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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth

Review: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth

August 27, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth

I have to admit that when I saw the line-up for Cotton Clouds music festival in Saddleworth this year the only band I really fancied was Sister Sledge.

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Naomi Kruger

“We have to find more hopeful ways to represent dementia.” Naomi Krüger talks to Northern Soul about her debut novel, May

August 27, 2018 Comments Off on “We have to find more hopeful ways to represent dementia.” Naomi Krüger talks to Northern Soul about her debut novel, May

Having lost two close family members to dementia, I am interested in portrayals of this dreadful illness in literature but have often been disappointed by its presentation.

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North East Land Sea, Air Museums, Nigel John

Photo Gallery: A History of the North in 100 Objects, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

August 27, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: A History of the North in 100 Objects, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

A History of the North in 100 Objects is a website-based project intended to showcase the pioneering spirit and impact of the North of England’s inventors, artists, scientists and designers as part of Great Exhibition of the North.

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Just So Festival, Chris Payne

Photo Gallery: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

August 27, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

Now in its ninth year, Just So Festival, an annual festival for children and their families, returned to Rode Hall in Cheshire earlier this month. 

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NYM Heather and moor

Photo Gallery: Heather on the North Yorkshire Moors

August 27, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Heather on the North Yorkshire Moors

Northern Soul’s North Yorkshire Photographer, Paul Hunter, takes a trip to the North Yorkshire moors and captures the beginnings of heather in a series of stunning snaps.

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Empires of Clay by Becky Cherriman and All the Time in the World by Rebecca Gethin

Poetry: Empires of Clay by Becky Cherriman; All the Time in the World by Rebecca Gethin

August 23, 2018 Comments Off on Poetry: Empires of Clay by Becky Cherriman; All the Time in the World by Rebecca Gethin

You may not have heard of Cinnamon Press but it is one of those publishers quietly and diligently making a difference in the publishing world.

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Minton tiles at St George’s Hall in Liverpool

“It felt wrong to walk on these tiles, such is their beauty and delicacy.” The Minton tiles, St George’s Hall, Liverpool

August 23, 2018 Comments Off on “It felt wrong to walk on these tiles, such is their beauty and delicacy.” The Minton tiles, St George’s Hall, Liverpool

The window of opportunity is slender. I’m usually on holiday or working, but this year I got lucky.

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Moor fires, image by Claire Fleetneedle

Fleetneedles Forage: Burning Summer

August 23, 2018 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Burning Summer

It’s been a weird summer over here at Fleedneedles Forage.

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Theatre Review: Gulliver’s Travels, Queen’s Park, Bolton

August 23, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Gulliver’s Travels, Queen’s Park, Bolton

Jonathan Swift wrote Gulliver’s Travels to ‘vex the populace’. Elizabeth Newman put it on to please them. Elizabeth Newman won.

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Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

August 23, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

Where to start. This is the hardest of reviews to write because I really don’t know what to tell you about the weekend we’ve just had.

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