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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Newcastle ginnel by Lee Stoneman

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

August 13, 2018 No Comments

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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The Blinders, image by Nicola Jaye

Photo Gallery: Blackthorn Music Festival, Manchester

August 13, 2018 No Comments

Located in the stunning setting of Whitebottom Farm is Etherow Country Park, with 3 stages – the main stage situated in the barn (with hay bales for seats), the Meadow stage and the paddock stage which is hosted by Mr Peeps and showcases some of the best emerging bands – Blackthorn Music Festival markets itself as Manchester’s first credible music festival with camping.

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Win a pair of tickets to a special preview of BLACKkKLANSMAN with live-by-satellite Q&A with Spike Lee

August 13, 2018 No Comments

Win a pair of tickets to a special preview of BLACKkKLANSMAN with live-by-satellite Q&A with Spike Lee. 

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Review: Romeo & Juliet, Heaton Park

August 11, 2018 No Comments

Caroline Clegg has done it before. Although she enjoys a career in opera and music, she returns to Manchester’s Heaton Park every year and mounts a summer show.

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Paul Neads, image courtesy of Flapjack Press

Flapjack Press’s Paul Neads talks poetry, performance and, erm, flapjacks with Henry Normal

August 11, 2018 No Comments

Henry Normal is a writer, poet, TV and film producer, well-known for his collaborations with Steve Coogan, Caroline Aherne and many others. Here he chats to Paul Neads, editor of Manchester-based Flapjack Press, a publishing firm specialising in poetry and poetry events. 

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Glen James Brown

“Fiction has to reflect the experiences of everybody.” Author Glen James Brown talks to Northern Soul

August 11, 2018 No Comments

There must be something in the air because Northern writers are churning out fascinating fiction at a rate of knots.

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A Northern Soul

“A factory worker with a cultural dream.” Director Sean McAllister talks about his new documentary

August 11, 2018 No Comments

Brian W. Lavery talks to director Sean McAllister, the man behind a documentary revealing the flip side of his home town’s UK City of Culture year. A Northern Soul follows a factory worker’s struggle to pursue what seems like an impossible cultural dream.

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Justin Pearson

Set on fire and fighting with Wonder Woman, it’s all in a day’s work for stunt coordinator Justin Pearson

August 11, 2018 No Comments

There is footage of Justin Pearson jumping out of a window, covered in flames from head to foot and having a table kicked at him by Wonder Woman.

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Breastfeeding advert, Lunya

The Manchester restaurant tackling the stigma of breastfeeding in public

August 9, 2018 No Comments

Breastfeeding. It’s always been something of a taboo subject in many ways. For a new mum “should I breast feed or not?” and then “can I do it in public?”

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“Go peddle your bad advice and fat-shaming elsewhere.” Northern Soul takes on the diet industry

August 9, 2018 No Comments

I’ve just carried out a social media cull.

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