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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Peterloo Memorial

“Rebooting democracy”: Northern Soul attends the Peterloo Anniversary Weekend

August 19, 2019 Comments Off on “Rebooting democracy”: Northern Soul attends the Peterloo Anniversary Weekend

“Let’s reboot democracy,” the man on the microphone says, to a loud roar of cheers from the crowd.

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Sheila Atim

Photo Gallery: The Half, Simon Annand, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

August 19, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Half, Simon Annand, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

A host of famous faces are coming to Huddersfield. A new photography exhibition by photographer Simon Annand will present rare images of the privacy actors experience backstage.

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Lightspace - A Year in The Round, Colin Taylor, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Photo Gallery: Lightspace – A Year in The Round, Colin Taylor, Royal Exchange, Manchester

August 19, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Lightspace – A Year in The Round, Colin Taylor, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Theatre never fails to inspire, and for artist Colin Taylor one theatre in particular has influenced a series of stunning images: the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.

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JJ's Vish & Chips

Scran: JJ’s Vish & Chips, Leeds

August 18, 2019 Comments Off on Scran: JJ’s Vish & Chips, Leeds

In a new series, Northern Soul writers share their food memories. From culinary trips to cherished family recipes and hidden restaurants, takeaways and cafés, we take a tasty trip down memory lane. First up, it’s JJ’s Vish & Chips in Leeds.  

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“Maybe there will be some sort of renewal to come out of this.” Polyp, founder of the Peterloo Memorial Campaign, talks to Northern Soul

August 17, 2019 Comments Off on “Maybe there will be some sort of renewal to come out of this.” Polyp, founder of the Peterloo Memorial Campaign, talks to Northern Soul

It’s a sun-splashed Tuesday morning 72 hours from Peterloo day. I’m at the Kim by the Sea café in regenerated Hulme.

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Summer Of Fun exhibition at the Science & Industry Museum.

Power Up: Gaming history at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum

August 16, 2019 Comments Off on Power Up: Gaming history at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum

In my three years as Gaming Editor for Northern Soul, I have visited a variety of retro arcade clubs and bars. But nothing prepared me for the living, breathing exhibition at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum.

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eden Newcastle

Food Review: Eden, Newcastle

August 16, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Eden, Newcastle

When I moved to Salford for university two years ago, I wondered if my beloved home town of Newcastle would face stiff competition from the North West when it came to nightlife, dining and drinking venues.

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Production shot 5 - jerry Springer The Opera - credit Anthony Robling

Theatre Review: Jerry Springer – The Musical, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

August 16, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Jerry Springer – The Musical, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Not that long ago, in 2006, when Jerry Springer – The Opera, Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee’s outlandish and provocative satire of over-the-top tabloid chat shows, first toured this country, outraged citizens (who in all probability hadn’t actually seen the show but knew in their hearts that they should definitely be outraged) demonstrated long and hard outside any regional theatres who had the balls to mount the show – sorry, this sort of stuff does seem to be catching after all.

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Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

August 13, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

There are some things you don’t mess with.

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Sketch for Survival Levison Wood

Photo Gallery: Sketch for Survival

August 12, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Sketch for Survival

The Serengeti is coming to the North as sketches of wildlife by celebrities from across the globe are set to premiere in Harrogate as part of a campaign to raise awareness about species extinction.

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