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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Ariel Kahn, Raising Sparks

Book Review: Raising Sparks by Ariel Kahn

September 30, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Raising Sparks by Ariel Kahn

Ariel Kahn’s Raising Sparks is a paean to Israel and to the esoteric teachings of Kabbalah.

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Butterfly Music Co. by Chris Payne

The Single Life: What made you love pop music? Northern Soul writers share their seminal songs

September 29, 2018 Comments Off on The Single Life: What made you love pop music? Northern Soul writers share their seminal songs

If you’re old enough to recall brick-like mobile phones, TV pong and computers the size of a bungalow, the pop single may be one of the first things you bought with your pocket money.

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The Heart of the Race Black Women’s Lives in Britain by Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie, and Suzanne Scafe

Book Review – Heart of the Race: Black Women’s Lives in Britain by Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie and Suzanne Scafe

September 29, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review – Heart of the Race: Black Women’s Lives in Britain by Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie and Suzanne Scafe

I’m an avid reader of non-fiction. I thoroughly enjoy taking a peek at other people’s lives and, more importantly, learning something new about the world we live in.

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Liam van Ryn

Sounds Northern: Liam van Ryn

September 29, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: Liam van Ryn

In a series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. This week it’s Liam van Ryn. 

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Review: Afternoon Tea, The Victoria and Albert Hotel, Manchester

September 29, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Afternoon Tea, The Victoria and Albert Hotel, Manchester

Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky received the Nobel prize for economics for showing that people did not necessarily make rational decisions.

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Adam Rowe, photo by Steve Ullathorne

Comedian Adam Rowe wrote the funniest joke at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Northern Soul met him

September 29, 2018 Comments Off on Comedian Adam Rowe wrote the funniest joke at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Northern Soul met him

When I realise that Adam Rowe’s award-wining Edinburgh Fringe joke came at the end of a long rant about a job centre, I tell him my story about the humiliation of signing on after redundancy and complaining to the member of staff that I don’t belong there.

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The Hall+® performing large credit Russell Hart

Review: The Hallé Orchestra – 2018/19 Season Opening Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

September 25, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Hallé Orchestra – 2018/19 Season Opening Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Last Thursday in Manchester, with the wind howling and the rain falling so heavily that mass evacuation by ark seemed likely, the Hallé Orchestra opened its 2018/19 season under its guest conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens.

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The Gin Society

Review: The Gin Society, Manchester Cathedral

September 25, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Gin Society, Manchester Cathedral

In a new series called Hamiltonic, Northern Soul’s Robert Hamilton will be sampling the best gin the North has to offer and talking to the people who make it. First up, he takes a trip to Manchester Cathedral to spend some time with The Gin Society. 

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Joan Armatrading

“I hate artists saying they don’t want to play their biggest songs.” Northern Soul talks to Joan Armatrading

September 25, 2018 Comments Off on “I hate artists saying they don’t want to play their biggest songs.” Northern Soul talks to Joan Armatrading

“I have no idea where the time has gone,” Joan Armatrading tells me. “It’s insane.”

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Milk No Sugar, Norman Long

Photo Gallery: Oils: Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner by Norman Long, Contemporary Six Gallery

September 24, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Oils: Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner by Norman Long, Contemporary Six Gallery

Last weekend saw the book launch for celebrated modern artist Norman Long’s Oils: Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner at independent art gallery Contemporary Six.

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