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Monthly Archives: October 2021

One Star Doner Bar, Escape to Freight Island, Manchester

Food Review: One Star Döner Bar, Escape to Freight Island, Manchester

October 29, 2021 Comments Off on Food Review: One Star Döner Bar, Escape to Freight Island, Manchester

Sometimes I think that I live in a parallel universe to the food critic Jay Rayner.

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Luke Concannon (featured image)

Review: Manchester Folk Festival 2021

October 29, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Folk Festival 2021

Somehow, there are people still around who believe that ‘all folk music sounds the same’ or that it’s solely made by, and for, blokes with beards.

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Betty by James Durden, c. 1926. © Keswick Museum and Art Gallery.

Exhibition: Betty’s Back!: The work of James and Betty Durden, Keswick Museum

October 27, 2021 Comments Off on Exhibition: Betty’s Back!: The work of James and Betty Durden, Keswick Museum

Keswick Museum is roaring into the 1920s with a new exhibition exploring the work of two local artists.

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Sheila Fell

Exhibition: Sheila Fell – New Discoveries, Castlegate Gallery, Cockermouth

October 26, 2021 Comments Off on Exhibition: Sheila Fell – New Discoveries, Castlegate Gallery, Cockermouth

Five ‘lost’ works from Cumbrian artist Sheila Fell have been uncovered and are set to go on display at Castlegate Gallery in Cockermouth.

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Tim Burgess

“I do love a bit of Northern Soul.” We talk to Tim Burgess ahead of The Charlatans’ 30th anniversary tour

October 25, 2021 Comments Off on “I do love a bit of Northern Soul.” We talk to Tim Burgess ahead of The Charlatans’ 30th anniversary tour

No matter how many famous people you interview, opening pleasantries can always be a bit awkward.

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Northern Soul books

Book Club: Northern Soul’s Right Good Reads

October 22, 2021 Comments Off on Book Club: Northern Soul’s Right Good Reads

At Northern Soul, we can often be found with our nose buried in a book. As a team, we are notorious bookworms and are passionate about championing all things literary. 

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Jack Hale, Ashiya Eastwood, Gemma Parker, Eddy Rhead

“Nothing is too nerdy.” The modernist magazine celebrates 10 years and 40 issues

October 20, 2021 Comments Off on “Nothing is too nerdy.” The modernist magazine celebrates 10 years and 40 issues

The autumn edition of the modernist celebrates 10 years and 40 issues of our humble little magazine.

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Paul Holliday

Review: Paul Holliday, A Little Bit Sketchy, Polite Intervention Theatre, The Lowry Studio

October 19, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Paul Holliday, A Little Bit Sketchy, Polite Intervention Theatre, The Lowry Studio

Throughout lockdown, stand-up comedian Paul Holliday posted some of his character sketches online.

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Music Review: Fontaines D.C., Manchester Academy

October 19, 2021 Comments Off on Music Review: Fontaines D.C., Manchester Academy

It was like nothing had happened. Eighteen months of lockdowns and enjoyment-sapping restrictions were blown away in a second by a post-punk poet and a rock ‘n’ roll band.

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Review: Road, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

October 19, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Road, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Road was Farnworth-born, Jim Cartwright’s first play.

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