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Monthly Archives: February 2018

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Jorvik Viking Festival: A Geek’s Guide

February 27, 2018 Comments Off on Jorvik Viking Festival: A Geek’s Guide

I’ve known about the annual Jorvik Viking Festival in York for years.

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What’s on in March: Comedy in Manchester

February 27, 2018 Comments Off on What’s on in March: Comedy in Manchester

It’s the first month of Spring – the days are getting longer, the sun is a bit closer, things are warming up (apart from the recent snow of course) and shoots are popping out of the ground.

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Photo Gallery: Suffragette City – Women in Music in Manchester, The Refuge

February 26, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Suffragette City – Women in Music in Manchester, The Refuge

A new exhibition will mark the 100-year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act (1918), which gave women over the age of 30 the right to vote (although there were qualifying conditions, including being a property owner) and champion the continued role of influential females in making Manchester world-renowned for melody.

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Win a pair of tickets to the RNCM Chamber Music Festival

February 26, 2018 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to the RNCM Chamber Music Festival

Northern Soul has teamed up with the Royal Northern College of Music to offer two readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the RNCM Chamber Music Festival, Un voyage des impressions, worth a total of £300 each.

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Jake Thackray at 80

February 26, 2018 Comments Off on Jake Thackray at 80

Would that he was still with us, Jake Thackray would have turned 80 on February 27 this year.

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Photo Gallery: The Swans of Manchester

February 26, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Swans of Manchester

Just five miles from Manchester City Centre lies a little pocket of tranquillity called Chorlton Water Park.

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My Space: Liz Ackerley, urban sketcher and illustrator

February 26, 2018 Comments Off on My Space: Liz Ackerley, urban sketcher and illustrator

In a series of articles, Northern Soul’s Phil Pearson talks to all manner of fascinating folk about the room they use to write in, paint and do all things creative. This week it’s urban sketcher and reportage illustrator Liz Ackerley.  

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Review: The Cotton House, Helmshore, Lancashire

February 25, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Cotton House, Helmshore, Lancashire

Looking to keep up with those in the know about all things hygge? In that case, I present The Cotton House.

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“The North is an amazing place and its potential has never been fully realised.” Edna Robinson, chairman of the People’s Powerhouse

February 25, 2018 Comments Off on “The North is an amazing place and its potential has never been fully realised.” Edna Robinson, chairman of the People’s Powerhouse

I love Edna Robinson. Not in a romantic way, you understand, I haven’t had a Valentine’s Day epiphany.

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Blood and guts: Northern Soul joins the Vikings at the 2018 Jorvik Festival, York

February 25, 2018 Comments Off on Blood and guts: Northern Soul joins the Vikings at the 2018 Jorvik Festival, York

It’s fair to say that York is a special city. A place where history greets you at every turn. The streets and buildings breathe their storied past, providing the perfect setting for an experience as visceral as the Jorvik Festival.

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