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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Wood St, Manchester. Taken by David Williams.

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

January 22, 2018 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, jetty and our new favourite…a weind. 

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Paramore, image by James Lynd

Photo Gallery: Paramore, Manchester Arena

January 22, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Paramore, Manchester Arena

Northern Soul photographer James Lynd sees American rock band, Paramore at Manchester Arena and captures some atmospheric images. 

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Laura Main as Princess Fiona and Steffan Harri as Shrek. Shrek the Musical. Credit Helen Maybanks

Review: Shrek The Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

January 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Shrek The Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

For me, musical theatre is what chocolate is to other people: a guaranteed pick-me-up.

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Adventures In Egypt, The Atkinson

Adventures in Egypt: The Atkinson’s Egyptologist Tom Hardwick talks to Northern Soul

January 18, 2018 Comments Off on Adventures in Egypt: The Atkinson’s Egyptologist Tom Hardwick talks to Northern Soul

Ask someone this: what is the first thing that enters their mind when someone mentions women in the Victorian era?

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Mackie Mayor, Manchester

Review: Mackie Mayor, Manchester

January 18, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Mackie Mayor, Manchester

It’s bloody hard to find Mackie Mayor.

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John McCombs - Dale Lane, Delph, Winter

Painting the North: The Ten of Us, Saddleworth Museum and Art Gallery

January 18, 2018 Comments Off on Painting the North: The Ten of Us, Saddleworth Museum and Art Gallery

In the ninth instalment of Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England. As the weeks progress, Ant will bring you his image of the week from the popular social media page.

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Food Review: Stonemasons Arms, Timperley

January 16, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Stonemasons Arms, Timperley

It’s 1980.

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Anthony Burgess Foundation

Review: The Mechanics’ Institute Review, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

January 16, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Mechanics’ Institute Review, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

It’s a bit like Top Of The Pops.

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The-Manchester-Project

Review: The Manchester Project, HOME, Manchester

January 16, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Manchester Project, HOME, Manchester

This is the sort of piece for which the word ‘vignette’ was invented.

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Contact Young Company - She Bangs The Drums - image by Benji Reid - Museum of Science & Industry

Centenary of Female Suffrage: how is Manchester marking the anniversary?

January 16, 2018 Comments Off on Centenary of Female Suffrage: how is Manchester marking the anniversary?

2018 is a significant year for Manchester. The birthplace of the suffragette movement, founded by Emmeline Pankhurst in 1903 at her family home just off Oxford Road, the city holds a prominent – and proud – place in political history.

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