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Monthly Archives: November 2017

“I arrived at the count thinking, blummin’ eck.” James Frith, MP for Bury North, talks to Northern Soul

November 27, 2017 Comments Off on “I arrived at the count thinking, blummin’ eck.” James Frith, MP for Bury North, talks to Northern Soul

It was one of the gloomiest nights of my life.

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Northern Soul / Canal St Meet-up image by Drew Wilby

Photo Gallery: Northern Soul / Canal St Meet-up, DG X Per Tutti, Manchester

November 27, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Northern Soul / Canal St Meet-up, DG X Per Tutti, Manchester

Last Thursday, Northern Soul and Canal St welcomed our friends together to chat, mingle, drink and eat at DG X Per Tutti (the wonderful new winter pop-up from the team at Oxford Road’s Don Giovanni).

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International ginnel taken by Ryan from Manchester who lives in Boersch, a medieval village in Alsace France

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

November 27, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty and jetty.

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Review: Asha’s, Manchester

November 24, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Asha’s, Manchester

In India, Asha Bhosle, now 84, is much adored as a legendary playback singer – that is, a vocalist to whose performance a Bollywood actor mimes – in more than 1,000 Hindi films dating back to before the Second World War.

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Arcade Club by Drew Wilby

Quality Control: Gaming Forums

November 24, 2017 Comments Off on Quality Control: Gaming Forums

In the second part of a new series, Northern Soul’s gamers consider the thorny issues besetting the video game industry. 

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Main image: Charlotte Bronte - JH Thompson 1850's © The Brontë Society

Great Northerners: Charlotte Brontë

November 24, 2017 Comments Off on Great Northerners: Charlotte Brontë

In a new series, we celebrate Great Northerners. Emma Yates-Badley kicks things off with Charlotte Brontë. Who gets your vote?

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Peter Cropper at Trig Point, image by David Roberts

Northern Rambles: A nice look at a nicky nook

November 24, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Rambles: A nice look at a nicky nook

In a new series, Peter Cropper will be sharing his pick of routes to walk in the North of England.

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Little Greats, Opera North, The Lowry

A Week at the Opera: ‘Little Greats’, Opera North at The Lowry, Salford

November 23, 2017 Comments Off on A Week at the Opera: ‘Little Greats’, Opera North at The Lowry, Salford

Okay, three nights does not a week make – but why spoil a Marx Brothers’ pun for the sake of numerical accuracy?

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“Sometimes you just have to press the ‘f*ck it’ button.” Comedian Adam Kay talks to Northern Soul

November 22, 2017 Comments Off on “Sometimes you just have to press the ‘f*ck it’ button.” Comedian Adam Kay talks to Northern Soul

Christmas can always be relied upon to throw up musical mishaps.

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Rag n Bone Man, O2 Apollo Manchester, image by Nicola Jackson

Review: Rag‘n’Bone Man, 02 Apollo, Manchester

November 22, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Rag‘n’Bone Man, 02 Apollo, Manchester

I’m one of those people who has a playlist for every occasion.

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