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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Chris Packham

“I’m here to make a difference.” Naturalist, broadcaster and photographer Chris Packham talks to Northern Soul

July 25, 2019 Comments Off on “I’m here to make a difference.” Naturalist, broadcaster and photographer Chris Packham talks to Northern Soul

When I speak to Chris Packham, he is sitting in his garden in the New Forest taking time out from writing to enjoy the view.

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Book Review: Refugee Tales III

July 22, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Refugee Tales III

I would urge anyone with a social conscience to get a copy of Refugee Tales III, published by Comma Press, as quickly as possible.

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Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Review: Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2019, Tynemouth Priory

July 22, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2019, Tynemouth Priory

If I could paint a picture of my ideal festival location, it would be this. Ditch the muddy fields in the middle-of-nowhere and say ‘why-aye man’ to the postcard-perfect destination of Tynemouth, host of the annual Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

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Review: Tao of Glass, Manchester International Festival, Royal Exchange

July 22, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Tao of Glass, Manchester International Festival, Royal Exchange

Well, it’s over for another two years. No, not the Tory Party leadership contest, I mean the Manchester International Festival.

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

July 22, 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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Win a pair of tickets to see critically acclaimed SASAMI at Manchester’s YES

July 22, 2019 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to see critically acclaimed SASAMI at Manchester’s YES

Win a pair of tickets to see critically acclaimed SASAMI at Manchester’s YES.

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Trevor

Win a pair of tickets to legendary producer Trevor Horn live with orchestra at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

July 22, 2019 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to legendary producer Trevor Horn live with orchestra at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Win a pair of tickets to legendary producer Trevor Horn live with orchestra at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. 

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“Where do you go back to?” Northern Soul explores Stretford Public Hall

July 20, 2019 Comments Off on “Where do you go back to?” Northern Soul explores Stretford Public Hall

An unassuming red-brick building on the corner of a main road (cue attractive pelican crossing), Stretford Public Hall has been home to some pretty incredible moments.

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Invisible Cities: the homeless become walking tour guides of their own streets

July 20, 2019 Comments Off on Invisible Cities: the homeless become walking tour guides of their own streets

“Coming on a tour is a unique way to experience a city, encouraging people to open their eyes and ears, to see the city in a different way,” says Alice Sparks, who created and runs Invisible (Manchester).

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“Great art creates a reaction.” Northern Ricochet talks to Northern Soul

July 20, 2019 Comments Off on “Great art creates a reaction.” Northern Ricochet talks to Northern Soul

The arts world could never be accused of being over-funded, so to set up a new venture is always a bold move.

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