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Monthly Archives: December 2019

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What’s on in January: Comedy in Manchester

December 31, 2019 Comments Off on What’s on in January: Comedy in Manchester

There’s no holding back the comedy in Manchester in the first month of the year.

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Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2019

December 29, 2019 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2019

As we approach the end of 2019 (and the beginning of another decade) it’s tricky to remain optimistic – what with Brexit, a general election and a climate crisis. Nevertheless, this year wasn’t all fire and brimstone. If you’re a bookworm or a writer, 2019 was full of great news and excellent reads.

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Our Year in Pictures: Northern Soul’s Favourite Photos of 2019

December 24, 2019 Comments Off on Our Year in Pictures: Northern Soul’s Favourite Photos of 2019

It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is fast approaching.

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Happiness and Tears: comedy historian Louis Barfe talks about his new biography of Ken Dodd

December 23, 2019 Comments Off on Happiness and Tears: comedy historian Louis Barfe talks about his new biography of Ken Dodd

What springs to mind when you think of Ken Dodd?

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Poetry: WHY I’M AGAINST CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR, BIRTHDAYS AND WEEKENDS

December 23, 2019 Comments Off on Poetry: WHY I’M AGAINST CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR, BIRTHDAYS AND WEEKENDS

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written a festive(ish) poem exclusively for Northern Soul.

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The Northern Soul Christmas Poem: Snow Blind

December 23, 2019 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Christmas Poem: Snow Blind

Oh my, it’s nearly Christmas.

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Photo Gallery: Winter scenes in North Yorkshire

December 23, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Winter scenes in North Yorkshire

Northern Soul’s North Yorkshire Photographer, Paul Hunter, shares a gallery of striking images capturing the sights and colours across the region during the winter months including Scarth Nick, Cleveland Hills, Ingleby Arncliffe and Cod Beck lake, a now unused reservoir near Osmotherley.

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POETRY: LABOUR SUPPORTERS WHO VOTED TORY

December 21, 2019 Comments Off on POETRY: LABOUR SUPPORTERS WHO VOTED TORY

Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written a poem for Northern Soul in response to the recent election result.

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Food Review: Canto, Ancoats, Manchester

December 21, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Canto, Ancoats, Manchester

It was a disgustingly wet Friday 13th and the day after the General Election when I found Helen Nugent, Editor of Northern Soul, at the bar of Canto.

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Food Review: Mr Cooper’s, The Midland, Manchester

December 21, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Mr Cooper’s, The Midland, Manchester

Nestled among the Edwardian splendour of The Midland is Mr Cooper’s, the modern British Brassiere.

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