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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Mary-Ellen McTague at Aumbry. Photo by Chris Payne.

“Good food doesn’t need to be an elitist thing.” Northern Soul talks to chef Mary-Ellen McTague

December 6, 2017 Comments Off on “Good food doesn’t need to be an elitist thing.” Northern Soul talks to chef Mary-Ellen McTague

Long ago, back before it was subsumed into a south Manchester suburb, Chorlton-cum-Hardy was a village dominated by farmlands and dotted with dairies.

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Jesca Hoop

Review: Jesca Hoop, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

December 6, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Jesca Hoop, The Stoller Hall, Manchester

Resplendent in a remarkable red dress which makes her look part flamenco dancer and part Dalek, Jesca Hoop takes to The Stoller Hall stage for something like a homecoming gig.

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Lancaster is the best place ever because…

December 6, 2017 Comments Off on Lancaster is the best place ever because…

…I grew up in a suburb.

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Exterior of the Pankhurst Centre © Pankhurst Trust

“Everyone should have the same value within society.” Elaine de Fries from The Pankhurst Trust

December 5, 2017 Comments Off on “Everyone should have the same value within society.” Elaine de Fries from The Pankhurst Trust

Standing at 62 Nelson Street, nestled in the grounds of Manchester Royal Infirmary, The Pankhurst Centre serves as a permanent reminder of the Suffragette movement.

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A ginnel with pedestrian traffic lights, prague, taken by Tina Kirk

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

December 4, 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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Manchester Christma Market, image by Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Manchester Christmas Markets 2017

December 4, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester Christmas Markets 2017

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer, Chris Payne, heads to the bustling Manchester Christmas Markets and takes some festive snaps.

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Clara Darcy as the Cheshire Cat - credit Pamela Raith Photography

Review: Alice in Wonderland, Northern Stage, Newcastle

December 3, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Alice in Wonderland, Northern Stage, Newcastle

While I’ve been to an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party, I’ll admit I had no idea what this Lewis Carroll classic was all about.

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Aladdin

Review: Aladdin, The Dukes, Lancaster

December 3, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Aladdin, The Dukes, Lancaster

The Dukes’ annual festive performance has arrived, and this year it’s the magical tale of Aladdin.

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What’s on in December: Comedy in Manchester

December 1, 2017 Comments Off on What’s on in December: Comedy in Manchester

Some clubs might be taking time off in the month of baubles and too much chocolate, but the ones sticking it out are making up for it with a load of festive comedy.

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