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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Moominland

Review: Moominland Midwinter, Sale

December 9, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Moominland Midwinter, Sale

Christmas is a great time for tradition. In Sweden, the midwinter festival has been a big deal for a very, very long time, but they do things differently there.

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The Tapestry by Chris Payne

Win tickets to The Tapestry at Salford’s Islington Mill

December 8, 2015 Comments Off on Win tickets to The Tapestry at Salford’s Islington Mill

The Tapestry play their final show of 2015 this Saturday in Salford at Islington Mill in support of their new single, We Talk. To celebrate, Northern Soul has three pairs of tickets to give away.

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The Zombies

The Zombies talk to Northern Soul

December 8, 2015 Comments Off on The Zombies talk to Northern Soul

They may not be the most familiar of famous 60s bands but you can be pretty sure that you’ve heard The Zombies. Think of era-defining classics such as She’s Not There and Time of the Season.

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In Pictures: Manchester Christmas Markets 2015

December 8, 2015 Comments Off on In Pictures: Manchester Christmas Markets 2015

Northern Soul’s Head Photographer Chris Payne visits this year’s Christmas Markets in Manchester.

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Turn Sideways in the Wind: Romani Life in Manchester

December 8, 2015 Comments Off on Turn Sideways in the Wind: Romani Life in Manchester

It seems apt that a new, sensitive exhibition exploring the lives of three Romani immigrants should be set in what was the UK’s first free public library.

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The Slow Readers Club

The Northern Soul Podcast: The Slow Readers Club

December 7, 2015 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: The Slow Readers Club

On December’s Northern Soul Podcast, Lucy McNamara chats to The Slow Readers Club, a Manchester-based four piece who specialise in dark and brooding indie electro.

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Cat cafe

Review: Mog on the Tyne, Newcastle

December 3, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Mog on the Tyne, Newcastle

As the 21st century gets into its stride, it seems that cafés serving merely coffee and cake no longer cut the mustard.

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Snow Child

Children’s writer Emma Reeves talks to Northern Soul

December 2, 2015 Comments Off on Children’s writer Emma Reeves talks to Northern Soul

The festive season is upon us which can only mean one thing. No, I’m not talking about mulled wine and hog roasts at the Christmas Market. I’m referring to the slew of shows due to hit our theatres in the run up to the big day.

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The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and The Pea: we talk to director Nina Hajiyianni

December 2, 2015 Comments Off on The Princess and The Pea: we talk to director Nina Hajiyianni

One of the best things about being a parent in Liverpool used to be our family’s Christmas trip to the Unity Theatre.

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Cinderella

Competition: Win tickets to Cinderella, Manchester

December 2, 2015 Comments Off on Competition: Win tickets to Cinderella, Manchester

As the countdown to Christmas begins, this year’s magical family pantomime Cinderella at Manchester Opera House will see national icons Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean swapping their ice skates for hi-tech rollerblades as they make their panto debut as Cinders’ Fairy Godparents.

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