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Monthly Archives: July 2018

John Payne, aged 12, with friends and his pigeon Chequer. From the Free Photographic Omnibus. Portsmouth, Friday 26 April 1974.

Photo Gallery: Modern Nature: British Photographs from the Hyman Collection, The Hepworth, Wakefield

July 9, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Modern Nature: British Photographs from the Hyman Collection, The Hepworth, Wakefield

For the first time in human history, more people are living in urban environments than in the countryside, yet the impulse to seek out nature remains as strong as ever. This new exhibition of photographs – by leading British photographers such as Shirley Baker, Bill Brandt, Anna Fox, Chris Killip, Peter Mitchell, Martin Parr and Tony Ray-Jones – explores our evolving relationship with the natural world and how this shapes individuals and communities.

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Kruger Barbara, Not ugly enough 1997

Photo Gallery: HERSTORY, Touchstone, Rochdale

July 9, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: HERSTORY, Touchstone, Rochdale

From Turin to Rochdale, nearly a half-century of work by game-changing, female artists – drawn from the collection of world-renowned collector and philanthropist Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo – will form HERSTORY: Women Artists from the Collection of Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, a timely and ideologically-charged exhibition opening at Touchstones Rochdale, Greater Manchester. 

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Think cross-stitch is for old ladies? Think again. Northern Soul talks to a self-confessed crosstitute

July 7, 2018 Comments Off on Think cross-stitch is for old ladies? Think again. Northern Soul talks to a self-confessed crosstitute

Cross-stitch is a much-loved art form which comes with certain connotations, namely of a homely, old-school, maybe slightly twee craft which enables its practitioners to immortalise pets, flowers and warm, welcoming slogans.

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The Northern Soul Awards 2018: a celebration of culture and enterprise

July 7, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Awards 2018: a celebration of culture and enterprise

Hurrah and huzzah! Entries for the 2018 Northern Soul Awards are now open – and the best bit? It won’t cost you a penny.

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Theatre Review: The Three Musketeers, Williamson Park, Lancaster

July 7, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Three Musketeers, Williamson Park, Lancaster

I’m not going to beat about the bush, I am thoroughly biased.

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Theatre Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York

July 7, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York

The German traveller Paul Henzner, visiting London just before Shakespeare’s Globe opened, counted ‘above thirty’ heads of traitors on spikes on gate at the south end of London Bridge.

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Review: Gypsy Queens, Harrogate Music Festival

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Gypsy Queens, Harrogate Music Festival

The heatwave well and truly hit Harrogate on day three of the town’s five-week Music Festival, which runs to July 29.

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The Lottery Winners

The Northern Soul Podcast: The Lottery Winners

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: The Lottery Winners

It’s July which means only one thing. That’s right, it’s this month’s The Northern Soul Podcast.

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Food Review: Mr White’s English Chophouse, Manchester

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Mr White’s English Chophouse, Manchester

Manchester city centre already has its fair share of Chop Houses what with Sam’s, Mr Thomas’s and the Albert Square one, but Mr White’s English Chophouse is a different proposition unrelated to them.

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Rough Guides Lake District

Book Review: Rough Guides to The Lake District; Western Europe

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Rough Guides to The Lake District; Western Europe

It’s hard to believe that Rough Guides have been with us since 1982.

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