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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Review: Northern Soul does gin and bowling at All Star Lanes, Manchester

June 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Northern Soul does gin and bowling at All Star Lanes, Manchester

I love gin in the same way that a toddler loves chocolate.

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Grand Pacific, Manchester

Food Review: Grand Pacific, Manchester

June 27, 2017 Comments Off on Food Review: Grand Pacific, Manchester

Those of us who have been in Manchester for many a year wistfully remember the restaurant Reform, one of the city’s leading eateries until its closure in 2003.

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Northern Grip

Win weekend camping tickets for two to Northern Grip’s weekend of “thrills in the hills”

June 26, 2017 Comments Off on Win weekend camping tickets for two to Northern Grip’s weekend of “thrills in the hills”

You and a friend could be in with the chance of winning free camping weekend tickets to Northern Grip festival being held 7th – 9th July in Rossendale.

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Hoppings 2017, image by Phil Pounder

Photo Gallery: The Hoppings, Newcastle

June 26, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Hoppings, Newcastle

Ah, The Hoppings.

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Preview: Lucha Libre

June 21, 2017 Comments Off on Preview: Lucha Libre

On Thursday night, the spectacle of Luche Libre arrives at Manchester’s Albert Hall, which transforms itself into our own version of the Arena México, which coincides with Mexico’s grand celebration of 100 years since the birth of one of their most famous wrestlers, the legendary El Santo (The Saint). 

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Review: The Father, Oldham Coliseum

June 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Father, Oldham Coliseum

Old age is not for sissies, as Bette Davis famously said, but it was a relatively rare commodity until recently.

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Manchester Day 2017, image by Simon Waugh

Photo Gallery: Manchester Day 2017

June 19, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester Day 2017

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets on Sunday June 18 to experience the city-wide celebration of Manchester with this year’s theme – ABRACADBRA.

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Ship Canal, Barton Lock and Bridge, by Colin Taylor

Painting the North: Ship Canal, Lock and Bridge by Colin Taylor

June 19, 2017 Comments Off on Painting the North: Ship Canal, Lock and Bridge by Colin Taylor

In the first of a new series entitled Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, will be sharing striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North.

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The Dukes new Artistic Director, Sarah Punshon

Sarah Punshon, the new artistic director of The Dukes in Lancaster, talks diversity and a disregard for boundaries

June 19, 2017 Comments Off on Sarah Punshon, the new artistic director of The Dukes in Lancaster, talks diversity and a disregard for boundaries

“It’s hard to put me in a box because my career has been so varied, which makes me a great match for The Dukes,” says Sarah Punshon, the new artistic director of the Lancaster venue

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Elephant, Maasai Mara

Travel: Northern Soul goes on safari in Kenya

June 19, 2017 Comments Off on Travel: Northern Soul goes on safari in Kenya

Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some astonishing places but one of the stand-out continents is Africa for its sheer vastness and beauty.

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