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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Manchester Open Exhibition, HOME

Photo Gallery: Manchester Open Exhibition 2020, HOME

January 27, 2020 No Comments

The folks over at HOME in Manchester have launched the Manchester Open Exhibition, a major open-entry art show celebrating the creative talent of Greater Manchester residents.

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Bird’s Nest From the series Soup

Photo Gallery: Our Plastic Ocean by Mandy Barker, Waterside, Sale

January 27, 2020 No Comments

Eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year. If these trends continue, our oceans could contain more plastic than fish by 2050.

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Film Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield

January 25, 2020 No Comments

In recent years, having already established himself as godfather to a whole generation of British radio and TV comedy, Armando Iannucci has been branching out, creating Veep for American television and co-writing and directing the feature film The Death of Stalin.

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Love of Leeds

Photo Gallery: Love of Leeds

January 20, 2020 No Comments

A new photographic project aims to capture the life of Leeds in a stunning year-long photo essay.

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Moody Blues, 2019

Photo Gallery: Forget Me Not, pARTners, The Exchange, North Tyneside

January 20, 2020 No Comments

Forget Me Not, a new exhibition at The Exchange in North Shields, will showcase the work of pARTners which provides art classes for people living with dementia in North Tyneside.

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The spirit of the north: actress Holliday Grainger talks to Northern Soul

January 18, 2020 No Comments

It’s not all about the glamour when you’re a famous actress, as I find out when I chat to Holliday Grainger. “I was in Mauritius yesterday and now I’m in Blackburn,” she tells me.

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Sanitary Street later Anita Street 1898

Exhibition Review: 100 Years of Council Housing, Manchester Central Library

January 15, 2020 No Comments

Manchester, a city which likes to tell itself it has always led the laggards elsewhere, was building municipal housing long before the introduction of the Addison Act in 1919.

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Angus Forbes head Shot

“Our biggest enemy is apathy.” Northern Soul talks to environmentalist Angus Forbes

January 15, 2020 No Comments

As I write this, Australia is on fire while the South of England struggles with another bout of severe flooding.

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Brussels ginnel by Jack Stocker1

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

January 13, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels…

We love a good ginnel at Northern SoulBut, 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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Wildflowers

Growing Up North: a new series from our Gardening Correspondent

January 12, 2020 Comments Off on Growing Up North: a new series from our Gardening Correspondent

In a new series for Northern Soul, our Gardening Correspondent Claire Fleetneedle looks at the unique challenges faced by gardeners up North and shares tips, ideas and horticultural happenings across the region. 

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