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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Zaneta Cinova

Photo Gallery: First Light, in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Castlefield New Art Spaces and Creative Industries Trafford, Waterside

March 15, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: First Light, in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Castlefield New Art Spaces and Creative Industries Trafford, Waterside

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen many in-person events turn digital.

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Growing up North: Prepping and pruning the winter garden

March 13, 2021 Comments Off on Growing up North: Prepping and pruning the winter garden

Looking out at the garden at this time of year is hardly an inspiring sight. But under the frost and brown dead stems are green shoots and a glimmer of hope for warmer days.

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Art Review: How to break the humdrum – Obstructions at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

March 12, 2021 Comments Off on Art Review: How to break the humdrum – Obstructions at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

It’s hardly welcoming. A snide, on-screen solicitor is the only semblance of human contact we encounter during Obstructions, the latest virtual exhibition at Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery.

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Susan Platt lockdown birding for cb press

Image Gallery: Fledge – A Year of Birds, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

March 8, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Fledge – A Year of Birds, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been widespread re-engagement with nature and, in particular, a notable increase in the public’s appreciation of Britain’s native birds.

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Film Review: Malcolm and Marie

March 7, 2021 Comments Off on Film Review: Malcolm and Marie

In a time where filmmaking seems impossible, director Sam Levinson can’t resist the urge to keep us entertained.

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Graze

“Red wine is about depth of flavour, tannins, feel and weight in the mouth.”

March 6, 2021 Comments Off on “Red wine is about depth of flavour, tannins, feel and weight in the mouth.”

Last month, drinks enthusiasts from around the world attended the People’s Choice Drinks Awards 2021 from the comfort of their own homes. The awards constitute the only competition to enlist the help of enthusiastic consumers in the judging process. Here, we talk to one of the sponsors, Graze Delicatessen in Lancashire. 

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“People are a lot more aware of local businesses.” The founders of Roastea talk to Northern Soul

March 6, 2021 Comments Off on “People are a lot more aware of local businesses.” The founders of Roastea talk to Northern Soul

At Northern Soul, we continue to commit to sharing 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 Northerners showing great kindness and compassion and we think that these stories deserve to be shared far and wide.

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Campbell Price, Manchester Museum

“We have a basket that’s 4,000 years old, but looks like you can buy it in B&Q.” Campbell Price, Egyptologist and curator at Manchester Museum

March 6, 2021 Comments Off on “We have a basket that’s 4,000 years old, but looks like you can buy it in B&Q.” Campbell Price, Egyptologist and curator at Manchester Museum

Museums may be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one Manchester-based academic has found a way to bring Egyptology to people in the comfort of their own homes.

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The Orielles by Neelam Khan Vela

“It’s given us the time to sit down and realise where we want to go with our music.” The Orielles chat to Northern Soul

March 6, 2021 Comments Off on “It’s given us the time to sit down and realise where we want to go with our music.” The Orielles chat to Northern Soul

In March 2020, The Orielles were in New York.

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Trevor Wood. Image by Reece James Morrison. 

“I’m a very late starter to this novel-writing lark.” Award-winning crime author Trevor Wood talks to Northern Soul

March 3, 2021 Comments Off on “I’m a very late starter to this novel-writing lark.” Award-winning crime author Trevor Wood talks to Northern Soul

The huge surge in the readership of crime novels during the present unpleasantness arises partly, no doubt, from the visceral pleasure, sheer entertainment and, yes, reassurance to be had from a gripping plot, set within a somewhat familiar formula in a world where justice might actually triumph.

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