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Monthly Archives: November 2021

Register of Tradeswomen

“A scarcity of tradeswomen remains an issue.” Mica May, Register of Tradeswomen

November 26, 2021 No Comments

Calls to the national domestic abuse helpline rose by more than a fifth during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. In response to this increase in cases, Stopcocks Women Plumbers established the National Register of Tradeswomen to ensure that vulnerable householders, who might feel safer with tradeswomen, are able to find them.

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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

“We are incredibly resilient.” Dominic Strange from Chester Zoo on the return of The Lanterns

November 24, 2021 No Comments

It’s an odd proposition if you think too hard about it, visiting one of the UK’s biggest zoos without seeing a live animal.

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Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards Midland Hotel 2007 Best Prodution Chris Honer with his award Pic by Steve Allen

A tribute to Chris Honer

November 24, 2021 No Comments

Few people have had as great an impact on Manchester’s cultural landscape, primarily through his stewardship of the Library Theatre for 27 crucial years, as Chris Honer, who died on November 3 at Wythenshawe Hospital from complications due to bowel cancer.

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The Lemon Table, Ian Mcdiarmid c. Marc Brenner

Review: The Lemon Table, HOME, Manchester

November 24, 2021 No Comments

Ian McDiarmid is magnificent in the two pieces which make up The Lemon Table, taken from Julian Barnes’s 2004 collection of short stories of the same name.

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The official opening of Manchester Christmas Markets 2021 at The Winter Gardens in Piccadilly Gardens With Councillor Pat Karney and loyal German trader Anja Manke. Image by Mark Waugh.

Photo Gallery: Winter Gardens and Christmas Markets, Manchester

November 24, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Winter Gardens and Christmas Markets, Manchester

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s festive period was a rather subdued affair.

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Postman Pat: Welcome to Greendale, Lauriston Gallery, Waterside, Sale

Exhibition: Postman Pat – Welcome to Greendale, Waterside, Sale

November 24, 2021 No Comments

The nation’s favourite postie is back.

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Chocolate chestnut cake

Plant-based Christmas recipes: Chocolate chestnut cake

November 23, 2021 No Comments

Here at Northern Soul, we’re gearing up for the festive period and, not surprisingly, starting to think about our annual yuletide feasts.

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Vegetable festive potstickers

Recipes to spice up your Christmas from Wing Yip: Festive Vegetable Potstickers

November 23, 2021 No Comments

If you’re anything like the team at Northern Soul, you’ve probably commenced the countdown to Christmas.

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Stephen Fretwell. Clay Henry Films. 

Music Review: Stephen Fretwell, Gorilla, Manchester

November 22, 2021 No Comments

Ducking beneath the rumbling railway arches and skulking down to the side door of Manchester’s Gorilla always brings with it a sneaking feeling of mystery.

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Why Karen Carpenter Matters by Karen Tongson

Book Review: Why Karen Carpenter Matters by Karen Tongson

November 22, 2021 No Comments

I always thought that there was something of the goth about Karen Carpenter.

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