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Monthly Archives: March 2016

PLAY it! Credit: Jason Lock Photography

Win tickets to gaming festival PLAY it! in Manchester

March 12, 2016 Comments Off on Win tickets to gaming festival PLAY it! in Manchester

WIN TICKETS TO PLAY IT! AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY 

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Suffragette bike tour of Manchester

On yer bike: modern day suffragettes campaign for safer cycling

March 12, 2016 Comments Off on On yer bike: modern day suffragettes campaign for safer cycling

As the celebrations got under way for this week’s International Women’s Day, I led 20 women in tweeds, sizeable Edwardian hats and scarves on a Suffragette bike tour of Manchester, organised by transport charity Sustrans and Manchester Bike Tours.

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Alexei Sayle, credit John Falzon

Alexei Sayle talks to Northern Soul

March 10, 2016 Comments Off on Alexei Sayle talks to Northern Soul

There’s a moment in Thatcher Stole My Trousers – Alexei Sayle’s new volume of memoirs covering his ascent to comedy stardom – in which he finally gets to pass through the doors of London’s Capital Radio for the first time.

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The Lead Station

Review: The Lead Station, Chorlton, Manchester

March 10, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Lead Station, Chorlton, Manchester

When The Lead Station first opened up on Chorlton’s Beech Road in Manchester just over 20 years ago, the world was very different.

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Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows: heaven on earth

March 10, 2016 Comments Off on Tarn Hows: heaven on earth

It’s Summer 1980 and Bodie and Doyle of Professionals fame are stalking out potential bandits.

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Northern Lights

Photo Gallery: Northern Lights

March 10, 2016 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Northern Lights

Northern Soul‘s North East Photographer Phil Pounder shares a stunning gallery of the Northern Lights over the North East of England.

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Pie

It’s British Pie Week…nom, nom, nom

March 7, 2016 Comments Off on It’s British Pie Week…nom, nom, nom

Every week is pie week in Northern Soul‘s house but we applaud the thinking behind the official British Pie Week. To mark the occasion (it’s happening now folks), here is a mouth-watering recipe from Manchester chef Olivia Casson and Cheshire company Essential Cuisine.

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The River Tyne

Photo Gallery: Newcastle at Night

March 4, 2016 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Newcastle at Night

Northern Soul‘s North East Photographer Phil Pounder shares a gorgeous gallery of images of Newcastle upon Tyne at night.

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Mister Stokes: Man-Woman of Manchester

Man-Woman of Manchester: an extraordinary story

March 4, 2016 Comments Off on Man-Woman of Manchester: an extraordinary story

In 1859 the body of a man by the name of Harry Stokes washed up in the River Irwell. Upon examination, it was discovered that twice-married Stokes was biologically female and had been successfully living the life of a Victorian man in Manchester.

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Curly played by Tomos Eames and Chewy played by Taylor Jay-Davies. Photo by Polly Thomas

Review: Land of Our Fathers, Liverpool Playhouse Studio

March 3, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Land of Our Fathers, Liverpool Playhouse Studio

These days, grime is a music genre, the sound of urban Britain. But back in 1979 it had no such cultural connotations.

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