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Monthly Archives: November 2021

Lead press shot. Paul Weller. Credit: Sandra Vijandi

Music Review: Paul Weller, Liverpool Eventim Olympia

November 30, 2021 Comments Off on Music Review: Paul Weller, Liverpool Eventim Olympia

Let’s get one thing straight from the start. There’s no point in pretending that this is going to be a reasoned, impartial and unbiased review, because it’s not.

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Review: Sipsmith Tasting, Mecanica, Manchester

November 30, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Sipsmith Tasting, Mecanica, Manchester

It’s been a while since I posted as Hamiltonic. I kind of went into retirement over lockdown and confined myself to drinking only Aldi gin.

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The Spirit of Spike Island: Afflecks Palace’s J Fender talks to Northern Soul

November 30, 2021 Comments Off on The Spirit of Spike Island: Afflecks Palace’s J Fender talks to Northern Soul

A mention of the name Afflecks Palace and people in the North usually think of Manchester’s eclectic and much-loved hub of counterculture, not a DIY four-piece band.

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Plant-based Christmas recipes: Mont Blanc meringues

November 29, 2021 Comments Off on Plant-based Christmas recipes: Mont Blanc meringues

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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Recipes to spice up your Christmas from Wing Yip: Bibimbap – Leftover Turkey

November 29, 2021 Comments Off on Recipes to spice up your Christmas from Wing Yip: Bibimbap – Leftover Turkey

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

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Register of Tradeswomen

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

November 26, 2021 Comments Off on “A scarcity of tradeswomen remains an issue.” Mica May, Register of Tradeswomen

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

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 Comments Off on A tribute to Chris Honer

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 Comments Off on Review: The Lemon Table, HOME, Manchester

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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