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Monthly Archives: April 2020

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Growing up North: Digging for Sanity

April 30, 2020 Comments Off on Growing up North: Digging for Sanity

I don’t think I’ve ever been so grateful to have a garden. Since lockdown I’ve spent almost every day working outside.

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How do artists mount virtual exhibitions? We go behind the scenes of GALA at Manchester’s Victoria Baths

April 29, 2020 Comments Off on How do artists mount virtual exhibitions? We go behind the scenes of GALA at Manchester’s Victoria Baths

COVID-19 has stopped many of us in our tracks. The pause is palpable in the streets.

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Good News: positive stories from across the North

April 28, 2020 Comments Off on Good News: positive stories from across the North

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are partnering to share good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England and showing us the best of humanity during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve heard so many examples of people showing great kindness and compassion and we think that these stories deserve to be shared far and wide. Let’s bring a little sprinkle of joy to people’s news feed and show the world how great Northerners really are, especially in challenging times.

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How are independent bookshops navigating the coronavirus crisis? We talk to Northern indies

April 26, 2020 Comments Off on How are independent bookshops navigating the coronavirus crisis? We talk to Northern indies

Before you hit ‘buy now’ while perusing the digital bookshelves of that well-known retail giant, you might want to think again. The current COVID-19 pandemic may see us turning to the big names to secure our latest reading fix but there are smaller businesses in our region which desperately need our support. While social distancing and ensuring we only leave our homes to shop for essentials is the new norm, many local bookshops are reinventing the way they do business.

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“If you’re working class and smart it really messes with people’s heads.” Comedian Janey Godley talks to Northern Soul

April 21, 2020 Comments Off on “If you’re working class and smart it really messes with people’s heads.” Comedian Janey Godley talks to Northern Soul

Don’t you wish politicians would just tell it like it is instead of waffling on without actually saying anything?

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A Little Bird says…it’s a virtual pandemic

April 21, 2020 Comments Off on A Little Bird says…it’s a virtual pandemic

In a series of editorials where leading writers are free to say what they want under a pen name, Little Bird writes about how COVID-19 has many of us living in a digital parallel world. 

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The Stinky Chef: Wild Garlic and Ricotta Gnudi

April 21, 2020 Comments Off on The Stinky Chef: Wild Garlic and Ricotta Gnudi

During these strange and uncertain times, we’re all in need of a pick-me-up. And what better than something to feed the body as well as the soul.

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Good News: positive stories from across the North

April 21, 2020 Comments Off on Good News: positive stories from across the North

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are partnering to share good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England and showing us the best of humanity during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve heard so many examples of people showing great kindness and compassion and we think that these stories deserve to be shared far and wide. Let’s bring a little sprinkle of joy to people’s news feed and show the world how great Northerners really are, especially in challenging times.

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What are you listening to in lockdown? Here are our Northern Bangers

April 18, 2020 Comments Off on What are you listening to in lockdown? Here are our Northern Bangers

In a world where our physical boundaries have contracted, it’s more important than ever to expand our inner horizons. With this in mind, we asked our writers and friends for their top Northern tunes.

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Good News: positive stories from across the North

April 14, 2020 Comments Off on Good News: positive stories from across the North

Northern Soul and People’s Powerhouse are partnering to share good news stories about businesses, people and communities coming together in the North of England and showing us the best of humanity during the Covid-19 crisis. We’ve heard so many examples of people showing great kindness and compassion and we think that these stories deserve to be shared far and wide. Let’s bring a little sprinkle of joy to people’s news feed and show the world how great Northerners really are, especially in challenging times.

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