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Food Review: Canto, Ancoats, Manchester

May 31, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Canto, Ancoats, Manchester

Some years back I spent a weekend at a farm outside Lisbon. It was run by Maria, a widow in her 60s, with the strength of a bull and the wit of a fox.

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Corn Exchange Manchester

Hamiltonic: World Gin Day

May 31, 2019 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: World Gin Day

Things have been a little quiet here at Hamiltonic.

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Socially (un)acceptable, Laura Desmond

“I thought I was to blame for the assaults.” Producer and artist Laura Desmond talks post-#MeToo

May 31, 2019 Comments Off on “I thought I was to blame for the assaults.” Producer and artist Laura Desmond talks post-#MeToo

It’s almost two years since #MeToo catapulted into the Twittersphere.

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Chris Nunn (Carlton _ Dominique)

Photo Gallery: Sixteen, Craig Easton

May 29, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Sixteen, Craig Easton

What’s it like to be 16-years-old?

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Stephen Graham

Photo Gallery: Northerners, Rory Lewis, Wex Photo Video, Manchester

May 29, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Northerners, Rory Lewis, Wex Photo Video, Manchester

Who springs to mind when you hear the word ‘Northerner’?

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Chorlton Cat and a ginnel by Phil Pearson

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

May 27, 2019 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 favourite…a weind.

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Michael Palin, The Lowry. Salford

What’s on in June: Comedy in Manchester

May 27, 2019 Comments Off on What’s on in June: Comedy in Manchester

June, the month that never, ever gets dark.

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Holly and Martin, Rare Mags

“No-one is pretending to be something they’re not here.” Northern Soul talks to Stockport’s Rare Mags

May 26, 2019 Comments Off on “No-one is pretending to be something they’re not here.” Northern Soul talks to Stockport’s Rare Mags

I wasn’t exactly enthused about moving to Stockport.

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A tribute to Judith Kerr

May 26, 2019 Comments Off on A tribute to Judith Kerr

Never meet your heroes, they say. Blow that, I thought.

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The Turnpike, Relief by William Mitchell

“It’s absolutely bonkers.” How a Brutalist building is leading Wigan’s cultural revival

May 26, 2019 Comments Off on “It’s absolutely bonkers.” How a Brutalist building is leading Wigan’s cultural revival

So, what’s going on at The Turnpike in Leigh? The answer: loads.

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