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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson talks to Northern Soul about political heroes

January 12, 2015 Comments Off on Alan Johnson talks to Northern Soul about political heroes

Alan Johnson is not your run-of-the-mill politician.

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ChameleonsVox

Review: ChameleonsVox at Manchester Academy 2

January 10, 2015 2 Comments

In the musical re-rooting of the early 1980s where punk met poetry, a wellspring flowed and the mystery of melody was finally unlocked by a serendipitous gathering of Mancunians called The Chameleons.

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Band on the Wall

What’s On in January – Music

January 10, 2015 Comments Off on What’s On in January – Music

After all the fun and festivity of the holidays it’s time to get back to the everyday grind. But never fear – there are some great gigs across the North to chase away those January blues.

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Glen Duckett outside Heaton Park

Food and Education: Northern Soul gets the low-down

January 3, 2015 Comments Off on Food and Education: Northern Soul gets the low-down

Glen Duckett is director of EAT Pennine (Employment and Training) and manager of the award-winning Eagle & Child in RamsbottomIn one of his newest projects, the Stables café in Heaton Park, he chats to Northern Soul over a cuppa.

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Jason Wood

Jason Wood: a film programme the envy of Europe

January 3, 2015 Comments Off on Jason Wood: a film programme the envy of Europe

When Jason Wood officially joins Manchester’s HOME at the beginning of February as artistic director: film, it will be a big moment for the £25 million multi-arts form venue as he completes the three-strong artistic directorate ahead of the building’s Spring 2015 opening.

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David Curtis COO and Jamil Khalil, CEO and founder Wakelet

Wakelet: the story of a Manchester tech start-up

January 3, 2015 Comments Off on Wakelet: the story of a Manchester tech start-up

Wakelet, a tech-start up founded by Salford graduate Jamil Khalil, has secured £1 million in funding from UK and US investors. Founder Jamil Khalil writes for Northern Soul about why it was important to launch the social sharing platform in Manchester.

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Drew Running

Northern Sole – Drew Savage’s Marathon Training Blog

January 3, 2015 Comments Off on Northern Sole – Drew Savage’s Marathon Training Blog

In marathon-running terms, this is the phoney war. I write this sitting at my desk at work in Salford Quays on my meal break, with nothing but a gentle ache from running the five kilometres to work earlier on and a sense of anticipation about the adventure that’s about to begin.

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The Northern Soul 2014 Quiz

January 1, 2015 Comments Off on The Northern Soul 2014 Quiz

How’s your Northern knowledge? Let’s see how much you can recall about 2014. No prizes, just a lovely feeling of smugness when you get them all right (answers are at the bottom…)

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Simon Stephens

Small Talk: Northern Soul chats to playwright Simon Stephens

January 1, 2015 Comments Off on Small Talk: Northern Soul chats to playwright Simon Stephens

In her latest podcast, Sara Hughes talks to playwright Simon Stephens about his love of theatre, growing up in Stockport, his shows being staged across the world and how he adapted the award-winning novel The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night Time.

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