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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Basil Brush

Exclusive: Basil Brush talks to Northern Soul

May 20, 2015 Comments Off on Exclusive: Basil Brush talks to Northern Soul

On election day, Northern Soul had a very unusual To Do list. Firstly, vote, obviously. Then do a bit of a shop. Then interview Basil Brush.

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The Alchemist, Spinningfields

Review: The Alchemist, Manchester

May 20, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Alchemist, Manchester

Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble. Those three witches from Macbeth had the right idea about making potions. Well, almost.

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Sea Life by Chris Payne

Sea Life: fishy fun for all the family

May 20, 2015 Comments Off on Sea Life: fishy fun for all the family

It’s good to make time for educational and life-enhancing experiences.

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Beers-4 by Chris Payne taken at Beermoth in NQ

Craft Beers: a photo gallery

May 16, 2015 Comments Off on Craft Beers: a photo gallery

Craft breweries are springing up left, right and centre in the North of England. Here, Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer Chris Payne takes lots of lovely photos of craft beers. 

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Alphabet Brewing Company at Port Street Beer House

Brewing up a storm: Alphabet Company

May 16, 2015 Comments Off on Brewing up a storm: Alphabet Company

In the second instalment of our series celebrating the craft breweries of the North of England, Guy Kilty talks to the brewing brain behind the Alphabet Brewing Company.

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Carlo Scarpa, Vitrine (1956) with Twenty Laboratory Tests for the Brion Tomb (1969-78)

Behind the scenes at The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

May 16, 2015 Comments Off on Behind the scenes at The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to Lisa Le Feuvre, head of sculpture studies at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, about its current show by Carol Bove and Carlo Scarpa.

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Star Wars-7 by Chris Payne

May the force be with you: Star Wars in Spinningfields

May 16, 2015 Comments Off on May the force be with you: Star Wars in Spinningfields

Some mornings you need the Force to get to the office. But workers in the high-rise Hardman Street building in Manchester’s Spinningfields have a dogfight between a TIE Interceptor and an X-Wing to inspire them.

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Len Johnson – Fighter

Review: Len Johnson ‘Fighter’, Salford

May 16, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Len Johnson ‘Fighter’, Salford

A little less than a year ago, when Len Johnson ‘Fighter’ first appeared as part of the 2014 Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, I enthusiastically commented that “with just a little judicious trimming and a bit more confidence in some of the singing, an already stirring piece could become a truly great show”. Et voilà!

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Slaves

Review and photo gallery: Slaves at Gorilla, Manchester

May 14, 2015 Comments Off on Review and photo gallery: Slaves at Gorilla, Manchester

Slaves’ recent gig at Gorilla was a joyful, riotous affair.

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Country lane, Downham © Matthew Graham, 2014

I am the North in Northern Soul

May 12, 2015 Comments Off on I am the North in Northern Soul

This weekend marked Northern Soul‘s second birthday. To commemorate the occasion, Northern Soul‘s Poetry Correspondent Wendy Pratt has written this poem.

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