Monthly Archives: May 2015
Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons visits three venues near the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds for pre-theatre eats: Souvlaki, All Bar One and Peachy Keen.Read the full story..
It’s not every restaurant that puts you in mind of Cartesian dualism – that’s to say, René Descartes’ theory which argues that the mind and the brain are fundamentally separate and diametrically opposed. But then, Urban Cookhouse is a bit on the unusual side.Read the full story..
Manchester is awash with new bar and restaurant openings, every week bringing a new kid on the block. One of the most recent, Tattu, is a meeting of the art of the tattoo and oriental style.Read the full story..
There’s no little irony in the fact that although Dire Straits are still reviled in some quarters as the very epitome of 80s enormo-dome/MTV naffness and indulgence, singer/songwriter/guitarist Mark Knopfler actually represents the polar opposite of that whole syndrome.Read the full story..
In the first of a new series of photographs looking at the iconic shop fronts which have helped define and give character to the North of England, Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer Chris Payne takes lots of lovely photos in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.Read the full story..
Earlier this year I went to London to see my first West End play, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. I’d seen the film years ago and could vaguely remember the story, but I had no idea of the treat that lay in store.Read the full story..
When Sarah Bird and Rowan Hoban met at a Macclesfield book club in 2008, they discovered a mutual passion for storytelling and family arts events alongside a shared experience of attending festivals with their families where the offer was often a disappointing, poor quality add-on.Read the full story..
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Coming soon on Northern Soul: Graze, a new delicatessen for Ramsbottom. It's proper good (and, um, happens to be owned and run by NS's chef brother-in-law, Tony May). pic.twitter.com/7QYd03dEdg
Artist David Dunnico has created War Work, a new exhibition at AIR Gallery, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Click the link below to view the full gallery: northernsoul.me.uk/image-gall… pic.twitter.com/s8ATabsNx8
The exhibition explores the memorials and rituals that surround the war and how they have influenced our perception of later conflicts.