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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Henry Normal

How I learned to love London: Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

June 30, 2021 Comments Off on How I learned to love London: Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

While writing The Royle Family up in Manchester with Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash, some days, just for a joke, Caroline would announce “it’s raining in London” and we would all cheer.

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Char Siu Pork

BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Char Sui Pork

June 29, 2021 Comments Off on BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Char Sui Pork

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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Elly Griffiths

“We need books more than ever.” Award-winning crime author Elly Griffiths talks to Northern Soul

June 29, 2021 Comments Off on “We need books more than ever.” Award-winning crime author Elly Griffiths talks to Northern Soul

There’s a new champion in town and it’s the bestselling crime author, Elly Griffiths.

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Choose Joy by Linnet Panashe Rubaya

Review: Inviolable – Joy as a form of resistance by Linnet Panashe Rubaya, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

June 24, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Inviolable – Joy as a form of resistance by Linnet Panashe Rubaya, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

It’s rare for me to visit a gallery and immediately think ‘oh, these are good’. More often, it’s ‘hmm’ or even ‘what?’.

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Leeds Lieder Festival 2021, Leeds Town Hall. Credit Justin Slee

Review: Leeds Lieder Festival 2021, Leeds Town Hall

June 24, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Leeds Lieder Festival 2021, Leeds Town Hall

It was the culmination of four days of exquisite musical offerings from this year’s Leeds Lieder Festival, with festival director Joseph Middleton joined on stage by soprano Carolyn Sampson and baritone Roderick Williams.

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Use Hearing Protection

Review: Use Hearing Protection – The Early Years of Factory Records, Science & Industry Museum, Manchester

June 22, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Use Hearing Protection – The Early Years of Factory Records, Science & Industry Museum, Manchester

Back at the start of last year, Northern Soul spoke to curator Jan Hicks about the then-forthcoming Science and Industry Museum exhibition about Factory – that’s to say, Tony Wilson and co’s now-legendary northern music empire.

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Bronte Parsonage Museum

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

June 21, 2021 Comments Off on Keeping the Brontë spirit alive during Covid: Rebecca Yorke from the Brontë Parsonage Museum talks to Northern Soul

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

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

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

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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