Monthly Archives: December 2016
It is a cold, wet and windy night in Hebden Bridge.Read the full story..
Co-working company WeWork, noted for providing free beer for its members, has recently announced plans to open its first centre in the UK outside London in Manchester.Read the full story..
As an ex-hippy, I found style guru Peter York’s Hipster Handbook on BBC4 a blast from the past. The similarities are remarkable. None of us considered ourselves hippies, though we undoubtedly were, and none of the people he interviewed would admit to being Hipsters, despite the beards.Read the full story..
In the first of a new series entitled Chef Tony’s Wine Club, our resident chef, gastronome and purveyor of fine wines casts his expert eye over two excellent fizz selections from Aldi.Read the full story..
“There would be nights where I’d be crying, crying and crying in the chair, shaking my head, trying to get it out. But I couldn’t.”Read the full story..
Christmas, as we all know, is a time for traditions. For some that might mean decorating the tree, writing cards, going out carolling or visiting relatives.Read the full story..
Manchester’s Spinningfields is not my usual haunt. There’s something about the glossy buildings that simply doesn’t appeal. It conjures images of suits and fancy-ish women in fancy-ish dresses congregating by the bar. I prefer the pre-war graffiti-daubed grunginess of the Northern Quarter, and the undoneness that only comes with old buildings.Read the full story..
- 125-years-old and still going strong: Blackpool Grand Theatre
- Beautiful, fruitful, peaceful: discovering Ruskin in Sheffield
- Art, heritage and looking to the future: the Weavers Factory opens in Uppermill
- Manchester’s markets: “Finding out about the heritage of places helps people to strengthen their connections to where they live.”
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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Thought for the Day: ”Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and the shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman