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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Mrs Lowry & Son, The Lowry, Salford

Film Review: The Gala Premiere of Mrs Lowry & Son, The Lowry, Salford

August 31, 2019 Comments Off on Film Review: The Gala Premiere of Mrs Lowry & Son, The Lowry, Salford

L.S. Lowry was in his early fifties by the time his artwork started to find widespread acclaim, before which he’d painted privately at home, only for his elderly mother to be dismissive of his talents.

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Rife – Twenty-One Stories from Britain’s Youth edited by Nikesh Shukla and Sammy Jones

Book Review: Rife – Twenty-One Stories from Britain’s Youth edited by Nikesh Shukla and Sammy Jones

August 29, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Rife – Twenty-One Stories from Britain’s Youth edited by Nikesh Shukla and Sammy Jones

It’s no exaggeration to say that young people in the UK are facing uncertain and daunting times.

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Photo Gallery: Manchester Pride Parade 2019

August 29, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester Pride Parade 2019

Photographer Drew Wilby headed to this year’s Manchester Pride Parade and took some beautiful rainbow-filled snaps.

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Ithaca, New York ginnel by Mary Louisa

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

August 28, 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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Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire

Review: Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire

August 24, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire

I was so relaxed after my stay at Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat in Staffordshire that it took me several hours to notice my t-shirt was inside out.

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Photo Gallery: Skunk Anansie, Manchester Academy

August 22, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Skunk Anansie, Manchester Academy

It’s been a couple of decades since Skin led Skunk Anansie onto stages and into our hearts but it felt like no time had passed at their most recent Manchester Academy gig.

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The Wailers by Carl Gibson

Review: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth Cricket Club

August 22, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth Cricket Club

Saddleworth has it going on.

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Explore how to craft authentic, concise and thought-provoking book reviews with Northern Soul’s Literary Editor, Emma Yates-Badley. In an industry where everyone’s a critic, what makes a book review engaging? This is an interactive workshop perfect for book lovers, bloggers and writers who are looking to brush up on their reviewing skills along with beginners who are interested in becoming part of the reviewer community. Find out how to hone your reviewing techniques, become confident in your ability to self-edit and learn how these skills are enormously beneficial to your own writing.

“Welsh music is not a genre.” Welsh artist Ynys chats to Northern Soul

August 21, 2019 Comments Off on “Welsh music is not a genre.” Welsh artist Ynys chats to Northern Soul

Dylan Hughes, formerly of Welsh band Race Horses, admits “it’s been a while” when asked where the bloody hell he’s been since the group split in 2013.

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Outside the Flamingo Lounge, Just So 2019, credit Samuel Mills

Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

August 21, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

The average Just So parent, judging by appearances, is of approximately the correct vintage for Glastonbury 1997 to be a resonant pop culture reference.

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Farne Islands by Phil Pounder

Photo Gallery: Farne Islands, Northumberland

August 19, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Farne Islands, Northumberland

Northern Soul‘s North East photographer, Phil Pounder, snaps gorgeous images of the Farne Islands.

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