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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Sheila at the Ilkley Film Festival

A homemade, freshly-baked film festival in Ilkley

March 3, 2015 Comments Off on A homemade, freshly-baked film festival in Ilkley

“You don’t want me in it,” says Sheila, straightening her apron as I back up to take a picture of the treats on her trestle table. “Actually it would look good if I was doing this,” she says brandishing the cake slice like Zorro.

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A Cuckoo in the nest

March 2, 2015 Comments Off on A Cuckoo in the nest

‘If angels cooked, they would make this.’ This is just one of the ways that, over the years, Northern Soul has described Mary-Ellen McTague’s food.

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Dystopian fictions at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation

March 1, 2015 Comments Off on Dystopian fictions at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation

The last time I went to a talk at Manchester’s International Anthony Burgess Foundation, I was very nearly late – a consequence of my terrible sense of direction.

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Reform Radio: creative collaboration in Manchester

March 1, 2015 Comments Off on Reform Radio: creative collaboration in Manchester

Northern Soul’s Helen Nugent chats to Reform Radio, a community of like-minded people in Manchester working together to create opportunities for the development of young people, especially those looking for employment.

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Anything Goes for actor Simon Rouse

March 1, 2015 Comments Off on Anything Goes for actor Simon Rouse

Simon Rouse is known to most of us for his role as DCI Jack Meadows in The Bill. Now, following successful roles in When We Are Married and The Full Monty, he takes to the stage once more in the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes, currently on an extensive UK tour. Rich Jevons talks to Rouse prior to a homecoming at Bradford’s Alhambra.

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Bike Right! Cycle for Life

Small Talk: BikeRight!

March 1, 2015 Comments Off on Small Talk: BikeRight!

Do you remember cycling round a playground, following the lines of a tennis court/netball court/football pitch after school and learning cycling proficiency?

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