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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Gusto Manchester

Review: Gusto, Manchester

December 19, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Gusto, Manchester

Swanky, stylish and scrumptious – three words that sum up the dining experience at Gusto on Manchester’s Lloyd Street. But would you expect anything less from Living Ventures’ newest restaurant?

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Plate of hangover herbs

Hungover? The antidote is in your kitchen cupboard

December 19, 2014 Comments Off on Hungover? The antidote is in your kitchen cupboard

Christmas is once more upon us and, as we all know, tis the season to be jolly. For many, it is a fun but exhausting round of social engagements and obligations.

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Browns Restaurant

Festive Fare at Browns, Manchester

December 19, 2014 Comments Off on Festive Fare at Browns, Manchester

At this particular time of year, people are prone to eat lots of things things they don’t really like because it’s Christmas.

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David Leonard

York panto regular David Leonard talks to Northern Soul

December 19, 2014 Comments Off on York panto regular David Leonard talks to Northern Soul

Over several decades, the annual pantomime production at York Theatre Royal has built up a formidable reputation for delivering the best in expertly-staged traditional family fun.

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Halle's Disco Inferno

Win tickets for the Hallé’s Disco Inferno

December 19, 2014 Comments Off on Win tickets for the Hallé’s Disco Inferno

WIN A PAIR OF FREE TICKETS FOR THE HALLE ORCHESTRA’S DISCO INFERNO

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Factory Nightclub, Manchester

The Sound Of The Haunted North

December 19, 2014 Comments Off on The Sound Of The Haunted North

Guy Mankowski is a novelist based in Newcastle. Here he writes for Northern Soul about his third novel, How I Left The National Grid, to be published in February 2015. It’s about a Manchester-based singer who vanishes following a controversial appearance on Top of the Pops, and a journalist who tries to track him down. The book also celebrates the Northern post-punk music scene.

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Slava's Snow Show

Review: Slava’s Snowshow at The Lowry

December 18, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Slava’s Snowshow at The Lowry

In 1997 I was told to beg, borrow or steal a ticket to see something called Slava’s Snowshow at Glasgow’s Kings Theatre. Never mind that it was mid-July and 80 degrees outside, I would be a fool to miss this. Apparently.

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Hansel and Gretel at The Bury Met

Review: Hansel And Gretel at Bury Met

December 17, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Hansel And Gretel at Bury Met

Fairytales are everywhere at the moment – not that they’ve been away – but we’ve become rather obsessed of late.

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Marisa Draper at the Playtime Exhibition, Cornerhouse

Engaging with Marisa Draper at Manchester’s HOME

December 14, 2014 Comments Off on Engaging with Marisa Draper at Manchester’s HOME

As a humble student intern in 2007, Marisa Draper cut her professional teeth developing creative projects at Cornerhouse, Manchester’s prestigious independent arts and film centre.

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The Sage Gateshead at night credit Mark Savage

Campaign for the North?

December 14, 2014 4 Comments

Campaign for the North is a new cross-party organisation working towards a regional government for the North of England. Here, the organisation’s campaign director sets out its ambitions. What do you think? Let us know via Twitter @Northern_Soul_or in our comment thread below.

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