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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Kids and television - image by Amy Stone

Why Northern representation in children’s television matters

January 29, 2021 Comments Off on Why Northern representation in children’s television matters

I have a video of my kids from around February 2020.

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Book Review: Manchester – Something Rich and Strange

January 29, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Manchester – Something Rich and Strange

Attempting to sum up the city of Manchester in one book is no small task.

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The People’s Choice Wine Awards 2021

January 19, 2021 Comments Off on The People’s Choice Wine Awards 2021

It’s been an incredibly tough year for many businesses, not least those in the hospitality industry.

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Junior Akinola, courtesy of Contact Theatre

“The need for us is still there.” Junior Akinola, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Manchester’s Contact Theatre

January 19, 2021 Comments Off on “The need for us is still there.” Junior Akinola, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Manchester’s Contact Theatre

Contact has been an integral part of Manchester’s cultural scene since the 1970s.

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Interpreting Heritage - a guide to planning and practice by Steve Slack (2020)

Online Book Launch: Interpreting Heritage – A Guide to Planning and Practice by Steve Slack

January 19, 2021 Comments Off on Online Book Launch: Interpreting Heritage – A Guide to Planning and Practice by Steve Slack

Whenever people working in the heritage sector asked Steve Slack for advice on the planning and delivery of interpretation, he couldn’t put his hands on any useful guides.

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Park Hill flats, Sheffield, (c) Damon Fairclough 1987 (3)

Brute Strength: Why Our Northern Concrete is Worth Keeping

January 17, 2021 Comments Off on Brute Strength: Why Our Northern Concrete is Worth Keeping

Wander through the gift shops of Sheffield these days, lockdown permitting, and you could be forgiven for thinking that colossal cliffs of concrete were always among the city’s most beloved landmarks.

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Writing a novel in 2021? Tips and guidance from a successful 2020 debut author

January 14, 2021 Comments Off on Writing a novel in 2021? Tips and guidance from a successful 2020 debut author

“It took 17 years from typing the first word of the first manuscript to finally being published last year.

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Lairies by Steve Hollyman

Book Review: Lairies by Steve Hollyman

January 14, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Lairies by Steve Hollyman

I don’t do well with violence. The thought of something grizzly turns my stomach and I’m often found hiding behind a cushion during vicious telly dramas.

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British Library North. Credit: British Library Board

“We’re a resource for the whole of the North of England.” Kenn Taylor, Lead Cultural Producer North at The British Library North

January 10, 2021 Comments Off on “We’re a resource for the whole of the North of England.” Kenn Taylor, Lead Cultural Producer North at The British Library North

The British Library is one of London’s most recognisable landmarks.

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The Gayby Has Landed: Parenting during COVID-19

January 6, 2021 Comments Off on The Gayby Has Landed: Parenting during COVID-19

There was a time when my biggest anxiety about having a child was that their rainbow origins would make them prime fodder for bullies.

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