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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Old Low Light by Phil Pounder

Beyond the Glass Case: Old Low Light, North Shields

June 15, 2016 Comments Off on Beyond the Glass Case: Old Low Light, North Shields

The Old Low Light sits on the spot where North Shields began many centuries ago. It is the oldest surviving, occupied building on the Fish Quay and started life as a lighthouse, leading mariners safely into the River Tyne. Centre manager Pearl Saddington writes for Northern Soul about its transformation into a thriving heritage centre and there’s a gorgeous photo gallery by our North East Photographer, Phil Pounder.

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Manchester bomb

The Manchester bomb: 20 years on

June 15, 2016 Comments Off on The Manchester bomb: 20 years on

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the IRA bomb in Manchester. The Editor of Northern Soul, Helen Nugent, was in the city that day.

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Football gaming

An accidental history of football gaming: the era of evolution

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on An accidental history of football gaming: the era of evolution

The second part of Northern Soul’s Chris Holmes‘s history of football gaming begins under a momentous shadow which revolutionised gaming.

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Dukes 92

Review: Dukes 92, Manchester

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Dukes 92, Manchester

When Oliver Peyton closed Manchester’s Mash & Air in 2000 and ran back to London with his tail between his legs, he declared that “Mancunians know nothing about food”.

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Folken

Folken: civic identity, philanthropy and creating the cities we want to live in

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Folken: civic identity, philanthropy and creating the cities we want to live in

Liverpool feels like it’s on the cusp of change, the growth of grassroots movements, of shifting and changing sands, this explosion in the number of micro businesses.

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James

Photo Gallery: James, Manchester Arena

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: James, Manchester Arena

There’s a scene in the film adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar where our eponymous hero offers himself to the crowd. They pull him to shreds. 

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Bird

Review: Bird, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Bird, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Katherine Chandler’s coming-of-age tale was the winner of a Judges’ Award in the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.

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The Hobbit will be presented by The Dukes from July 5-August 13 in Williamson Park%2c Lancaster. Russell Richard is seen here preparing for his role as Gandalf.

Win a family ticket to see The Hobbit outdoors in Lancaster

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Win a family ticket to see The Hobbit outdoors in Lancaster

Northern Soul has teamed up with The Dukes in Lancaster to offer a family ticket to the UK’s biggest outdoor walkabout theatre season.

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The Varnished Truth: Jean Patchett by Clifford Coffin, 1951. Condé Nast Archive New York © Condé Nast Inc.

Photo Gallery: Vogue 100 at Manchester Art Gallery

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Vogue 100 at Manchester Art Gallery

Direct from the National Portrait Gallery in London, Vogue 100: A Century of Style is at Manchester Art Gallery until October 30, 2016.

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Manchester Histories Festival

Review: Gentry Families of Greater Manchester in The North, Manchester Histories Festival

June 5, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Gentry Families of Greater Manchester in The North, Manchester Histories Festival

“The North West has always been regarded by the South East of England as remote and slightly backward.”

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