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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Harp & a Monkey

Harp & a Monkey: The Ballad of Wisbech Museum

June 30, 2020 No Comments

As the people of Britain embrace the partial reopening of our ‘houses of heritage’, the award-winning song and storytelling Ramsbottom trio Harp & a Monkey are making public the fruits of a new project that celebrates the value of our public museums, galleries and archives.

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Images courtesy of Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. 

Photo Gallery: Mary Cicely Fair’s Photography and Herdwick Sheep, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Cumbria

June 29, 2020 No Comments

As the miserable weather continues and we’re being driven back indoors, you might be turning to the internet for entertainment. Back away from the box sets and feast your eyes on this fantastic array of images from Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery in Cumbria featuring a collection by photographer, writer and archaeologist, Mary Cicely Fair.

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Richard Newton at Bookingham Palace and Vinyl Richie in Chester Market has seen an upturn in spend

Photo Gallery: Chester city centre reopens after lockdown

June 22, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Chester city centre reopens after lockdown

As the lockdown restrictions are lessened, many non-essential retail stores are beginning to open their doors.

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Hawkshead Relish Thank You Jam

Good News: positive stories from across the North

June 22, 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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Erst Manchester

Takeaway Review: Erst, Manchester

June 22, 2020 Comments Off on Takeaway Review: Erst, Manchester

One of the great pleasures of writing for Northern Soul is being able to review many of the best restaurants in Manchester.

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pond in may

Growing up North: Pond Life and Digby Frogington

June 22, 2020 Comments Off on Growing up North: Pond Life and Digby Frogington

Last year I noticed we had a frog in the front garden. I would often see it at night while I was watering and would say ‘hello’ as it sat looking up at me.

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David Scott, Argh Kid

“I’d rather do something and regret it than not try at all.” Argh Kid talks to Northern Soul

June 21, 2020 Comments Off on “I’d rather do something and regret it than not try at all.” Argh Kid talks to Northern Soul

Poet, writer, musician and BBC radio presenter are just a few of the roles on David Scott’s CV.

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Circles painted in New York’s Domino Park to enforce social distancing

Good News: positive stories from across the North

June 15, 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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Socca

The Stinky Chef: Chickpea Flatbread

June 15, 2020 Comments Off on The Stinky Chef: Chickpea Flatbread

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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Jamie Hawkesworth, Wakefield Kids, 2017. Courtesy Jamie Hawkesworth / JW Anderson.

Revisiting Wakefield Kids at The Hepworth: “Not everything has to be considered normal to be beautiful.”

June 15, 2020 Comments Off on Revisiting Wakefield Kids at The Hepworth: “Not everything has to be considered normal to be beautiful.”

The ripples from a 2017 fashion shoot involving more than 100 Yorkshire schoolchildren at The Hepworth Wakefield are still being felt today.

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