Northern Soul

Monthly Archives: December 2014

Edwin Booth, Chairman of Booths

Booths: a Northern success story

December 5, 2014 Comments Off on Booths: a Northern success story

It has been dubbed a ‘Northern Waitrose’ but Booths, the upmarket family-owned supermarket chain, has its own way of doing things.

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Hebden Bridge Trades Club

Behind the Scenes at Hebden Bridge Trades Club

December 4, 2014 Comments Off on Behind the Scenes at Hebden Bridge Trades Club

Hebden Bridge attracts a lot of labels: hippy haven, LGBT capital of the North and, back in the day, a veggie’s delight (Suma began life here). 

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Akram Khan: One Side to the Other

Akram Khan: One Side to the Other

December 3, 2014 Comments Off on Akram Khan: One Side to the Other

Dancer and choreographer Akram Khan has never been averse to taking risks when it comes collaborating with artists in other media, including Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Sylvie Guillem and Juliette Binoche. Even Kylie Minogue.

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The Halle Orchestra perform The Snowman

Deck the halls with boughs of Hallé!

December 3, 2014 Comments Off on Deck the halls with boughs of Hallé!

Christmas comes but once a year and when it does it’s accompanied by much-loved rituals and marked by familiar personal landmarks in the yuletide calendar.

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Sir Richard Leese by Chris Payne

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, talks to Northern Soul

December 1, 2014 Comments Off on Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, talks to Northern Soul

As I picked my way through the rubble and surveyed the ruins of the city centre, I wondered how on earth Manchester would rebuild itself, how it would recover from the largest bomb ever detonated in peacetime Britain.

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