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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Simon Day

“It’s nice to be able to say whatever I want.” Comedian Simon Day talks to Northern Soul

September 22, 2017 Comments Off on “It’s nice to be able to say whatever I want.” Comedian Simon Day talks to Northern Soul

There can’t be too many things that link Alan Bennett, Peter Gabriel and Charles Bronson (the violent jailbird one).

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Historical ginnel, Chester, Jan Green

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

September 22, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul.

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Henry Normal

Henry Normal talks about nature, getting older and writing what you know

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Henry Normal talks about nature, getting older and writing what you know

Poetry is everywhere at the moment.

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No 6 Festival, images by Tim Cox-Brown

Review: Northern Soul heads to (a rather muddy) Festival No 6 in Portmeirion, North Wales

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Northern Soul heads to (a rather muddy) Festival No 6 in Portmeirion, North Wales

The village of Portmeirion was created in 1925 (and finished in 1975) under the aegis of architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis who thought it would be a wheeze to conjure up a little bit of Italy on the North Wales coast.

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A Brief History of Women, Stephen Joseph Theatre,© Tony Bartholomew

Review: A Brief History of Women, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Review: A Brief History of Women, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

“This is the first time that I’ve written a play with a house as the central character,” says Alan Ayckbourn of his new comedy, A Brief History of Women.

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The cast of The Ruck - Photo by Andrew Billington -ABP10730

Review: The Ruck, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Ruck, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

“Just wait and I’ll get the others, they’re all here,” says Lily Clark, forward for the Batley Bulldogs Girls Rugby League team as I chat to her outside the Lawrence Batley Theatre before the premiere of The Ruck.

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Bittersweet, The Portico Library

Review: Bittersweet: Legacies of Slavery and Abolition in Manchester, Portico Library

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Bittersweet: Legacies of Slavery and Abolition in Manchester, Portico Library

Bittersweet, the latest exhibition from The Portico Library, looks at the abolitionists and pro-slavery advocates in Manchester and the discussions that were taking place at the time.

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The Stranglers, Head for the Hills, Andrew Allcock3

Photo Gallery: Head for the Hills, Ramsbottom Festival 2017

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Head for the Hills, Ramsbottom Festival 2017

Oooh, now this is one of Northern Soul‘s favourite times of year. 

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British Street Food Awards, image by Jon Aldridge

Photo Gallery: British Street Food Awards, GRUB Food Fair, Manchester

September 19, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: British Street Food Awards, GRUB Food Fair, Manchester

Is there anything better than decent grub and a good time?

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Bill Ayres, Salford

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

September 15, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul.

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