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Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Win grub and drinks for two at GRUB Food Fair, Manchester

March 13, 2017 Comments Off on Win grub and drinks for two at GRUB Food Fair, Manchester

Manchester’s GRUB Food Fair has announced the traders for its next six-week residency at hidden Piccadilly brewery, Alphabet Brew Co., featuring the best street chefs in the North and beyond.

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The Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty is no Liberal

March 11, 2017 Comments Off on Lady Liberty is no Liberal

I nearly missed seeing the Statue of Liberty from the deck of the QE2 while cruising into New York harbour years ago.

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Bramley apples

Fleetneedles Forage: how do you like them apples?

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: how do you like them apples?

Apples are taken for granted in our supermarket multi-choice world.

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Review: Paul Auster’s City of Glass, HOME, Manchester

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Paul Auster’s City of Glass, HOME, Manchester

No matter how old we get, there’s something about public nudity that can still shock and amuse.

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Review: Pygmalion, Liverpool Playhouse

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Pygmalion, Liverpool Playhouse

Take some raw material. Manipulate it, reshape it. Then stand back and consider what you’ve made.

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Review: Meat Pie, Sausage Roll, Oldham Coliseum

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Meat Pie, Sausage Roll, Oldham Coliseum

Anyone who knows me should be well aware that pretty much the extent of my interest, let alone prowess, in sport consists of being South London triple jump champion for about five minutes when I was 10-years-old.

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Review: Escaped Alone, The Lowry, Salford

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Escaped Alone, The Lowry, Salford

At just 50 minutes long, Caryl Churchill’s new one-act play Escaped Alone nevertheless manages to go on a bit. It’s a snapshot of innocuous little lives and the darkness which can lurk at their edges, but in the final analysis, it doesn’t have all that much of real interest to say.

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MCR Live Studio

MCR Live shares five hidden gems in Manchester

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on MCR Live shares five hidden gems in Manchester

The team over at brand new podcast and radio network, MCR Live, are huge fans of Manchester. Here, content director, Rhys Hancock, shares his five hidden gems in the eclectic city with Northern Soul.

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Black and white images of Manchester by Paul Williams

Photo Gallery: Manchester in Black and White

March 6, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester in Black and White

Manchester-based photographer Paul Williams heads to the city’s cobbled streets and captures a series of stunning black and white images.

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Fish stalls at Bury Market by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: You shall have a fishy (on a little dishy) at Bury Market

March 4, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: You shall have a fishy (on a little dishy) at Bury Market

The boat has certainly come in by the look of these colourful images taken by Northern Soul’s Head Photographer, Chris Payne, as he takes a trip around the fish stalls at (world famous) Bury Market.

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