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Monthly Archives: May 2016

bluebells and trees

Fleetneedles Forage: more Spring flowers and their uses

May 11, 2016 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: more Spring flowers and their uses

After writing my last article about the properties of early Spring flowers, I realised I mainly research herbs with recognised herbal benefits, often overlooking the common wild flowers I have known all my life.

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Preview: Oldham Coliseum’s First Break Festival

May 7, 2016 Comments Off on Preview: Oldham Coliseum’s First Break Festival

Oldham Coliseum’s First Break festival is returning, filling its studio from 11 to 14 May with an eclectic mix of new work from artists and companies from across the North West.

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Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones

Teddy Thompson talks to Northern Soul about working with Kelly Jones

May 7, 2016 Comments Off on Teddy Thompson talks to Northern Soul about working with Kelly Jones

You’ve got to feel a bit sorry for singer/songwriter Teddy Thompson.

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Liz Foster Designs

Aesthetic grit and fish & chips: Liz Foster Design

May 7, 2016 Comments Off on Aesthetic grit and fish & chips: Liz Foster Design

When I was at university in the early 1990s, I shared a flat with four girls studying at Glasgow School Of Art. I recall that a lot of alcohol was drunk and a great deal of inventively flavoured home-made bread was eaten.

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Jackie the Musical by Pamela Raith Photography

Jackie magazine: the former teen bible gets a musical makeover

May 7, 2016 Comments Off on Jackie magazine: the former teen bible gets a musical makeover

The 1970s brought us space hoppers, lava lamps and boob tubes. The 60s had swung, allowing the next generation of teenagers to discover the world. But where did they go for the issues that mattered to them?

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One Nation Under God? Religion in America

May 5, 2016 Comments Off on One Nation Under God? Religion in America

The restaurant was buzzing with a smart after-work crowd. The professional looking women on the next table settled their bills. Then they held hands, bowed their heads, and said a prayer before heading home.

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Tariff and Dale

Review: Tariff & Dale, Northern Quarter, Manchester

May 5, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Tariff & Dale, Northern Quarter, Manchester

While Piccadilly Gardens remains a midden, one of the remarkable developments to its north is the rise of the eastern half of the Northern Quarter.

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Somme 100 Pals: a National Commemoration in Manchester

May 1, 2016 Comments Off on Somme 100 Pals: a National Commemoration in Manchester

Everyone has heard of the Battle of the Somme, the battle which symbolises the horrors of warfare in the First World War. 

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Tough Tits

Preview: Girls On Film, The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle

May 1, 2016 Comments Off on Preview: Girls On Film, The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle

We all know the drill with academic conferences don’t we?

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A Day At The Lake

Review: A Day At The Lake, Staffordshire

May 1, 2016 Comments Off on Review: A Day At The Lake, Staffordshire

Northern Soul is on board Honey, a diesel-powered cutter launch boat first built during World War II.

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