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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Bronte Parsonage Museum

Keeping the Brontë spirit alive during Covid: Rebecca Yorke from the Brontë Parsonage Museum talks to Northern Soul

June 21, 2021 No Comments

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, West Yorkshire, had attracted Brontë fans from across the globe. Its collections are the largest and most important in the world and continue to inspire scholars, writers and artists. But The Brontë Society, which was founded in 1893, is a charity. While it receives public funding from Arts Council England, it relies heavily on admissions and the generosity of members for its income. During lockdown, the museum was forced to closed for the first time in more than a century.

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Skewered Sweet and Sour BBQ Prawns

BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Skewered Sweet and Sour BBQ Prawns

June 21, 2021 No Comments

As the weather begins to seriously warm up, there’s no better time to fire up the barbecue and enjoy dinner al fresco.

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Shocked Earth

Book Review: Shocked Earth by Saskia Goldschmidt, translated by Antoinette Fawcett

June 16, 2021 No Comments

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has affected every part of human lives, including the physical world. As we now navigate a post-pandemic era, it’s become even clearer that how we treat the natural world around us is paramount to its – and our own – survival.

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Waterside © Jason Lock Productions

“We are nothing if not resilient.” Darren Adams, Venue Manager at Waterside, Sale

June 16, 2021 No Comments

As cultural leaders across the UK begin to fearlessly reopen their venues, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past 14 months.

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Julie Hesmondhalgh

“Being on stage is my happy place.” Julie Hesmondhalgh talks to Northern Soul

June 16, 2021 No Comments

It can be disheartening when someone you greatly admire turns out to be a bit of a let down. Thankfully, there was no chance of that happening with Julie Hesmondhalgh.

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Macclesfield forest, Simon Buckley

Image Gallery: Barnaby Bright presents Our Future is Ancient by Not Quite Light

June 15, 2021 No Comments

The summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere usually takes place between June 20 and June 22, and this year it’s expected on June 21 in the UK.

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Roseberry Topping, Ian Scott Massie

Image Gallery: Northern Soul by Ian Scott Massie

June 15, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Northern Soul by Ian Scott Massie

At Northern Soul, we’re fans of artwork which showcases our region. But we’re even more interested when an exhibition shares our name.

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Spicy Jackfruit and Pineapple Skewers 2

BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Spicy Jackfruit and Pineapple Skewers

June 15, 2021 No Comments

As the weather begins to seriously warm up, there’s no better time to fire up the barbecue and enjoy dinner al fresco. Wing Yip, the UK’s largest Oriental Grocer, has created a selection of flavoursome recipes to spice up your summer barbecues.

This week, we’ve got a delicious recipe for Wing Yip’s Spicy Jackfruit and Pineapple Skewers. This is the perfect recipe for those who enjoy experimenting with new ingredients. Jackfruit is both versatile and delicious and is a great alternative to meat. Pop these skewers on the barbecue for the ultimate summertime meal.


Spicy Jackfruit and Pineapple Skewers

Makes 6, Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 tin young jackfruit, 300g drained weight

300g pineapple, cut into 2cm cubes (18 pieces in total)

1 tbsp vegetable oil

Marinade / Coating Sauce:

2 tbsp Wing Yip Light Soy Sauce

1-2 tbsp Mai Siam Sriracha Sauce, depending on how spicy you want them

½ tsp Wing Yip Sesame Oil

1 tsp white sesame seeds

6 small skewers

Spicy Jackfruit and Pineapple Skewers 2Method:

  1. Soak the skewers in cold water for at least 1 hour before assembling.
  2. Drain the jackfruit and cut any large chunks in half so that you have 12 pieces.
  3. Mix together the marinade ingredients and then add the jackfruit and pineapple. Mix well to ensure all of the pieces are evenly coated.
  4. Starting with the pineapple, thread the pineapple and jackfruit onto the skewers so that you have 3 pieces of pineapple and 2 pieces of jackfruit per skewer.
  5. Heat a frying or griddle pan over a medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, lay the skewers carefully in the pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side until they have started to caramelise and are hot.
  6. Sprinkle over the sesame seeds and then serve immediately. 

 

Wing Yip has four superstores located in Birmingham, Manchester, Cricklewood and Croydon, and an online shop at wingyip.com.

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Food Review: Habas Restaurant and Bar, Manchester

June 12, 2021 No Comments

Times are hard for restaurants.

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Qbic Hotel

Hotel Review: Qbic Hotel and Motley’s Restaurant, Deansgate, Manchester

June 12, 2021 No Comments

It’s the first week of relaxed lockdown restrictions, according to Boris Johnson’s roadmap to freedom, and, despite the odd speed bump in Bolton and Blackburn, we’re allowed to eat indoors (with certain restrictions) and even stay in a hotel.

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