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Julie Hesmondhalgh

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

June 16, 2021 Comments Off on “Being on stage is my happy place.” Julie Hesmondhalgh talks to Northern Soul

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

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

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 Comments Off on Food Review: Habas Restaurant and Bar, Manchester

Times are hard for restaurants.

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Qbic Hotel

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

June 12, 2021 Comments Off on Hotel Review: Qbic Hotel and Motley’s Restaurant, Deansgate, Manchester

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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Theatre Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, HOME, Manchester

June 11, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, HOME, Manchester

To my everlasting chagrin, I never saw Peter Brook’s famous 1970 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in a white box with trapezes.

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Isha Karki

And After the Fire, Ash by Isha Karki: Winner of the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021

June 10, 2021 Comments Off on And After the Fire, Ash by Isha Karki: Winner of the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021

Northern Soul is thrilled to have been the media partner for the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021. The prize, which is now in its fourth year, was created by Comma Press  and the University of Central Lancashire  as an opportunity to showcase exciting new literary talent from across the UK, imposing no restrictions on entry such as a fee or a first publication.

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Jason Wood Photo Credit: Rebecca Lupton

“People don’t want to hear me, they want to hear the filmmaker.” Jason Wood talks about The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema

June 10, 2021 Comments Off on “People don’t want to hear me, they want to hear the filmmaker.” Jason Wood talks about The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema

Back in the early 2000s, Mexican cinema was riding a wave with films such as Amores Perros and Y tu mamá también impressing audiences and critics alike.

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat. Lizzie Henshaw. Z-arts

Review: The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat, Z-arts, Manchester

June 9, 2021 Comments Off on Review: The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat, Z-arts, Manchester

As I looked at the oversized cat flap, built to let children into Mog the Forgetful Cat’s world, I let out a sigh.

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