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Monthly Archives: Mar 2018

Review: Hatch, Manchester

Mar 31, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Hatch, Manchester

In case you were wondering, reviewing for Northern Soul is incredibly glamorous. For instance, last week I spent a night in a shipping container under the Mancunian Way.

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Fleetneedles Forage: Idle Women’s Physic Garden

Mar 29, 2018 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Idle Women’s Physic Garden

As the first Spring shoots appear, my mind inevitably wanders to what more I can squeeze into my little garden.

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Review: The Lowry Hotel Spa, Salford

Mar 29, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Lowry Hotel Spa, Salford

It’s been more than a decade since I first visited The Lowry Hotel Spa.

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Book Review – The British Mosque: an architectural and social history by Shahed Saleem

Mar 26, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review – The British Mosque: an architectural and social history by Shahed Saleem

In the North of England, the chances are you’re closer to a mosque than you think.

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Film Review: Ready Player One

Mar 26, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Ready Player One

Are computer games just for kids?

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Review: Miss Saigon, Palace Theatre, Manchester

Mar 25, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Miss Saigon, Palace Theatre, Manchester

A word of advice: don’t go and see Miss Saigon if you’ve had a big tea.

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Art Review: Olga Geoghegan, Gateway Gallery, Hale

Mar 24, 2018 Comments Off on Art Review: Olga Geoghegan, Gateway Gallery, Hale

“Working people remaining stolid against the backdrop of hardship.”

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Restaurant review: The Lowry Hotel, Salford

Mar 24, 2018 Comments Off on Restaurant review: The Lowry Hotel, Salford

Say the words ‘hotel food’ and what springs to mind?

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Review: Napoleon Disrobed, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Mar 24, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Napoleon Disrobed, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

What is there to say about the fevered dream that is Napoleon Disrobed?

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Tony Husband at Work

My Space: Tony Husband, cartoonist

Mar 22, 2018 Comments Off on My Space: Tony Husband, cartoonist

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 in, and do all things creative. This week it’s cartoonist Tony Husband. 

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