Monthly Archives: December 2015
How’s your Northern knowledge? With just a few days until 2015 draws to a close, let’s see how much you can recall about the year – and we’ll also test your general Northern trivia. No prizes, just a lovely feeling of smugness when you get them all right (answers will be posted on Northern Soul at the end of week). No googling allowed….Read the full story..
There’s a painting by L.S. Lowry called Industrial Landscape: The Canal. A copy has been hanging on the wall of every house I’ve lived in since I turned 18.Read the full story..
At Northern Soul, we’ve done a lot of reading in 2015. Some of these books have been new publications, some have been titles sitting in our houses begging to be read, and some have been classics languishing on our wishlists.Read the full story..
Two days at the Liverpool Philharmonic this week and two very different, but equally pleasant, experiences.Read the full story..
It is 55-years-old but shows no sign of slowing down. The TV institution that is Coronation Street produces five episodes each week, a far cry from its original remit of just one weekly show.Read the full story..
Despite the temptation to hole up in bed and hibernate throughout the winter months, there are several milestones too fun to sleep through in the run-up to Christmas. But how does the Northern approach compare to London’s efforts?Read the full story..
The Lowry Hotel is posh. As in porter-opening-your-taxi-door kind of posh. It’s probably the poshest posh in Manchester City Centre. And the food is posh too.Read the full story..
At Northern Soul, we make no bones about it: we love the North. I mean, we REALLY love it. With that in mind (and mindful about the Christmas spirit), we thought we’d share some of our favourite Northern places with you.Read the full story..
- Review: 24 Stories featuring Kathy Burke, Mike Gayle, John Mitchinson, Nina Stibbe, Manchester Literature Festival
- Review: Carys Davies and Sarah Moss, Manchester Literature Festival
- Win a pair of tickets to Photo North Festival in Harrogate
- “I’ve grown old with Rebus.” Northern Soul talks to best-selling crime author Ian Rankin
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