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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Playing God, The Viaduct Theatre, The Hat Museum, Stockport

Review: Playing God, Viaduct Theatre, Hat Works, Stockport

March 6, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Playing God, Viaduct Theatre, Hat Works, Stockport

I don’t suppose it’s ever occurred to you but putting on a play is a bit like selling fish.

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1872 Shirt, National Football Musuem

Photo Gallery: National Football Museum, Manchester

March 6, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: National Football Museum, Manchester

Whether you’re a football fanatic, planning a visit with your family or on a weekend break to Manchester, the world’s biggest and best football museum is worth a gander.

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Snowy Stockport ginnel

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

March 5, 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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Northern Lights, Chris Cyprus

Painting the North: Northern Lights, Contemporary Six Gallery

March 5, 2018 Comments Off on Painting the North: Northern Lights, Contemporary Six Gallery

In the tenth 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 images from the popular social media page.

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PC Oscar the Holmfirth Police Station Cat

Career Cats: PC Oscar the Holmfirth Police Station Cat (part-time)

March 4, 2018 Comments Off on Career Cats: PC Oscar the Holmfirth Police Station Cat (part-time)

Some cats work for a living.

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Nickson's Weind

Garstang is the best place ever because…

March 4, 2018 Comments Off on Garstang is the best place ever because…

…the place has an old-fashioned charm all of its own.

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Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre. Northern Soul talks to the team behind a new graphic novel

March 4, 2018 Comments Off on Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre. Northern Soul talks to the team behind a new graphic novel

The name of Peterloo is bandied about so much these days that it would be tempting to forget there was never any such place.

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Review: Hard Times, The Dukes, Lancaster

March 1, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Hard Times, The Dukes, Lancaster

It’s hard to imagine a Dickens novel as a stage play.

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Review: The Sleeping Beauty, Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Lowry, Salford

March 1, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Sleeping Beauty, Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Lowry, Salford

First performed in 1890, Birmingham Royal Ballet has stepped back in time to sample a classic steeped in history.

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Flying the Flag: “Isn’t freedom what America is supposed to be about?”

March 1, 2018 Comments Off on Flying the Flag: “Isn’t freedom what America is supposed to be about?”

The sight of the Stars and Stripes gently fluttering in the blue sky has always enchanted me.

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