Monthly Archives: November 2021
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
Here at Northern Soul, we’re gearing up for the festive period and, not surprisingly, starting to think about our annual yuletide feasts.Read the full story..
If you’re anything like the team at Northern Soul, you’ve probably commenced the countdown to Christmas.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s festive period was a rather subdued affair.Read the full story..
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The Editor of Northern Soul, Helen Nugent, ended the week on a high as a guest on Radio 4's Front Row. You can hear her thoughts on the new Shakespeare North Playhouse, Manchester International Festival, Joyland and, um, crisp sandwiches here: bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0…
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Right Good Mid-Week Read: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens pic.twitter.com/u6YJAKjLEC