
In the first of a new series focusing on places to eat before the theatre, Rich Jevons visits Bradford, sampling the wares at the 1914 Restaurant, Media Cafe, Cyrus and Nando’s.Read the full story..
The best books never leave you. You never really finish them. They become part of your story, lying dormant until something, anything, sparks the tinderbox of memory and, like a long-lost friend, you remember how much you loved them.Read the full story..
We all know Mata Hari, don’t we? The slinky seductress, exotic dancer and spy who was arrested as a double agent and executed by a French firing squad in 1917, just as the First World War was coming to a close and all sorts of scores were starting to be settled.Read the full story..
“They struck me squarely in the stomach and got my head nodding straight away with the kind of bass-heavy indie post-punk that pulses along somewhere between Franz Ferdinand and The Hives, while necks jerk and feet tap involuntarily.” This was how Northern Soul described The Tapestry after seeing them play at the Rambsbottom Festival earlier this year.Read the full story..
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The Editor of Northern Soul, Helen Nugent, ended the week on a high as a guest on Radio 4's Front Row. You can hear her thoughts on the new Shakespeare North Playhouse, Manchester International Festival, Joyland and, um, crisp sandwiches here: bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0…
Loving the foyer at the BCC in Salford's MediaCity. pic.twitter.com/JwBFquFdDC
How Sheffield has transformed from Steel City to tech powerhouse prolificnorth.co.uk/news/shef…
"I dreamed of long summer days spent idly turning the pages of an Evelyn Waugh novel with occasional trips to the rose bushes for a languid spot of deadheading." Our Editor @nugehelen learns that creating a garden isn't all G&Ts and lounging around. northernsoul.me.uk/gardening-… pic.twitter.com/rk0LFKkVHa
Right Good Mid-Week Read: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens pic.twitter.com/u6YJAKjLEC